Good evening everybody and welcome to the program known as Friday Football Extra.
Tonight we celebrate week number 7 of the regular season, and in the next 30 minutes we'll take a highlights tour of southwest and central Virginia and bring you the highlights of 15 games.
We begin at the top - or is it the bottom.
During the early years of Friday Football Extra - Triple A schools and their weekly matchups dominated the high school landscape.
But heading into tonight the five Triple A teams in the area were a combined 9 and 19.
The only one without a losing record was Franklin County
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Standing room only in the Mount tonight as the homecoming court presented its king Daniel Brooks and the queen Callie Grice.
The court would have plenty to celebrate with a 32 point halftime lead.
On the opening drive of the third, the Eagles just keep racking up the yards on the ground as Ronnie Edwards rolls to the outside and he picks up huge yardage before he is knocked out of bounds.
Three plays later - Shane Cooper bulldozes his way in for the two yard TD. It's now 49-to-10 Franklin County in the third.
The Patriots would try to earn a little respect as Mike Young tosses it to Reggie Martin in the far corner to make it 49-to-17.
But late in the fourth the Eagles' backups would get into the act.
Michael Wade fakes the dish and carries it in around the right end for the 15 yard score.
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Franklin County smokes PH like a country ham 55 to 17.
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The Pulaski County Cougars got a much needed week off last Friday to catch their collective breath before opening district play.
Tonight they hit the road to take on Hidden Valley in the first ever meeting between the two River Ridge members.
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Another big crowd was on hand at Bogle Field for this contest, but for the rowdy home fans it was no contest.
The Cougars came out in the third rolling as Brandon Anderson takes the pitch goes down the right side, and he will pick up 40 yards on the carry all the way to Hidden Valley 18 yard line.
Three plays later - Anderson will take it down the left side, and he will go 16 yards into the house. It's now 33 to nothing Pulaski County in the third quarter.
After stopping Hidden Valley again, the Cougars would get busy again. This five play drive ends with Chad Thompson's nine yard TD run.
Pulaski County goes on top 40-to-nothing.
Hidden Valley just couldn't get it going as Brad Oliver throws the
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pick to Derrick Burks. And he runs it in from 11 yards out.
The Cougars beat the Titans 46-to-6.
The Salem Spartans have been kind of quiet in the first half of the season, but it appears that they are about ready to make some serious noise.
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Tonight the Spartans returned to their home turf after a week off to host Christiansburg.
The Blue Demons fumbled the opening kickoff and the Spartans immediately converted. Matt Shawver hits Scott Scharnus on seven yard touchdown. Just like that it's 7-to-nothing Salem.
The Blue Demons would try to compose themselves. But look at the Spartans' Kevin Campbell fly in and put the wood on quarterback Jordan Collins with the quarterback sack.
Later in the quarter Chritiansburg backup quarterback Andrew Hoffer comes in - in relief but the result is the same as Campbell again break free and gets the sack for Salem.
The Spartans would then let Shawver and Scharnus work their magic on the fly route.
Salem opens district play with a 23-0 win and improves to 5-and-1.
Elsewhere in the River Ridge tonight - the Blacksburg Indians played host to the Cave Spring Knights. Both of these teams came in with 4-and-1 marks.
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Blacksburg head coach Dave Crist who has been with Friday Football Extra all of its 20 years - was after career win number 200 tonight.
His team had a 13-to-nothing lead in the third when Shane Bennett took this handoff and broke out on a 50 yard dash. He will take it all the way to the endzone and make it a 19-to-nothing game after the missed kick.
The Bruins would keep rolling in the second half. From their own 6 yard line, Blacksburg is looking for some breathing room, and he will get 94 yards of it as he takes it all the way for another touchdown. 26-to-nothing Blacksburg.
Cave Spring's Kenny Horan will go to his bag of tricks, pitching to Jeremiah Overstreet. He tries to look downfield on the halfback option.
Finally he will locate Beau Austin for the score.
That's the way this one would wind up as the Bruins beat the Knights 26-to-6.
The spotlight game of the week featuring unbeatens from the Super 7 is next. Steve Mason will have the story of tonight's Liberty at Amherst County game.
But first the initial batch of scores from week number 7 with some help from the Hidden Valley Band.
The Titans have 160 marching members.
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[SUPER=48-Dan River/20/Patrick Co./19;]
[SUPER=48-Laurel Park/12/Magna Vista/61;]
Time now for the spotlight game of the week as two of the unbeatens and two of the top members from the Super 7 met tonight in Amherst.
Liberty and Amherst County were a combined 11 and 0 coming into the meeting this evening in Amherst County.
And for that reason alone - their game is worthy of spotlight game of the week recognition.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres have our story from North of Lynchburg.
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The Blue Ridge district opened play tonight with the William Byrd Terriers hitting the road to matchup against the best 500 team in the state - the 3-and-3 Alleghany Mountaineers.
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Jeff Highfill Senior was giving his son a few wise words on how to handle the Mounties in Low Moor.
Byrd was up 14-to-nothing with under a minute left before halftime when little Jeff uses that advice and adds another tally to the board. The former player of the week hooks up with Josh Baumgartner on the 12 yard strike. It's 21-to-nothing Terriers at the break.
The Terriers have other weapons. And tailback Billy Ray Welch is one of them. He gets on the board from a yard out. It's 28-to-nothing. Welch had 191 yards rushing tonight.
Gavin Haynes would finally get a score for Alleghany with the five yard keeper. That avoided the shutout but not the inevitable.
Highfill and Baumbartner get together again. After making the catch he kicks it into high gear and motors 50 yards.
Byrd looks impressive tonight posting the 48-to-7 win over the Mounties.
After back to back losses, William Fleming opened up Blue Ridge District play tonight at Victory Stadium against Jim Hickam and winless Northside.
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There was a nice homecoming crowd on hand tonight for the Colonels.
The Colonels wasted no time in getting on the board. Dwayne Priest appears to get stopped in the backfield but fights his way free and into the zone from four yards out for a 7-nothing lead.
The Vikes went three and out before punting to Mijuan Curtis and Curtis does his thang picking up some blocking, slicing and dicing his way to the house on a 71 yard touchdown return and it was 14-zip with two minutes left in the first quarter.
Donnell Blake made it a 3 TD advantage with this short TD.
When it rains it pours for the Vikings. The sprinklers came on to start the second quarter.
The Colonels drown Northside 42 to 7.
7 more sets of highights are still to come tonight - plus in just a few minnutes we will be giving away a pair of tickets to the UVa-Florida State game.
But first the rest of tonight's scores and the ________ Marching Band.
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[SUPER=48-Bath Co./28/Parry McCluer/7;]
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[SUPER=48-Fishburne Military/0/North Cross/35;]
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Welcome back to Friday Football Extra everybody to week seven of Friday Football Extra.
Let's now check in on one of the top traditional rivalries in the history of Friday Football Extra - Radford and Giles.
Tonight the 2003 version of the shootout was played out in Pearisburg.
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Homecoming tonight in Giles as Matthew Clark was crowned king and his queen for the evening is Amanda Bishop.
Radford also did some celebrating tonight. Nathan Charleton hands off to Terrell Dobbins, and he will pick up the 10 yard touchdown, breaking the plane and making it a 9-to-8 Radford lead in the third.
Radford went for 2, and Charleton will find Daniel Harrison who gets his feet down, before getting rocked and loosing the ball. It counts and it's 11 to 8.
Kudos to Radford's kicker Trey Mitchell who hits a trey from 45 yards out with ease in the third to extend that lead to 14-to-8.
Radford would keep rolling. Josh Dunbar scores on the 8 yard run. It's now a 21-to-8 game in favor of the Bobcats in the fourth.
Giles would get a Ricky Cook score late. But it's only cosmetic.
The Bobcats beat the Spartans 28-to-15.
One of the area's remaining unbeatens - the Mustangs of Eastern Montgomery rolled down Route 460 to take on the Glenvar Highlanders - a team that picked up its first win of the season last week against Botetourt.
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It also was homecoming at Glenvar tonight as Dwayne Yates and Laura Huffman were crowned king and queen.
Eastern Mont would let Josh Smith make a statement in the third quarter as he goes right up the middle and 54 yards later he has scored to cut the Glenvar lead to 12-to-6.
The Mustangs trying to get all the way back in it. Jordan Stewart will hit Zack Milton and he will lay out on a full extension touchdown catch. The game is now tied at 12 all after the 22 yard TD reception.
Two plays later Glenvar with the ball and Carter Brown will sweep
left, turn the corner and then turn on the burners. He will take it 74 yards
down the sideline. Glenvar is back on top 20-to-12 after the two point conversion.
The Mustangs would try to some razzle-dazzle on a 4th and 17, but the halfback option is bobbled, and Glenvar makes it two wins in a row with a 20-to-12 victory.
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Elsewhere in the Three Rivers - two 4-and-1 teams - Floyd County and Auburn hooked up in Riner tonight.
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The Eagles cheerleaders were trying to pump up the night with some spirit sales.
But Floyd had it's own victory plans. On the third play of the Buffs' opening possession - Daniel Grim hands it off to Ethan Manning and he will take the ball and take off. He takes it up the right side 21 yards for the Buffaloes first TD. It's 6-to-nothing.
Early in the second, the Buffs would again find the end zone.
Grim hands off to John Mathis and he will power his way eight yards before finding the end zone. It's now 12-to-nothing Floyd.
Auburn would come back with a solid drive, Trent Copeland drops this pass right over the shoulder of Scott Bennett for a 29 yard gain.
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But the Eagles lose for the second straight week falling to Floyd County 37 to 6.
The Narrows' Green Wave stepped out of district tonight to battle the James Monroe Mavericks.
The Mavericks hail from Lindside, West Virginia which is right between Peterstown and Union.
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The Visitors were the top seed in the Double A West Viginia playoffs a season ago.
But Narrows' Michael Farley decided to welcome the team to Giles county in his own way. He will field the James Monroe, avoid all of the would be tacklers and take the ball 67 yards to the two yard line.
Brandon Spizer would then cap that drive with the two yard run. It's 6-to-nothing Narrows on top.
James Monroe would open the second quarter, Jason Weikle snaps the ball to Tenre Franklin, who plows his way ahead for 13 yards on some tough running for the Mavs.
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A few plays later - John Riggs runs it in out of the wing - to tie the game.
But James Monroe wins it tonight 26 to 14.
More highlights are on the way this evening including an offensive explosion at North Cross.
But right now a chance to win two red hot tickets.
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I'm looking for the 7th caller to win a pair to the Florida State at UVa game on Saturday - October 18th at SCott Stadium.
Just Dial (1-866-WIN-WDBJ)
Again, be the 7th caller and get a pair of tickets to see Bobby Bowden match wits with Al Groh.
We'll have the winner for you later in the show.
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It's time now to head down into Henry County where Fieldale-Collinsville headed across town to show off its 4-and-1 record against the 1-and-4 Martinsville Bulldogs.
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The Marvelous Ma Va Hi marching band rolled into Dan Green Stadium rumbling like angry Bulldogs for tonight's Piedmont battle.
The Dogs stake out their own turf early as Quan Beamer hands off to Joseph Lunnerman. And he will roll off the right end and pick up 13 yards on the play.
But the Cavs would force a turnover but then turn it over themselves. Brandon Dillard loses the ball in the backfield as Marcus Long scopps up the rock and takes it 30 yards fo the Bulldogs' score. 7-to-nothing Dogs.
To start the second, the Cavs will be forced to punt. Barry Joyce picks up the bad snap, decides to keep it, and that was a good call. He will elude the first wave of defenders, hit the sideline and pick up 62 yards all the way to Martinsville 10 before he's brought down.
Terry Wimbush would then finish the drive with a power run up the middle.
But the conversion fails and Martinsville wins it 7-to-6.
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The Laurel Park Lancers and Magna Vista Warriors will consolidate next season - but tonight they squared off at what will soon be their new home - the place affectionately known as the "hole."
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The Lancers were looking large before they hit the field tonight.
But the Warriors have a way of making teams look small.
Matt Duffy drops back off of the play fake - the six three quarterback will hook up with D.J. Preston. The score makes it 14-to-nothing in favor of the Warriors.
Duffy will again go up top and show good poise in the pocket.
He connects with A. J. Watkins at the goal line.
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Magna Vista beats Laurel Park tonight in Ridgeway 61 to 12.
The James River Knights were looking to build on their 4-and-2 record tonight, but they faced a tough opponent in the battle tested Covington Cougars.
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Phillip King and his James River squad looked to get back on the right track after last week's setback to Eastern Montgomery.
However, it was Covington that threw the first body shot. Donnie Anderson runs it in from three yards out. Nothing fancy about it. 8-to-nothing Covington.
The Knights would try to respond, but it is Anderson who has other ideas. He reaches up and grabs the pass and pulls in the interception for the Cougars.
After a Cougar punt - James River's Michael Sprinkle found Demerius Davis. He will take the Cougars' defense to school. He's off to the races and 76 yards later he's got a touchdown.
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Covington defeats James River 17 to 14 in overtime.
We wrap up the week 7 highlight machine tonight over in Roanoke County where the North Cross took on Waynesboro's Fishburne Military in a four o'clock kickoff.
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Coach Jim Muscaro - whose son just opened up a new restaurant in town was hoping to serve up some home cooking, as well today.
North Cross would waste little time - on its first play of the game - James Revercomb drops back and fires this nice 26 yard touchdown strike to Chase Morrison. The Raiders lead this thing 7-to-nothing.
North Cross would go to the air again and again it's Revercomb and Morrison hooking up for 13 yards and a 14-to-nothing lead.
The Raiders' defense would then make its mark as Morrison picks off the Fishburne pass and returns it 35 yards for his third TD of the first quarter. North Cross leads it 21-to-nothing.
The Raiders score early and often as Jonathan Edwards gets this one - and North Cross gets the 35 to 0 win over Fishburne.
The Super 7 is coming up in just a few minutes along with a player of the week - you've already met before.
Bt first don't forget that
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tomorrow we have a college double dip headlined by UVa hereon WDBJ-7.
Clemson hosts the Cavs at Noon followed by Florida at LSU.
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Sunday the Chiefs play the Packers at one followed up by the Broncos and Steelers.
It's football on the Your Hometown Station.
Friday Football Extra returns in just a moment.
Let's now check in on the 7th Super 7 poll of the season as the ranks of the unbeaten continue drop even more tonight.
However, the top teams in the poll remain unchanged.
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Liberty rolls previously unbeaten Amherst and remains a rock solid number one,
Gretna beats Chatham 56-to-0.
Heritage won another one to stay third. Chris Jones is now 20-and-0 at Heritage in a season and a half.
Bath beat Parry McCluer to go to 6-and-0.
Carroll County is still unbeaten and 5th.
William Byrd is now 6th this week.
And Salem re-enters the poll in the 7 spot.
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And the pollbuster Blacksburg - the artist formerly known as the Indians is 5-and-1.
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Our Player of the Week is no stranger to the spotlight, even though he shys away from it.
Gretna's Vic Hall joined some elite company in leading the Hawks to a resounding win over William Campbell last week. Travis Wells explains why Hall is a two timer.
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((Only six times previously in the history of Friday Football Extra have Player of the Week honors been handed out to the same individual twice in the same season. David Jennings of William Byrd was the first to accomplish the feat in 1984, followed by Salem's Marcus Parker in 1991. Fleming's Lee Suggs turned the trick in 1998, the same year that Byrd's O-J Thomason pulled the double. Thomason had an enore performance the following season, and he was joined by Floyd County's Josh Spence.
Gretna's Vic Hall joins the club after rushing for 345 yards and 6 touchdowns in a 61-21 win over defending state champ William Campbell. Hall also completed 5 of 9 passes for 69 yards, including this 4th down touchdown toss to Brandon Turner. The Hall-mark performance capped an eventful day for the junior. Earlier Friday, he gave a verbal committment to Al Groh and the University of Virginia.
The bulletin board in the main hallway at Gretna has become quite the shrine to the star quarterback. Despite all the press, this Hawk's feet are firmly grounded and he isn't entirely comfortable with all the hype.
Travis: Away from the gridiron, Hall is an avid fisherman who likes to spend a day here on Smith Mountain Lake just to get away from it all. Casting his line, isn't all that different from calling signals.
It's no fish tale that the unbeaten Hawks are the state's top ranked double A team in the state. Travis Wells, Friday Football Extra.))
Thanks so much Travis.
We are just about ready to say so long for another week, but first we need to find out who won the tickets.
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Congratulations to Lawrence Hayes from Tazewell who picked up a pair of tickets to next Saturday night's much anticipated Florida State -UVa game in Charlottesville.
Thanks for giving Friday Footballl Extra a small part of your weekend.
See you back here next Friday for week 8 of the regular season.
Have a safe night folks.
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