Good evening everybody and welcome to yet another night of Friday Football Extra.
It's week number two of the regular season and we have some not so regular matchups for you this evening as we stretch out from Hot Springs to Amherst.
But we begin close to home right here in Roanoke County where Cave Spring played host to Salem.
The last time these two rivals met at Bogle Stadium two years ago - Cave Spring won on a Daniel Payne TD catch Jacob Lewis.
Cave then won again last year 10-to-7 in Salem.
Before those two games - Salem had won 15 straight dating back to 1985.
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Up 10-to-7 at the half the Knights were ready to rock - but can't rock a team that has Austin "power".
On Salem's first drive, junior running back Austin Casey takes the pill at the Cave Spring 27, goes to his left and shows that Austin Power by running over the left side of the line. It's 14-to-10 Salem on top.
On Cave's next series faced with a first and 14 from their own 4, quarterback Kent Savoie gets shagged by some more of that Austin "power" from Austin Casey. The safety makes it 16-to-10.
Cave Spring would end up right back in poor field position. This time on a 3rd and 27, Shane Draper feels the power of Austin Casey who gets his second safety of the game.
Early in the fourth Cave Spring throught it had finally caught a break when Brian Thompson picks off the Billy Cameron pass at midfield, but it was called back.
Salem wins it 25-to-10 as the Knights fall to 0-and-2.
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Some of the players who had been a part of that rivalry or at least had figured they would be - strapped on the Navy and Gold tonight as Hidden Valley played game number two of its schedule against Lord Botetourt in the Cavs' season opener in Daleville.
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This was Keith Robinson's debut as the Cavs' head coach and he would make it a successful one.
After building up a 27-to-nothing lead, the Cavs just kept pitching a shutout as number 70 Josh Demauray sacks the Titans Brad Oliver for a nine yard loss.
Botetourt would play a lot of players tonight in this opener as backup Dustin Deane makes the shovel pass to Josh Hull and he will make the most of his opportunity by picking up a dozen yards.
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Lord Botetourt opens the season with a 27-to-nothing win as the Cavs hand the Titans their second loss of the season.
The Northside Vikings turned some heads with their impressive win over Cave Spring on opening night.
Tonight - the Vikes hit the road and rolled into Bedford County to battle the Minutemen of Liberty and their new head coach Chris Watts.
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The ticket line was long and deep as the Minutemen got ready to test theVikings.
On Liberty's first drive - O.B. Blake will handoff to Michael Pennix andhe will break one off good and proper off the left side and pick up 35 yards before he's brought down at the nine yard line.
A few plays later - Blake will fake, tuck it in and keep for the score to the right side. It's 7-to-nothing Minutemen in the opening period.
On the final play of the season quarter - the Minutemen will have the ball at their own 11.
Blake will roll out to his right, but Brandon Holland will snatch the ball right out of his hand and head the other way for the score.
That huge play will tie the game at 7-all.
On Liberty's next try - Blake will lay up a beautiful pass down the sideline amd Chris Luck - will make the over the shoulder catch, head to the middle and to the endzone, but Chris runs out of luck as he looses the ball and it rolls through and out of the endzone.
Northside wins it 14 to 7.
The William Byrd Terriers opened their season tonight against rival Staunton River.
The rumble of Route 24 featured veteran boss Jeff Highfill and first year Golden Eagles' coach David Rocco.
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The Eagles' cheerleaders helped out the young up and coming spirit spreaders.
In the third, Staunton River's Jamar Nichols would look to build on a 7-to-nothing zip lead as he pitches it to Wily Fox and he will take it off the left side and move the ball all the way to the Byrd 8.
But the Eagles would have to settle for a Matt Hawley field goal. It's good from 28 yards out and the Eagles lead 10-to-nothing.
Late in the third, the Terriers will finally show some life as Jeff Highfill keeps around the right end and he doesn't stop until he picks up 40 yards to put the Terriers in position to rattle the scoreboard.
On the same drive, now in the fourth quarter from the nine, Highfill calls on Aaron Conner and he shoots the gap on the right side and in for the score to cut the Eagles' lead to 10-to-7.
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Byrd will keep coming back. With 1:40 left on the clock Conner will punch it in from three yards out.
The Terriers win it 13-to-10, by scoring 13 unanswered points.
One of the other teams sure to figure into that Region C playoff equation by season's end is Glenvar.
The Highlanders opened their season tonight against a Christiansburg team, that with a win, could surpass its win total of all of last season.
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The Glenvar Highlanders got a tremendous boost tonight as former Glenvar baseball coach Larry Wood, was at the game. Back in July both he and his wife were burned badly by a freak explsoion at their home. He is thankfully out of the UVa burn center and feeling well enough to be at tonight's game.
Christiansburg would make the scoreboard talks first as Terrell Burkes takes the handoff and takes off. He doesn't stop until he hits the endzone, and that's not the way Lee Johnson wanted to debut as head coach.
The Highlanders thought would put the ball in the hands of Nate Park and he would squit through the Blue Demons defense and pick up 40 yards on this play.
Two plays later on a third and two - Parks will pound it in and get the score.
It's 7-to-6 Christiansburg after the missed kick.
The Blue Demons would come right back, however, as Reid Arrington goes up top and Karl Witt will haul in the pass. It's a 64 yard catch and run scoring play. And Christiansburg is rolling with a 14-to-6 lead.
Early in the second Glenvar is on the move, and Parks will take it in for another score.
But the Blue Demons win it 28 to 26.
One of the smallest schools in the state - Pocahontas with just over 100 students - was in Shawsville tonight taking on the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs.
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The Mustang cheerleaders were in high spirits for this one as the Indians came into town.
The Mustangs would open the second half with a 28-to-nothing lead, and Josh Smith picks up the kickoff and takes it back to the endzone in the other direction to make it a 34-to-nothing advantage in favor of the home folks.
Phil Parris would line up for the point after kick and drill it through to make it 35-to-nothing.
The Indians would get the ball back and on their first play from scrimmage - freshman Josh Asbury has his pass picked off by Harris.
He will return the pick 34 yards to the house for the score. And it's now a 42-to-nothing game.
Pocahontas finally gets on the board as Asbury scores from the one.
Tracy Thompson would get a carry late - but the Mustang Defense stands him up with Adam Ryan making the hit and Eastern Montgomery wins it 42 to 12.
Last week Magna Vista and George Washington high schools were in the Friday Football Extra spotlight game -
and this week the honor goes to Radford and another GW - George Wythe.
Steve Mason was in Radford tonight for just might be a preview of this year's Region C - Division Two championship game.
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Friday Football Extra's week two party now rolls into the Hill City.
E.C. Glass and Heritage met tonight in what used to be a season ending hot ticket to decide a district champ in the old Western District.
Bo Henson, John Walker, Jim Green, J.T, Morris, Cornell and Reuben Brown, Keith Hamilton, Andre Kendrick, Randolph Austin and Kitty Skinner just a few of the many, many names who have defined this rivalry since Friday Football Extra began back in 1984.
Tonight Chris Jones would get his first taste of this thing.
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Fans showed up in masses for the big game tonight - as well they should have!
Tied 7-to-7 heading to the third quarter the Pioneers offense would start to click as the pitch goes to Michael Gainey and he will turn theplay into a 15 yard pickup.
That would set up this Gainey TD from five yards out to put the Pioneers on top 14-to-7 in the third.
Glass would not have a single answer for the Pioneers. Craig Ford slings the rock to Julius Beasley and he will cut the play upfield and pick up 20 yards on the pitch and run.
A few plays later - Kevin Payne will get the call. He will plunge in for the score. It's 20-to-7 after the missed kick.
The Toppers posed no serious threat even with this Nick Andersom run as the Pioneers win it 20-to-7.
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The Magna Vista Warriors opened the season by making a major statement last week.
The Warriors shutout GW Danville and vaulted into the number one spot in the Super 7 poll.
Tonight, the Warriors played Franklin County - meaning that in the first two weeks of the season - Magna Vista would tangle with the biggest schools in our area.
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Franklin County was ready for the Warriors - but the Warriors weren't ready for what would happen on the opening kickoff.
Senior running back Jamar Titus takes the kick deep in his own territory as he finds room on the left side line. He's taking it all the way to the house to open the scoring and set the rout in motion, or is he?
A clip would bring it back.
FC would hold the Warriors and then begin moving the ball with quarterback Daniel Bowles at the controls.
Franklin County running back Brian Huff would cap off a nine play 55 yard drive with a pounding run from 7 yards out! Franklin County takes the early 7-to-nothing lead.
On the ensuing drive - Magna Vista would find out that when you go to the air would find Eagles.
Jermaine Hairston picks off the Alexay Hairston pass. Jermaine will then fly 40 yards in the other direction to make it a 13-to-nothing Eagles' advantage in the first.
Things would shift at the start of the second as the special teams let FC down as the punt snap rolls back to the kicker and the end result is a safety for the Warriors.
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Franklin County puts the wood on Magna Vista tonight 52 to 51.
The Patrick Henry Patriots played their much anticipated season opener tonight as first year head coach Kevin Clifford and his gang traveled to Amherst - a team that frustrated Fleming a week ago.
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No game is complete without the shirtless guys with body paint.
Coach Abell looking on at the field and not the guys in paint.
Amherst would set the tone as Emanuel Turner pitches to Chris Parrish on the option and he will take it in for the score. It's 6-to-nothing Amherst on top.
The Patriots would look to get it back as the handoff goes to Cornelius Penn and he will pick up some yardage for the PH first down.
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But the Lancers' defense would hold. PH would settle for this field goal by Adam Peters to make it 6-to-3.
Amherst loses it 13 to 6.
Time now to head to the top of Warm Springs mountain and check in with the defending division one state champs from Bath County.
Tonight the Chargers played their home opener.
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And things looked a little different for the home folks.
Thanks to the Booster Club, the County's Board of Supervisors and the help of merchants in Hot Springs - the football press box and concession stands have been expanded at Carl Williams Stadium for this 2002 season.
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Will Fields made his debut with all that new stuff and the challenge of following up on last year's title producing squad. He would do so against a team from his native West Virginia.
In the first quarter the Chargers start marching with Jamey Roberts taking the handoff and breaking off the right side on a 15 yard pick-up.
Jacob Phillips would keep the driving moving as he hits Aaron Quinn on the screen pass and that will move the ball all the way down to the 4.
Three plays later, Roberts would score to make it a 7-to-nothing lead early.
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The Chargers win it 30 to 13 to move to 2-and-0 on the season.
Parry McCluer and Lexington used to have a knock down drag out affair every season.
But lately the Blues haven't been holding up their end of the deal.
Tonight, Parry McCluer staggered into Rockbridge to see if it could handle Wildcats better than it handled Bobcats a week ago.
[SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Parry McCluer vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00]
Rockbridge coach Billy Mills lost star quarterback Jonathan Wilson to graduation, but that didn't hurt the team's patented passing game - at least not tonight.
In the third quarter - Scott Branch finds wideout George Tyler. He makes the catch and bolts across the field looking for some room.
He will reverse hit field on the east-west excursion and pick up a grand total of 8 yards down to the Blues 10.
Three plays later, Branch will loft a floater to Cardell Rosser in the corner of the endzone. It's a five yard touchdown as Rockbridge County is on top 41-to-nothing.
The Blues then went to their air attack as Chase Coffey throws to the wrong team. His pass is picked off by Kevin Burant. He will
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give the Cats yet another scoring opportunity.
Kicker Matt Novak then booted this 33 yard field goal to add insult to injury as the Cats crush the Blues 51 to 0.
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Finally tonight the James River Knights hosted Roanoke Catholic in Buchanan.
The Celtics would have loved a win tonight - but trust me they would settle for a single touchdown.
Last season Catholic scored just 9 points and all of those came in the season finale on field goals.
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The Knights were glad to get home after a tough opening night loss against Fiedale last Friday.
And James River would roll early. From the Catholic 33 yard line, Derek Hepler runs the play action and gets the ball downfield to Demarius Davis. He makes the catch and comes up just short of the endzone.
On the next play, Josh Harris will slam from the inside and it's 7-to-nothing Knights in the first quarter.
On their next drive, the Knights from the Catholic 27 - Hepler out of the shogun hands off to Adam Camper and he will head to his left and pick up 21 yards down to the six yard line.
From the 6, Jovan Henderson goes in again. James River rolls over outmanned Roanoke
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Catholic loses tonight 40 to 0.
The new Super 7 is coming up along with this Friday night's player of the week installment.
But first don't forget about the football here on WDBJ-7 this weekend.
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Tomorrow afternoon at five - lock here on Your Hometown Station as Florida hosts Miami in the swamp in the first meeting between these two teams in the regular season since 1987.
That's tomorrow at five.
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And Sunday the NFL's debut weekend has the Ravens and Panthers here on WDBJ-7.
All of that plus, the US open tennis finals tomorrow night and Sunday.
We'll be back in just a moment.
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Time now for our first player of the week segment of the season.
Our first honoree is the latest in a long line of talented backs from Magna Vista High School.
Garland Ziglar, Tony Penn, Jermaine Simmons and John Lieteau each won this award.
Tonight, Travis Wells gets up close and personal with the Warriors' Beastie Boy - B.J. Jumper.
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Thanks so much Travis.
Even thought Tech is off this weekend - there is plenty of college football tomorrow.
Ferrum opens on the road as does Bridgwater, but Liberty is home, Emory & Henry opens at home and VMI looks to move to 2-and-0h as the Keydets host Davidson at one.
And tomorrow night - UVa is back home a five point underdog against 19th ranked South Carolina and Lou Holtz.
We're done with this edition of Friday Football Extra.
[GO TO CLOSE AND CREDITS] Thanks for your patronage. We'll see you next Friday night.