Good evening folks - welcome to Friday Football Extra's Octoberfest!
The high school football season hits week number 6 tonight and in the next 30 minutes we'll be bringing you highlights from Riner to Richmond.
So sit back and settle in as we begin with the most traditional of traditional rivalries.
Only this time around there was nothing normal about the annual Pulaski County - Salem battle.
For the first time ever - the two schools came into their yearly showdown with twice as many losses as wins. Salem at 2-and -2 and Pulaski at a dismal 1-and-4.
[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Salem vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
Cougar fans didn't care about their team's record, they were still fired up for this game against one of their biggest rivals.
Pick it up in the second half with the score tied at 7. Salem is forced to punt on fourth and seven and here comes the Cougar rush. Shaun Branscome blocks the punt...gets back up and recovers it for the touchdown and the Cougars take a 14-to-7 lead.
On the next drive, the Cougars defense lays the wood. Salem Quarterback Billy Cameron looks for receiver Andre Hairston, but Hairston is just clocked by Pulaski sophmore Steve Cobbs who jars the ball loose for an incomplete pass.
Two plays later, Cameron connects this time hitting Keith Schwizer on a 15 yard touchdown pass, extra point is good and the game is tied at 14 in the third quarter.
Late in the third, Salem is moving, but again the Cougar defense comes up with a big play. Cameron goes long, but this pass is picked off by Brandon Anderson ending the threat and giving the Cougars the ball.
Late in the fourth quarter, Pulaski leads 20-to-14 when Runningback Derrick Burks puts the game away busting loose for a 15 yard touchdown run.
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The Cougars make up for a lot of bad moments this season, by beating Salem 26-to-14.
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[SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/298th Career Victory;:00]
[SUPER=50-Derrick Burks/170 Yards Rushing & 3 T-D's; :06]
[OUT Q=...for the rest of the team."]
A couple of 3-and-1 teams hooked up last night at Victory Stadium as the grand old lady hosted William Fleming and William Byrd in a key Blue Ridge district game.
Fleming, in particular needed to stay focused with unbeaten Northside on tap next week.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/William Byrd vs. William Fleming; :00]
The Terriers and Colonels greated each other at halftime with Fleming holding a 6-to-nothing lead.
In the third quarter, William Fleming adds to its lead...Joel Linkenhoker boots a 15 yard field goal...the Colonels take a 9-to-nothing lead.
The Colonels special teams remain special...Byrd is forced to punt from inside their own territory...Fleming's Mijuan Curtis pulls it in near his own 20 yard line. Curtis gets some big blocking, finds the sidelines and he's gone...on an 80-yard punt return for the touchdown. Keith Smith's Colonels stretch their advantage 16-to-nothing after three quarters.
Then in the 4th, the Colonels strike again. Quarterback Taurus Boyd dishes it out to Donnell Blake who cuts off the left side and cuts it into the end zone on a 17-yard touchdown run. The Colonels are rolling with a 23-to-nothing lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Byrd finally scores. Josh Buamgartner finds a seam on the far sideline...picks up his blockers...turns on the speed and puts the Terriers on the board with an 81-yard touchdown return.
[SUPER=36-William Byrd/7/William Fleming/23 ;]
It's too little too late, as the Colonels tune up for the Northside Vikings with a 23-to-7 win over William Byrd.
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[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Fleming Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mijuan Carter/80-yard punt return for touchdown; :07]
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The Blacksburg was in Daleville tonight looking to catch its breath against Lord Botetourt.
The Indians split their first four games of the year opening against Giles, Graham, Salem and Pulaski.
[SUPER=51-Daleville/Blacksburg vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]
It was homecoming at Botetourt tonight as Russell Prusak was crowned the king and Caitlin Lyle is this year's queen!
We pick it up in the second with Blacksburg on top 14-to-13.
Botetourt from its own 21 yard line will let Eric Driscoll do some damage with his legs and not his arm as he picks up 22 yards on this nice run against the Indians.
Driscoll would thenhand off to Greg Engleman and he will contnue to rip up big chunks of yardage as he runs it down to the Indians' 44 yard line, but they would come up empty in that attempt to go on top.
Later the Cavs will try to make a move in the air as Driscoll passes to Chris Edmonds. The play is good for 13 yards.
Three plays after than Driscoll to connect with Michael Byrd as the Cavsare again in Blacksburg territory.
But Blacksburg would seal the team deal with the Michael Robertson interception.
The Indians move a game above 500 with the 14 to 13 win.
We're just getting started tonight.
When we return from commercial break - we are on the move in Hot Springs, Richmond, and Lynchburg.
But first your first look at the week 6 Friday Football Extra scoreboard and the sounds of the Fieldale-Collinsville marching band.
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We start this morning at Carl Williams Stadium where the defending Division One State champs from Bath County hooked up the Riverheads Gladiators.
Since the end of the 1999 season - Bath County has lost just three games and all three have been to Riverheads.
Last night the Skyline district met the Pioneer.
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Riverheads vs. Bath Co.; :00]
Things were peaceful as the two teams met at mid-field before the start of this game between two of the best Single-A teams in the state.
Bath County would go right to work on its first drive. Quarterback Jacob Phillips will tuck it in and run straight up the middle on a 10-yard touchdown run. The Chargers take a 7-to-nothing lead in the First Quarter.
Bath's defense would be stingy throughout the night. Phillips with the help of Daniel Strasser makes the play on third and long to force the Gladiators to punt.
The Chargers would take advantage of the excellent field position. Jess Pritt takes the handoff and rumbles 10 yards for a first down moving the ball to the Riverheads 8 yard line.
Two plays later, Phillips rolls out and throws this pretty pass to Michael Colaw for a six yard touchdown strike. The Chargers are taking out their frustrations on the Gladiators up 14-to-nothing at the half.
In the third quarter, Bath would continue to pick away at the Gladiator defense. From their own 38 yard line, Phillips airs it out and Colaw makes another impressive catch...a 24-yard grab moving the ball to the Riverheads 34 yard line.
Three plays later, who else but Phillips who caps his big night by keeping it and going 23 yards for the touchdown.
Phillips runs for two scores...passes for another as Bath County passes it first big test of the season. The Chargers roll Riverheads 21-to-Nothing.
The Bath County coach who heated up that rivalry before this season is Chris Jones - who tonight found himself getting baptized into yet another one of the Seminole district's rights of passage.
In order to win the Seminole you must go through Campbell County, and tonight Jones and his Heritage Pioneers tried to do just that as they visited Brookville.
[SUPER=51-Campbell Co./Heritage vs. Brookville; ;00]
Last year the Bees put the wood on Pioneers by posting a 41-to-7 win at City Stadium. Tonight the Bees put on their pads hoping to deal the Pioneers their second loss of the season.
Pick it up in the fourth quarter, after a Brookville fumble, the Pioneers get the ball deep in their own territory. Quarterback, Craig Ford calls his own number and sneaks it in from a yard out to put the Pioneers up 28-to-14.
The Bees tried to answer, Quarterback Alex Staton drops back to pass and fires it over the middle, but Heritage's Pierre Penn is there for the interception and the Pioneers take over with another chance to score.
So, the Pioneers offense goes back to work. Runningback Michael Gainey takes the handoff, cuts outside. Gainey is initally stung by the Bees defense, but refuses to go down, picking up some tough yardage and moving the ball to the Brookville 12 yard line.
Two plays later, once again Heritage quarterback Craig Ford takes it upon himself and scores on another one yard touchdown run. Heritage takes a 34-to-14 lead.
The Pioneers gear up for a District showdown with Jefferson Forest next Friday by blasting Brookville 40-to-14.
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E.C. Glass hosted Cave Spring tonight in Lynchburg.
This afternoon Glass officials announced that they had accidentally used an ineligible player in three games this season - two of which were wins.
The Virginia High School League has been notified of the student who was in his 9th semester.
More than likely - Glass will have to forfeit those wins.
[SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Cave Spring vs. E.C. Glass; :00]
Just two years ago, the Knights had to forfeit 6 wins due to an ineligible player - so Ed Landis had some empathy on the other side of the field.
But the Knights were after their first win and Wes Jividen enters the game for the field goal attempt and he will drill it from 37 yards out to keep the game tight at 7-to-3 in the first.
But the Toppers would get serious - as quarterback Dominick Anderson fakes the hand-off, fakes out the photographer and he will take it around the outside and 51 yards later he is in the endzone.
EC Glass is on top 26-to-3.
Glass would line up for the extra point - the snap is high, but Anderson gets the ball, rolls out and he will throw the pass. It's deflected right into the hands of Terry Spinner.
[SUPER=52-Cave Spring/13/E.C. Glass/37;]
Cave Spring's Kent Savoie will try to get his team back in the game, but instead he gets no love from the Glass defense as they get the sack and the win 37 to 13.
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George Washington high school knows that in the future many of its opponents may end up coming from the central part of the state.
Tonight the Eagles - who are just one and 3 on the season ventured into the Metropolitan Richmond area to take on talented Thomas Dale.
[SUPER=51-Chester/G.W. Danville vs. Thomas Dale;:00]
The Eagles seemed to be ready to roll as they trotted into Chester tonight.
On their opening drive - GW will hand-off to Kenny Lewis. He goes off tackle, there is nothing there - but he will cut it back to the middle, get face masked twice and he will pick up good yardage and a first down for the Eagles.
The Eagles then mix it up as John Fulton drops back to pass. He will try to hit Donald Lyons, but Hewlett Lawrence will pick off the pass with the stretch. He gets the pick and Thomas Dale takes over.
Later in the first - the Knights from their own 34 yard line - Darrius Swinton takes off on the play action bootleg and he will chuck it out .
Cameron Martin gets a hand on it, but Lee Waller hauls it in and he will get the 66 yard score. Thomas Dale takes a 7-to-nothing lead on the Eagles in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Danville's defense is again in a bind - from the Eagles' 6 yard line, Nick Fleming gets hit by three GW players, but the ball crosses the plane for the TD. It's 14-to-nothing Thomas Dale.
GW would comeback on several occasions as the Eagles' Greg Thompson comes off the right side. He gets popped at the five, and comes up short on his extension to the goal line.
That would turn out to be huge, because the Eagles fumble the handoff on the next play.
[SUPER=52-George Washington/0/Thomas Dale/21;]
Thomas Dale recovers and the Knights beat GW tonight 21-TO-0.
The Henry County area has been a little short on wins this season - but not the folks at Fieldale-Collinsville.
We'll check on them and five other Piedmont district members right after we digest some more score and some more music from the Bath County marching band.
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra's week number six as continue to roll through the highlghts.
The Hidden Valley Titans got their first win of the season last Friday - but tonight they also had to battle emotions. Glenvar - the team first year head coach Steve Magenbauer left to take over the Titans was in the house at Dwight Bogle Stadium.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Glenvar vs. Hidden Valley; :00]
Boy Scout Troop number 221 from Cave Spring United Methodist Church marhced out to present tonight's colors as Magenbauer got his team ready to handle the Highlanders.
On the first play from scrimmage - Titans' quarterback Brad Oliver will keep and cut around the far end. Before Oliver's done he will pick up 17 yards on the carry.
Late in the first quarter - this time from his own 20 - out of the shotgun he will again keep it. He will find the middle of the field and turn the designed quartebrack draw into an 80 yard touchdown run. The Titans take a 6-to-nothing lead after the missed kick.
Later in the second quarter - the Titans' Oliver will drop back and let one fly. He connects with Jud Carte no the crossing pattern and the two will combine for 38 yards thanks in part to a roughing the passer penalty.
Two plays after that - Oliver lays up the easy pass and Carte pulls it in for the Titans' score.
[SUPER=52-Glenvar/6/Hidden Valley/17 ;]
With the stop and go catch and run.
Hidden Valley wins its second straight game with a 17 to 6 victory over Glenvar.
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Eastern Montgomery and James River - a couple of once-beaten teams met tonight in Buchanan in a non-district contest. Already this season - James River had beaten Auburn and Glenvar out of the Three Rivers.
[SUPER=51-Buchanan/E. Montgomery vs. James River; ;00]
It was a gorgeous night for football in Northern Botetourt County as both team entered the field.
James River on the move in the first quarter from the 31 yard line, Derek Hepler will take off on the carry and he takes the ball all the way to the Eastern Montgomery 35 yard line.
Three plays after that - from the 15 - Hepler hands off to Jovan Henderson and the former player of the week will pickup five yards on the carry.
Henderson will then finish what he starts twoplays later as he carries the mail into the zone and the Knights take a 6-to-nothing lead on the Mustangs.
On their next drive - from the 39 - Henderson will rip off another big run. This time he takes down to the 25 yard line.
Four plays later from the 14 - Henderson will continue to move the ball as he drives it down to the seven.
Michael Sprinkle had to come in for the injured Hepler and he will take it in for the score.
[SUPER=52-Eastern Montgomery/0/James River/34;]
The Knights blank the Mustangs - 34-to-nothing to improve to 5-and-1 on the season.
Finally tonight, the unbeaten Green Wave of Narrows was on the road tonight in Riner taking on a dangerous Auburn team that has played extremely well in this first half of the season.
[SUPER=51-Riner/Narrows vs. Auburn; :00]
It was homecoming in Riner tonight as the cheerleaders rolled on a float!!
On Narrows' opening drive - the Green Wave will see Michael Mills chase down Joey Powell behind the line of scrimmage for a five yard loss. And Auburn is looking tough early.
Narrows would come back later in the first half and Narrows would see more Eagle defense as the option is disrupted and Auburn recovers the fumble on the eight yard line.
Faced with a second and goal from the 6 - Mills takes a couple of hanger-ons into the endzone for the score. It's 6-to-nothing after the missed kick.
Auburn would look for more, and on this 3rd and 15 - Cory Spradlin will connect with Mills in stride and the two will turn the pass and run into a 60 yard score.
Auburn takes a 12-to-nothing lead.
The Eagles beat Narrows 18 to 13.
Three more sets of highlights are still to come tonight as Hidden Valley looks to make it two in a row and James River and Narrows look to continue their strong seasons.
But first let's close out the week six scoreboard and check in on the Martinsville marching band.
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It is time now to venture into Henry County for more proof that this has been one upside down kind of a season.
Coming into las night's battle Fieldale-Collinsville and Martinsville game FC had a 4-and-0 mark while the Bulldogs were the exact opposite 0-and-4.
But the Dogs still had history on the their sides - the last time FC beat the Ville - current New York Giant Delvin Joyce was playing for the Cavs.
[SUPER=03-Collinsville/Martinsville vs. Fieldale-Coll.; :00]
Taylor Edwards isn't used to being oh-and-4 and he certainly isn't used to losing to FC.
The Cavs would try to play the power game as Melvin Thomas the big 220 pound fullback rumbles for good yardage to set up the first score of the night.
The Cavs' Barry Joyce comes on and rips the field and FC is in front 3-to-nothing.
But Martinsville tailback Corenzo Gamble would have other plans for this evening.
The flashy 142 pound freshman races for a 63 yard score and the Bulldogs turn a three point deficit into a 7-to-3 lead with 5:08 to go in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs went up 14-to-3 and the then Gamble would do it again.
This time he smokes the FC defense like a country ham with the 33 yard scoring run. And the score is now 21-to-3 Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs get their first win of the season while FC suffers its first loss. The final 31-to-5.
Coaches in the area will still tell you that the Magna Vista Warriors have more talent than any other team in the region.
Tonight they showcased some of it against Laurel Park.
[SUPER=51-Henry Co./Magna Vista vs. Laurel Park;]
We pick this one in the second quarter with the Warriors controlling every phase of the game.
On a second five from Laurel Park's 30 - Quinton Preston will take the pill left up the sideline and he won't stop until he hits the endzone. It's a 30 yard touchdown as Magna Vista is on top 42-to-nothing.
Magna Vista with the ball again - this time Darick Thomas goes untouched for a 33 yard touchdown.
[SUPER=52-Magna Vista/63/Laurel Park/7;]
The Magna Vista Warriors improve to four and one on the season with the 63 to 7 win over Laurel Park.
The Hokies are off this week - but VMI is on the road tomorrow, Ferrum travels to Danville to play Averett,
James Madison hosts Maine in a noon kick off. Gardner Webb faces Liberty in Lynchburg at 3:30. Hampden Sydney travels to Bridgewater at one, and Washington and Lee is home against Randolph Macon at 1:30.
The Virginia Cavaliers are on the road at Duke in a noon kickoff tomorrow.
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And keep in mind you can watch the Cavs and the Blue Devils right here on WDBJ-7 tomorrow in a noon kickoff.
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Right after that game Georgia and Alabama kick things off in the SEC at 3:30.
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And Sunday - the NFL on CBS has the Dolphins and Patriots at one.
Friday Football Extra continues in just a moment.
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The Friday Football Extra Super 7 experienced only a small amount of change this week.
Gretna falls from the ranks of the unbeaten and falls out this week.
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Bath County is a solid number. The Chargers are 34-and-3 in their last 37 games. They have now won 14 in a row dating back to last season. .
Radford, Northside and William Campbell and Floyd County and PH all hold tight.
William Campbell won big last night, Radford, Northside and Floyd were off and PH hosts Graham tonight at the Stadium.
The number 7 team is Heritage. The Pioneers re-enter the poll. They are 5-and-1.
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And the Pollbuster is William Fleming.
The Colonels have now reeled off four straight wins. They get Northside next week.
Our Player of the week hails from Campbell County and represents the next wave of highs chool football skill position players.
Steve Mason says, whether he is running or catching the ball, William Campbell's Cedric Peerman is always "smokin"
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[SUPER=51-Appomattox/Last Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=50-Cedric Peerman/Scored Six Toundowns Last Friday Night; :14]
[SUPER=50-Brad Bradley/William Campbell Head Coach; :36]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:11]
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((The junior running back was a scorekeepers nightmare at Appomattox last Friday night. He racked 348 yards of total offense to go along with six touchdowns in the Generals 62-19 route.
Cedric is a coaches' dream. He has a 3.75 grade point average and is incredibly unselfish. Bradley says Cedric Peerman would move to nose guard if asked. He also loves the weight room.
Peerman's versatility was never more evident than against Appomattox. He rushed for over 200 yards and also caught six passes for 140 yards. In fact, he was a receiver through most of last season until the starting running back got hurt. Peerman knew the transition would be smooth.
Of course it was no laughing matter when Bradley showed up at Cedric's house to check on his star player's tender hamstring. The teacher became a student of tabacco pulling.
His teammates respect Cedric's tabacco work, but won't make the same mistake coach made.
Several division one football programs are looking at peerman, including UVa. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
That's going do it for another edition of Friday Football Extra.
Next week marks the 7th week of the season and already we can't wait for Fleming-Northside and Heritage-Jefferson Forest.
It's on next Friday night.
[GO TO BREAK] Take care folks and havea safe weekend.