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Good evening folks and welcome to Friday Friday Football Extra. Let me first begin my wishing each of you a very pleasant Thanksgiving weekend. This is regional championship weekend for high school football across the state. In the next half hour we'll take you on a road trip from Woodbridge to Marion to Chilhowie to Pulaski.
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And where better to start than Pulaski County where one of Friday Football Extra all-time great rivalries renewed itself in the Region Three - Division Four title game. This series is virtually a dead heat in the past 15 years, but Pulaski has been dominant of later winning the last two meetings. Tonight, Steve Mason and photographer Lynn Eller were on hand at Kenneth Dobson Stadium to capture the sights and sounds of their latest battle.
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The Region Four, division four championship was played tonight in Marion where the Hurricane hosted Magna Vista. The Warriors had to make the trek all the way up from Ridgeway and refocus themselves after last week's emotional win over rival Martinsville.
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Here's something we haven't said all season long - It was a rainy night for high school football! But the fans still turned out for this one in Marion. That kind of weather, of course favors a Hurricane - and Marion would blow in the first score as Brandon Creasy scores from the nine on the quarterback keeper. It's 6-to-nothing Marion. Marion then went for two and Creasy passes to Joseph Trout and it's 8-to-nothing Canes. That score came in the first quarter and it stayed that way until the 4th - Marion gets its second TD of the night as Marshall Doss runs in from the two to put the Canes on top 14-to-nothing. The Canes again went for two, and again they will get it as Creasy gives it to Doss. Marion has a 16-to-nothing lead on the Warriors. Later in the fourth, Magna Vista would need to get its act together in a hurry and Alexay Hairston scores on the run, and the Warriors cut the lead to 16-to-6. They had no other choice than to go for two, and Hairston will toss it to Ron Foster and it's now 16-to-8 in favor of Marion.
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The Hurricanes advance with the 22-to-16 win. They travel to Pulaski next Saturday.
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When we return in just a moment we'll continue on this regional championship weekend edition of Friday Football Extra. Next up a preview of tomorrow's Gretna-Liberty game, plus we'll head up to Woodbridge and see if George Washington high school was able to pull off an upset against unbeaten C.D. Hylton. But first here is the Marion high school marching band and tonight's scoreboard. [GO TO BAND A AND SCORES]
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra. We are crowning regional champions tonight as we had to travel
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all the way to Woodbridge to see who would claim the Group Three A, division six, Northwest regional crown. George Washington, which needed four overtimes to beat Gar-Field last week hit the road to battle unbeaten C.D. Hylton tonight.
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The Eagles still had some steam left despite the long trip up to northern Virginia tonight. But they quickly had their wings clipped. The Eagles squib the opening kickoff down to the 25 where Ahmad Brooks picks it up and takes off. He fakes out a couple of would be tacklers and takes it to the house. GW finds itself in a 7-to-nothing hole with just a 11 seconds off the clock. The George Washington defenders caught their breath and did their best to keep things from getting completely out of hand. The Bulldogs are going to the air and the endzone, but Donald Lyons picks of the pass. The Eagles keep it close.
But only momentarily. C.D. Hylton from it's own 49 fakes it to the right, and go misdirection to the left with Brooks doing the damage. He literally mows down four players before he's brought down at the 10. he gets 41 yards on the carry. Hylton then hits paydirt as Brian Smithen takes it off the left side for a Bulldog TD. It's 13-to-nothing after the blocked kick. The GW offense could do absolutely nothing, but the Eagles' defense did make some plays as David Martin causes the fumble and number 71 Scott Martin recovers. The Eagles are down but not out.
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But C.D. Hylton was just too tough. The Bulldogs' defense gets the interception. Ben Harrison takes the pick all the way back for the score. They win it 35-to-nothing.
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CD Hylton wins the regional title by outscoring its two playoff opponents 84-to-nothing.

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The other school still carrying the banner for Pittsylvania County is the only remaining unbeaten - the Gretna Hawks. Gretna ran the table this season going 10-and-0. Last week the Hawks beat defending division three state champ Rustburg in the opening round of the playoffs. Still there are many who see the Hawks as underdogs in their Region 3, Division 3 title game against Liberty tomorrow.
Some have even said this is a "David and Goliath" matchup with Gretna, the team that 6 years ago lost 44 straight games armed with nothing more than a slingshot for this contest.
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The Gretna-Liberty contest will kick off tomorrow at two o'clock in Gretna.

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The winner will get Graham next Saturday. The G-Men crushed Grundy tonight 45-to-14.
Next up tonight, the Region C ranks gets chance to shine. We will head to Chilhowie and check in on tonight's Region C division two game between the Buffaloes and the Warriors. Plus, we'll tell you how the Anthrax scares have even had an effect on the Bath County football team.
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As promised it is now time to check in on this evening's Region C action.
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And to do that we need to head back down interstate 81 in southern direction and check in on the Floyd County and Chilhowie division two battle in Chilhowie. This was the first meeting between these two schools in more than a decade.
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(( The Warriors came into this Region C title tilt with a 10-and-1 record. And in the first quarter they showed that their record was no fluke. Running back C.J. Kestner breaks through the middle of the Floyd line. He takes it straight up the field 48 yards before he's brought down. That would move the ball to the Floyd 12. Three plays later - quarterback Jerad Ward rolls to his right and right a bullet to C.J. Clark in the endzone. The Warriors take a 6-to-nothing lead in the first quarter. It took Floyd exactly 6 plays to match that score. Isaac Spence swings it out to Micah Kobia, who will take the ball down the sidelines 18 yards for the touchdown and the Buffs have a 7-to-6 lead after one period. Floyd wound score one more time before the half. Spence does some hard nosed running to set up a field goal that gave Floyd a 10-to-6 lead at the half. Late in the third quarter, the Warriors move back in front. Josh DeWease shows some nice second effort to score on a four yard run. Chilhowie takes a 14-to-10 lead into the fourth quarter. With under five minutes to go in the game - Floyd's Spence will drop back and find Brandon Thompson in the middle of three Warrior defenders. He somehow makes the catch and picks up 20 yards to the Chilhowie 21. Seven plays later Derek Mannon covers the final yard on a 4th and goal call. Floyd County goes back on top 17-to-14 with 3:24 to go. Floyd then had to survive a late Chilhowie comeback drive. Ward again hooks up with Clark - this time across the middle. The two pick up 55 yards on the pitch and catch and Chilhowie is now just 21 yards away from claiming the regional title. But on fourth and nine with 1:30 to play, Ward tries to get the first down, but the Buffaloes stop him literally 6 inc

hes short. The Buffs win the Region C, division two belts tonight with the 17-to-14 win.))[Bath]


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The Bath County Chargers wanted to play the Region C championship game tonight in Hot Springs. Galax, however, said it preferred to play on Saturday. The Region stepped in and set the game time for tomorrow at one. But playing the game a day late - is only the latest game day delay the Chargers have had to deal with this post season.
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(( If you were with Friday Football Extra way back in August during our persuasion special - you may remember the story we did on how the Chargers raised money to buy brand new home game jerseys, complete with the player's names on the backs of them. The jerseys were big hit, but the quality of the silk screen on them was less than perfect. So, they were sent back to the company that made them. ((CHRIS JONES:)) The away game jerseys worked out just fine at home last week as the Chargers scored 53 points against Rural Retreat. If they can duplicate that tomorrow they'll do something no other Bath team has ever accomplished. ((CHRIS JONES:)) With hunting season in full swing in Bath County - this will literally be one of those events where the fans come of the woods. ((CHRIS JONES:)) Galax won its first playoff game since 1985 last week with an opening round Region C triumph over Eastern Montgomery. Full back Derek Turner was the man last week. But all eyes tomorrow will be on Maroon Tide running back Brandon Brown, who racked up more than 22 hundred yards and 33 TDs this year.))

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In the Region B, division one title game tonight the William Campbell Generals had to travel all the way from Naruna to Strasburg to play the unbeaten Rams. Brad Bradley's Generals LOST a tough one tonight 35-to-33.
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Friday Football Extra is back in just our latest player of the week award winner. Plus, later in tonight's program we will check in with the Bridgewater College Eagles who have a second round division three playoff game set for tomorrow afternoon. We're back with more on this regional championship weekend in just a moment.
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Our Friday Football Extra of the week has tattoos. He has also broken team curfew.
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But before you pass judgment know that Liberty senior Flecher Miller is one high school student athlete who should gives us all hope for the future. Steve Mason has more on the Minutemen's star two way player.
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((Catch a glimpse of Flecher Miller with his pads and jersey on and you will notice his left arm is decorated in permanent ink. But before you jump to those stereotypical conclusions, you better find out what the body art is all about. ((:))
While Miller's faith is intact his idea of fun has gotten out of hand at times. This past summer Fletcher and his Liberty teammates attended the Virginia Tech football camp. ((:)) ((:))
Miller has applied those lessons his entire senior season and last Friday, his discipline propelled Liberty over Brookville 44-20 in the Region III semifinals. From his running back position, Fletcher scored two touchdowns, rushed for 209 yards on 15 carries. He also had 10 tackles at linebacker. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Miller, who is projected a a college strong safety, is being recruited by Virginia, Marshall and Elon. Steve Mason

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We'll wrap up this edition of Friday Football Extra in just a second. When we return from this short break - Michael Clark and his Bridgewater College Eagles talk about their D-3 playoff battle with Trinity tomorrow afternoon. Stay with us.
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A number of former Friday Football Extra stars will be on the field tomorrow in Bridgewater as the unbeaten Bridgewater College Eagles continue begin their march to the Stagg Bowl with a second round game against dangerous Trinity University. Last year Bridgewater lost to this team 47-to-41 in overtime in the playoffs down in Texas.
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((MARCUS RICHARDSON/BRIDGEWATER WIDE RECEIVER:)) ((JASON LUTZ/ODAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR:)) ((DEVON CRUZ/15 TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING THIS YEAR:)) ((Bridgewater ran the table and went undefeated during the regular season to capture the school's first ODAC title since 1980. And along the way they proved they could win even when they weren't hitting on all cylinders.)) ((MIKE CLARK/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH:)) ((DEVON CRUZ:))
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Whipping Trinity and advancing to the final 8 will not be easy. Trinity's quarterback Roy Hampton threw for 25 hundred yards, 33 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions this season. And get this - Bridgewater averaged 44 point 8 points a game while Trinity averaged 44 point 7 a game this season. Tomorrow's game kicks off at Noon at Jopson Field in Bridgewater. We'll of course have highlights for you tomorrow night on News 7
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The Friday night action may be over, and some folks may be through with high school football, but not Friday Football Extra. We still have three more weeks to go. We'll be right back here next Friday night with a State semi-final preview special. Take care everybody have a safe holiday weekend. [go to close and credits]