Good evening folks and welcome to the Friday Football Extra.
Last week it was the rain, tonight the cold - next week we're working on a plague.
Settle in and get warm because in the next half hour we have 13 sets of highlights from this the next to last week of this not-so-regular season.
We begin tonight in Roanoke County where Franklin County rolled into Dwight Bogle stadium hoping to clinch at least a tie for the Western Valley district's regular season crown.
But the Eagles had to deal with a mighty hungry Cave Spring team - that came in 0-and-8.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Franklin Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]
It was a good night to stay bundled up with friends on this blustery night.
Franklin County had a 20-to-nothing lead at the half and on the Eagles' first possession of the third - LeBryan Patterson breaks off tackle and he doesn't stop until he hits the endzone. It's a 25 yard scamper and it's now 28-to-zip after the 2 point try.
Cave Spring was driving in the third, but Shane Draper fumbles and Patrick Preston scoops it up and he is gone. It's his third score of the night - his second of defense and the Eagles are now in control up 35-to-nothing.
The lone Cave Spring highlight was courtesy of Jeremiah Overstreet - who breaks out of the pack and picks up 29 yards on the run for the Knights.
But three plays later Kenny Horan has his pass picked off by Jermaine Gill. And he almost takes it to the house. He is brought down at the Cave Spring six.
Patterson would then take it in for the score to
[SUPER=52-Franklin Co./42/Cave Spring/0;]
cap the night. Franklin County clinches at least a tie for Western Valley district title with the 42 to 0 win.
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[SUPER=50-Billy Miles/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-LeBryan Patterson/Franklin County Tailback; :13]
[OUT Q=...BE READY FOR THEM."]
The James River Knights played not only their final home game, but their final game of the regular season tonight as they played host to Covington down in Buchanan.
The Knights came into the game a very stout 7 and 2, while Covington was 1 and 7.
[SUPER=51-Buchanan/Covington vs. James River; :00]
Six year old Derrick Dressler is the tee holder for Covington. This future star would hope to inspire a second half comeback as Covington trailed 14-to-nothing at the half.
James River wasted no time in padding their lead. Javon Henderson takes the handoff on third down and breaks off a big run, a 30-yard touchdown run for the score as James River pushes it lead to 20-to-nothing.
In the fourth quarter, James River's Adam Camper would take a page out of Javon's book busting an 11-yard touchdown run to make it 28-to-nothing James River.
The Knights defense would preserve the shutout as William Wirt intercepts this Robbie Critzer pass. James River rrecords it 5th shutout of the year as they beat Covington 28-to-nothing and now must wait a week to see if they qualify for the playoffs.
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[IN Q="We're real proud...]
[SUPER=50-Toby Peer/James River Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...Let develop."]
The Radford Bobcats certainly feel the James River pain.
The three rivers district is always brutal and this year Auburn has added its name to the list with some nice wins - five of them to be exact.
[SUPER=51-Riner/Radford vs. Auburn; :00]
The Auburn Eagle was glad to be inside the normally hot costume tonight.
On Radford's second possession, Todd Woods out of the shotgun goes over the middle to Adam Gonzalez and the two Bobcats hook up for 72 yards on the pitch and catch. It's 6-to-nothing Radford after the missed extra point and the rout it on.
Auburn's ensuing possession would result in something you can't have against Radford - a turnover. Courtney Smith recovers the strip at the 21.
Two plays later, David Oliver takes the rock up the left side for another quick score and the opportunistic Bobcats lead 12-to-nothing.
They then went for two, and Woods throw the fade route perfectly to Terrell Dobbins.
They make it look easy as Radford rolls past Auburn 43 to 8.
Radford will get its shot at Floyd County next week, but tonight Floyd had to make it sure it took care of business against it's old nemesis - Giles.
The Spartans came in just 4-and-4 overall - but still with a shot of getting a share of the regular season crown in the Three Rivers.
[SUPER=51-Pearisburg/Floyd Co. vs. Giles; ;00]
The Spartans were anxious to prove that they were up to the task tonight.
Late in the first, Floyd is forced to punt, but the punter Jacob Hawkins decides to run and instead of kick and he will pick up 40 yards on the play before he is stopped in Giles' territory.
From the Spartans' 44, Daniel Adams rolls to his right - Matthew Grim is running a corner route and two connect for a 30 yard pickup and the Buffs are in business.
Floyd got inside the five and the Buffs have been a scoring machine this season racking up 365 points in their first 8 games, but this time the Spartans said 'not in our house' as they stuff the Buffs on four straight possessions.
But two plays after the stand - Giles would fumble the ball away and Chris Collins will recover it to give Floyd back possession of the ball.
Early in the second - Hawkins will hit the 26 yard field goal to make it 3-to-nothing.
It's a bit of a struggle, but Floyd beats Giles 18 to 0.
Coming up next tonight, the spotlight game of the week and Pulaski tries to ruin Northside's perfect season.
Plus, Fleming and Byrd are both home trying to enhance their playoff chances.
But first the first batch of scores from week ten and the William Byrd marching band.
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[SUPER=55-William Campbell/49/Prince Edward/8/Lebanon/47/Holston/6/JJ Kelly/15/Lee High/20;]
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[SUPER=55-George Wythe/30/Northwood/0/Amherst Co./12/Jefferson Forest/14/Franklin Co./42/Cave Spring/0;]
[SUPER=55-Alleghany/6/Lord Botetourt/35/Fort Chiswell/8/Bland Co./22/Greenville, TN/34/Graham/32;]
[SUPER=55-Radford/43/Auburn/8/E. Montgomery/6/Glenvar/12/Carroll Co./14/Richlands/29;]
[SUPER=55-Blacksburg/17/William Fleming/14/James Monroe/30/Bluefield/7/Broadway/38/R.E. Lee/20;]
[SUPER=55-Floyd Co./18/Giles/0/Liberty/34/Staunton River/7/Galax/47/Narrows/36;]
[SUPER=55-Fieldale-Collinsville/3/Bassett/6/Honaker/30/Grayson Co./14/Hidden Valley/13/William Byrd/49;]
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[SUPER=55-Grundy/25/Tazewell/20/Martinsville/Sat./Laurel Park/2:00/North Cross/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2:00;]
[SUPER=55-E.C. Glass/Sat./Patrick Henry/7:30;]
Welcome back everybody to Week 10 of Friday Football Extra.
The spotlight game of the week this evening featured an unbeaten Northside team and a Pulaski County squad that was fighting for its life.
After opening the first half of the season 1-and-4 - Pulaski has been on a tear winning four in a row a slowly crawling back into postseason contention.
But Trav - the Cougars needed to beat Northside tonight to have a shot.
[TOSS TO TRAV]
[TRAV GRAPHIC=SPOTLIGHT GENERIC]
Mike, tonight's contest was all about a little role reversal. Last season, it was the Cougars who came in unbeaten and Northside shocked Pulaski County 34 to 24.
This evening Jim Hickam's Vikings were looking to keep alive a perfect season and knock off the Cougs for the second straight year.
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[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Northside vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=50-Alex Kirkland/18 Yard Touchdown Catch; :51]
[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :59]
[SUPER=52-Northside/26/Pulaski County/7/; 1:43]
[SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski County Head Coach; 1:50]
[SUPER=50-Matt Spangler/2 Rushing TD's, 1 Passing TD; 2:01]
[OUT Q=...end out on top hopefully."]
Pulaski County had been averaging 219 rushing yards per outing this season. Tonight, a stingy Vikings defense gave up just over a hundred on the ground. Next week, Northside will try to finish off its first ever perfect regular season against Christiansburg.
[TOSS BACK TO MIKE]
Blacksburg and Fleming hooked up tonight at Victory Stadium in the other big Blue Ridge district game with playoff implications.
Fleming appears to be in as a three seed in Region three, division four, but the Colonels also wanted a share of that district crown. Blacksburg wanted the points and the boost a win over Fleming would give them.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Blacksburg vs. William Fleming; :00]
It was homecoming tonight at Victory Stadium as the homecoming court rolled down the home side.
On the third play of the game - Fleming has the ball on its own 38 - and Taurus Boyd will hit Mijuan Curtis and he will make the catch and take it to the house going 62 yards for the touchdown. The Colonels breakon top 7-to-nothing.
In the middle of the second quarter - Robert Hurdle will run the option for the Indians - and he will pick up 40 yards and a score of his own as the Blacksburg Indians tie the game at 7-all in the second.
Late in the half Fleming is on the move again. Donnell Blake goes down the sideline and he will scamper for 23 yards to put the Colonels in position once again.
Boyd will later roll out on a third and long, but he is tripped up by the Blacksburg
The Colonels fall to Blacksburg 17 to 14.
The William Byrd Terriers are still hoping to wedge their way into the Region Three - division four playoff mix.
Byrd was sixth in the points ratings coming into tonight's game with Hidden Valley - but less than 4 tenths of a point behind Blacksburg and Jefferson Forest.
[SUPER=51-Vinton/Hidden Valley vs. William Byrd; :00]
Classic cars drove this year's homecoming court into Bob Patterson Stadium.
But flower bearer Karlie Riggs and Crown bearer Cody Carawan (Kar-a-wan) steal the spotlight at midfield prior to the homecoming ceremony.
We pick up the action in the second quarter with the Terriers up 27-to-7, Byrd quarterback Jeff Highfill passes it out to Josh Baumgartner in the flat who cuts it up the field and takes it 23 yards to the end zone for the touchdown. Byrd adds a two point conversion for a 35-to-7 lead.
On their next possession, Highfill goes back to work, connecting with Bruce Janney on this 10-yard touchdown pass and the Terriers extend their lead to 42-to-7 after three quarters.
In the fourth, the Titans try to bounce back. Quarterback Brad Oliver takes it right up the middle and picks up 20 yards before he's popped and fumbles the football and Byrd is there to recover it.
The Terriers then put in back-up quarterback Billy Welch to spell Highfill and Welch calls his own number from midfield, taking it around the end, down the sidelines and picking up 22 yards.
[SUPER=52-Hidden Valley/13/William Byrd/49; :]
Later in the fourth, Welch hands it off and the Terriers get on the board again on Josh Albert's touchdown run. Hidden Valley scores late in the game, but it's not nearly enough as Byrd ends the Titans innagural season 49-to-13 and stays in the hunt for the post-season.
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[SUPER=50-Steve Magenbauer/Hidden Valley Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :09]
[OUT Q=...have to see."]
When we return from commercial break -more highlights are on the way incluiding tonight's key shwodown in the Mountain Empire between Galax and Narrows.
But first more of the week ten scores and an encore performance from the Carroll County marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Amherst Co./12/Jefferson Forest/14;]
[SUPER=64-Franklin Co./42/Cave Spring/0;]
[SUPER=64-Fort Chiswell/8/Bland Co./22;]
Friday Football Extra is back and ready to check in on tonight's
game between Christiansburg and Salem - two schools that were a collective 2-and-10 in the Blue Ridge district trenches. This one was for pride as Salem looked to get within a game of the 500 mark.
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The Blue Demon kids trailed just 9-to-nothing at the half.
Salem in the second half has Scott Scharnus picking up the completion. Salem also picks up 15 more on a penalty. The Spartans get a huge chunk of yardage.
Five plays later - Andrae Hairston takes the ball right up the middle for the score and it's now 16-to-nothing Salem after the kick.
Later in the fourth, Salem is on the move again. From the Blue Demons' 12 - Hairston will eat some clock and pick up more yards as he drives the ball inside the five.
On the next play - he scores again right up the gut.
Salem beats Christiansburg tonight 30-to-nothing. The Spartans and Botetourt will both be after 500 seasons when they meet next week.
Alleghany and Lord Botetourt have always been big rivals.
The neighboring counties have provided Friday Football Extra with some exciting and occasionally controversial moments over the years. The two like to think they have little in common, but in fact they came into tonight's game with identical records.
[SUPER=51-Daleville/Alleghany vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]
Senior night in Daleville as the Botetourt parents and players gathered on the track before the game on this chilly night.
The Cavalier offense was anything but cold early in the game. On first-and-ten, Botetourt runningback C.J. Booth takes the handoff on the draw play and gains 18 yards moving the ball to the Alleghany 22 yard line.
Two plays later, Cavalier Quarterback Eric Driscoll is looking for receiver Steven Hinton. Hinton makes the in-your-living room catch for the 14 yard touchdown pass and the Cavaliers take a 7-to-nothing lead.
In the second quarter, Botetourt would put together another nice drive. Here Driscoll pitches it out to Greg Engleman. Engleman, follows his blocking, finds an alley and gains 14 yards to the Alleghany 10 yard line.
[SUPER=52-Alleghany/6/Lord Botetourt/35 ; :]
Then on third and goal, the Cavaliers finish it off, Driscoll gets his second touchdown pass of the night hooking up with Chris Edmonds on a five yard touchdown pass. The Cavaliers take a 14-to-nothing lead midway through the second and roll to a 35-to-6 win over the Mountaineeers
If Giles-Floyd was big tonight - then Galax -Narrows was huge.
The battle for the Mountain Empire championship belt was something the Green Wave has been waiting on for a number of years.
[SUPER=51-Narrows/Galax vs. Narrows; :00]
` The Narrows varsity girls basketball team also wants a piece of Galax and the Wave will get its chance this coming Thursday night.
Narrows led this thing 28-to-19 in the third, but here comes Brandon Brown. The Galax back takes it into the zone and the score is now 28-to-26 Green Wave hanging on.
Galax again - still in third. Travis Nelson gets the call and he will rip off one good and proper. The fullback takes it 35 yards and Galax takes a 33-to-28 lead at this point.
Narrows would come right back with an 11 play, 53 yard drive in the fourth quarter. Brandon Spicer punches it in from the three and the Green Wave is back on top after the two point conversion. It's 36-to-33 Narrows.
Galax hollars back. Mack Whittaker connects with Brown on the pass and he is gone again. This time it's a 60 yard touchdown reception. The Maroon Tide is now on top 40-to-36 after the point after kick.
With under a minute to go - the Green Wave needs a stop on a fourth and five - but Brown breaks free on a 63 yard scoring run.
Galax uses Brown to color the Green Wave Blue as Galax wins it 47-to-36 and for all intents and purposes lock up the Mountain Empire title.
The game also marked the end of an era at Narrows as Don Lowe announced his retirement as head coach after the game.
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[SUPER=50-Kim Gillespie/Galax Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Don Lowe/Narrows Head Coach; :09]
[OUT Q=...very fortunate person."]
Heritage and Liberty try to stay on course for their season-finale in the Seminole when we come back.
But first we need to wipe out the week 10 scoreboard and check in with the Christiansburg marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Hidden Valley/13/William Byrd/49;]
[SUPER=64-North Cross/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2:00;]
[SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/Sat./Patrick Henry/7:30;]
Welcome back folks as we now head down into Central Virginia and check in on tonight's play in the Seminole district.
The Heritage Pioneers returned to action tonight after an off-week to take on Rustburg.
The Red Devils started to slowly to keep their postseason string alive, but they had won two straight coming into tonight's game at City Stadium.
[SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Rustburg vs. Heritage; :00]
A cold night for football on the turf there in Lynchburg..
Pick things up in the second half, Heritage on top 12-7, facing third and 24 from the Rustburg 28 yard line.. Justin Meeks tosses it up for 6-foot-7 Donald Alexander, he pulls it in for the score and it's 20-7 Pioneers.
Red Devils trying to get back in it, quarterback William Ware lofting one over the middle.. a little too far and big Number 80 is right there for the pick..
Heritage drive would stall when Meeks fumbles the snap in Rustburg territory, Red Devils recover it..
In the end, the Pioneer defense was too much as Heritage win it 20-to-7.
The Liberty Minutemen suffered an unexpected slip-up last Saturday night as Forest handed them their one and only Seminole setback and put them a game behind Heritage in the race for the regular season title.
[SUPER=51-Moneta/Liberty vs. Staunton River; :00]
The concession stand in Moneta was busy early - and yes you guessed it - the hot coffee was flowing freely.
The Eagles would also warm up the home folks as Jamar Nichols runs the option from his own 42 yard line and picks up 11 yards in the process.
A few plays later from the Liberty 13 - Nichols pitches the ball to Craig Oliver. He cuts it up the middle and scores to make it 7-to-nothing Staunton River.
Late in the first quarter - the Minutemen answer back.
Quarterback O.B. Blake gets the ball to Michael Pennix. He cuts around the near end and he will eventually get 44 yards on the play before being brought down.
Pennix again carries the ball inside the red zone as he sets the table for teammate Tyler Dinwiddie on this carry.
Dinwiddie slams in on the TD run
and Liberty beats Staunton River tonight 34 to 7 to improve to 6-and-3.
Jefferson Forest was all but written out of the region three division four playoff picture a week ago - but then it beat Liberty and got right back in the picture.
Tonight the up and down Cavs tried to stay in the picture against Amherst.
[SUPER=51-Forest/Amherst Co. vs. Jefferson Forest; :00]
J-F trying to get their motor running on a chilly night in Forest..
Cavaliers with the ball, Ben Parziale looking to throw but there's nothing there.. he rolls right and the ball pops out and Branden Ashbury recovers for the Lancers on their own 23.
As always, one good play deserves another.. Patrick Witcher wanted to hand it off but will keep it himself.. he gets a couple of great blocks downfield and he's gone.. 77 yards to the house and the Lancers are up six-nothing early on.
Forest has an answer though, Parziale on the keeper around the right end.. that's good for 21 yards down to the Amherst 11.
[SUPER=52-Amherst Co./12/Jefferson Forest/14;]
Very next play, Quincy Freeman comes bustin' through the line for the score to make it 7-6 Cavaliers.
The Cavs win it 14-to-12 to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
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Bath County whipped Parry McCluer tonight and the school also inducted three more folks into the County's sports hall of fame.
Mark Fry, an outstanding basketball player and golfer at the school heads up this year's class along with two graduates of the old Valley High.
Pete Haynes, a three sport star from 1944-48 and Ralph Beard, a multiple sport star back in the mid-1950s also entered the hall tonight.
All three will be honored at a dinner tomorrow night at Bath County high school.
Congrats to the trio.
If you're planning ahead to tomorrow - the Hokies and Panthers kick their Big East brawl off at 7:30 at chilly Lane Stadium.
VMI is home tomorrow against Western Carolina, W&L is at Bridgewater and Ferrum is at Greensboro. Liberty is home tomorrow against Eastern Kentucky.
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If you can't make it out of the house - WDBJ-7 has Clemson and Duke tomorrow at Noon from the ACC.
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Then right after that one - the struggling Tennessee Vols take on South Carolina from the SEC.
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Sunday - Michael Vick is in the house as the Falcons take on the Ravens.
That game comes your way Sunday at one, with the NFL Today at Noon.
More Friday Football Extra on this chilly week number 10 in just a moment.
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Our next to last Super-7 has a familar look again this week.
Absolutely no one in the poll lost last ight.
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And so, Bath County remains number one after its win over Parry McCluer. Radford is second, Northside clinches at least a tie for the Blue Ridge title and remains third.
William Campbell held to just 49 points last night but stays fourth. Floyd County is still fifth-- the Buffaloes face fellow unbeaten Radford next week for the Three Rivers District title.
Heritage holds at six and a pair of very deserving teams are seventh as both Franklin County and Magna Vista are 8-and-1.
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The pollbuster this week is James River. The Knights finish 8-and-2. They're now 15-and-5 over the past two seasons.
Our player of the week is multi-talented and we are not just talking on the football field.
Floyd County senior Jacob Hawkins led the Buffaloes past Auburn last Friday night 40 to nothing using a variety of weapons in a Three Rivers District thrashing. Steve Mason has more on a young man whose performance on and off the field is often a work of art.
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[SUPER=51-Floyd/Last Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=50-Jacob Hawkins/FFE Player of the Week; :22]
[SUPER=50-Winfred Beale/Floyd Co. Head Football Coach; :30]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:14]
[OUT Q=...friday Football Extra"]
((Jacob Hawkins was unstoppable running the ball....kicking the ball....catching the ball....and punt returning the ball against the Eagles on a rainy night played on a muddy field. When the final stats were compiled, the senior fullback amassed 193 yards on offense and special teams and accounted for 22 of Floyd County's 40 points.
Even more impressive, Hawkins scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half and led the Buffaloes into intermission up 27-nothing. He scored on a 56 yard punt return and then turned right around and kicked the extra point. His versatility can be traced back to his days playing with a pigskin in the front yard with his dad.
Jacob is also talented at the pottery wheel. Hawkins is also into stain glass art where he uses a soldering iron to weld steal and glass together.
Hawkins hopes to continue his football and art education next year in college. But, as a member of two Floyd teams that have played in and come up short in two state championship games, he still has some unfinished business as a Buffalo. Steve Mason Friday Football extra.))
The regular season wraps up for everybody next Friday night.
Friday Football Extra will be on the scene for the key district games with playoff implications including Heritage and Liberty and Floyd-Radford.
[GO TO BREAK] Have a safe weekend everybody.