Welcome once again everybody to Friday Football Extra here on Your Hometown Station.
It is week number three, it is the Friday the 13th - and it's time for us to get right to the highlights.
We begin tonight in Rocky Mount where the Franklin County Eagles played their third straight home game against their third straight member of the Piedmont district.
After last week's wild and woolly 52-to-51 win over Magna Vista - folks were anxious to see how the Eagles would come out against surprisingly winless Martinsville.
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Coach Billy Miles and his redhot Eagles entered the second half with a 22-to-nothing lead on the Dawgs!
The Eagles would continue to dominate on the ground as Daniel Bowles calls on LeBryan Patterson - and he will take it up the middle for 13 yards on the carry. He has been on his game every Friday night so far this year.
The Bulldogs have struggled mightily this season and Jay Carter would try to get something positive accomplished. His pass to a diving Dontey Mitchell will pick up the first down for the Dogs.
Two plays later Carter shoots left and hits Andre Benton. He makes a nice move and dives in for the Bulldogs' score.
It's a 22-to-6 game at this point.
Late in the fourth - the Eagles defense would stand tall as Patrick Preston picks off the pass and Franklin County takes control to grind out the clock.
Daniel Brooks would then keep around the left end and pick up good yardage to keep the clock rolling.
The Eagles do all their damage early and remain unbeaten with a 22-to-6 win over winless Martinsville.
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[SUPER=50-LeBryan Patterson/Franklin Co. Tailback; :00]
[SUPER=50-Billy Miles/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :09]
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A year ago the Heritage Pioneers were wrapping up a 3-and-7 season.
Tonight the Pioneers looked to equal that victory total and improve to 3-and-0 as Patrick County made the trip from Stuart to Lynchburg.
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With the score 0-to-0 at the break, Patrick County head coach Mike Souma was smelling an upset, while Heritage coach Chris Jones looked to stay perfect in his new job.
In the third, Michael Gainey will break free for the one yard run to put the Pioneers on top 6-to-nothing.
The Cougars looked to answer with William Rogers - but this Donald Alexander interception derailed the Patrick County drive and Heritage would take over.
Rogers would get another chance later in the game, however. Here he drops back but again he finds nothing but the guys in blue. Marques Moore picks it off and runs it back all the way for an insurance TD as the Pioneers take a 12-to-nothing lead.
With less than a minute and a half to play Patrick County would give it one more shot - but Moore gets his second interception of the game and Heritage gets yet another win 12-to-nothing over the Cougars.
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[SUPER=50-Chris Jones/Heritage Head Coach; :00]
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Back here in the Roanoke Valley - Cave Spring was hoping to change its fortunes this season.
The Knights opened with losses to Northside and Salem - and tonight Amherst County would provide another stiff challenge.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Amherst Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]
The future Cave Spring stars were recognized tonight as the annual Rec night at Bogle Field.
Cave Spring would dominate the first quarter as Shane Draper takes the half back dive and gets through the the defense cleanly. He will turn the third play from scrimmage into a 67 yard touchdown run. Cave Spring is on top 7-to-nothing very early.
The Knights again get it going - this time from the Amherst 22 - Draper again goes up the middle and again he is in the endzone. The Knights are all over the Lancers on top 14-to-nothing after a quarter and the rout is on. Or is it?
Amherst would rally in the second. From their own 23 - Chris Parrish sweeps for 36 yards to move the ball into Cave Spring territory as the Lancers finally start to see some positive yardage.
Later from the 39 on a third and 8 - Pierre Tinsley will hit Barry Booker the tight end for a touchdown and the Lancers are now within a score at 14-to-6 after the blocked kick.
Amherst would pooch kick the ball and it would pay off as the Knights fail to recover and Amherst takes over.
From the 15 - Tinsley will hook up with Jay Sandidge on the score.
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Amherst outscores Cave Spring 26-to-nothing over the final three quarters to win it 26-to-14.
It's now time for the "who'd of thunk it" game.
Christiansburg hosted Pulaski County tonight. The Blue Demons came in unbeaten, while the Cougars came in winless.
To make things even sillier consider that at this point last year - Pulaski already had outscored its opponent 115-to-27. Coming into tonight - the Cougars had managed to produce just 20 in their first two games.
[SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Pulaski Co. vs. Christiansburg; :00]
Pulaski won this thing for Joel Hicks 56-to-nothing last year - could the Cougars come close to that tonight?
We pick it up in the third with the Cougars on top 28-to-6.
Pulaski would continue to roll as Britt Shumate hands off to Brandon Anderson for a 31 yard touchdown. But there's a flag on the play and the holding call will wipe out the TD and end the drive.
In the fourth - the Blue Demons' Reid Arrington rolls to the right, throw back across the field and finds Kari Witt, who makes the catch and then weaves his way all the way down to the 13 yard line where he is knocked out of bounds.
Two plays later - Aaron Boyd runs it in from the five for the score. It's 28-to-12 after the missed two point try.
Pulaski would seal its first win of the season with Derrick Burks, who breaks one tackle and then sprints in for a 50 yard touchdown.
The Cougars get their first win of the year 35-to-12.
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra as now get ready to ease into the spotlight game of the week.
The players from Northside and Lord Botetourt do not live in the same county yet they share the same neighborhood - not to mention the same chair at the Hollins Barber shop.
[TOSS TO TRAVIS]
Tonight they also shared the Friday Football Extra spotlight with our own Travis Wells.
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Mike, the two schools are separated by just 8 miles, but tonight they were world's apart on the gridiron..
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Current Botetourt head coach Keith Robinson was the offensive coordinator for the Cavs last season, when they threw the ball 60 times in beating the Vikings 33 to 28. Tonight however, the Vikings turned the tables in the Blue Ridge District opener for both teams, and improved to a perfect three and oh on the season.
[ROLL CUE:on the season.]
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[SUPER=51-Daleville/Northside vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]
[SUPER=50-Matt Spangler/1 Rushing TD, 1 Passing TD; :37]
[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Vikings Head Coach; :50]
[SUPER=52-Northside/42/Lord Botetourt/7; 1:20]
[SUPER=50-Lauren Robinette/Kicked Two PAT's; 1:26]
[SUPER=50-Dwayne Saunders/Scored 3 Touchdowns; 1:36]
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Mike, Coach Hickam has been coaching for so long that he said he couldn't remember the last time his team started the season three and oh. It's still very early, but the Vikings just might be headed for a season similar to the one that they had in 2000, in which they went 9 and 1 and made it to the regional championship.
[travis will toss back to mike]
The lights, as dim as they may be, came on tonight at Victory Stadium as the grand old lady welcomed back high school football for the first this this season.
And what a game to bring it back - Salem and Fleming.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Salem vs. William Fleming; :00]
A great night for the young faithful to turn out to see if the Colonels could bounce back from their disappointment of opening night.
We pick it up in the third with Fleming up 7-to-nothing and looking for more. From the Salem two - Charles Johnson takes it in for the TD and the Colonels takes a 14-to-nothing lead on Salem.
Salem would then have to come from behind for the second straight week - the reverse to Keith Schwizer will be just the call for the moment as he picks up 58 yards down to the Fleming one yard line.
Fullback Austin Casey would then finish off the drive with the blast up the middle and the Colonels' lead is cut down to a TD. It's now 14-to-6 after the missed kick.
But the Fleming defense would stand tall tonight on the Spartans' final two drives.
The Colonels get the Blue Ridge win 14-to-6.
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[SUPER=50-Keith Smith/Fleming Head Coach; :00]
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As we just saw - the Blue Ridge was one of the first districts in the area to begin district play.
In Vinton, Jeff Highfill's cardiac kids from a week ago - opened Blue Ridge play against Alleghany.
[SUPER=51-Vinton/Alleghany vs. William Byrd; :00]
It was a 17-to-7 Byrd lead in the third quarter and the award winning Terrier cheerleaders were loving that!
Alleghany is on it's own 19 and Gavin Haynes will look to his left on the pass, but the toss picked off by Mark Mayhew and he will return it back to the Mounties' 13 yard line.
Five plays later - Mayhew will take it in from the one on a third and goal and the Byrd lead is now 24-to-7 after the conversion.
Alleghany had one last gasp with a fourth and one situation they are forced to go for it. But Randall Allen fumbles and the Terriers' Chase Hazelwood will pick up the loose ball.
From the 23 - Byrd's Aaron Conner will scoot in on the 23 yard dash.
William Byrd opens up Blue Ridge play with a decisive 30-to-7 win over Alleghany at Bob Patterson Stadium.
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[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Mark Keith/Alleghany Head Coach; :09]
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Time now to take the big trip to Naruna and check in with one of the
area's highest flying offensive juggernauts - the William Campbell Generals.
Brad Bradley's team had rolled up huge numbers in its first two wins - a 101 points to be exact - but tonight talented Buckingham came calling.
[SUPER=51-Naruna/Buckingham vs. William Campbell; :00]
Coach Bradley was confident his men would be up to the challenge of making it three for three.
William Campbell starts the scoring on the ground as Thomas Boyd hands off to Cedric Peerman. He breaks not one, not two, but three tackles before plunging into the endzone on a 34 yard run to make it 7-to-nothing Generals in the first.
Peerman would strike again early in the second taking the halfback draw and going four yards for the score. It's 14-to-nothing Generals.
Buckingham tried to counter by going to its air attack, but quarterback Morgan Smith has his pass picked off by Maurice Hogue. He will somehow stay inbounds and slice and dice his way through would be tacklers. He will take it to the house for the 37 yard return and score to make it 28-to-nothing Generals.
William Campbell would go to its own passing game on its next possession as Boyd lobs a 20 yard toss to Tony Gillian in the corner of the endzone.
The Generals roll again tonight 56 to 0.
The Radford Bobcats coasted in their season opener and then persevered last week in their showdown with George Wythe. Tonight another Region C rival - Grayson County was in Bobcat Stadium looking to create a little havoc.
[SUPER=51-Radford/Grayson Co. vs. Radford; :00]
The Blue Devils picked a tough place to try and pick up their first win of the season.
Grayson would try to accomplish that goal with a steady dose of running on a 13 play opening drive that ate up 7 minutes of the first quarter clock.
Brock Funk takes it in from the two on the keeper and the visitors are on top 6-to-nothing after the missed kick.
Radford would come to life with Todd Woods dropping back and spotting a wide open Adam Gonzalez. He will take the rock to the house from 59 yards out. The Bobcats hollar back to take a 7-to-6 lead.
In the second quarter Radford was looking to air it out some more - Gonzalez connects with Terrell Dobbins this time. It's an 18 yard score.
Radford remains perfect on the season with a 38 to 6 win over Grayson County.
The Floyd County Buffaloes lost a whole lot of talent off of last year's division two state runner-up team, but the Buffs opened up this 2002 campaign with two big wins.
Tonight, Winfred Beale took his club to Hillsville to battle Carroll County a team that also was riding high with a 2-and-0 mark.
[SUPER=51-Hillsville/Floyd Co. vs. Carroll Co.; :00]
The Carroll County cheerleaders who won the Appalachian camp competition this summer and earned their way to this coming January's Citrus Bowl were making some noise tonight.
They needed to be rowdy with their Cavs down 21-to-nothing in the second - Cavalier Hix MIller speeds past a herd of Buffaloes to put the Cavs on the board. The 80- yard run makes it a 21-to-7 game.
The Buffs would come right back on a second and 15 with Josh DeWeese taking the handoff. He will show the folks how they do it in Floyd as he rips off 60 yards and makes it a 28-to-7 game in the second quarter.
His night was just getting started. On the Buffs next possession - he will rip off a 71 yard gem deep into Carroll territory. He heads to his right and break several tackles before turning it into a race.
Later in the drive, Daniel Adams rolls out and finds flanker Brandon Thompson. The senior hauls it in to make it a 34-to-7 Floyd lead in the first half.
Deweese would spring back into action and this time he takes it to the house from 33 yards out. Floyd County opens the third quarter with another big play and it's 42-to-7 Buffaloes.
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The Cavs had nothing for the Buffs as Thompson picks off the pass to seal the deal. Floyd stays unbeaten with the 49 to 14 win.
More highlights to get to tonight - so let's head down into Henry County for a non-district encounter
between Brookville and Bassett. The Bengals currently hold the area's longest losing streak at 11 straight.
[SUPER=51-Bassett/Brookville vs. Bassett; :00]
With the colors presented at midfield at Ed Bassett Stadium - the handshakes were taken under a beautiful sun soaked shot to get things started.
Bassett's Devon Gilbert hands off to Brandon Foster and he breaks it up inside for a first down.
But again the Bengals would be outmatched.
After a turnover Alex Staton hands off to Samir Ghiriri. And he will follows good blocking to pick up 15 yards before he is forced out of bounds.
A few plays later on a second and goal from the five - Staton makes a nice little jump shot to Ricky Reed - who pulls it down in the endzone for a seven to nothing lead.
The Bees would score again in the second quarter - from the 40 Staton rolls right and dumps the screen pass to Ronta Jackson. He pulls it in, heads up field dodging tackler along the way and he won't stop until he scores. The Bees beat the Bengals 28 to 0.
The folks in Moneta had to return to the stands tonight as the Golden Eagles were back in the next hosting Glenvar.
This was just one week after the Eagles had Byrd down and out - but failed to seal the deal in the closing minutes of a heart breaking loss.
[SUPER=51-Moneta/Glenvar vs. Staunton River; :00]
The Staunton River band seemed to be up to the task of getting things started off on a good note.
Glenvar with the ball in the first half on the Eagles 33, and Cam Pickle will throw to his right. Nate Parks will haul in the catch and the two will combine for 67 yards on the pass and run as the Highlanders take it in for a 6-to-nothing lead after the missed kick.
The Eagles would later face a 2nd and 10 from their own 36. Jamar Nichols rushes to his right and picks up 11 yards on the carry.
The Eagles would then let Wily Fox pick up some ground into Highlander territory to set up a field goal.
The Golden Eagles beat Glenvar 23 to 12.
Much more is on the way tonight including three more sets of highlights, the latest player of the week winner and the new super 7 - but first tomorrow -
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college football from the SEC is right here on Your Hometown Station as South Carolina gets serious gut check against the Georgia Bulldogs with kickoff set for three o'clock.
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And it's an NFL Sunday doubleheader with the Titans and the Cowboys - followed by the Broncos and 49ers. The NFL Today gets things started Sunday at Noon.
We'll be right back.
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The Friday Football Extra Super 7 has been turned upside down every week since the preseason - but not tonight.
The latest edition has only one change and that comes in the 7 spot.
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Bath County plays tomorrow at George Mason and remains number one - but the wolves are closing quickly.
Radford, Northside, Heritage, Franklin County and William Campbell all won again tonight and each won in rather impressive fashion.
The only newcomer tonight is Floyd County which beat previously undefeated Carroll County like drum
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And the Pollbuster tonigh is William Byrd. The Terriers are now 2-and-0 on the season.
This week's player of the week earns the honor for turning in an all-around performance that wasn't even in the realm of possibility when summer workouts began back on August 5th.
Austin Casey lifted the Salem Salem Spartans to a come from behind win over Cave Spring last Friday night by putting himself in the right position.
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[SUPER=51-Salem/August 6th; :00]
[SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :14]
[SUPER=50-Austin Casey/FFE Player of the Week; :34]
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./September 6th; :41]
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(( As Willis White began practice for his 20th season at Salem - he knew he had a pretty good team, but one that lacked a key ingredient.
Against the Knights he really enjoyed himself by registering 10 solo tackles, four assists, a quarterback sack, two hurries and an incredible two safeties.
Casey played defensive and fullback for the Spartans last season. As a fullback against the Knights he turned the game around in the third quarter with this touchdown dash. He finished with 74 yards on just 9 carries in what White calls "spot" duty.
His efforts helped the Spartans end a two year losing skid to the Knights.))
Casey has some mighty good genes. His dad Rickie Casey played middle linebacker at Pulaski County high school under Dave Brown. He later played at Virginia Tech and lettered for the Hokies in 1975.
And finally, before we close out the week three festivities, we need to send out a very special get well wish to one of Friday Football Extra's biggest fans - Bill Bryant.
Bill is a big time high school football fan and many of you sports card collectors also know him as the owner of the "Wax Box" on Colonial Avenue.
Unfortunately, Bill has been in the hospital for the past three months with a variety of ailments.
He is making progress and doing much better, and Bill we wish you the best in your continued recovery. A lot of folks out here are praying for you to get home soon.
Thanks for giving us a little bit of your weekend.
I'll see you next Friday night for week number four. Take care everybody.
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