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Good evening one and all and welcome to the postseason edition of Friday Football Extra right here on Your Hometown Station. The Regional opened tonight with semi-final action, and not a single game was staged in the Roanoke Valley. In the next 30 minutes or so we will bring you the highlights of all nine of tonight's game involving teams from the Friday Football Extra as we stretch out from Abingdon to Ridgeway to Hot Springs.
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And we begin in Bath County where the Chargers - fresh off of an unbeaten regular season - looked to take on Eastern Montgomery. This was a battle of the number one and four seeds in Region C, division one.
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[SUPER=53-Hot Springs/Eastern Montgomery vs. Bath Co.; :00]

It was so cold in Hot Springs tonight - that the folks at the Homestead Resort were able to start making snow on the ski slopes. Even colder at Carl Williams stadium where the Chargers had to play without two-way star John Phillips who is out for the rest of the year with a torn ligament in his knee. With John out, Jacob - who is 47-and-3 as a starting quartebrack in his career coming in - took off on the keeper and he will go 63 yards to the endzone. No one from Eastern Mont. can catch him. It's 7-to-nothing early. The Mustangs would rally back in the second quarter after settling down. Jordan Stewart finishes it with a dive. And it's now 8-to-7 Eastern Montgomery. Bath County would then bounce back with Phillips doing his thing later in the second. This time he scores on the 62 yard run on the optiong keeper to put Bath in front 13-to-8 after the failed conversion. Bath would keep cranking as Phillips passes to number 5, Austin Schwend on a 38 yard pass play. Jacob would make sure things were well in hand before halftime as he reverses field and scores his third of the half.


[SUPER=50-Eastern Montgomery/8/Bath Co./51;]

Bath County is able to win one for "Big John" tonight as the Chargers roll to the 51-to-8 final.
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[Narrows]


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Next week Bath will place host to the winner of tonight's other Region C, division one semi-final between Northwood and Narrows that was played on the Green Wave's home turf at Ragsdale Field.
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[SUPER=53-Narrows/Northwood vs. Narrows; :00]

The Cheerleaders had to break out the wind suits tonight and bundle up with hats, mittens and whatever else they had in Narrows. The Panthers go for a quick kick in the first half on 3rd down. The ball hits a linebacker for Narrows, but the Green Wave falls on it. Narrows would then look to come back and tie the game Jake Lewis connects with John Butler for the 8 yard pass. It's good for a touchdown, but the extra point is missed. 7-to-6 Northwood on top. Now in the third with the score the same, Lewis will give it to the 2000 yard man - Michael Farley who caps off a 77 yard drive with a touchdown. Narrows gets the 2, and the Green Wave leads 14-to-7. The Panthers would rally all the way back in a hurry as Preston Frye brings it home from the one. But their conversion fails and it's 14-to-13 Narrows.
[SUPER=50-Northwood/21/Narrows/14;]

In the fourth - Northwood would do it with the special teams. Frye fields the Green Wave and takes it to the house. They get the TD, the two point conversion and the win. Northwood 21 and Narrows 14.
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Much more is on the way tonight on the regional semi-final edition of Friday Football Extra - including the Fleming-Blacksburg and Liberty-Heritage first round rematches. Travis Wells and Steve Smallshaw will join us with those stories right after this quick break. But first let's take a look at the statewide playoff scoreboard for this weekend and check out the Bath County band. [GO TO BAND A AND SCORES]
[FFE Scores]

[SUPER=48-Lebanon/7/Radford/12;]



[SUPER=48-E. Montgomery/8/Bath Co./51;]



[SUPER=48-Northwood/21/Narrows/14;]



[SUPER=48-Giles/22/George Wythe/26;]



[SUPER=48-Richlands/13/Magna Vista/20;]



[SUPER=48-William Fleming/6/Blacksburg/0;]



[SUPER=48-Liberty/17/Heritage/14;]



[SUPER=48-William Campbell/46/Cumberland/12;]



[SUPER=48-Fort Defiance/27/Western Albemarle/23;]



[SUPER=48-St. Anne's/21/Lynchburg/7;]



[SUPER=48-Harrisonburg/10/Liberty-Bealeton/17;]



[SUPER=48-Carroll Co./27/Abingdon/21;]



[SUPER=48-R.E. Lee Springfield/7/Robinson/35;]



[SUPER=48-Mt. Vernon/0/James Madison/26;]



[SUPER=48-W.T. Woodson/26/Yorktown/29;]



[SUPER=48-Herndon/0/Westfield/34;]



[SUPER=48-Loudoun Valley/13/Stone Bridge/21;]



[SUPER=48-Grundy/34/Fieldale-Collinsville/27;]



[SUPER=48-St. Paul/Sat./J.I. Burton/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Castlewood/Sat./Twin Springs/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Powell Valley/Sat./Gate City/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Rye Cove/Sat./Haysi/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Monticello/Sat./Handley/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Martinsville/Sat./Graham/2:00;]



[Blacksburg]


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It's time now for our Spotlight Game of the Week and for that we head to Bill Brown Stadium in Blacksburg where the Bruins were hoping to avenge their only loss of the regular season, a 34-6 setback at the hands of William Fleming.
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Travis Wells spent the night in Blacksburg for the chilly Region Three, Division Four Semifinal. [TAKE TRAVIS FULL]
Mike, it wasn't exactly the prettiest game from an offensive standpoint, but the football purists would have loved it. There was plenty of defense as expected. The Colonels came in giving up just 10 points a game, and the Bruins just over 15 a contest. [ROLL CUE: over 15 a contest..]
[SUPER=49-Travis Wells;]
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[SUPER=51-David Houff/Blacksburg Quarterback; :40]
[SUPER=51-Dave Crist/Blacksburg Head Coach; :56]
[SUPER=50-William Fleming/6/Blacksburg/0/; 1:26]
[SUPER=51-Keith Smith/William Fleming Head Coach; 1:34]
[SUPER=51-Dere Hicks/Game Winning TD Pass; 1:43]
[SUPER=51-Donnell Blake/William Fleming Running Back; 1:49]
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[OUT Q=they played hard though."]
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[TRAVIS FULL]
Mike, the old adage that defense wins games while offense sells tickets certainly held true tonight. Although, the Colonels may need a few more points next week when they battle a defending state champ.

[Liberty]


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Liberty and Heritage met last night at City Stadium - the same place Liberty blew a 20 point lead and lost to the Pioneers by a single point back on October 24th. Heritage coach Chris Jones entered the rematch looking for his 50th career win in just four years as a head coach. News 7 Lynchburg bureau chief Steve Smallshaw brings us the story from City Stadium.
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[SUPER=51-Chris Watts/Liberty HS Head Coach;]
[SUPER=51-Chris Jones/Heritage HS Head Coach;]



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[OUT Q=Steve Smallshaw, for Friday Football Extra.]
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Region Three, division four is without a doubt the toughest region in the state. The four playoff teams had a combined 36-and-4 regular season mark.

[Contest]


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Next up the Region Four teams will take their turn in the spotlight. We'll see if Magna Vista, Fieldale-Collinsville and Carroll County were able to keep their respective seasons alive. But right now we're in a giving state of mind.
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[GO TO CONTEST BOARD] As always - I'm looking for the 7th caller to win a pair of tickets to the Virginia-Virginia Tech game on Saturday November 29th in Charlottesville. Just Dial (1-866-WIN-WDBJ) Again, be the 7th caller and get a pair of tickets to see the Hoos and Hokies in their regular season finale. Call now to win! We'll have the winner for you later on Friday Football Extra.
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[Magna]


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It's time to get on the regional playoff bus and head down route 220.
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The Magna Vista Warriors - the number two seed in Region four, division four hosted Richlands tonight in Henry County.

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[SUPER=53-Ridgeway/Richlands vs. Magna Vista; :00]

This was Magna Vista's fifth straight playoff appearance and they strutted in loaded for bear, but instead found the Tornadoes. With the clock running out in the first quarter - the Warriors will control the ball. From the Richlands' 45 - Matt Duffy hands off to Quentin Preston, who gets 7 yards off the right side. A few plays later in the second quarter - Preston will take the rock through the middle, pops loose out into the open and into the endzone on a 24 yard run. The Warriors take a 7-to-nothing lead. Magna Vista would show its strength on defense, as well. Timmy Brown is sacked for a four yard loss on this play. The Warriors took over, and Eric Spencer takes the handoff around the right side and he will help control the clock for the home team with the nine yard gain. The Blue Tornados would have a moment or two in this one, as Brown picks up good yardage - only to see it get wiped out by a flag.
[super=50-Richlands/13/Magna Vista/20;]

The Magna Vista Warriors move on to the regional title game with a 20 to 13 win tonight.
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[Carroll]


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In Region four, division four the Carroll County Cavaliers had to hit the road tonight despite having the highest power rating in the region. Carroll got into the playoffs as a wildcard, and had to make the trip to Abingdon because the Falcons were the regular season champs of the Highlands district. We had planned to have highlights of this game, but satelite problems at the uplink out of Johnson City tonight prohibited us from getting them, but Carroll did win it 27-to-21. The Cavs will have to go on the road and play at Magna Vista next Friday night in the regional finals.

[Fieldale]


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In region three, division three the Fieldale-Collinsville Cavaliers looked to use their 7-and-3 regular season as a springboard as they opened the playoffs at home against Grundy. FC's only other playoff appearance was back in 1995.
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[SUPER=53-Collinsville/Grundy vs. Fieldale-Collinsville; :00]

The fans at Fieldale were all jucied up locked in a 27-to-27 tie in the third quarter. The Cavs try to get the upperhand on the ground as Brandon Dillard keeps the ball around the near side and he will gather up 7 yards on the carry. On the Cavs next possession - they would move it down in the red zone and on the first and goal - Dillard will go up the middle - only to have the ball stripped away on the one yard line. It was still tied in the fourth - when the Golden Wave's Aaron Marcum pitched the ball to Garan Marcum - who cuts it around the left end and ride the sideline for the 24 yards before he knocked out of bounds. Later from the nine, Theo Justice takes the snap and race around the left end for the apparent go-ahead-score, but it is called back for a holding penalty. A couple of plays later from the 19 - on the give and go the pitch will go to Aaron Looney and he will lay out the pass to Tigh (Tie) Compton. He's wide open - and the Golden Wave takes the 34-to-27 lead. Grundy's would then put the game on ice and Looney runs clock and the rock.
[SUPER=50-Grundy/34/Fieldale-Collinsville/27;]

The Golden Wave wins it 34-to-27 to advance in the Region Four Division three.
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When we come back - things were bound to get interesting tonight in Region C division two as Giles traveled to George Wythe and Radford hosted Lebanon. Highlights and a few sidelights from both of those games in just a moment. But first the statewide scoreboard and the Narrows Green Wave Marching Band. [GO TO BAND B and scores]
[FFE Scores]

[SUPER=48-Lebanon/7/Radford/12;]



[SUPER=48-E. Montgomery/8/Bath Co./51;]



[SUPER=48-Northwood/21/Narrows/14;]



[SUPER=48-Giles/22/George Wythe/26;]



[SUPER=48-Richlands/13/Magna Vista/20;]



[SUPER=48-William Fleming/6/Blacksburg/0;]



[SUPER=48-Liberty/17/Heritage/14;]



[SUPER=48-William Campbell/46/Cumberland/12;]



[SUPER=48-Fort Defiance/27/Western Albemarle/23;]



[SUPER=48-St. Anne's/21/Lynchburg/7;]



[SUPER=48-Harrisonburg/10/Liberty-Bealeton/17;]



[SUPER=48-Carroll Co./27/Abingdon/21;]



[SUPER=48-R.E. Lee Springfield/7/Robinson/35;]



[SUPER=48-Mt. Vernon/0/James Madison/26;]



[SUPER=48-W.T. Woodson/26/Yorktown/29;]



[SUPER=48-Herndon/0/Westfield/34;]



[SUPER=48-Loudoun Valley/13/Stone Bridge/21;]



[SUPER=48-Grundy/34/Fieldale-Collinsville/27;]



[SUPER=48-St. Paul/Sat./J.I. Burton/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Castlewood/Sat./Twin Springs/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Powell Valley/Sat./Gate City/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Rye Cove/Sat./Haysi/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Monticello/Sat./Handley/1:30;]



[SUPER=48-Martinsville/Sat./Graham/2:00;]



[Radford]


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It's time now to check in on the final two regional semi-final games from tonight.
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In Region C, division two - Three Rivers district champ Radford played host to Lebanon. The Pioneers got a share of the Hogoheegee district's regular season title but had to venture into an emotional Bobcat Stadium tonight.
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[SUPER=53-Radford/Lebanon vs. Radford; :00]

Bobcat Head coach Norm Lineburg was after this 300th career win tonight trying to join some very elite company in the state of Virginia. After a hard fought defensive sturggle in the first half Trey Mitchell will hit this 22 yard field goal. It's his 18th of the second breaking the all-time regular season VHSL record of 17 set by Shayne Graham. The game stayed a 3-to-nothing contest until early in the fourth when Mitchell adds to his record with a 33 yard kick.
It's now 6-to-nothin Bobcats. But things can change in the hurry. Lebanon quarterback John McCoy hands off to Thayer White - who breaks free down the left side and he will take it 59 yards for the score. Suddenly it's a 7-to-6 gamein favor of Lebanon. But the Bobcats would be on the prowl in the "Name of Norm" tonight. On the 10th play of their final drive tonight, with 43 seconds left on the clock - Jush Dunbar goes right up the middle from the 17.
[SUPER=50-Lebanon/7/Radford/12;]

Radford advances with a dramatic 12-to-7 win and in the process hands Norm Lineburg - one of the true class acts in high school athletics his 300th career win.
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[IN Q=WHEN YOU'VE...]
[SUPER=51-Norm Lineburg/300 Career Wins; :00]
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[OUT Q=...CITY OF RADFORD]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Not only did Stormin' Norman get his 300th win tonight, but he got something even more imporant today - another grandchild. Son Mark and his wife Cathy welcomed a new baby girl into the world earlier today.
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[IN Q=I'M EXTREMELY PROUD...]
[SUPER=51-Mark Lineburg/Norm's Son;]
[RUNS=:15]
[oc=...great players here."]
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[George ]


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The other game in that Region C, division two bracket featured the defending division two state champ - George Wythe - playing host to Giles. These two have a rich playoff history that seems to rear its head every decade. The two played in 1993 - the year Giles was unbeaten and won the state title. The two also played in 1983 - 20 years ago. George Wythe won that game 7-to-0. Longtime Giles fan Edgar Moser remembers that game well, and everything else about Giles football for that matter. In fact, he published a book on single wingers. And one piece of trivia he points out on page 54 is that the last time Giles wore red pants on the road - was that 1983 playoff loss to the Maroons.
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[SUPER=53-Wytheville/Giles vs. George Wythe; :00]

No red on the legs for the Spartans as Steve Ragsdale decided not to tempt fate and George Wythe began its quest for title number 2. The boys from Pearisburg had the upperhand early as Thomas Olinger finds the endzone from five yards out for an 8-to-nothing Giles lead after the two. The Maroons star tailback Robert Barcliff would answer by scoring two first half TDs, including this 87 yard back breaker. George Wythe had a 12-to-8 lead midway through the second quarter. Then Giles showed a little resiliency. Watch the play by Michael Shaver as he overthrows his target, but Matthew Clark is there to save the day to give Giles a 16-to-12 lead at the half on the TD catch. In the third, Barcliff is determined to change that and he would do just that ripping off another huge run and giving his team the lead back 20-to-16 with the 78 yard dash to the house. But this see-saw affair would continued as Ricky Cook and Giles score again. This time it's 22-to-20 Giles in the third quarter. But Barcliff would work it one more time. This time he just smokes by the defense on a 76 yard gallop into the wind.

He had three TD runs of more than 76 yards and four TD dahses altogether. It's 26-to-22 through 3. But the persistent Spartans drove down the field late and had one last shot to win with 10 seconds left.
[super=50-Giles/22/George Wythe/26;]

On fourth and seven - Shaver heaves it - Cook is there - but the pass is tipped and it falls incomplete. Geroge Wythe survives a classic with a 26-to-22 win over Giles.
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[SUPER=51-Donnie Pruitt/George Wythe Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=51-Robert Barcliff/298 Yards Rushing & 4 TDs;]
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[OUT Q=...good game man]
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[Eagles]


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Several playoff teams in the area had to either finish out the regular season or simply take tonight off. Hurricane Isabel rocked the eastern postion of the state and forced the Virginia High School League to extend the season an extra week to allow teams to catch up.
Franklin County is one of the teams that sat at home tonight. The Eagles battle Osbourne Park in the Northwest Region semi-finals on the road in Northern Virginia next Friday night in Manassas. The Eagles played and lost to the Yellow Jackets last year in the playoffs. But Billy Miles 7 and 3 team has learned a great deal from that experience and doesn't plan on changing things up too much next week.
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[SUPER=51-Billy Miles/Franklin Co. Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...the way we were last year"]
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Friday Football Extra will be back with our latest player of the week in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

[Player]


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Our player of the week has gone from a bench warmer to becoming the bench mark rusher in Franklin County football history.
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Steve Mason has more on the Eagles Ronnie Edwards and the biggest game of his life last week against E.C. Glass.
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[SUPER=53-Rocky Mount/Last Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=51-Ronnie Edwards/22 Touchdowns This Season; :13]
[SUPER=51-Billy Miles/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :22(QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=49-Steve Mason; :55]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=...friday football extra"]
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((205 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns against a playoff caliber team in E.C. Glass, not bad for a first year starter. ((:)) ((:))
No one, not even Ronnie could picture this kind of explosion when the season began. But his glass breaking performance is just the beginning to this incredible story. Edwards shattered Franklin County's single season rushing record in game nine. He now has 1,502 yards, nearly a hundred yards more than Lebryan Patterson's mark set a last year. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:))
Edwards used to be talented at running from the books, but that all changed this summer when he started banging the books. He has nearly a 3.0 GPA this year which has brought his overall average up almost a full letter grade. ((:))
Edwards has one more season and hopes to play college football. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
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Thanks Mase - and thanks to each of you out there for checking out Friday Football Extra on this regional semi-final weekend. Before we go we need to tell you who won those tickets.
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[GO TO CONTEST WINNER BOARD] Congratulations to Tina Whited from Richlands, winner of a pair of tickets to the November 29th UVa-Virginia Tech game in Charlottesville. Next Friday night, we'll have another pair to that game to give away.
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Take care everybody have a safe weekend. We'll see you next Friday as crown this year's regional champions. [GO TO BREAK]