[Salem]

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Good evening folks it is indeed an honor to welcome each of you to another season of Friday Football Extra. Tonight marks week number one as begin our 19th season right here on Your Hometown Station. 13 games of highlights are in store for you tonight, plus the Super 7 and reports from both Steve Mason and Travis Wells.
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We begin tonight in Salem where the Stadium's manager, Scott Sampson, has blocked off the prime parking spot for the entire year and reserved it in Roy Stanley's memory. Tonight the Spartans opened the season against one of their traditional rivals - Brookville.
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After what was by their lofty standards a so-so year last season Salem came in sky high. On the Bees first punt attempt - Keith Schwizer will field the ball and not only take it into Bees territory but he does so without a serious challenge until he picks up 50 yards. Brookville would then show off its special teams as Andre Hamilton lines up for this 38 yard field goal as the surge up the middle blocks the kick and keeps the game scoreless. With only a minute and half left in first, Brookville's Samir Ghriri, a player of the week last season will pick off the pass and take it to the house for the touchdown. Brookville leads 7-to-nothing.
[super=52-Brookville/27/Salem/20/6 Overtimes;]

The Spartans defense would rally as Travis Weeks rocks the Bees quarterback for the sack. Brookville wins 27-to-20 in 6 overtimes.
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[Northside]


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Cave Spring and Northside once again elected to play each other to open the season. This year its non-district game - but if the Blue Ridge shakes out as most expect it will - the Vikings and Knights will once again be district members for the first time since 1987 - when Northside dropped to the Group Two A ranks.
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[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Cave Spring vs. Northside; :]

The captains met at midfield at halftime with Northside on top 10-to-nothing. And what a way for the Vikes to start off the second half as Pooh Saunders takes off on the first play from scrimmage and he will take it 85 yards for the score. It's his second touchdown of the night as he goes off tackle and down the left side. It's now 17-to-nothing. On the ensuing kickoff - sophomore Knights Bryan Thompson fields tha ball, takes it up the left side and he will return the ball all the way to midfield. Later in the drive - Wes Jividen hits a 28 yard field goal to make it a 17-to-3 game still in the third quarter. But the Vikes weren't through. Senior quarterback Matt Spangler keeps from the Knights' 18 yard line and he will dive into the endzone.
[SUPER=52-Cave Spring/3/Northside/24;]

Northside opens the season with a 24-to-3 win over Cave Spring.
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[Christian]


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While Cave Spring was opening its season, some of Foutz's former players, who are now at the brand new Hidden Valley high school were making a little history in Christiansburg where the Titans played the school's first ever football game against the Blue Demons.
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[SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Hidden Valley vs. Christiansburg; :00]

First year Christiansburg head coach Tim Cromer and his team built up a 25-to-nothing halftime lead on the Titans. In the third quarter, Christiansburg running back Shane Cox takes it in from a yard out to make it a 32-to-nothing advantage. Hidden Valley, which has just one player on its roster who had ever played on a Friday night before this evening - got on the board in the fourth. Eric Frost blocks the Blue Demon punt, picks it up and runs it in for the first score in school history. It's now 32-to-7. The Titans would get another one in the final quarter as Brad Oliver keeps down the left sideline and motors for 39 yards moving the ball all the way down to the Christiansburg three yard line. Oliver would finish it off with a one yard run.
[SUPER=52-Hidden Valley/14/Christiansburg/32;]

But the Blue Demons match their win total of all of last season with a 32-to-14 win.
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[Blacksburg]


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The other "Burg" was home tonight at Bill Brown Stadium - as Blacksburg hosted its traditional opening night opponent -Giles. Both of these teams had big holes to fill due to graduation.
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Dave Crist led his team into the stadium tonight beginning his 28th season as head coach of the Indians. The Blacksburg defense would catch an early break in this one as Giles puts the ball on the turf and Ryan Jones recovers for the Indians at the 47 yard line. Later in the first quarter Blacksburg gets on the scoreboard as sophomore quarterback Byron Hurdle keeps on the option to his left and rolls in from the 6. It's 6-to-nothing after the missed kick. Late in the first half - Giles would finally come to life as Michael Shaver fires this pass down the near side to Michael Farley, who outduels the Blacksburg defenders and pulls in the catch good for 48 yards to the Indians' 20. Five plays later - Shaver plows in from the five
[SUPER=52-Giles/27/Blacksburg/28;]

The Spartans tie the game at six-all just before the half and Blacksburg goes on to win it 28 to 27 in overtime.
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[Franklin]


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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra. We appreciate your patronage over the years.
[GRAPHIC=FRANKLIN/L.PARK]

We are now setting our sights on the folks in Rocky Mount. It is season number three for Billy Miles at the helm of the Franklin County Eagles and tonight it threatened to rain on his parade as Laurel Park came calling.
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The umbrellas were out in full force at Cy Dillon Stadium as the rain rolled right up the 220 corridor. We pick this one up in the third with Franklin County leading 20-to-6. With a second and goal from the five Daniel Bowles hands off to LeBryan Patterson - he punches it in for the TD. It's now 26-to-6 Eagles on top. On Franklin County's next possession - Bowles will again give it to Patterson and this time he hits daylight and outruns the defense on a 58 yard touchdown romp. The Eagles push their lead to 33-to-6 over LP. The Lancers would attempt to make it respectable with the special teams as the punt return moves the ball into Franklin County territory on the 23 yard return.
[SUPER=52-Laurel Park/6/Franklin Co./46;]

Four plays later, the Lancers punt and the Eagles Jermaine Gill returns it to the near sideline and follow a line of blockers. He adds a nice move at the end for the 75 yard score. Franklin County wins easily tonight 46-to-6.
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[Martinsville]


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In the Piedmont tonight - the Martinsville Bulldogs and their massive front line hosted Mike Scharnus and the Rustburg Red Devils - a preseason pick in the Super 7.
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[SUPER=51-Martinsville/Rustburg vs. Martinsville; :00]

The Marvelous Ma-Va-Hi Marching band had to break out the rain gear tonight as they entered Dan Green Stadium prepared for Mother Nature's worst. We get the action started right on the opening kickoff as Rustburg fields the ball on the 17 and Rodney Easley cuts the run to the right side and he will make several tacklers miss and pick up 43 yards before he is brought down. A handful of plays later on a second and goal from the one - David Freeman gives it to Easley- and he will punch it in right up the middle for the 6-to-nothing lead. The Dawgs would get a chance to get on the board - as Jay Carter looks deep down the right side and Andre Benton pulls in the pill for a 34 yard reception.
[SUPER=52-Rustburg/25/Martinsville/0;]

But their field goal attempt it no good and Rustburg shuts out the Bulldogs 25-to-nothing.
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[Magna]


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The marquee mathcup of the night was in southside as the Magna Vista Warriors hosted Danville's George Washington high school. Both teams debuted in the preseason Super 7 poll and both had plenty to prove tonight. [MIKE TOSS TO TRAVIS IN NEWS ROOM] Travis Wells was in Ridgeway tonight for the Triple A - Double A battle. Trav. [TRAV TAKES IT TO THE PKG]
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Mike, GW Coach Everett Woods lost 16 starters to graduation this past season. He lost another potential starter last week when running back David Fitzgerald drowned. It's been an emotional ten days or so for the Eagles, and things didn't get much better tonight against Magna Vista, but they did get back to the business of playing football.
[ROLL CUE: GETTING BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL." ]
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[HE WILL WRAP UP WITH A TOSS BACK TO MIKE]
So Magna Vista jumpstarts its season with a huge upset win and Coach Joe Beckelheimer says that his 22 seniors now have an enormous amount of confidence after this first week of the season..Mike.

[Alleghany]


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Two old rivals got together mighty early in the season as Alleghany hosted Covington last night. The "War in the Highlands" for the Emory Brackman Cup usually comes at least at the midway point of the year. The last time these two played in Low Moor - Alleghany won 60-to-6 in 2000.
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The Alleghany high school hall of fame inducted five new members into the hall last night in the pregame ceremonies. Two former Friday Football Extra stars were honored - two hard hitters in Mark Jefferson and Curtis Hicks.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Alleghany's current crop also would turn in a Hall of fame performance as Josh Carter lowers the boom on Covington's Robby Critzer for an eight yard loss. The Mounties offense then took care of business as Randall Allen takes off and heads to his right and eventually to the endzone. The play covers 76 yards and Alleghany takes a 14-to-nothing lead. Alleghany again on offense and this time quarterback Gavin Hayes will drop back and find Allen on the screen pass. Allen will do the rest down the left side right at you. The Mounties pick up yardage all the way to the 6 yard line on the 31 yard pickup. Hayes would then complete the drive to make it 23-to-nothing.
[SUPER=52-Covington/0/Alleghany/29;]

Hayes will score again in the third as he rips off a 61 yard touchdown dash. Alleghany wins easily again 29 to 0.
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[Pulaski]


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The Pulaski County Cougars lost 20 starters off of last season's powerhouse team, but they are still a very talented team in 2002. Tonight, Tazewell came up from the Southwest district to find out just how tough.
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Coach Joel Hicks opened the season needing just four wins to reach the 300 career Cougar Punter John Hedge will hit this kick deep inside the 10 yard line where Carr Blankenship will pick it up and get a true Pulaski greeting from Ray McClanahan. Two plays later Blankenship will give the ball to J.R. Wilson and he is going 81 yards to the house for the score and it's 7-to-nothing Bulldogs after the extra point. Pulaski finds itself down in the first quarter. On the Bulldogs' next drive - on a second and 13 - Blankenship will toss the ball to Shea McDonald and he will pickup good yardage and a first down for the visitors. Three plays later on a second and ten, Blankenship decides to keep the ball and he takes it 36 yards up the sideline before he is finally tackled on the Pulaski 3 yard line.
[SUPER=52-Tazewell/21/Pulaski Co./7]

Blankenship finishes off the drive with the quarterback sneak. Tazewell takes a 14-to-nothing lead and wins it 21 to 7.
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[Radford]


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The Radford Bobcats have mighty high hopes for this season. For starters they want to make it into the regionals in what has become a wicked Region - in Region C. Tonight, they hosted Parry McCluer from the Pioneer.
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Three year old Megan Kinder cheers on her Bobcats tonight as she would have plenty to yell about. Radford's Chris Olinger will pick up 30 yards on this sweep to open the third quarter as the Bobcats already had a 38-to-nothing cushion on the visitors. A few plays later on a second and eight - backup quarterback Nathan Charlton connects with Tarion Hale on the right side and they pick up 21 yards on the hookup. On a first and goal - Norm Lineburg - who in his 41st year kicks a field goal on first down instead of running up the score. Jay Tucker makes it - and its 41-to-nothing.
[SUPER=52-Parry McCluer/0/Radford/41;]

Late in the fourth Radford would put it away as Olinger tips the pass and Devon Martin picks it off and Radford rolls over the Blues 41 to 0.
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[Heritage]


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Welcome back to Friday Football Extra.
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A dozen new coaches dot the high school football landscape in the area this season. One of those is Chris Jones, the man who won a state title last season at Bath County. This year Jones is at Heritage and tonight he opened up against Tunstall.
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The Heritage Hooligans were getting crazy at City Stadium tonight as they cheer on Chris Jones' first game as the Pioneers' head coach. Already up 13-to-6 at halftime - the Heritage defense stuffs the Tunstall punter on fourth down as Mario Moore comes in with the big hit. Then on offense quarterback Craig Ford gives the ball to Michael Gainey. He takes it 22 yards for the touchdown as the Pioneers take a 19-to-6 lead on the Trojans. Then late in the fourth Tunstall would threaten.
[SUPER=52-Tunstall/6/Heritage/19;]

But Julius Beasley has different plans as he picks the ball off at the three yard line and makes the big return to seal the deal as Heritage gets the 19-to-6 win.
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By the way, Jones had a connection to Tunstall before this game. When he was in college at Concord he blocked for former Friday Football Extra player of the week Chris Hairston - a Tunstall alum who while running behind Jones - became Concord's career rushing leader.

[Amherst]


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Another new coach was settling in tonight in Amherst County as Scott Abell took over the Lancers after taking the Liberty Minutemen to new heights the past couple of years. He would face the Fleming Colonels in his Amherst debut.
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The Lancers came out fired up ready to make a statement early on. But it would be Fleming that would speak first as A.J. Claytor takes the opening kickoff 75 yards down the right sideline for the sweet Colonel start to the season. Fleming is on top 6-to-nothing after the blistering return right in front of his own bench. Abell wasn't exactly thrilled with the start to his new job. The Lancers were then looking for a spark and they would find it in the form of Chris Parrish. He scampers 20 yards on fourth and two to keep the drive alive.
[SUPER=52-William Fleming/6/Amherst Co./13;]

A few plays later he plunges in from five yards to tie the game. Amherst wins it 13-to-6 in overtime.
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[CROSS]


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Finally, the highlights got underway before the rain started as North Cross opened up its 2002 campaign at home against Blessed Sacrament - Huguenot Academy.
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Jim Muscaro has pulled one of his old rivals in to help him coach this season as Paul Ripley as joined the North Cross staff. They could have used even more help today as Zach Ward slams in off the left for the score as the visitors take a 7-to-nothing lead. The Fighting Knights would then get two more quick scores in the air as Blake Derby hits Tight End Jimmy Greber wide open in the endzone as they beat the blitz and go up 21-to-nothing.
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North Cross freshman quarterback James Revercomb would try to get something going with the pass to Chase Morrison. but North Cross comes up short today losing 40 to 6.
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The Super 7 is yet to come tonight, plus Steve Mason has the inspirational story of a young man who has literally turned his life around for the better. Friday Football Extra continues right here on Your Hometown Station in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]


[Glenvar]


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Our player of the week segments begin next week, but tonight, we have the comeback player of the year. Steve Mason introduces us to Glenvar's Robby Musgrove.
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[OUT Q=..play college baseball, mike"]
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((Next Thursday Robby Musgrove turns 18, but the Highlanders fullback and defensive end has already received the best birthday present he could ever have wanted. A second chance. How can a teenager overcome multiple school suspensions, drug and alcohol abuse and fighting? For Robby 10 days in jail was the wake up call. This was not a field trip or a first time tour, Robby had walked the halls of the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention center before. A life speeding down all the wrong paths ((i didn't care)) would dead end here. ((:)) From May 16th to the 26th, Robby spent his nights in a cell like this one. ((:)) His father Bill visited. He would not find the tough, angry young man he had grown to know. ((:)) ((:)) But those nights would represent the key turning point in a life that was about to change in many incredibly positive ways. ((:))
summer school was just the beginning. Robby was back on the football team after missing all of last season. He went to every team weightlifting session. ((i turned myself around)) His inner strength and drug screening motivated him to keep marijuana out of his system. He was clean, he was under house arrest and he was emerging as not only a two way starter for the Highlanders, but a leader in the locker room as well. ((:)) ((:))
Robby knows his road back is still a long one, he is still on probation, he will not graduate this year and will return to summer school, but his victories, his grit and determination on and off the field, so far are some of the best in Highlander history. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
and he will spend his 18th birthday a little differently than in years past. ((:)) Robby is even a better baseball player. His freshman year, he was throwing 84 miles an hour. Bluefiedl College showed interest in him then and Robby dreams of someday playing colege baseball. Mike. ))
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Finally tonight, you may have seen in the paper earlier this week or simply heard that WDBJ-7's vice president Jim Shaver was released after 27 years at the station due to the slumping economy. What you may not know is that Jim Shaver was the man who was responsible for dreaming up "Friday Football Extra." Better than anyone - he understood what high school football meant to our viewers.
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Those comments were made right before our 100th show aired in 1993. If you see Jim Shaver around, and you will - be sure to tell him thanks for not only creating this proram nearly two decades ago, but for understanding that in our area high school football isn't about first downs - but rather hometowns.
Thanks for inviting us into yours tonight. [GO TO BREAK] Take care everybody and have a safe Labor Day weekend.