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Good evening one and all and welcome to another night of the program we like to call Friday Football Extra.
It is already week number four of the regular season and next week several schools will hit the halfway point of their schedules.
We have highlights tonight from Carroll County to Amherst County, plus homecoming news from several schools and more of the red, white and blue.
We get the week four party started at Dwight Bogel Stadium in Roanoke County where the Cave Spring Knights welcomed Jefferson Forest to the valley.
The Cavs shouldn't have expected any gifts from the Knights - as Cave Spring's defense was giving up an average of one point a game coming into this contest.
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It was homecoming at Cave Spring as Christina Finnerty was crowned homecoming queen 2001.
Cave was rolling with a 28-to-nothing lead in the second, when this Knights' pass by Jeremy White is picked off by Jay Spinner. He returns it 29 yards to the 40.
Jefferson Forest would later cash in as Doug Jones hits Matt Kidd on a 25 yard TD pass. The Cavs are now in front 28-to-7 at halftime.
That score would stand until the fourth quarter when Cave Spring's Tom Hagan ripped this 24 yard field goal to give the Knights a 31-to-7 lead with 8:30 to play.
Turnovers killed the Cavs as Jones has his pass picked off by Hagan at the Cave Spring 15 yard line. He will return it 12 yards to the 27.
Late in the fourth, the Knights put it away as Shane Draper finds a huge hole up the middle and he is going 70 yards untouched.
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Cave Spring moves to four and oh with the 38-to-7 win, although head coach Ben Foutz was less than thrilled.
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[SUPER=50-Terry Smith/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; :13]
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It's been an up and down season so far for both William Byrd and Northside.
The Terriers have trying to build confidence and got some with a come from behind victory a week ago on the road at Alleghany.
Northside has been much tougher to figure out after three weeks.
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We pick this one up as we're headed to overtime with score tied at 13-all.
Northside's Justin Beckner will take the first crack at the endzone as he tosses to Dwayne Saunders, who scores to make it a 19-to-13 Northside advantage. But they miss the kick.
The Terriers would then take their turn. Jeff Highfill passes to Marcus English. He carries the rock in for the TD. It's now all tied up at 19-all.
Josh Bumgartner then comes on with and hits the extra point to lift the Terriers to the 20-to-19 win in overtime.
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[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...REALLY PLAYED HARD."]
Two more of the Blue Ridge's members were gathering in Daleville tonight as unbeaten Lord Botetourt looked to move to 3-and-0 on the season against the Christiansburg Blue Demons.
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The folks in Botetourt County paused for a moment of silence again tonight before the national anthem.
The Cavs would then break silence as Eric Driscoll takes it in on the short one yard run to make it 7-to-nothing Botetourt.
Also, in the first the Cavs would get in scoring position again and this time Driscoll passes to Jay Kilby. It's a five yard TD and it's now 14-to-nothing in the first quarter.
Botetourt would keep rolling. This time Driscoll hits Joseph Park, who makes the made dash to paydirt.
The Cavaliers spread the ball around tonight and beat Christiansburg 35 to 6.
They have staged some of the greatest games in Friday Football Extra history in both the regular and post seasons.
They are Salem and Blacksburg, and tonight the two storied programs and their veteran coaches met at Bill Brown Stadium.
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We pick this one up tonight in the third quarter with the score tied at 17-all.
Salem has the ball with a second down at the 46. Reico Jordan takes the handoff and then takes off. He's rolling 54 yards to the house, out running the Blacksburg defenders and now it's 24-to-17 the Spartans are back in control - temporarily.
On their next play from scrimmage, Blacksburg's Brett Smith passes down field, but Nic Schmitt picks off the pass and set the table for another Salem score.
From the 13, number 24, Roger Waddell takes it in for the score. The Spartans are now in front with a 31-to-17 lead still in the third.
In the fourth quarter Blacksburg would bring it right back at Salem. From the 8, Jermaine Rogers takes the handoff and he will score the touchdown. The Indians are now right back in it down 31-to-24.
Then with just just over two minutes to play, Salem's #38 Jared Christianson drops the ball on the run. The Indians r
ecover and Blacksburg has
one more chance.
But the Indians fourth down pass with under 40 seconds is intercepted and Salem hangs on for the 31-to-24 win.
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[SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Roger Waddell/Scored Winning TD; :13]
[OUT Q=...WHEN WE NEEDED TO PLAY."]
Much more to do on this Friday night as we showcase the games of week number four.
The Route 220 South corridor is our next order of business.
Those highlights are coming up right after we digest a small portion of tonight's scoreboard and take a listen to the Franklin County Eagles Marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Rockbridge Co./31/Stuarts Draft/27;]
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After opening away from Cy Dillon stadium for three straight weeks, Billy Miles Road Warriors finally came back home to Franklin County tonight for their home opener.
The Liberty Minutemen were the formidable opponent tonight.
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It was a big reunion weekend in the Mount tonight as the classes of 1971 and 1981 returned home this evening.
We pick it up in the second quarter. Franklin County is in Liberty territory at the 31. And watch Jonathan Dudley drill a 48 yard field goal to make it 3-to-nothing Eagles. He also hit a 49 yarder and Franklin County led 6-to-nothing at the half.
On their first possession of the third, the Eagles move backwards as the reverse is botched, the ball is loose and the Minutemen recover in Franklin County Territory.
That set up the first TD of the night as Fletcher Miller takes it in from the 8 yard line and it's now 7-to-6 Liberty on top.
Liberty would put together another drive as Fletcher Miller picks up 10 yards on this run.
Mike Glass would then slam up the middle for another TD and Liberty beats Franklin County tonight
14 to 9.
The Fieldale Collinsville band won our Friday Football Extra theme contest last year and open up this program each and every week.
Tonight the school's football team was hoping to open an early lead on Staunton River.
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The coaches from Fieldale-Collinsville huddled up tonight looking to make a quick move on the Eagles.
Midway through the first, Staunton River's Brent Steele field the punt and takes it right back at the Cavs, right up the middle. He will get 25 yards on the return.
A few plays later, Jamar Nichols calls on Mark Chittum and he will take it up the gut for the four yard TD. It's 7-to-nothing in favor of the Eagles.
But on their next possession, the Cavs fight back with quarterback William Whitten tossing the screen to Brandon Dillard. He pulls it in just in bounds at the five yard line.
A few plays later, Kelvin Craighead takes the pitchout off the right side and he will battle his way in for the Cavalier score. They still trail 7-to-6.
Fieldale-Collinsville loses tonight 26-to-13.
The Radford Bobcats, who arguably have played the nastiest schedule on any high school so far this year, found itself in Henry County tonight battling a Bassett that quite frankly could use another year of eligibility for the likes of Maurice DeShazo, Aaron Staples and Cliff Wimbush.
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The Bengals coaching staff came back on the field to start the second half already down 43-to-nothing to the Bobcats.
After a blocked punt back in Bassett territory Radford takes over and scores again with the second teamers as Nathan Charlton gets it to Josh Dunbar. It's another Radford TD off the right side and it's now 50-to-nothing.
On the ensuing kickoff the Bengals' return man Brandon Foster takes the ball down the far sideline.
He gets some excellent lead blocking and turns on the jets. Finally, something positive for the Bengals as they score to make it a 50-to-6 game.
The Bengals would then go for two and Devon Gilbert calls his own number around the right end.
Radford just kept running out the clock as Kevin Preston picks up 19 yards on the play and the Bobcats deal Bassett another serious blow with the 50-to-8 win.
The attack on America was definitely weighing heavy on the hearts of the Roanoke Catholic Celtics tonight.
That story is straight ahead along with Group A highlights from Galax and Giles. Right after we get in step with the listen to the Fieldale Collinsville Marching band.
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Welcome back everybody. It is time now to check on this evening's action at Victory Stadium.
Tomorrow night Fleming will host Pulaski County on this field, but tonight is was Roanoke Catholic's, as the Celtics took on the Bath County Chargers.
The Roanoke Catholic cheerleaders sold red, white and blue ribbons tonight and pledged to donate their part of the 50/50 raffle to the Pentagon relief fund.
The Roanoke Catholic was touched in a very personal way by this tragedy.
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[SUPER=50-Tiffany Wortman/Celtics' Senior Cheerleader; ]
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The Knights of Columbus color guard was on hand tonight before the game, but it was Bath County, Friday Football Extra's number one ranked team that would show it's colors after the kickoff.
The Chargers Michael Bush goes off the right side and takes the ball 19 yards to the Catholic 25 yard line.
Three plays after that Bush will finish the drive with an eight yard touchdown run. It's 6-to-nothing Chargers very early.
The Celtics would come up with a nice effort as Matt McGary goes upstairs and makes a tremendous leaping catch for a Catholic first down.
But this was the Chargers night. Alex Shaver takes it to the house from six yards out. It's now 14-to-nothing still in the first.
The Bath County special teams then got in on the fun as Justin Shanks goes right u the middle and
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he blocks the Catholic punt. Jamie Roberts picks it up and carries it in for the score. It's 21-to-nothing Bath and the Chargers stay unbeaten with the 42 to 0 win.
It's not often that this early in the season you can get a football game that really means something.
But tonight a huge Single-A showdown took place in Galax as the unbeaten Maroon Tide tangled with fellow unbeaten Floyd County.
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The Maroons Tide trailed 13-to-3 at the half, but their was plenty of time left to mount a comeback.
But the Buffaloes would only add to their advantage in the third quarter as Micah Cobia takes the handoff and scores from four yards off the left side. It's now 19-to-3 Floyd County.
Floyd County's defense then came up with the big play. Jason Turner strips the ball from the Maroon Tide's Derrick Turner and he will return it 39 yards for the score. The two points conversion is good and suddenly the rout is on. It's now 27-to-3.
Galax would finally get its offense back in gear, Brandon Brown takes the hand-off, cuts back across the field and scores from 40 yards out to make it 27-to-9 still in the third quarter.
The Buffs would erase any doubts though, in the fourth, as Jeremiah Spence scoots around the corner and scores from the 10.
Floyd County is the real deal as the Buffaloes win it tonight 46-to-9.
Another of Friday Football Extra's all-time great stirrers of emotion took center stage in Giles County tonight as the Narrows Green Wave make the short trip to Pearisburg to try and stand up to the Giles Spartans.
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As you know they start them young at Giles, and two and a half month old Noah was checking out the scene tonight.
On the first play of the second quarter, Ben Sharp will make a seven yard run and find the endzone.
It's 7 to nothing Spartans at that point.
The Spartans would get it back on a turnover and try to take care of business, but Ross Atkins makes the interception and then makes a nice 22 yard return as he attempts to jump start the Green Wave attack.
But Giles would have an answer in the form of Ben Sharp. He picks off Joey Powell's bomb down field. Sharp will make the pick and had he not slipped he might have taken it back a long way.
That set up a Sharp TD of 22 yards. This time he's heading down the sideline and into the endzone.
It's now 14-to-nothing Giles.
Sharp would continue to dominate this game as he takes another one to the house.
This time it's a nine yard run. Giles wins it 40-to-7.
Three more Group Two A games are still in our sights tonight as we motor down to Lynchburg, Amherst and back down to Carroll County.
But first let's close out the week four scoreboard with the Grayson County marching band.
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The Friday Football Extra highlight reel from this fourth week of the season now takes us back in Carroll County.
The Cavaliers, who many folks think might end up playing back closer to Roanoke next season after the restructuring of the Blue Ridge district is completed hosted long time rival Grayson County this evening.
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The fans turned out in full force tonight for the Cavaliers' first home game of the 2001 campaign.
But Grayson County silenced the crowd on its second possession. On a second and nine from their own 10, the Blue Devils Jonathan Osborne puts the rock into the air and he hits Jermaine Maxwell down the right sideline. The play is good for 90 yards and a score. Grayson takes a 7-to-nothing lead in the first.
But the Cavs' defense tightened up. Osborne's short pass to Jason Sells is caught, but he then coughs it up and Carroll County recovers.
After a 15 yard penalty Carroll goes on the move with Matt Hall ending the first quarter with a 19 yard run down to the Grayson County 10 yard line.
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On the very first play of the second quarter, Hall goes around the right end and in the house for the TD. Carroll County loses to Grayson County 27 to 28.
Two of the really good Group Two A programs from top to bottom over the years met tonight in Lynchburg as the Heritage Pioneers took on the Magna Vista Warriors.
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Heritage fans getting wild and crazy for this one.
Pioneers down 15-0, but things looking up when the ball comes loose and the men in blue recover.
A few plays later Micheal Gainey punches it in from the one...the 2 point conversion fails. The lead is cut to nine.
But it was pretty much all Magna Vista after that. Q.B. Alexay Hairston calls his own number and takes it to the goal line...he would score 2 plays later.
Up 22-6 the Warriors would add more late in the fourth on this TD run by B.J. Jumper.
Magna Vista wins going away 29-13.
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[SUPER=50-Joe Beckelheimer/Magna Vista Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Alexay Hairston/Magna Vista Quarterback; :17]
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Finally tonight we close out the highlights in Amherst County.
After opening the season with a win over Fleming, Amherst has been sliding backwards.
Tonight the Lancers attempted to right their ship against rival E.C. Glass.
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The captains from each squad out at center field shaking hands before what would be a great battle.
Glass would strike first on this short swing pass. But this is more than just a little dump-out route as #25 Adrian H
erndan breaks loose and make some crafty moves as he jukes his way en route to a 78 yard touchdown reception.
Amherst would not be outdone. Barry Booker hammers it home from up close as Amherst regains the momentum.
The Hilltoppers next drive would produce this 20 yard scamper from Anthony Williams. and Glass goes up 13-6.
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But the Lancers 275 pound Junior tailback Barry Booker wasnt done. He takes it off tackle and powers to the goaline for his 2nd touchdown of the night....Amherst rolls on for the win 35-26.
Now Friday Football Extra will be back in a moment with the Super 7 and this week's special Player of the week segment.
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Lord Botetourt senior Jared White's journey to Friday Football player of the week status began shortly after his seventh grade year.
That's when, after moving from Texas to the Roanoke Valley, his father called then newly named Botetourt coach Tony Hart to tell him his son was the real deal, a story Hart had heard many times before from many different parents.
Coach discounted the story only to realize later, Jared's dad was a right on the money.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=50-Eric Driscoll/Lord Botetourt Quarterback; :31]
[SUPER=50-Jared White/FFE Player of the Week; :54]
[SUPER=50-Keith Robinson/Botetourt Offensive Corrdinator; 1:20]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:30]
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((Friday, he rewrote the book on versatility, scoring 27 of Botetourt's 33 points with his hands, foot, intelligence and heart.
Jared caught three touchdown passes and made 11 catches for 170 yards against one of the toughest defenses in the valley. He also kicked two field goals, and recovered his own onside kick.
Perhaps his most valuable play was on defense, where he plays sporadically. Protecting the lead that would give the Cavaliers the win, White asked to go into the game at defensive back to stop Northside's final drive. Jared would ice the victory with an interception.
Over the last couple of years, Anthony Ford and Austin Bowseman got most of the limelight and joined White in shouldering most of the offensive pressure. They are gone, which makes Jared's 20 catches, 3 td, 240 yard two game output most impressive.
White is 31 catches away from the state record for receptions in a career. Baring injury, Jared should reach the 195 reception mark, considering he's already made 20 catches in two games. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
It is time now to check out the Super 7 for week number four.
And it is an interesting situation considering that Pulaski was off until tomorrow evening.
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The Super seven has Bath, Pulaski Martinsville Cave staying in the top 4. The Knights and Bulldogs swap spots.
GW Danville, and Glenvar move up, while Lord Botetourt moves in at the 7 spot.
And the pollbuster Floyd County. The Buffaloes are playing as well as any team in the area right now and are Super 7 bound.