Time now to check on the second Super 7 poll of the season.
And if you have been paying attention - you know two teams will be on the way out.
[GO TO SUPER 7 CHYRON BOARD]
Liberty, William Campbell and Heritage all won last night to stay in the top 3.
Pulaski moves up to the four spot, Salem to fifth and Bath jumps in 6th while Fleming is now 7th.
Fleming and Pulaski play tonight at Victory Stadium.
[go to pollbuster]
And the pollbuster is Rockbridge County. Billy Mills team is 2-to-0.
A very pleasant Friday night to you folks and welcome to another edition of Friday Football Extra.
What a perfect night for football as the humidity disapeared much to the delight of players and coaches all over the area.
We have the highlights of 15 games tonight, plus the player of the week, the Super 7 and we're giving away Tech - Texas A&M tickets.
So let's get right to it.
We begin tonight with one of our traditional rivalries that has been lagging abit in recent seasons.
EC Glass and Heritage hooked up tonight at City Stadium - both fresh off opening night wins.
[SUPER=53-Lynchburg/Heritage vs. E.C. Glass; :00]
Dueling flags tonight in the Hill City for the Toppers and Pioneers.
Heritage led 13-to-7 at the half, and in the third Glass has the ball with Nick Anderson hooking up with Cordellroy Moseley on a 36 yard completion down the right sideline to the 14 yard line.
A few plays later Renando Rose sweeps around the right side and he's in the zone. It's 14-to-13 in favor the Toppers.
Next - Heritage will answer right back with Brandon Giles scooting right up the middle on the 21 yard score. It's now 19-to-14 Pioneers after a failed two point try.
Early in the fourth - here come the Pioneers again. Wayne Ford hooks up with Donald Alexander on a 27 yard completion down the near sideline to set up another score.
Two plays later - Giles goes around the right side and he scores.
The Pioneers beat Glass 25-to-14 to stay unbeaten on the season.
Another traditional rivalry that is huge for the neighboring communities was held tonight in Vinton as William Byrd hosted Staunton River in rumble on Route 24.
[SUPER=53-Vinton/Golden Eagles vs. Terriers; :00]
The Terriers rolled into Bob Patterson Stadium tonight and they were greeted by a wild and woolly crowd.
On the first play of the second quarter - Jeff Highfill looks down field and he will connect with a wide open Kyle Allen. He makes the catch and takes it all the way to the Dog House for a 44 yard score. 6-to-nothing Byrd.
But a few plays later the Golden Eagles answer back. Mike Elliott hands off to the man with the best name in the game -Wiley Foxx. He takes to the outside on a 58 yard touchdown scamper. Wiley Foxx and the Eagles lead 7-to-6.
On the ensuing kickoff - Billy Ray Welch fields the ball at the one and he will do a great job of following his blockers.
He cuts back across the field and eventually picks up 78 yards on the return.
[SUPER=50-Staunton River/7/William Byrd/19;]
Highfill would add a five yard keeper as Byrd moves to 2-and-0 with the 18 to 7 win.
Last year Cave Spring was 0-and-10, while Northside was 10-and-0.
But last week Cave Spring won and Northside was shutout.
Tonight the Vikes and Knights hooked up at Dwight Bogle Field.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. Cave Spring; :00]
The Vikes were doing their best to pump some life into the offense on the field and on the sideline.
But this one was scoreless in the third when the Vikes lined up for this field goal. The 37 yard attempt by Grandin Van Marter is a line drive and he bangs off the cross bar. We're still tied at 0.
Cave Spring would get inself in field goal range in the third as Brian Thompson picks up the pass in the flat and will carry it 43 yards all the way down to the Vikings' 33 yard line.
The Knights would get it down to the 14 and Mark Bauman came on to hit the 31 yard field goal - and it is good.
Cave Spring is now 2-and-0, while Northside has yet to score a point
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[SUPER=51-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...OF CHARACTER TONIGHT."]
The Hidden Valley Titans and Lord Botetourt Cavaliers both tasted defeat on opening night - but both were looking to turn things around tonight as they met in Daleville.
[SUPER=53-Daleville/Hidden Valley vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]
The Cavaliers hosted the county's youth football and cheer teams tonight for rec club night.
The Titans hit halftime with a 14-to-nothing lead.
We pick it up in the third as the Titans punt and Cavalier return man Austin Tuell pulls is down and busts loose down the sideline for 55 yards putting the Cavs in Titans' territory.
A few plays later - the Cavs' Matt Witt slams in for the three yard score. Lord Botetourt cuts the lead to 14-to-6 after the blocked kick.
Still in the third, the Titans' Brad Oliver fires the pass across the middle to Jimmy King in the endzone.
Hidden Valley gets
[SUPER=50-Hidden Valley/21/Lord Botetourt/6;]
the 21-to-6 win and improves to 1-and-1 on the season.
They are not in the same district, but they have always shared the same successes on the football field.
Tonight, the G-Men from Graham ventured up from Bluefield and hooked up with Blacksburg at Bill Brown Stadium
[SUPER=53-Blacksburg/Graham vs. Blacksburg; :00]
Blacksburg in the first quarter will be faced with third down three yards from the endzone, but Shane Bennett will fumble on the way in and Ahmad Bradshaw will recover for the G-Men to snuff out the score.
In the second, Blacksburg is knocking on the door one more time from the six. David Hough (HUFF) throws the ball to Shane Owen for a six yard touchdown in the right corner of the endzone. Tyler Corvin converts the kick and it's now 7-to-nothing in favor of the "artist formally known as the Indians."
Still in the second, with just over 6 minutes to go. Blacksburg will pick up 22 yards on this pass to Allen Reynolds right over the middle to move into Graham territory.
With under five minutes to go in the half - Blacksburg will get another Hough TD toss and Reynolds hauls it in.
Blacksburg moves to 2-and-0 with the 28 to nothing win.
The spotlight game of the week is up next as we check in with Travis Wells and see how Alleghany and Rockbridge County matched up tonight.
But first our first look at the week two scoreboard and a listen to the Lord Botetourt Marching Band.
[GO TO SCORE AND BAND A]
[SUPER=48-Covenant School/31/North Cross/21;]
[SUPER=48-Covenant School/31/North Cross/21;]
[SUPER=48-Lynchburg Christian/53/Hargrave Military/6;]
[SUPER=48-Grayson Co./21/Rural Retreat/14;]
[SUPER=48-Hidden Valley/21/Lord Botetourt/6;]
[SUPER=48-Franklin Co./17/Magna Vista/14;]
Welcome back everybody as we now head up Interstate 81 for our spotlight game of the week between Alleghany and Rockbridge. Jack Baker's Mountaineers opened the season last week with a dramatic victory over Robert E. Lee.
This week another Valley District heavyweight was on the menu. Travis Wells spent the evening in the Lexington area where Baker is no stranger.
[LIVE=Travis/FULL AT WEATHER SET]
[SUPER=49-Travis Wells; ]
Mike, Jack Baker spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at VMI. In fact, he still lives a stone's throw away from Rockbridge County High School. Although tonight, wasn't exactly the homecoming party he was looking for as the Wildcats moved to 2 and oh on the season.
((ROLLCUE:..on the season.))
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[SUPER=53-Rockbridge Co./Mountaineers vs. Wildcats; :00]
[SUPER=51-Billy Mills/Rockbridge Co. Head Coach; :40]
[SUPER=51-Chase Prasnicki/Wildcats Quarterback; 1:37]
[SUPER=51-Gavin Haynes/4 TD Passes; 1:44]
[SUPER=51-Jack Baker/Alleghany Head Coach; 1:59]
[OUT Q=come back next week."]
And Mike, in this 20th season of Friday Football Extra, one of the shows more prominent figures, Kenny Higgins, the former Alleghany Coach and current principal was in attendance tonight. He's still talkin' about one more in Low Moor. Don't sleep on this year's Mountaineers in the Blue Ridge.
The Christiansburg Blue Demons were one of the surprises of the opening week of the season as they shutout Radford.
Giles, meanwhile, had to deal with a 2 hour lightning delay and a whipping at the hand of Blacksburg.
[SUPER=53-Christiansburg/Giles vs. Christiansburg;:00]
The Blue Demon coaching staff was all business tonight on the sideline with a 12-to-8 halftime lead.
With 10 minutes and 30 seconds to go in the third, the Spartans are trying get back in the game as Ricky Cook runs 23 yards down the right sideline moving the ball to the 46.
Later with seven minutes to go in the third, from their own three, the Blue Demons' get the ball back after a punt and Shane Cox rips off a 22 yard run.
Later in the drive - Cox will take it to the left side and this time he picks up 17 yards - inside the Giles 20.
The Blue Demons would appear to have another one, but they drop the ball at the two and Giles recovers the fumble in the endzone.
Christiansburg loses it 16 to 12.
We now head back here into the Star City where the Pattrick Henry Patriots weren't exactly headliners in their opener last Saturday as they lost to Jefferson Forest.
Tonight, they took a shot at the explosive Amherst County Lancers.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke/Amherst Co. vs. Patrick Henry; :00]
The Patrick Henry cheerleaders were trying to put some life into the grand old lady Victory Stadium tonight.
But it was Ryan Moore - who blew up for over 400 yards last week who lit up the night as he takes the opening kickoff 82 yards for the score.
Amherst opens the game with a 7-to-nothing lead.
In the second, Amherst again as Pierre Tinsley keeps up the middle and he will pick up nine yards moving into scoring position.
Two plays later, Chris Parrish takes the toss and takes it to the house for the 26 yard score.
[SUPER=50-Amherst Co./27/Patrick Henry/10;]
Amherst whips Patrick Henry 27 to 10 to move to 2-and-0.
Four more sets of highlights are straight ahead on Friday Football Extra, plus this week's Flashback segment.
But, it's now time for more scores - and the Rockbridge County marching band.
[GO TO SCORES AND BAND B]
[SUPER=48-Bath Co./49/Laurel Park/6;]
[SUPER=48-Page Co./24/James River/35;]
[SUPER=48-Page, NC/17/George Washington/19;]
[SUPER=48-Staunton River/7/William Byrd/19;]
[SUPER=48-Patrick Co./0/Floyd Co./39;]
[SUPER=48-Amherst Co./27/Patrick Henry/10;]
Time to continue the week two tour of duty as we venture into
Henry County and stop over at Laurel Park.
Last week the Lancers had to play the defending division one state champs in Bath County. Tonight, they had to go up against the division one champs from 2001.
[SUPER=53-Henry Co./Bath Co. vs. Laurel Park; :00]
A beautiful night in southside would quickly turn ugly for the home team.
With the score already 20-to-nothing - Bath's Joey Krausse marches 28 yards down the near side for the score and Bath County is on top 26-to-nothing early in the second.
Things would only get worse as former player of the week Jacob Phillips takes his turn by hitting paydirt from 10 yards out to make it a 33-to-nothing game.
Laurel Park finally got something going as Carlos Wade makes the catch, shows a few moves and scores the 38 yard TD. It's 33 to 6 after the missed kick.
Meanwhile, senior bass drummer Ebony Walker is so pleased with the TD that she shows a few moves of her own.
Phillips would then get one through the air by firing the TD to Nathan Anderson from 8 yards out.
[SUPER=50-Bath Co./ /Laurel Park/ ;]
Bath County rolls over Laurel Park ___ to ___ .
A couple of high powered teams that tasted hefty defeats on opening night met this evening in Ridgeway.
Magna Vista fell apart against Fleming while Franklin County got smoked by a red-hot Amherst team.
[SUPER=53-Ridgeway/Franklin Co. vs. Magna Vista;:00]
An emotional pregame ceremony in Ridgeway tonight as the Warriors honored Trevor Cox, the lineman who lost his life in a car accident less than a mile from the school last November.
The tribute included a monument which sits inside the stadium, and a moment of silence.
All of that overshandowed the return of Joe Beckelheimer to the sideline after his one game suspension.
A defensive struggle shifted Franklin County's way late in the second as Patrick Preston hauls in the pass from Daniel Brooks for a first down inside the five.
The Eagles would then cash in as Ronnie Edwards breaks the scoreless tie 90 seconds before the half. The five yard TD puts Franklin County on top 7-to-nothing.
On Magna Vista's ensuing possession - Matt Duffy drops back, but there is that man again - Preston gets the pick and he will also gain some nice yardage on the return.
Just seconds before the half - Andrew Schekner boots in the 19 yard field goal at the horn.
[SUPER=50-Franklin Co./17/Magna Vista/14;]
The Eagles get back on track with the 17 to 14 win.
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The Martinsville Bulldogs had their off-week during week one. so tonight marked their opener as they took on a Rustburg team that opened the season last Friday night with a win over Triple-A member Halifax County.
[SUPER=53-Rustburg/Martinsville vs. Rustburg; :00]
The Red Devils blasted onto the field tonight looking to move to 2-and-0.
The Bulldogs have the ball on their first possession and Tyler Bassett will attempt to hook up with Demario Davis, but Brandon Crabtree will put the wood on him and break up the pass.
A couple of possessions later the Dogs are backed up in their own zone, and here come the Red Devil special teams blocking the kick and recovering on the 8 yard line.
A few plays later - Terrance Waller sweeps around the end for a four yard score and it's 7-to-nothing Rustburg.
Early in the second, Martinsville goes for it all - but Bassett's pass is picked off by Brandon Bradley.
Rustburg wins it 14 to 0.
The Red Devils and Bulldogs have quite a history between them. Back on November 18, 1988, the two locked horns in the playoffs in one of the greatest games in the history of Friday Football Extra. Martinsville won in dramatic fashion en route to the state championship. Travis Wells has this week's Friday Football Flashback.
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[SUPER=53-Martinsville/November 18, 1988; :00]
[SUPER=52-P.J. Preston/Former Martinsville Receiver/1992; :14]
[SUPER=51-Taylor Edwards/Martinsville Head Coach; :19]
[SUPER=52-Tommy Garner/Former Rustburg Head Coach/1992; 1:05]
[OUT Q=Friday Football Extra."]
((Danny Davis and Rustburg threatened to make short work of the Bulldogs on that night. Davis bedeviled Martinsville for three quarters, rushing Rustburg to a 26 to 7 lead with 8 minutes to play.
The Dogs not only hung in there, they stormed back, scoring 20 straight points. P-J Preston, who went on to play at Tech, got the pigskin on the reverse and tossed a strike to Vincent Jamison for the capper--a play originally designed for a two point conversion. Cotton Randall's PAT was the difference in a 27-26 thriller.
Travis: The Bulldogs just may have gotten some divine intervention that night. Appropriately, Preston is now a youth pastor in Halifax. He also works at Robert Woodall AutoMall in Danville. Travis Wells, Friday Football Extra.))[Conte
It's time now to give away some more tickets.
We're handing out Tech and UVa game tickets all season long.
[GO TO CONTEST BOARD]
And right now I'm looking for the 7th caller to win a pair to the Virginia Tech - Texas A & M game on Thursday night September 18th.
Again, be the 7th caller and get a pair of tickets to see the Aggies and Hokies.
We'll have the winner for you later in the show.
[go to break]
Welcome back folks as we now head down into Southwest Virginia
where the reigning division two state champs from George Wythe looked to build on their 62-to-6 shellacking of Fort Chiswell last week.
Tonight the Maroons hosted Radford at Pendleton Field.
[SUPER=53-Wytheville/Radford vs. George Wythe;:00]
Coach Norm Lineburg, in his 41st season, started the second half with a surprising 17-to-nothing lead over coach Donnie Pruitt in his 4th year as head coach.
But things can change quickly in Roy Stanley's hometown and after a Radford fumble on its first possession of the third - Robert Barcliff takes off up the middle and he will go 23 yards for the score. George Wythe is chipping away at the lead.
On the first play of the Cats next possession, Nathan Charlton finds Seth Gibson. The problem is that Gibson is a DB for the Maroons and he make the pick and returns it to the 48.
Six plays later - Barcliff busts one down the right side and he will pick up 34 yards on the touchdown and it's on as Radford's lead is down to 17-to-14.
But Cats have nine lives, and Charlton will scramble, avoid a sack, pass and hit Scott King who breaks a tackle and he will rumble 82 yards for the clinching TD.
Radford wins it 24-to-14.
Also tonight in Wythe County - another Hogoheegee member- the Rural Retreat Indians were home hosting Mountain Empire member Grayson County.
[SUPER=53-Rural Retreat/Grayson Co. vs. Rural Retreat; :00]
It was an absolutely beautiful night for a little neighborly fun on this Friday night.
The Indians get busy right away on the ground as Tyler Hodges takes off and picks up 7 yards and he will move the ball to the Blue Devils 19 yard line.
Four plays later, Rusty Rhea hits Kelly Kincer on the pass play and he will pickup 13 yards down to the Grayson two yard line.
On the next play - Kyle Ward takes it in for the touchdown.
[SUPER=50-Grayson Co./21/Rural Retreat/14;]
Rural Retreat loses it 21 to 14.
The George Washington high school Eagles have one heck of schedule this year. They play three non-district games against schools from North Carolina and another against Graham in Bluefield.
[SUPER=53-Danville/George Washington vs. Page; :00]
Tonight the Eagles played their home opener against Greensboro's Page high school.
And the Eagles' defense was stout in this one.
GW forces the fumble and after a mad scramble, big 291 pound junior Donald Thompson recovers for the Eagles.
Powerful Page would come back and bang in one from close range.
[SUPER=50-George Washington/19/Page, N.C./17;]
But Dan Newell gets his first win as a head coach as GW beats Page 19-to-17.
Finally tonight we close out the week two highlights reel in the Private school ranks as North Cross hosted the Covenant school.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Covenant vs. North Cross; ;00]
A future North Cross Raider had a bird's eye view of this afternoon's action.
The Raider would take a 7-to-nothing lead and then watch Covenant come back as Scott Bayer completes the fly route with a pass to Bo Carrington. He hauls in the 58 yard score and it's tied at 7-all.
North Cross would come back from its own nine, as Jonathan Edwards takes the toss and rambles in for the score. North Cross is now in front 14-to-7.
On the very next drive, Bayer is once again a headache as he hits Carrington on a slant pattern.
The visitors from Charlottesville roll into town and beat the Raiders 31 to 21.
The highlights are done but we still need to find out who won those Texas A&M tickets, check out the Super Seven, meet the first player of the week.
[GO TO SCORES AND BAND C]
Our first Friday Football Extra Player of the Week hails from the Hill City and helped his E.C. Glass Hilltoppers to a 24-6 win over visiting Brookville last Friday Night.
Steve Mason has more on Nick Anderson, whose play at times is being compared to a few players of Virginia Tech and NFL stature.
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[SUPER=53-Lynchburg/Bees vs. Hilltoppers; :00]
[SUPER=51-Nick Anderson/2 TD's, 221 Yards Rushing; :13]
[SUPER=51-Ed Landis/E.C. Glass Third Year Head Coach; :37]
[SUPER=51-Andre Kendrick/E.C. Glass Career Yardage Leader; :56]
[SUPER=49-Steve Mason; 1:08]
[SUPER=53-New Orleans, LA/2000 Sugar Bowl; 1:51]
[OUT Q=...friday Football Extra"]
((Nick Anderson rushed for 221 yards and scored two touchdowns against Brookville in front of some coaches with phat resumes and he impressed.
Head coach Ed Landis coached Tech's Jake Grove, and UVa's Anthony Poindexter and Jerton Evans at Jefferson Forest.
Former Tech running back and Glass three year quarterback Andre Kendrick is also an assistant for the Hilltoppers.
Against the bees, Anderson inflicted stings in the form of 46, 54 and 36 yard runs, prompting a running joke on the sidelines among the assistant coaches.
It takes a great deal to impress Dre, who scored two touchdowns against Florida State in the 2000 National Championship Sugar Bowl, but even one of Michael Vick's best friends has to give it up for Anderson.
Anderson has attended Tech's individual football camps the last few summers and while Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers likes his arm strength, Anderson size is a question mark, but you can bet the 1-AA schools will be calling. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
And before we roll tonight we need to tell you that
[GO TO WINNER'S BOARD FOR TICKETS]
Betty Branch from Radford is the winner of tonight's pair of tickets for for the Tech - Texas A & M game.
Congratulations. We're giving away tickets all season long.
And next week you can win a pair to the UVa-Wake Forest game on Saturday - September 27th.
[GO TO CLOSE AND CREDITS] Take care everybody. We'll see you next week.