Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra.
I'm Mike Stevens and tonight we have the highlights of 15 games for you from Chatham to Riner to Dry Fork.
But we begin right here in the Roanoke Valley as unbeaten Cave Spring hosted Western Valley district rival Patrick Henry.
In the past these two schools have traded touchdowns, field goals, and occasionally they've even swapped girlfriends.
But this date was all about football.
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A tremendous crowd was on hand for this cross-town rivalry including a large number of kids as it was rec night at Dwight Bogle Stadium.
After grabbing a 14-to-nothing lead at the half, the Knights get after the Patriots again as Jeremy White hits Daniel Payne for a 30 yard gain down to the PH one yard line.
On the very next play, Matt Nichols takes the handoff and runs inside for the score. It's 21-to-zip in the third.
After stopping the Patriots on their next possession, Payne will tack on three more with a 19 yard field goal. It's now 24-to-nothing Cave Spring.
The Cave Spring defense that has been stellar all season then made a statement as Tom Hagan picks off the pass and returns it 27 yards for the touchdown.
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The Knights are now 5-and-0, and they have given up just 10 points all season long.
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Two of the remaining undefeated teams at this stage of the season hooked up tonight in Buchanan as Glenvar of the Three Rivers got together with its old Pioneer rival James River.
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It was homecoming tonight at James River as Brian Moran was named the King and Chancee Simmons was crowned queen.
This one was 21-to-20 at halftime and it was just as wild in the second half as James River's Derrick Hepler gives it to Jovan Henderson. He's in the house and it's 28-to-20 Knights.
Glenvar looks to answer with Adam Hill's pass to Grant Gammons. The ball is picked off by the Knights' William Wirt. He scores to put James River in front 35-to-20.
Glenvar would answer back as Hill takes it to the zone to chop into the James River lead still in the third quarter. It's now 35-to-27.
But James River would not be denied.
In the fourth, from the 25, Hepler passes to Henderson. He steps in the endzone, but Glenvar scores 15 unanswered points to pull out the wild one of the night 42-to-41.
Another of the unbeatens was in action tonight in Floyd, as Winfred Beale's highly respected Buffaloes looked to add the Ft. Chiswell Pioneers to their list of victims.
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The Buffaloes exploded onto their refurbished field looking to stay perfect on the season.
The Floyd special teams were indeed special early as Jeremiah Spence comes free and blocks the Fort Chiswell punt to set up the first Floyd County score of the night.
The Buffaloes get it to Derek Mannon who takes it over the left side from three yards out and Floyd has a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Still in the first half, Floyd quarterback Isaac Spence hits Brandon Thompson on the nine yard pitch and catch to move the ball into Pioneers' territory.
Floyd was mater faced with a fourth and seven, and on the option.
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Micah Cobia keeps and scores from 20 yard out. Floyd County stays perfect with the 52 to nothing win over Fort Chiswell.
Unbeaten Radford was back at Bobcat Stadium tonight tangling with the Tazewell Bulldogs - the Group Two A members of the Southwest district.
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We pick up the action in the second half with Radford on top 7-to-nothing.
On a second and 8, Jason Dunbar scampers up the middle and into the endzone. The Bobcats are now on top 14-to-nothing.
On Tazewell's next drive, on a second and nine, Josh Thompson is picked off by Robert Frye, who was back in action for the first time in 3 weeks since breaking his thumb against George Wythe.
The offense would capitalize on the turnover. Dunbar takes it to the house again. This time it's a run of the 39 yard variety. The Bobcats are smoking on top 21-to-nothing.
Not much was working right for the Bulldogs. Josh Thompson is met in the backfield by
Matthew Dehart who gets the sack for the Cats.
Radford would let Dunbar break some more ankles on this run as he rips off a 58 yard beauty.
Radford goes on top 27-to-nothing to start the fourth quarter.
Late in the game Radford is lined up for a field goal, but Zacc Tester blocks it. Everyone thinks the
play is dead except for Radford guard Travis Akers. The 300 pounder picks up the ball and runs untouched into the endzone for the bizarre score. The Bobcats are now 5-and-0 after posting the 34-to-nothing win.
Four down and 11 more sets of highlights to go as we continues to the world tour on this fifth week of the season.
The Blue Ridge district takes center stage next as we check out the exploits of 8 of that district's 9 members.
But first take a listen to the Radford high school marching band and check out some of tonight's scores.
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The Friday Football Extra road tour rolls on tonight as we check out the Blue Ridge district's lineup of games.
It's been a rough season for the Fleming Colonels in their first year as Blue Ridge members.
But tonight the Colonels looked to turn things around against unbeaten Lord Botetourt.
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For the first time this year fans were heading into the bleachers with their cold weather gear.
Fleming's run of bad luck would continue on the very first play of the game as Mike Grant is injured and taken off the field on a stretcher. But he gave the fans a thumbs up on his way to the sideline.
That seemed to fire up the Colonels as they rallied around their teammate.
On the first play of the second quarter on a first and ten, the Colonels Taurus Boyd gives it to Charles Johnson. He scores and the Colonels are in front 6-to-nothing.
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Donnell Blake would then get the two with the pass to Marcus Williams and Fleming gets the 22 to 13 win.
Salem was off tonight, but rest assured that several Salem coaches were in attendance at Kenneth Dobson Stadium as the high flying Pulaski County Cougars looked to stay perfect on the season and tune up for next week's showdown with the Spartans.
Steve Mason was the Cougars' den tonight along with Pulaski's opposition, the Blacksburg Indians.
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The Northside Vikings were home tonight for another Blue Ridge clash as they played host to Alleghany at Vikings Stadium in North Roanoke County.
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The Vikings came out fired up for their homecoming date with the Mounties.
And they would not disappoint.
After stuffing the Mounties early, the Vikings special teams block this Alleghany punt and recover it on the 20 yard line.
And it didn't take the Vikings long to capitalize. Dwayne Saunders slams up the middle and picks up 15 yards on the carry down to the Mounties' three.
Two plays after that, Phillip Watkins finishes the job and the Vikes are on top 7-to-nothing.
After stopping Alleghany again, the Vikes work up a 5 play, 50 yard drive.
Justin Beckner keeps and scores from 20 yards out.
Northside has a happy homecoming with the 47 to 7 win.
The William Byrd Terriers have been living on the edge for the past couple of weeks.
First coming from behind at Alleghany and then beating Northside in overtime last Friday.
Tonight, Byrd was looking to stay on track at Christiansburg.
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The Christiansburg Cheerleaders were doing their thing as the American Flag blows in the background.
On the opening drive for Byrd, Jerome Manns takes it up the middle for 9 yards on second and five.
That set up this 30 yard field goal by Byrd Kicker Josh Baumgartner and the Terriers took the 3 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
But the Blue Demons come right back, Matt Crumpton hits Irvin White. Manns helps out on the tackle but after the play he lies on the ground for several minutes. He eventually went to the bench but was able to return to the game later.
With Mann out of the lineup the Blue Demons put in the air Crumpton hits White again this time the play covers 86 yards for the touchdown the extra missed but the Blue Demons led Byrd 6 to 3.
Christiansburg would score again to make it 12 to 3 but Byrd answers with a long play of its own Jeff Highfill keeps it taking it 61 yards for the touchdown the extra point was good to make it 12 to 10 Christiansburg, but Byrd wins it 48 to 18.
Next up this evening is a check of things in Bedford County and Chatham.
But first more scores and more music from the Pulaski County Marching Band.
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The Franklin County Eagles have been struggling to find some consistency this season. Tonight the most traveled team in the land hit the road again to play the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers.
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The pregame show at Jefferson Forest included the Harley Davidson Motorcycles leading the Cavs onto the field behind Old Glory.
But seconds after the grand entrance, the Pat Travers band would be proud as "Boom-Boom Out go the Lights." Just like several years ago a power outage left both teams in the dark. But it didn't stop the Cavaliers' band or their cheerleaders.
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30 minutes later the game resumes. The Eagles are stopped on this play as Daniel Bowles is nailed for a big loss by the Cavs' Peter Parziale to force a punt.
The Cavs' Doug Jones would handoff to Quincy Freeman. He bounces to the left side and picks up ten yards and a first and goal situation.
A couple of plays later, the Cavs' Jones keeps and scores
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to light up the scoreboard. But the Cavs lose to the Eagles 20-TO-14 on a bizarre night.
Just up the street in Bedford County the Liberty Minutemen got a chance to host the Rustburg Red Devils, and head coach Mike Scharnus, in a huge Seminole showdown.
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Scott Abell gets his men fired up for the start of the second half with a shocking 28-to-nothing lead on the Red Devils.
Rustburg was stunned early and could only muster this 35 yard field goal in the third quarter. It's 28-to-3.
On the ensuing kickoff, Robert Jones takes the ball in at the nine yard line. He cuts to the near sideline, follows his blocking, cuts it back across the field and turns on the speed in the direction of the far corner. The return will cover 91 yards and a touchdown as Liberty goes in front 35-to-3.
Still in the third, the Minutemen get the ball back and move it down inside the 10 a Steven Brawley hands off to Michael Pennix. He stretches it out for another Liberty score and the rout is on. It's 42-to-3.
Rustburg added a cosmetic score late as Rodney Easley gets in. But it's not a misprint, just a mismatch as Liberty rocks the Red Devils 49-to-9.
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The Dogwood district played tonight as Chatham hosted the Nelson County Governors.
This is the unique blended district - Chatham is single A, while Nelson is a Group Two A member.
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The Governors made the trip down route 29 looking for their third win of the season but the home standing Cavaliers put the first points on the board.
Chatham's Cameron Hodnett heads off the right side fights off tacklers and goes 35 yards for the touchdown the Cavs lead 6 to nothing.
The Governors coach Bill League is none too happy about his teams start.
His mood brightened when Nelson County ran off 21 unanswered points. Quarterback Nick Tyree keeps and scores on a 2 yard run and the Extra point gives the Governors a 14 to 6 lead in the second.
Chatham saw way too much of Nelson County running back Hays Page. Page ran for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half including this 66 yard touchown run that gave Nelson county a 21 to 7 lead.
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Chatham scored again late in the opening half Harvelle Fuller plows into the end zone from 2 yards out making it a 21 to 12 game at the half and Nelson County goes on to win it 28 to 26.
The week five slate of games got started this afternoon at four o'clock down in Chatham in the private school ranks as the North Cross Raiders tried to make some noise on the road against Hargrave Military.
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The Tigers came into the game in a business-like fashion as they marched down the hill into the place affectionately known as the graveyard.
Hargrave jumped out to a seven to nothing lead but then tried to let the Raiders get back in the game as Mark Tossie fumbles and the Raiders' Andres Wokautch picks it up and returns it 18 yards to the Hargrave 3.
From there, Bill Kaufman carries in the mail and the game is tied at 7 with 6:39 left in the first half.
The rest of the half belonged to the Tigers. Quarterback Zack Lepchitz swings the ball out to Jason Zeigler. He tiptoes down the sideline and eludes a couple of tacklers. The 38 yard pass play moves the ball to the North Cross 32.
Eight plays later, Lepchitz covers the final yard on a quarterback sneak.
Hargrave takes a 14-to-7 lead.
Then with a minute to go in the second quarter, Lepchitz hits number four
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Jeff Carpenter on a 31 yard touchdown pass. The Tigers lead 21-to-7 at the half.
That would be your final as Hargrave cruises to victory.
We're back on the road to Dry Fork, Collinsville and Riner in just a moment.
But right now we need to get in step with the Chatham Marching Band a close out the week five scoreboard.
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Welcome back folks as we now head down route 58 and hang a left.
Dry Fork is the home of the Tunstall Trojans and tonight the unbeaten Martinsville Bulldogs tried to make themselves feel right at home in Pittsylvania County.
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We pick up the action in the second quarter of a scoreless game.
But Martinsville's Douglas Dunbar takes care of that as he takes the hand-off, heads to his left and punches the ball in for the score. It's 6-to-nothing Bulldogs on top.
On the very first play of Martinsville's next possession Shawn Wade will get the ball. He breaks through the defense, into the secondary and scores on the 80 yard gallop as the Bulldogs go on top 13-to-nothing.
Tunstall would not go away. Three minutes before the half. Thomas Hill hits the field goal.
And Tunstall scores 17 straight points to upset Martinsville 17-to-13.
The Dan River Wildcats and coach Ken Meador were on the road tonight taking on the Cavaliers of Fieldale-Collinsville in this Piedmont district game.
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We pick this one up in the second half with the Wildcats in control and coach Ely Stone regrouping his troops.
However, it's the Cats again as Trey Long picks off the fourth down pass and stops another FC drive.
We now go to the fourth, and Dan River's C.J. Brandon takes the handoff to his right. Twenty four yards later he is finally brought down in Cavalier territory.
On the next play, Lamont Royal will take off on another 24 yard scamper. This one will net a touchdown for the Cats and it's 43-to-6.
The Cavs went to their bag of tricks to improve the final margin.
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Dion Yellock tosses the ball downfield and the 60 yard pass play to Brandon Dillard get the Cavs on the board.
But Dan River rolls to the 43-to-22 win.
From Collinsville to Riner to roll back into the New River Valley where the Auburn Eagles looked to take care of business tonight against Galax.
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The young Auburn fan was showing his school pride and little patriotism tonight!
Galax would get it going with a second and goal from the six. Brandon Brown sprints up the middle for a six yard touchdown and it's now 18-to-7 Galax on top.
Galax goes for two and Brown will sweep around the left side and in for the score. It's now 20-to-7.
The Maroon Tide would just keep rolling. On a second and 12 from the Auburn 15, Josh Garrett rolls right and throws in the endzone to number 22 Justin Moss for another score. It's now 27-to-7.
Auburn would try to regroup. Faced with a first and 20 from their own 22, Michael Mills rolls right, throws to Levi Day for the 19 yards on the super catch.
But the Maroons Tide picks up the win tonight downing Auburn 34 to 20.
Friday Football Extra returns in just a second with the Super 7 and this Friday's Player of the week segment.
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Giles high school has had a number of players of the week over the years and they all seemed to have one thing in common - waiting their turn to carry the ball in the Spartans single wing offense.
Ben Sharp is the latest player of the week to play the waiting game for the Spartans. Roy Stanley has his story.
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((For the past 2 seasons, Sharp has been a small player in the Spartan offense. It had nothing to do with his performance on the field. Sharp was playing behind the Spartans Cooney Ratliff and Carson Ward, both big time players.))
((STEVE RAGSDALE/GILES HEAD COACH:))
((But Sharp is proving to the coaches that he is tough enough to play the game.
Last week against Narrows, He had an interception one fumble recovery and 3 tackles from his safety position.
But on offense, Sharp had a game to remember. He carried the ball 22 times for 263 yards and he scored three touchdowns.
Not bad for a guy who is still playing in the shadows of Ward.))
((BEN SHARP/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((Sharp is a starting guard on the basketball team but he says baseball is his favorite sport.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
It is time now to take a look at the Super 7 for week number five.
Several members of the poll lost tonight and since it is still early in the season they will fall out for now.
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Bath County beats Clarke County 50-to-23 tonight to stay number one.
Pulaski survives a scare from talented Blacksburg. Cave is a rock solid third while George Washington is fourth. The Eagles were off. The final three spots are devoted to the Three unbeatens in the Three Rivers.
Glenvar - Radford and Floyd County.
And the pollbuster is Gretna with a win tonight the Hawks are flying at 5-and-0 [SUPER=#7]