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Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra. Tonight is our state semi-final preview show. Six teams from the area are still alive and kicking in four of the state's six divisions. [STATE SEMI-FINAL SNOW]
All of the games were set for tomorrow at 1:30, but snow has forced the postponement of tomorrow's William Fleming - Magna Vista state semi-final game at Victory Stadium. The Roanoke Civic Center's crew is responsible for Victory Stadium, but today the place was apparently off limits to anything with snow removal capabilities.
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((The Victory Stadium pigeons are ready for some football, but the Stadium is no shape for anything other than possibly some outdoor hockey. Neither the stadium's playing surface nor the stands have been touched by a shovel on plow. ((ROBYN SCHON:)) Perhaps they should have called Bath County high school where they hit the field and stands with armed with shovels and snow blowers and completely cleared both areas with nothing fancy - just good old fashioned elbow grease. ((JEFF FARMER:)) Meanwhile, the Fleming and Magna Vista coaches and players must simply wait, and hope that something other than those pigeons drop by stadium with a shovel in hand.)) ((ROBYN SCHON:))
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The Fleming-MagnaVista game is tentatively set for Sunday at 1:30pm, but don't be shocked if it's moved to Monday. Also, Radford at Gate City has been moved to Sunday although the snow in the Bristol area has been minimal. We'll havemore on those games later in the show, but first

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We begin in division one in Hot Springs where the Bath County Chargers will be making their 7th appearance in the state semi-finals. Bath hosts - J.I. Burton - the team that looks at the University of Tennessee and sometimes plays like the Vols. Burton is also the latest team from Region D to be in Bath's path.
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((BITES:)) ((Unlike most Region D teams, JI Burton can finesse you. The Bath players have spent a good bit of time checking out tape of the team from earlier in the season. But basically it will come down to Bath protescting what its home turf. The Chargers haven't lost a game at Carl Williams stadium since the 2000 season.)) ((WILL FIELDS:))
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J.I. Burton left Norton today and is spending the night without shouting distance of Bath. Unless things get really bad tonight - they will play tomorrow as scheduled. If not, Sunday is the makeup day at 1:30.

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In the Group A Division one semi final, 11 and 1 William Campbell takes on 12 and OH Sussex Central in Naruna where the Generals have not lost since 2000. Steve Mason has a preview of the 1:30 kickoff.
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((One thing you can say about Bradley. He knows how to prepare a young quarterback. Freshman Tarants Elam not only stepped in for Group A offensive player of the year in Shea Boyd, but has led the Generals to the final four, amazing considdering just a few months ago, he had never thrown a varsity football. ((:)) ((:)) Obviously the heart and soul of William Campbell is Cedric Peerman. The senior runing back has 1,995 yards and 43 touchdowns. He has accounted for over half the Generals points this season and for him, going all the way this year would mean more than last year. ((CEDRIC PEERMAN/43 TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON:))
To reach the title game, Peerman and his Genrals must first go through undefeated Sussex Central. William Campbell's defense has given up 11.6 points a game and has allowed two touchdowns in two playoff games. The generals face a Tigers offense averaging around 50 points a game. Number 11 Aljamont Rose and his 1,635 yards and 27 touchdowns are complimented by fullback Ivan Stith's 922 rushing yards.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

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The weather has tried to play havoc with the final four schedule of games for tomorrow. Here's a look at the lineup for state semi-finals state-wide from division six down to division one. [GO TO PINNACLE PAGES WITH SOME MUSIC]
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Welcome back everybody to our state semifinal preview edition of Friday Football Extra. The Division Two Semis pit 11 and 1 Radford at 12 and oh Gate City. It will be just like old times at Legion Field. Travis Wells has more on the Bobcats, the Blue Devils, and their storied playoff history.
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((Gate City has rolled into the state semifinals by averaging 49 points per game, led by a rushing attack that puts up 289 yards per contest. The Blue Devils defense has done its part, giving up just 6 points an outing.
Norm:
The thirteenth game has been unlucky for the Blue Devils. Gate City has lost in the semifinal round in each of the past four seasons. As for the Bobcats, Norm Lineburg's bunch has reeled off eleven straight victories after a season opening loss to Christiansburg. They also have one of the top placekickers in the state in Trey Mitchell. The senior has kicked a state record 20 field goals this season, including a long of 51 yards.
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The Bobcats and Blue Devils have met 7 times in the post season since 1971 with Gate City holding a 4-3 advantage. Radford won the first encounter 32 years ago 34-27 on its way to a state title, when one Frank Beamer was Lineburg's assistant.
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This will be the first meeting between the two schools as single A members. Perhaps the most memorable matchup occurred in 1987 when Radford won 3 to 2 in the infamous Ice Bowl. For more on that here's Mike.))

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Thanks Travis, that 1987 playoff game was one for the books for sure, and certainly worthy of tonight's first Friday Football Extra FLASHBACK.
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(( The snow was a definite factor when the two met in 1987 - the only points in the first three and half quarters came on this Barton Smith field goal. Then Chester Black took over. First he dives and bats down the Gate City pass in the endzone to preserve the lead. Then on the Cats next possession he fires the ball out of the endzone for an intentional safety to make it a 3-to-2 ball game. After the free kick he sealed the deal for good with this interception on Gate City's final drive.)) ((NORM LINEBURG:))

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There will at least be snow in the stands and possibly in the air at most venues tomorrow. When we come back - we'll set our sights on Victory Stadium and the division four semi-finals between the Warriors of Magna Vista and Colonels of William Fleming. Friday Football Extra's state semi-final special continues in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Welcome back everybody to our state semi-final preview show.
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It is time now to check in on tomorrow's division four game that will be played at Victory Stadium as Fleming plays host to Magna Vista. These two teams opened the season against one another way back on August 29th with Fleming rolling to a 34-to-13 win.


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((KEITH SMITH:)) (( Getting to this point has been somewhat of a battle for Smith, who took over the Fleming head coaching reins in 2000 from George Miller after serving as an assistant under both Kila and Sherley Stuart. ((KEITH:)) Smith's dad is a coaching legend in West Virginia back in the day - but the formula for winning hasn't changed from father to son. ((KEITH:)) The game kicks off Saturday afternoon at Victory Stadium which was still completely covered by snow Friday morning. The Colonels promise to have the ticket situation remedied for the game. Two Friday nights ago in the regional finals when Fleming hosted Liberty - some fans didn't get into the game until after the start of the second quarter because of a lack of ticket takers and a lack of one dollar bills.))
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Hopefully everything is ready to roll tomorrow - the Fleming players deserve to have the community behind them. The Colonels have yet to give up a single point in the playoffs.


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The Warriors are back in the state semifinals after losing to Heritage a year ago. Following that setback, it was discovered that the school had used an ineligible player and Coach Joe Beckelheimer was suspended for this year's opener at Fleming won by the Colonels. But as Travis Wells explains, all of that is forgotten as Magna Vista tries to extend a 10 game winning streak.
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((Magna Vista's Joe Beckelheimer knows all about the Colonels vaunted defense. He didn't see them in person in week one, but the Chief Warrior has seen plenty of video in recent weeks and has come away impressed. The Colonels haven't allowed a point in two post season games, while the Warriors were able to post just a field goal in a regional championship win over Carroll County.
Joel:
All three of Fleming's playoff TD's have come through the air, and Beckelheimer is quick to point out, that the Colonel's offense can explode at any time.
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Travis: While Beckelheimer wasn't on the sidelines at Victory Stadium for his team's opener, he has a deep appreciation for the history of the landmark, and hopes his team can write the latest chapter on Saturday.
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The Warriors will try to become the first team from Region Four to win a state semifinal in 12 years. Travis Wells, Friday Football Extra.))


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Friday Football Extra's number one ranked team must play at historic Mitchell Stadium tomorrow in Bluefield. We'll check in with Gretna when we return, but first one more look at the at the lineup for state semi-finals state-wide from division one to division six. [GO TO PINNACLE PAGES WITH SOME MUSIC]
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The group 2A Division III state semifinals pits Gretna against Graham on the G-men's home turf in Bluefield. Steve Mason takes a closer look at this 1:30 battle.
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((The Hawks are proud to showoff their new regional hardware, but they won't be satisfied until they fly at the state championship altitude. ((:)) ((:))
Gretna's offense is scoring about 5o points a game. Vic Hall has racked up 3900 yards of total offense and 44 touchdowns. Protecting Hall is only part of the job for the Hawks attack against Graham. ((:)) Graham's offense is led by Ahmad Bradshaw. The 5 foot 10 running back is the reigning double AA player of the year and has rushed for two thousand yards for two straight seasons. The Hawks defense will take its success against another great back in Cedric Peerman into the game against Graham's top player. ((:)) ((:))
The Region IV champs, who give up almost 17 points a game, have two losses, one of them, a 28-nothing shutout against Blacksburg.)) ((:)) ((:))

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That Gretna could even be in the position it's in tomorrow is down right amazing. Although Gretna has made the playoffs five out of the last six years, the Hawks didn't make their first playoff appearance until 1998. In fact, back on September 20th of 1996, Gretna set the all-time state record for futility with 44 consecutive losses.
But let's now flashback to September 27th, 1996 when all of that losing stuff changed for good.
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When we return after this short commercial break, we will meet our latest player of the week, the top performer from the regional championships - that actually last two weeks. We'll be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra.
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Our player of the week has been filling up the WDBJ-7 highlight reel for two years.
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William Campbell senior running back Cedric Peerman led his Generals to a second straight Region B Division one championship with a 19-7 victory over Riverheads. Steve Mason has more on this four star General

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((Peerman punched the clock and performed in his usual manner. Three crucial rushing touchdowns and over a 100 yards rushing on a night where once again, the game fell on his shoulders. ((:)) He was a hurricane on defense as well, recored a team high 13 tackles. His numbers are once again incredible. He has cored 258 points, more than half of the Generals 497. He is William Campbell's leading tackler. Peerman has also played most of the season banged up. ((:))
The UVa bound running back has little more to accomplish. He has a state championship ring, a 3.7 grade point average and he sings in his church choir. One thing he did not have until a few days ago, was perhaps the biggest compliment he could receive from his coach Brad Bradley. ((:)) ((:))
Peerman closes out a two year run with over four thosuand yards rushing and 93 touchdowns. Steve Mason Friday Football EXtra.))

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Thanks Mase, and thanks for joining us everybody. We'll be back next Friday night with our final show of the season - a preview of the state finals. [GO TO BREAK] Take care everybody.