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Good evening folks and welcome to Friday Football Extra and our annual State Championship preview special. We are thrilled to have you with us tonight and even more excited to know that this side of the Commonwealth has an opportunity to bring home the gold tomorrow. Pulaski County, Floyd County, Bath County and Graham all play for the belts tomorrow afternoon. We will have thoughts on all of those games, plus the statewide schedule. We'll also visit with the Bridgewater Eagles and talk with newly named Hidden Valley high school head coach Steven Magenbauer.
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We begin this evening with the Pulaski County Cougars. Joel Hicks' team plays Lafayette tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 at Liberty University for the division four state title.

A title that most folks expected Pulaski to win since the day they announced they were stepping down to the Group Two A ranks.
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((JOEL HICKS:)) ((MATT ROAN:)) ((ALAN WHEELING:)) ((Lafayette lost to Salem in the 1998 state final game and the school has plenty of tradition having produced Lawrence Taylor, Ron Springs, and Mel Gray. In keeping with that tradition, this year's team is loaded with Speed.)) ((JOEL HICKS:)) ((ALAN WHEELING:))


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Pulaski County coach Joel Hicks is certainly familiar with both Lafayette's talent and its head coach.
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In perhaps the biggest irony of this state final weekend, Lafayette is coached by former George Wythe and Rustburg Head Coach Paul Wheeler, who played High School Football for Hicks at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia.
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[OUT Q=...with the Mountaineers."]

((Bite: 4:23:03)) ((In...Paul Played...)) ((Runs...:28)) ((Out...as a player.")) Wheeler has never been shy about showing his emotions on the football field in leading Rustburg to State Championships in 1990 and 1995. He also coached George Wythe to the Group-Double-A state finals in 1983...where the Maroons lost to Courtland. After leaving Rustburg, Wheeler got out of coaching before a brief one-year stop as an assistant with Hicks at Pulaski. ((Bite: 6:09:18)) ((In..."I knew he...)) ((Runs...:22)) ((Out...:28)) ((Hicks has another former player on his current staff. Former Lineman Randy Dunnigan played on Hicks 1992 State Championship team before moving on to West Virginia University. Dunnigan was a three-year starter at W-V-U and played in Four Bowl Games with the Mountaineers))

[1992]


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Pulaski County's only other state title in football came in 1992 when the Cougars were a division six member. That year they beat Ken Oxendine and Thomas Dale. Let's now flash back to that 1992 game and check out the story filed that December by Steve Mason.
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[SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; 1:52]
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[OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."]
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The Group-Double-A; Division three state championship game is also in Lynchburg...matching the Blue Streaks of Harrisonburg against Bluefield's Graham G-Men. Graham is hoping to celebrate Coach Glynn Carlock's birthday by winning their third state championship in the last 12 years.
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[OUT Q=...but for the entire season."]

((For years, Graham had a simple offensive philosophy...line it up and run it right at you. The G-Men rode a power, wishbone offense to two state championships. This season, while not totally abandoning their power game...Graham has spent much of the season working out of a no-huddle...four wide-receiver offense. The results are just one loss and an explosive average of 45 points a game. Graham won it's last state championship in 1995 by beating King George 23-to-18 on a muddy field in Fredericksburg. Graham won that 95 championship by completing just 14 passes for a total of 40 yards...not in the state championship game...but for the entire season.)) [Hold Graphic] The numbers may just be on Graham's side...the G-Men won their first state title in 1989. Six years later, they won their second in 1995. This is, of course, 2001...Six years after their last state championship.

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Six games in all are on tap for tomorrow afternoon at JMU, Liberty and the Univeristy of Richmond. Here the schedule for division one through six - statewide. [GO TO SCOREBOARD]

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Welcome Back to Friday Football Extra. We now move to the Group-A, Division One State Final
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featuring Bath County and Sussex Central. For the Chargers, this is a chance to win a second state title in six years and wipe out some bitter memories from last December.
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[SUPER=50-Jacob Phillips/Bath Co. Quarterback; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=...not getting anything." (2)]

[Hold Graphic] A reminder that Bath County's State Championship Game has an earlier start that the other games...Kickoff is 11:30 a-m

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Bath may me only a year removed from its last state title game appearance, but the Chargers are 6 years beyond their one and only state title. Let's now flashback to 1995 when the temperatures on game day were much different and so was the opponent. Terrible weather on championship weekend forced the game with Strasburg to be played in Low Moor.
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[SUPER=50-Ivan Franklin/Bath Co. Fullback; 1:37]
[SUPER=50-Jamie Carroll/Bath Co. Running Back; 1:46]
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[OUT Q=...WANTS TO."]
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The Floyd County Buffaloes have never won a state title in football, but the road warriors are right on target to get one tomorrow. A preview of the Division Two game is coming up right after this quick commercial break. [GO TO BREAK]


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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra as we now shift our attention to the Division Two title
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game between Washington and Lee and Floyd County. The Buffaloes took out tradition rich Gate City last week at Legion field. Tomorrow afternoon at three at JMU, Floyd will try to bring home the elusive state title against the Eagles by out muscling them.
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[SUPER=51-Gate City/Last Saturday; :43]
[SUPER=51-Floyd/September 8; :51]
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[OUT Q=...FROM THAT."]

((WINFRED BEALE:)) ((ISAAC SPENCE:)) ((JOSH DEWEESE:)) ((ISAAC SPENCE:)) ((This will be Floyd's fourth straight road game in the playoffs in a season that ironically was given a boost at home.
When Floyd dedicated the half a million dollar renovation to its field and stadium on September 8th, Spence's uncle said the team was now all set to bring home a state title.)) ((ISAAC SPENCE:))

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As you heard, Floyd Co. was in this same position just two seasons ago against Madison County.
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Friday Football Extra is coming straight back as we chat with the newly named coach of Hidden Valley high school - Steve Magenbauer - right after this break. [go to break]

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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra.
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Next year Friday Football will have a new football playing school as Roanoke County's new Hidden Valley high school opens for business. The school will complete in the Group Two A classification, and
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earlier this week the school got a first class coach as it hired former Friday Football Extra player of the week Steven Magenbauer to accept the challenge of building a program from the ground up.
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((STEVE MAGENBAUER: 143730TC)) ((DAVE BLEVINS:3031TC)) (( Magenbauer leaves the Glenvar program he was entrusted with when Brian Hooker moved into administration after the 1999 season. He was Glenvar's offensive coordinator from 1996-1999 before stepping up as a head coach in Highlander Heaven. ((STEVE MAGENBAUER: 143845TC)) Magenbauer earned the starting quarterback job at Salem in 1989 when he beat out three seniors. His playing career was cut short in the playoffs that year when suffered temporary paralysis after making a routine hit aganst Dan River. He never played again - instead channeling his energies into coaching.)) ((STEVE: 144303TC))


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More Friday Football Extra is on the way as we check in with the Bridgewater College football team on the eve of its national semi-final showdown with the Rowan Profs.
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The Division 1 and 2 Championship Games in Harrisonburg aren't the only games in the Shenandoah Valley tomorrow.

Just down the road in Bridgewater, the Eagles host the Rowan Profs in the N-C-Double-A; Division Three Semi-Finals. A Eagle victory sends a Virginia-based team to the Stagg Bowl in Salem for the first time.
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[SUPER=50-Devon Cruz/Bridgewater Senior Tailback; :41]
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[OUT Q=...about that."]
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[Hold Graphic] Kickoff in Bridgewater is set for Noon at Jopson Field.
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That's it for this the 16th show of the season. We'll be back next Friday night to wrap up another season of Friday Football Extra with our awards banquet. Until then have a safe weekend everybody. [GO TO BREAK]