Good evening everybody and welcome to another season of Friday Football Extra here on Your Hometown Station.
We've been doing it for 21 years, but this year were doing it without Joel Hicks and Willis White - the big two.
We'll have some information on Willis later in the show,
but right now it's time to check on his former team and his replacment at Salem - Steve Magenbauer.
The Spartans - fresh off two uncharacteristic years of not making the playoffs - opened the 2004 campaign - tonight in the City of Champions against Lord Botetourt.
[SUPER=53-Salem/Lord Botetourt vs. Salem; :00]
Magenbauer was back on the Salem sideline walking the same path coach White used to walk. But Mags is his own man.
And with his team on top 28-to-7 at the half, he would watch Botetourt try to rally with some trickery. Matt Witt passes to Tyler Bryant, who throws deep to Bobby Barton for 43 yards to the Spartans' 11 yard line.
LB would then get in to cut the Salem lead in half - as Witt hits James Welch for the score. It's a 28-to-14 games in the third.
But that the rest of the way it was all Salem. Matt Shawver passes to Tony Spradlin. He makes the catch and dashes in for the 31 yard score. Salem is now on top 35-to-14 in
Now in the fourth, the Spartans seal the deal as Andre Hairston takes it into the zone from 14 yards out. Salem opens the 2004 campaign out of district with a 42-to-14 win.
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[SUPER=51-Steve Magenbauer/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=....THINGS WORKED OUT FOR US."]
Another team that needs to get back in the playoff hunt this season is Pulaski County.
Last year the Cougars opened with a brutal non-district schedule and finished the year 6-and-4.
Tonight Jack Turner's team opened against Northside - a team alos looking for improvement in 2004.
[SUPER=53-Pulaski Co./Northside vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
The Cougar crazies were out in full force for the opener tonight at Kenneth Dobson Stadium.
Northside has the ball early with Ben Creasy droppingback to pass - only to get sacked hard and welcomed to Cougars' Den.
Pulaski would take over the ball and Ryan Dean hands off to Kevin Crouse who takes it to the big house for the score. The 75 yard scamper will put the Cougars on top 7-to-nothing with the first score of the season.
Still in the first, faced with a 4th and 18 from the 26 - Dean goes for it -handing off to Ernie Hodge who will get the first down and the touchdown to make it 14-to-nothing Cougars.
Early in the second, from the Northside 6 - it's third and goal as
Dean gives it to Chad Thompson who gives it to Hodge, who gives the home folks another score.
Pulaski opens up the new season in style with a 35 to nothing win.
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If you think replacing one's mentor and father figure - like Magenbauer and Turner have done is tough - try coaching against him in your first game as your own boss.
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That was the case tonight in South County as J.R. Edwards - the new coach at Hidden Valley - took on Jeff Highfill his former coach and boss at Byrd.
The Titans were trying to make a move early in this one as Tyler Coyer hands off to Jimmy King, who takes off down the left side and he won't stop until he picks up 52 yards deep into Byrd territory to set up the first score of the night.
A few plays later Alex Wray - the baby bull - bangs in from the 11 yard line with the power run to put the Titans on top 7-to-nothing in the first.
Early in the second Byrd would get on the board. Landon Johnson gives it to Billy Ray Welch and the veteran will take it down the left sideline for the 80 yard score.
[SUPER=50-William Byrd/13/Hidden Valley/14;]
But Hidden Valley scores the game winner with 40 seconds to go to beat Byrd 14-to-13.
The Christiansburg Blue Demons were home tonight taking on Norm Lineburg's Radford Bobcats in a non-district contest as Lineburg looked for career win number 302.
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We pick up the action in the third. The Blue Demons are on top 13-to-nothing with Radford on the comeback trail. Ryan Holbrook gives it to David Oliver and cuts the lead to six as the Bobcats make it a 13-to-7 game.
In the fourth, Radford is trying to take the lead, and this time Holbrook goes to T.J. Ratliff. The connect on the scoring strike and just like that the Cats are on top 14-to-13.
Now late in the fourth with under two minutes to go - Christiansburg will force a Radford punt. The ball is bobbled on the snap, he gets it off, but it's a short kick and Ryan Haines catches to set the plate on the Radford 16.
Andre Hoffer passes to Jordan Collins
down the sideline with the clock on the move. He run it in for the score to give the Blue Demons a wild and woolly 20-to-14 opening night win.
The first Dr. Pepper spotlight game of the week is coming up in just a moment and Travis Wells checks in from Ridgeway with the story of tonight's Fleming-Magna Vista game.
But first let's take a look at some of tonight's scores and check out the Magna Vista Warriors marching band.
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[SUPER=72-North Cross/28/Blessed Sacrament/18;]
[SUPER=72-Covington School/41/Hargrave Military/7;]
[SUPER=72-James River/7/Patrick Co./0;]
[SUPER=72-William Fleming/24/Magna Vista/12;]
[SUPER=72-Fort Chiswell/0/George Wythe/62;]
[SUPER=72-Bath Co./9/Buffalo Gap/7;]
[SUPER=72-Patrick Henry/15/Jefferson Forest/22;]
[SUPER=72-Person Co., NC/7/George Washington/40;]
[SUPER=72-Rural Retreat/13/Floyd Co./30;]
[SUPER=72-William Byrd/13/Hidden Valley/14;]
[SUPER=72-Dan River/14/William Campbell/41;]
[SUPER=72-Franklin Co./21/Amherst Co./28;]
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It's time now to head down to Southside where William Fleming invaded "The Hole" at Magna Vista High School. The Warriors and Colonels were just 2 games removed from their last meeting, which came in the Double A, Division 4 Semifinals back in December.
Travis Wells spent the evening in Ridgeway and has the recap.
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[SUPER=53-Ridgeway/Magna Vista vs. William Fleming; :00]
[SUPER=51-Keith Smith/William Fleming Head Coach; :36 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=51-Mijuan Curtis/Two Rushing TD's; 1:14]
[SUPER=50-William Fleming/24/Magna Vista/12/;]
[SUPER=51-Joe Beckelheimer/Magna Vista Head Coach; 1:42]
[SUPER=51-Dere Hicks/William Fleming Quarterback; 1:52]
[OUT Q=came out on top."]
Another team that wants to be in that division four playoff picture later in the fall - the Heritage Pioneers - opened up at home tonight out of district against Tunstall.
[SUPER=53-Lynchburg/Tunstall vs. Heritage; :00]
The young and the young at heart were at City Stadium tonight for this one.
We pick it up in the third - Heritage's Wayne Board makes the short pass to Chris Cook and the UVa bound receiver gets the 13 yard touchdown to make it 35-to-nothing Heritage.
In the fourth, Tunstall quarterback Jeff Jefferson gets chased down by the Pioneers' defense, and he wil fumble the ball. H.T. Cabell picks up the rock and takes it 80 yards the other way for the score as the Pioneers expand the lead to 41-to-nothing.
Tunstall tries again to make something happen, but this time the pass is picked off by JeremyThomas who takes it in for another score. This one goes back for 75 yards to make the score 47-to-nothing.
Tunstall would finally get in with 90 seconds to go as Josh Lewis connects with Desmond Wilson. But Heritage rolls to the 47-to-6 win.
One of the top name-game matchups in Central Virginia tonight pitted E.C. Glass against Brookville at Stinger Stadium
[SUPER=53-Campbell Co./E.C. Glass vs. Brookville; :00]
The Bees band was busy keeping the beat as the Toppers rolled into Campbell County tonight.
Already behind 7-to-nothing - Glass looks to knot things up as quarterback Ian Holmes hits Anthony Huggins with the pass on the button hook for 18 yards on the play.
A few snaps later, Holmes keeps and takes it right down the middle to the endzone. It's a 16 yard run and it ties the game at 7-all in the first.
Brookville would turn it on late in the second quarter. From the 38 Steve Simms hits Darren McKenzie on the pitchout.
He cuts to the sideline riding the chalk before he picks 32 yards all the way to the Toppers 6.
On the next play - Simms tucks, keeps and scores to put Brookville back on top.
But it doesn't stay that way as the Bees fall 31 to 14.
The Patrick Henry Patriots who with one win - already have equalled their victory total of all of last season.
Tonight, PH was in Bedford County looking to move to 2-and-0 on the year.
[SUPER=53-Forest/Patrick Henry vs. Jefferson Forest; :00]
The Cavaliers coaching staff with new boss Don Rice were giving the players last minute some serious instruction.
But PH had a little something else in mind. From the 23 - J.C. Simmons hands off to Marcus Day and he will take it up the middle and grind out 10 yards on the play for the Patriots.
A few plays later inside the one - Simmons gets it done with the push to make it a 14-to-13 game in favor of the Cavs.
PH lines up for the kick, but goes for two, with Seth Chapman hauling in the pass for the conversion. PH is on top 15-to-14.
But the Cavs would never give up. Late in the fourth from the 34 - Sean Strum gives the pill to Mondreus Oakley and he will take it around the right end, getting blocks and taking hits before he finds the endzone.
Forest goes back on top 20-to-15.
[SUPER=50-Patrick Henry/15/Jefferson Forest/22;]
Oakley would take the two point pass for some insurance as Forest beats PH 22-to-15.
The week one highlight reel is just getting warmed up - we're headed to Amherst, Glenvar and Eastern Montgomery when we return from commercial break, and later we're headed to Hillsville for more than the big flea market.
But first - more scores - and more music from the Glenvar Highlanders marching band and the hits of Styx.
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[SUPER=48-William Byrd/13/Hidden Valley/14;]
[SUPER=48-Dan River/14/William Campbell/41;]
[SUPER=48-Franklin Co./21/Amherst Co./28;]
We are back and ready to roll into central Virginia where the Amherst
County Lancers - one of the members of the preseason Super 7 took on Franklin County - another member of the preseason poll.
As the two began the year in the three and four spots.
[SUPER=53-Amherst/Franklin Co. vs. Amherst Co.; :00]
The Amherst Lancers mascot was charged up for the 2004 kickoff as the Lancers took a 7-to-nothing lead..
But Franklin County would come back with defesne as, Xavier Drakeford intercepts the Pierre Tinsley's pass, and he will return it 30 yards into Amherst territory.
A couple of plays later, Tim Martin hands off to Ronny Edwards and he will gallop 48 yards for the touchdown to tie the game at 7-all in the first quarter.
Tinsley would answer that with a handoff to Vincent Moore. He goes 13 yards for the score and it's 14-to-7 Lancers back on top of the Eagles.
The Lancers would keep cranking in the second quarter as Tinsely gives it to Alonzo Poe. He will take it up the far side and go
[SUPER=50-Franklin Co./21/Amherst Co./28;]
35 yards for the touchdown.
Amherst opens the season with a 28 to 21 win over Franklin County.
Back in the Roanoke Valley - the Glenvar Highlanders - who have high hopes for 2004 season - opened things up tonight against the Cave Spring Knights.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Cave Spring vs. Glenvar; :00]
Glenvar senior Hollie Dixon was given the prestigious Highlander honor pen at for her exemplary actions in school.
This one experienced a 35 minute delay late in the first quarter due to a power outage.
Early in the second the Knights were on top 12-to-nothing when they added to that total on a Brian Thompson 17 yard run down the left side. Cave Spring goes on top 19-to-nothing in the second.
On Glenvar's next drive, on a third and 10, Daniel Ayers gets picked off by Alex Lemmer. Lemmer gets the pick and them set the plate for himself on offense.
He sweeps in off the left side to give Cave Spring a 26-to-nothing aadvantage in the second quarter.
In the second half - it looks like Glenvar is ready to pickup some yardage on the ground, but Knights' defensive lineman Matt Davis strips the ball cleanly and he's rumbling to the endzone, but he's denied at the four yard line.
Cave Spring tonight gets the easy 33 to 0 season opening win over Glenvar.
The Eastern Montgomery Mustangs were anxious to open up their season tonight at home against the Green Wave of Narrows who made the trip down from Giles county.
[SUPER=53-Shawsville/Narrows vs. Eastern Montgomery; :00]
The Mustangs were jacked up for the start of the season as they entered the field through their traidtional spirit tunnel.
The Mustangs new coach this season is Jeremy Haymore.
Narrows would be forced to punt early, but the kicker is pressured and Allen Childress comes in a gets the recovery for Eastern Mont.
The Mustangs would then get busy as Jordan Stewart gets in the endzone for the first scores on a second and goal to make it 6-to-nothing after the missed kick.
Eastern Montgomery would get the ball back, only to mishandle the snap, and 300 pound Green Wave Tackle Ryan Turner pounces on it for the recovery.
Wesley Underwood would then keep on a third and ten - and he won't stop until he's in the endzone 43 yards later.
NARROWS wins this one 21 to 20.
Carroll and Galax renew their rivalry tonight, plus we'll see if Floyd County could make it two in a row.
And North Cross kicks off the day on Colonial Avenue this afternoon.
Friday Football Extra will be right back in just a moment.
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra opening night for this 2004 season.
It's time now to head down into Carroll County where the Cavaliers hosted their close neighbors from Galax tonight.
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The 2004 version of the Cavaliers was welcomed by a sea of students as they stepped onto Tommy Thompson Field looking for their third straight win over the Maroon Tide.
Trailing 7-to-nothing, Galax has some other ideas as Matt Burress lays it up for his tight end Chris Blevins, and the connection gets the Tide 29 yards to the Carroll 38 yard line.
Travis Nelson would finish the drive as he hauls the mail across the line from 3 yards out to even things upat 7-all in the first.
Carroll would answer that with ease as Casey Lawson finds Willie Yates on the short pass, and Yates will do the rest, sprinting 23 yards for the touchdown to put the Cavs back on top 14-to-7.
Later in the quarter - Carroll shows off part of its explosive backfield as J.R. Barr rips off a big chunk of real estate - getting 23 yards in all to the Galax 20 yard line.
That set up Jose Wengerd's TD from two yards out giving Carroll a 21-to-7 lead.
The Cavaliers roll tonight to the 42-to-13 win over Galax. The Big Hillsville Yard sale is on tomorrow.
The Floyd County Buffaloes opened their season last Friday night with a win over Patrick County on the road.
Tonight the Buffs were back home taking on Rural Retreat.
[SUPER=53-Floyd/Rural Retreat vs. Floyd Co.; :00]
Winfred Beale's team had a slim lead going into the second half, a lead that wouldn't last too long.
Rural Retreat's Matthew Heldreth looks to throw and T.J. Stone hauls in the pass from 20 yards out. That puts the Indians on top 13-to-12 in the third after the missed two point conversion.
But that was it for the Indians. Chris Collins takes the handoff and he will not stop until he has erased that deficit with a 56 yard touchdown run. The Buffs are now back on top 18 to 12.
Still in the third, it's Collins again. This time he scores from the four yard line to make it a 24-to-12 Floyd lead. It's Collins' fourth touchdown of the night.
Collins would keep cranking. Watch him run over the defense like a tractor on this 28 yard power move to the Indians 5 yard line.
[SUPER=50-Rural Retreat/13/Floyd Co./30;]
Two plays later, Floyd turns out the lights on Kevin Baker's TD run.
The Buffs win it 30-to-13.
Our final set of highlights from this first week of the season takes us into the private school ranks.
The North Cross Raiders opened up the 2004 season at home against Huguenot's Blessed Sacrament the defending state private school champs.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Blessed Sacrament vs. North Cross; :00]
The visitors from Powhatan are known as the Knights, but this Iguana was looming large on the sideline.
The Raiders would take charge of this one in the first quarter as James Reverconb, drops back fades to his right and finds number 20, Chase Morrison - one of the tri-captains for the touchdown. 7-to-nothing Raiders.
Still in the first quarter - the Raiders would turn turnover into a touchdown. From the Knights' 32 yards line Jonathan Edwards cuts back and into the clear - taking it to the house as North Cross builds a 14-to-nothing lead.
The visitors would come back with a field goal and big score
[SUPER=50-Blessed Sacrament/18/North Cross/28;]
right before the halftime buzzer. Tim Konvicka hits wideout Ben Pleasants for the score.
North Cross gets the 28 to 18 win.
We'll see how the preseason Super Seven - held up after one week, plus if you ever played for Willis White at PH or Salem - you'll want to stick around for some information we have for you.
Friday Football Extra will be right back.
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Welcome back folks as we get set to check in on the Super 7, that has already been turned upside down just one week into the season.
Six of the seven members of the preseason Super 7 were in action tonight, and four of them were playing each other.
As a result - here the new look Super 7 after one week of the season.
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The Gretna Hawks were the preseason number one and then win it tonight 70-14 over Staunton River.
Fleming is a solid two after taking out Magna Vista.
Amherst beats Franklin County and moves into the three spot.
Liberty humped Dinwiddie 50-to-nothing.
Salem jumps in at number five.
Rockbridge was off and remains 6th.
Bath barely wins tonight and stays 7th.
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And Floyd County is the pollbuster tonight as the Buffs improve to 2-and-0.
As we mentioned at the top for the show and last week in our preseason special - Friday Football Extra is without two of its coaching icons this season in Joel Hicks and Willis White.
Tonight marked the first time in the 21 years of this show that Coach White had not been on the Salem sideline.
Now that he's retired, his former players are mobilizing to say thanks.
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[SUPER=01-Larry Wills/Former Salem Spartan; :00]
[OUT Q=...THAT'S A SATURDAY NIGHT."]
Again, we want to remind folks it is an inviation only banquet for Coach Willis White, and if you're one of his former players or coaches you need to get in touch with Larry Wills.
He and his committee members also have a registration booth at all Salem home games this year.
Now, one final thing before we leave tonight - new this year - Friday Football Extra is being rebroadcast on Saturday morning's on
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our digital channel 7 point 2. Friday Football Extra will run continuously from 6:30am until 10am every Saturday during the season on 7 point 2 and also on Cox Digital Cable.
Thanks for joining us tonight, we always appreciate you giving a small part of your weekend.
We'll see you back here next Friday night at 11:35. Have a safe weekend.
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