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Good evening everybody and welcome to show we like to call Friday Football Extra.
It already is week number three and for the second straight Friday night we were able to play humidity free.
All but two of the games in the Richmond area were actually postponed tonight due to rain.
But we have a pile of highlights for you from Salem to Hillsville to Hot Springs.
And we begin in the self-proclaimed City of Champions where the Spartans hosted William Byrd in a battle of early season unbeatens.
[SUPER=53-Salem/William Byrd vs. Salem; :00]
Salem rolled back on the field with a 13-to-10 lead to start the third.
But it's Byrd that hollars back first. Jeff Highfill will complete a drive with a one yard dive. It's 17-to-13 Terriers.
Salem would not let that score stick as the Spartans put together a 10 play drive as Matt Sarver fires a bullet to Scott Scharnus. He gets drilled in the endzone - but hangs on for the TD. It's 20-to-17 Salem is back on top.
Both teams would battle it out, but in the fourth - Highfill the coach and Highfill and quarterback go to the razzle-dazzle to get it done.
Jeff Senior calls it, Jeff Junior hands it off to Aaron Conner who runs right, but decides to throw it back across the field to Jeff Junior, who rares back and throws a strike to Kyle Allen who makes the catch, rumbles down to the goal line, where he's hit and fumbles.
Robbie Helms falls on it for the Byrd win as the Terriers take it
24-to-20 to continue their dominance over the Spartans in recent years.
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[IN Q=ah yes sir....]
[SUPER=51-Jeff Highfill, Jr./William Byrd Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=51-Jeff Highfill, Sr./William Byrd Head Coach; :10]
[OUT Q=...NEXT STEP."]
Two more unbeatens tangled tonight in Blacksburg at Bill Brown Stadium as Fleming headed up 81 to take on Blacksburg at Bill Brown Stadium.
[SUPER=53-Blacksburg/William Fleming vs. Blacksburg; :00]
A couple of Hokies - Billy Hite and his former fullback and now assistant Jarret Ferguson were checking out the artist formerly known as the Indians tonight.
With 26 seconds left in the third quarter - Fleming will look to build on a 21-to-6 halftime lead. Dwayne Priest takes off and doesn't stop until he's in the house. He can fly and 43 yards later he makes it 28-to-6 Colonels.
After a turnover Fleming gets another shot and with seven seconds to go in the third - Donnell Blake scores from the four yard line as he spins off the tackle into the zone. It's now 34-to-6.
Early in the fourth - Blacksburg has a first and ten from thier own 28, David Hough will sneak one up the left side and he will pick
up 50 yards on the play for the Bruins.
Fleming crushes Blacksburg 34-to-6.
The Pulaski County Cougars, who shutout Northside in week one and then were shudown themselves last Saturday night against Fleming - tried to rev up their offense tonight against Patrick Henry.
[SUPER=53-Pulaski Co./Patrick Henry vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
Jack Turner has his Cougars jacked up for their home opener.
And the Cougars got busy early as Brandon Anderson goes right off the right side on the opening drive and scores from the 6. With 7:51 left in the first it's 7-to-0.
The Cougars just kept bringing it. On a first and ten from the PH 44, Anderson takes off down the right side and he will pick up 38 yards before he's stopped at the Patriots' 6.
Derrick Burks would finish the drive with another 6 yard TD.
[SUPER=50-Patrick Henry/25/Pulaski Co./35;]
In the second quarter - PH would get a field goal from Muhamad Sperco, but Pulaski crushes Patrick Henry 35 to 25.
A battle of unbeatens tonight in Hillsville as the Carroll County Cavaliers welcomed Floyd County to town.
The Cavs have been on fire in their first two games smoking Tazewell and Galax.
[SUPER=53-Hillsville/Floyd Co. vs. Carroll Co.; :00]
The folks in Carroll were painting the town tonight as took on the Buffs.
We pick up the action with Carroll in control in the first. On a fourth and goal from the one - Hix Miller hands off to Jose Wengerd to make it a 7-to-nothing game in favor of the home boys.
In the second - Carroll is coming again.
Miller will try to pick up a first down, but instead he fumbles and Floyd County recovers.
Floyd will then be faced with a fourth and goal of its own and Daniel Grim will look to the endzone but the pass is incomplete and Floyd comes up empty.
[SUPER=50-Floyd Co./14/Carroll Co./17;]
Later in the fourth - Carroll will line up for a field goal and
Lance Ayers will boot it through.
Carroll beats Floyd County 17 to 14 to move to 3-and-0.
A couple of the area's top single A teams are up next as we see how Gretna came out tonight against Tunstall - plus Bath County hosted Greenbrier East.
But first let's check out the Carroll County Cavaliers marching band from Hillsville.
[GO TO SCORE AND BAND A]
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra week three tour of southwest and southside Virginia.
Let's now slide down to Gretna where the Hawks and their talented quarterback Vic Hall tried to stay perfect in 2003 against Tunstall.
[SUPER=53-Gretna/Tunstall vs. Gretna; :00]
The Hawks were priming their pumps for a big second half as they led the Trojanes 25-to-7 heading to the third.
The Hawks take the second half kickoff straight down the field. Vic Hall hands off to Rico Reynolds and he will hit the hole and knock out a nine yard gain.
That sets up this Reynolds two yard score right up the middle. It's 31-to-7 Gretna in the third.
On the next possession - Hall will go to the air and find Marcus Hall open for the catch and the score. It's now 37-to-7 Gretna Hawks.
Gretna opened the fourth quarter with a bang as Reynolds strides in off the pitch.
Gretna does a number one Tunstall with the 44-to-7 win.
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[IN Q=I PRACTICED...]
[SUPER=51-Rico Reynolds/Gretna Running Back; :00]
[SUPER=51-Vic Hall/Gretna Quarterback; :10]
[SUPER=51-Rob Senseney/Gretna Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...running the ball."]
First year Dan River head coach Van Turner had his Wildcats on the road tonight facing Pittsylvania County rival Chatham on the Cavs' home field.
[SUPER=53-Chatham/Dan River vs. Chatham; :00]
The Cavaliers band was setting the pace for this evening's game.
After a turnover by the visiting Wildcats - the Cavs get on the board as Chris Mulero hits the field goal from 30 yards out to make it 3-to-nothing Chatham.
Dan River would try to come back through the passing game, Cordero Turner throws it deep, but it's picked off by Chatham's Daniel Rogers to give the Cavs the ball on the 15.
Chatham would ground out the win with the help of Jeffrey Redd's running.
The Final - Cavaliers 18 and Dan River nothing.
The Bath County Chargers have been rolling once again this year with two straight wins to open the season.
But tonight the Chargers faced their toughest task to date in West Virginia's Greenbrier East.
[SUPER=53-Hot Springs/Greenbrier East vs. Bath Co.; :00]
It was a cool night in Hot Springs, but the Spartans were fired up.
And they would waste little time getting on the board. Neil Tooth man lays it up in the endzone and Chris Brewer makes the great catch and gets a foot down inbounds for the TD. It's 6-to-nothing.
Bath would answer quickly as Jacon Phillips hits his brother John and the six-six, 225 pound junior would not go down as he rumbles 39 yards to make it 7-to-6 Bath County.
Their dad "Bugs" Phillips was enjoying things, but his sons were just getting started.
Jacon would get another score of a different variety. Toothman's pass is tipped right into the hands of Phillips, who races down the sideline, cuts up field and 40 yards later settles in for the touchdown. It's 14-to-6 Chargers.
In the second quarter, Bath would add another TD as the brotherly combinatin strikes again.
[SUPER=50-Greenbrier East/21/Bath Co./42;]
Jacob to John from two yards out and Bath County wins it and Phillips accounts for five touchdowns.
The Cave Spring Knights have been a pleasant surprise opening the season unbeaten.
Tonight, Ben Foutz's team tried to go to 3-and-0 as its hosted Lord Botetourt.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Lord Botetourt vs. Cave Spring; :00]
The message at Bogle field was clear tonight as "Cav Crushing" was the order of the night, and early on it looked like Cave might do just that.
On a first and ten from the Botetourt 25 - the Cavs rush left and cough up the ball. It pops right into the arms of Brian Thompson as the Knights take over.
Jeremiah Overstreet would turn the turnover into a touchdown as he sweeps left, turns the corner and goes 23 yards for the first score of the night. 6-to-nothing after the missed kick.
The Cavs gained composure on their next drive piecing together a 10 play drive that moved the team into field goal range. Matt Witt and Austin Tuell get 31 yards to the Cave 7.
Tuell would then finish the drive with the field goal to cut the
[super=50-Lord Botetourt/17/Cave Spring/19;]
lead to 6-to-3.
Cave improves to 3-and-0 with the 19 to 17 win.
The spotlight game of the week is up next as Steve Mason and phtographer Lynn Eller check in from the battle for Giles County as Giles hosted Narrows.
But first more week three score- and the Glenvar marching band.
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It is time now to check out the spoitlight game of the night.
There are so many great county and city rivalries throughout the area - and each is unique and special in its own way to each community.
Steve Mason has the chance to look in one of those tonight - Narrows and Giles.
[GO TO STEVE FULL WITH SPOTLIGHT]
Mike, tonight's game matched two coaches who are at two very different stages in their careers.
Of course Steve Ragsdale entered the game with two state titles, 11 district titles and a quarter of a century's experience as a head coach.
Kelly Lowe, on the other hand, is in his first year as a head coach.
And while a veteran beat the rookie, Lowe was hardly playing with a full deck.
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[SUPER=53-Pearisburg/Narrows vs. Giles; :00]
[SUPER=51-Michael Shaver/2 TD's for Giles; :27]
[SUPER=51-Kelly Lowe/Narrows Head Coach; :52]
[SUPER=51-Matthew Clark/Caught TD Pass for Giles; 1:11]
[SUPER=51-Ricky Cook/149 Yards Rushing, 1 TD; 1:34]
[SUPER=51-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach; 1:50]
[OUT Q=...played real sound defensively."]
[steve toss back to mike]
In all fairness to Kinzer, he had reason for high emotioons tonight.
His grandmother, who raised him died earlier this week.
Both teams are off next week to regroup.
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One of my favorite games to cover every year back in the early days of Friday Football Extra - Covington and Alleghany - fired back up tonight as War in the Highlands shifted to Boodie Albert Stadium.
[SUPER=53-Covington/Alleghany vs. Covington; :00]
It was standing room only as an estimated 4000 fans packed Casey Field.
Covington was hanging around well into the second half trailing just 14-to-8.
Alleghany's Gavin Haynes and Company would make sure that lead held up as Haynes passes to Bosco Williams and he makes a beautiful catch in the endzone. The 26 yard TD makes it 20-to-8 after the two point try.
Later in the third, Randall Allen will find a hole on the the handoff and he will sprint 33 yards for another Mountie score and Cougars start to wear down.
Covington would try its best, but this just wasn't their night.
Carl Wolf finds Donnie Anderson, but he will cough up the pill and
Steven Scott is Johnny on the spot for the recovery and 40 yard return for another score.
Alleghany rolls over Covington 38 to 14.
The Eastern Montgomery Mustangs are off to another fast start this season.
Tonight the team was home taking on Craig County.
[SUPER=53-Montgomery Co./Craig Co. vs. Eastern Montgomery;:00]
The Mustangs ripped onto the field tonight looking to turn the Rockets into duds.
In the first quarter from the Eastern Montgomery 28 - Josh Smith sweeps to the right side of the field and he will pick up 54 yards before he brought down at the 16.
Two plays later - from the three - Phillip Harris takes it right up the gut for the touchdown. It's 8-to-0 after the two point conversion.
Craig will try to make a little noise of its own, but it's only static as Brady Price's pass is picked off by Allen Childress to get the ball back for the Mustangs.
Eastern Mont - will slam in another one with Smith going right up the middle for the score.
[super=50-Craig Co./12/Eastern Montgomery/42;]
The Mustangs get another win with the 42 to 12 victory over Craig.
The Glenvar Highlanders were back in action after a week off tonight hosting the Golden Eagles of Staunton River.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Staunton River vs. Glenvar; :00]
Glenvar cheerleading coach is leaving to become the academic coordinator for UVa football, and tonight's Christie Bitez was given a warm send-off by her girls.
Staunton River led 7-to-nothing - and they would score again in the third off the option as Mike Elliott get in for the TD. It's 14-to-nothing Eagles.
Still in the third, Eric Poff will take a hit, but it doesn't hurt as long as you find the endzone and he does just that to make it 20-to-nothing Staunton River.
The Eagles would have very little trouble tonight as Elliott will weave
his way through traffic, as he travels 65 yards on his way to the endzone.
Staunton River tonight whips Glenvar 26 to 0.
It's time now to give away some more tickets.
We're handing out Tech and UVa game tickets all season long.
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And right now I'm looking for the 7th caller to win a pair to the UVa - Wake Forest game on Saturday - September 27th.
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.
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Welcome back everybody as we get set to wrap up tonight's finals sets of highlights.
The North Cross Raiders welcomed St. Anne's Belfield out of Charlottesville to town this afternoon. The school known as STAB always draws a
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./St. Anne's vs. North Cross; :00]
crowd as Howie Long, the former Raiders' hall of famer, showed up to watch his son Chris play.
Chris Long, number 55, is a six four 265 pound lineman who already has committed to play at UVa.
Defense ruled the field on this day as St. Anne's Joe Daugherty has his pass picked off by the Raiders' Thomas Webster - and the North Cross DB makes a nice return.
The Raiders picked up good yardage on several occasions as James Revercomb hits Jonathan Edwards on this play.
[super=50-St. Anne's/21/North Cross/6;]
Jim Muscaro's team loses to St. Anne's 21 to 6.
The Virginia Tech jayvee team got in some action on this off-week as the Hokies entertained the postgraduate program from Hargrave Military.
[SUPER=53-Blacksburg/Hargrave vs. Blacksburg; :00]
Tech's Frank Beamer and Hargrave's head coach Robert Prunty were talking things over before kickoff.
Hargrave captain Cory Holt, who is headed to Tech next year had a TD pass and threw for 66 yards today.
Hargrave also would add a 20 yard field goal in the second quarter from Nathan Parseghian. Hargrave led 10 to nothing at half-time.
With just over 4 minutes left in the third quarter the Hokies offense started to roll. Lance Goff scrambles to his right and fires this pass which is tipped by Terry Hunter.
The ball will fall right to Michael Malone, Moses' son, and he will make some great cuts on the play. Malone finished with four catches for 75 yards.
On the first play of the fourth quarter - Beamerball - would kick in as the Hargrave punt is blocked by Tech Thomas McClelland, and who else but Goff would recover for the Hokies.
Three plays later, though, Goff would go for the score and
instead have his pass picked off by Jonathan Hefney. Goff was 11 for 18 with 2 picks. Hargrave wins it 10-to-nothing.
And finally, we wrap up things up in Martinsville where the Bulldogs played without Taylor Edwards, who was kicked out of last Friday night's game with Rustburg and forced to serve a one game suspension.
[SUPER=53-Martinsville/Franklin Co. vs. Martinsville; :00]
The marvelous Ma Va Hi marching band was in tune but the Dogs weren't.
Martinsville would come up big on special teams as A. J. Williamson and company block the punt. AJ will recover, but the Dpgs came up empty.
Then Daniel Brooks almost lost his head courtesy of Franklin Martin - the 6-5, 345 pound defensive tackle.
Ronnie Edwards was all over the place tonight as he flies down the field and through the Martinsville defense.
Later he would blast in for the score.
Franklin County got a pile of points to beat the Bulldogs 28-to-0.
It's time now for our FLASHBACK segment.
And tonight - we turn the clocks back to November of 1992 when a kid came out of nowhere and kicked Pulaski County into the state championship game.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=53-Salem/June 27th; :00]
[SUPER=53-Fairfax/December 11, 1992; :13]
[SUPER=52-Shayne Graham/FFE Player of the Week/1992; :31]
[OUT Q=...KIDS DOWN THE ROAD."]
(( To see him now - you would think that Shayne Graham was a defensive back instead of kicker. At just over six feet tall and a ripped 200 pounds Graham is striking.
But when he won player of the week honors as a freshman on December 11th of 1992 when he hit the winning field goal against Robinson in the state semi-finals - Graham looked and sounded like a 12 year old right our of a rec league game.))
Graham not only had to overcome his size back in 1992 - but he had to convince the folks in Pulaski that he was legit as a soccer style kicker.
Remember - until Shayne - Pulaski was noted for the straight on kicking style of Chris Kinzer and Mickey Thomas who both went on to play at Virginia Tech.
He also won the player of the week honor for a second time in 1995.
Shayne and the Bengals are at Oakland this Sunday.
Time now to check on the third Super 7 poll of the season.
And again there is major shakeup in the poll as we continue to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
[GO TO SUPER 7 CHYRON BOARD]
Liberty was off and stays number one, William Campbell and Heritage won to stay in the top 3.
Fleming moves from number 7 to the four spot, Bath to fifth and Byrd debuts in the six spot, while Amherst jumps in at the seven spot.
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And the pollbuster is Gretna. The Hawks are 3-and-0
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This week there is no player of the week. There are two of them and they both hail from Radford High School.
[player of the week head shots]
Scott King and Trey Mitchell came up big for the Bobcats in last week's 24 to 14 win over George Wythe. As Travis Wells explains, the duo is double trouble for Radford opponents because of the triple threat.
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[SUPER=53-Wytheville/Bobcats vs. Maroons; :00]
[SUPER=51-Norm Lineburg/42nd year of Coaching; :36]
[SUPER=51-Trey Mitchell/Three INT's, Field Goal; :59]
[SUPER=51-Scott King/55 Yards Rushing, 83 Yards Rec, TD; 1:07]
[SUPER=49-Travis Wells; 1:56]
[SUPER=51-Kris Kramer/Bobcats Assistant Coach; 2:05]
[OUT Q=Friday Football Extra."]
((Scott King's royal performance at George Wythe last Friday night included 9 rushes for 53 yards, 13 tackles, 6 punts, and this 83 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that iced the ten point win. King is a converted tight end who now mans the fullback and linebacker spots.
Trey Mitchell's exploits against the defending state champion Maroons, ranged from a 46 yard field goal, to 3 PAT's to three pass interceptions and a crucial 19 yard reception in the second half.
With just 30 players on the roster, much is expected of King and Mitchell. Each is on the field for nearly 90 percent of the Bobcats plays--offense, defense and special teams.
Off the field, the two are close knit, unless of course a game of hoops is involved.
King and Mitchell are the 12th and 13th players from Radford to be named Players of the Week. Travis Wells, Friday Football Extra.))
Before we say so long - tonight's winner of the tickets to the UVa
[go to winners board]
Wake Forest game is Denise Hall from Wirtz.
That game is Saturday - September 27th.
The season is picking up steam.
We'll see you back here next Friday night for week number 4.
Take care everybody - and have a safe weekend.
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