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[IN Q=HI, I'M JOHN ELWAY...]
[OUT Q=...friday football extra is next!"]
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Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra on this Halloween weekend.
In 21 years, we have seen out share of scary things happen to teams on this particular weekend.
So kick back and relax - the highlights of 14 games from Lexington to Liberty are on the way.
[GRAPHIC=GW DANVILLE/FRANKLIN CO.]
We begin tonight in Rocky Mount where the George Washington Eagles rolled into Cy Dillon Stadium knowing that a win over the Franklin County would give them at least a share of the Western Valley district title.
[SUPER=53-Rocky Mount/George Washington vs. Franklin Co.; :00]
Everybody in Franklin County tonight to see which Eagle could soar the highest.
We pick it up tied at 7 in the third quarter. Franklin County has a third and goal and D.J. Willie rolls left, lobs one deep into the corner and Xavier Drakeford goes upstairs and pulls in the jump ball for six. The kick is good - it's 14-to-7.
It stayed that way until early in the fourth, when Franklin County was back in business at the GW 33. Five plays later, Ronnie Edwards will look for some runing race, and suddenly it's a race to the zone. Edwards outruns them all and it's 20-to-7 Franklin County after the missed kick.
GW would get the back on its very next possession and complete a 11 play, 54 yard drive with this third and goal plunge from Haylen Murphy with 3:59 to play. Franklin Conty still leads 20-to-14.
But hang on - it's about to get spooky.
Franklin County has a chance to seal the deal from the GW 38. But while fighting for extra yards - Edwards turns the ball over and GW quarterback Cameron Martin takes it over.
He will go 84 yards in less than three minutes.
First he converts a third and 16 with this 18 yards scamper to keep the drive alive.
Then he will connect with Marlon Walton on the pass play for 13 yards moving the ball to midfield.
Then on a third and seven from the 37 - he will get 17 more yards on play
as he scrambles out of pressure and into the red zone down the left side.
Finally, with 18 seconds left, Martin will scramble left look to throw, keep and barely get in.
[SUPER=50-G.W. Danville/21/Franklin Co./20;]
The TD ties it, the extra point wins it, as GW clinches as least a tie for the Western Valley district.
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[IN Q=They already won]
[SUPER=51-Dan Newell/George Washington Head Coach; ]
[SUPER=51-Billy Miles/Franklin County Head Coach; :13]
[OUT Q=my hats off to them. ***QUICK OUT]
The Liberty Minutemen also were looking to take a major step toward sewing up the Seminole tonight.
A victory over Heritage, and the only things standing between Chris Watts team and an unbeaten regular season were two games with Brookville and Staunton River - who were a combined 2-and-13 before tonight.
[SUPER=53-Bedford/Heritage vs. Liberty; :00]
After a week's worth of rain, clouds, fog and drizzle the moon was shining brightly tonight in Bedford County just in time for Halloween.
Heritage, also dressed in orange trim, will see Steven Toler pick off the Wayne Ford pass with the diving catch to put the ball in the hands of the Minutemen.
O.B.Blake, who has been on fire the past two weeks, will then pass to Julien Poindexter. He will makes the catch, dodge a couple of defenders, head across the field, and Poindexter is going all the way on the 41 yard play for the score to make it 7-to-nothing.
In the second, Liberty tries to add to its lead, but Blake's pass is picked off in the endzone by D.K. Ellis and the Pioneers stay alive.
But the Pioneers would waste their opportunity as Ford's pass this time is picked off at the three by Barry Flood.
Liberty survives a turnover filled contest to get the win 13 to 0.
The Rockbridge County Wildcats hoped to stay tied for first in the Valley district tonight as they played host to the Little Giants of Waynesboro.
The Wildcats came in at 5-and-1 in the district with Robert E. Lee on deck next week in Staunton.
[SUPER=53-Rockbridge Co./Waynesboro vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00]
Escorted by her parents, Rockbridge senior Priscilla George is honored on senior night along with her fellow upperclassmen and women.
This one was a struggle. Chase Prasnicki airs out the ball, it's almost picked off. But instead Patrick Bannon makes the catch to give Rockbridge a 27 yard gain on the play, but that drive would stall.
And when the Little Giants took over - Jamar Bowie handed the rock off to Travis Berry - who headed around the near end looking for some daylight as he bounces around looking for a seam.
Prasnicki would later come back with a quick hitter to Jason Campbell on the near side.
He lowers his shoulder and picks 18 yards. Rockbridge comes alive to beat Waynesboro 12 to 6, and Lee lost to Harrisonburg.
Up next, the much anticipated spotlight game of the week as Christiansburg looks to stay unbeaten.
Plus, Salem and Cave hook up in the battle of once beatens at Bogle Field.
But first tonight's initial scoreboard and the Christiansburg Blue Demons Marching Band.
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[SUPER=48-Parry McCluer/35/Craig Co./21;]
[SUPER=48-Culpeper Co./0/E.C. Glass/35;]
[SUPER=48-Patrick Henry/33/Halifax Co./8;]
[SUPER=48-Magna Vista/42/Dan River/13;]
[SUPER=48-Cloundland, TN/18/J.J. Kelly/8;]
[SUPER=49-Steve Mason; ]
Folks it is time now to check in with Steve Mason and our featured attraction of week 9.
The unbeaten Christiansburg Blue Demons - the most pleasant surprise of this 2004 season were home tonight taking on Pulaski County.
In past years, this wouldn't have been much of a game, but this year it was worthy enough to land in the Dr. Pepper spotlight game of the week position in the show.
[TOSS TO STEVE AT WX SET]
Steve, did it live up to that billing?
[STEVE AT WX SET WITH SPOTLIGHT IN MONITOR]
It did as far as scoring, as far as long touchdown runs and as a coming out party for Pulaski County. Don't get me wrong, Christiansburg is taleneted, a team doesn not beat Salem and Cave Spring without skill. But the Cougars ground attack was simply awesome, unnoficially, they racked up 455 yards rushing and held Christiansburg to 257 totla yards in front of about 3 thousand fans.
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[SUPER=53-Christiansburg/Pulaski Co. vs. Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=51-Kevin Crouse/4 TD's 269 Yards Rushing for Pulaski; :28]
[SUPER=51-Terrell Burkes/Scored TD for Christiansburg; 1:05]
[SUPER=50-Pulaski Co./49/Christiansburg/20; 1:39]
[SUPER=51-Tim Cromer/Christiansburg Head Coach; 1:56]
[SUPER=51-Jack Turner/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; 2:07]
[OUT Q=.....when I get scared"]
Pulaski moves to 7 and 1 on the season and Christiansburg is now 7 and 1 as well. Lets not forget Pualski's defense, which held the Blue Demons to just 44 yards in the first half and 1 first down. Mike.
Not far from the spotlight tonight we find Salem and Cave Spring.
Both teams suffered their only setback of the season at the hands of Christiansburg, and Salem in particular could not afford a loss tonight.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Cave Spring; :00]
We pick it up with Cave on top 14-to-7 to start the third, but back come the Spartans. On a 3rd and 14, Matt Shawver drops back and hooks up with Tony Spradlin in stride down the right sideline. Spradlin will take the rock 83 yards to the house and just like that we're tied at 14-all in the third.
The Knights were backed up on their next possesion at their own five when Bryan Thompson coughed up the pill, and Cameron Chaney scooped it up on the right side and dashed in for the touchdown. Salem is suddenly on top 21-to-14 - still in the third.
Salem would keep cranking. On the Spartans' next series, Shawver again goes down the right side and this time he connects with Bryan Webb, and he will outrun the defense going 45 yards ot make it a 28-to-14 game, as Salem reels off 21 points in the third quarter.
Finally, in the fourth Cave would bounce back from the body shots and get off the south county turf. From the seven, Beau Austin keeps in off the left side to get the Knights with 7 at 28-to-21.
Cave would have one more shot.
but Austin's desperation pass to Danny Aiken is broken up and Salem comes back to take the 28-to-21 win.
The Hidden Valley Titans are still very much in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Region Three, division three, but tonight the Titans - like Blacksburg had some serious injury problems to overcome.
[SUPER=53-Blacksburg/Hidden Valley vs. Blacksburg; :00]
Josh Sales the Blacksburg star was on the sideline with crutches and on the other side captain and receiver Jud Carte was out with a broken shoulder.
Blackburg had a 12-to-nothing in the third, bu the Titans are one the Bruins one. On fourth and one Tyler Coyer is stopped short of the goal line as Blacksburg holds.
Later in the third, Coyer would keep coming this time from the Bruins 34. He's looking for Greg Matthews, but instead Eric Howard makes the interception for Blacksburg to stop another drive.
The Bruins would then get a little insurance in the fourth. From the Titans' six, Josh Price gets in from the six to make it a 19-to-nothing Bruins lead.
Late in the fourth - Coyer is trying to make something happen. His long pass to Brian Bush is picked off again by Howard. Blacksburg wins it 19-to-0.
The Northside Vikings, who have gotten their act together in the past couple of weeks hoped to continue their improvement as they took on William Byrd tonight in Blue Ridge action.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./William Byrd vs. Northside; :00]
Tonight was senior night at Vikings Stadium as the 12th grade football players and cheerleaders were recognized in the pregame.
The Terriers however, would get their own recognition as Aaron Connor takes the handoff and takes off. He's going 62 yards for the score to make it 7-to-0 on the second play of the game.
The Vikes would later have to punt, and Byrd return man Billy Ray Welch would field it and then take it to the house. The 56 yard return for 6 gives Byrd another quick score and makes it 14-to-nothing.
The Vikings would finally get something going as Brandon Van Marter catches Lance Tate on a nince slant pattern. And the big fellow will get it done taking it into the zone. It's now a 14 to 7 game.
Early in the second, Welch would sweep in off the left side for the TD. The Terriers beat the Vikings tonight 34 to 21.
When we come back the single A ranks will get a chance to shine as we make four stops - including one in New Castle where the Craig County Rockets got some serious musical reinforcement tonight.
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[SUPER=53-New Castle; :00]
40 members of the Marching Virginians made the trek into Craig County tonight to serve as the halftime entertainment for the band-less Rockets.
The scaled down version of the Marching Virginians played Superman, Carry on My Wayward Son, the Craig fight song and of course, the Hokey Pokey.
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[IN Q=WE WERE...]
[SUPER=51-Nate Lambeth/Marching Virginians Executive Director; :00]
[OUT Q=...HELP OUT."]
Now, here are the Marching Virginians and the second half the week nine scoreboard.
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[SUPER=48-George Washington/21/Franklin Co./20;]
[SUPER=48-Salem /28/Cave Spring/21;]
[SUPER=48-Grayson Co./41/Fort Chiswell/36;]
[SUPER=48-Floyd Co./41/E. Montgomery/13;]
Welcome back one and all to Friday Football Extra as we zoom by the Homeplace restaurant and finally pull off at Craig County High School.
The Rockets put themselves in position to contend with Bath for the district's belts with a last second win over James River last Friday.
Tonight - the opponent was another 5-and-2 team - Parry McCluer.
[SUPER=53-New Castle/Parry McCluer vs. Craig Co.; ]
Parry McCluer had a 28-to-14 halftime lead and came out firing in the third. Barrett Downs throws it up in the fog, and Andy Fainter makes the catch and he will pick uip 28 yards to the Craig 22 yard line.
On the very next play, Dustin Ham carries the rock and bowls through the defense - moving the ball all the way to the one yard line. They score on the next play to make it 35-to-14.
Still in the third, the Blues are looking to blow it wide open, as Devin Hutch takes the pitch to the near side and he willhead straight to the endzone - but a penalty wiped it out. The Blues had two TDs wiped out by penalties in the third.
[SUPER=50-Parry McCluer/35/Craig Co./21;]
Craig would try to break out of its senior night funk, as Jesse Bayne genrates some momentum, but it was too little too late as the Blues roll to the 35-to-21 win.
The unbeaten Floyd County Buffaloes, the top team in the Three Rivers and the team with the top power rating in all of Regioon C, division two took on Eastern Montgomery this evening in Shawsville.
[SUPER=53-Shawsville/Floyd Co. vs. Eastern Montgomery; :00]
The Floyd County band was warming up the crowd in Montgomery County tonight.
The Buffs would make things look easy as Daniel Grim passes to Justin Simpkins and the 27 yard play will end up in a score as the Buffaloes takes a 7-to-nothing lead early in the first.
Eastern Mont would come back with a nice drive of its own as Jordan Stewart hits Chris Sisson, who will make the catch and he will pick up 41 yards on the pitch and catch for the Mustangs.
That would set up this Stewart to Allen Childress TD pass from the seven. And we're all tied up at 7 in the second quarter.
Floyd would answer that in a big way from the 18.
Grim hands off to Chris Collins who takes it 18 yards for the TD.
[SUPER=50-Floyd Co./41/Eastern Montgomery/13;]
The Buffs go on top and roll to the 41 to 13 win and set up next week's showdown with Giles.
Two teams with identical - yet in some ways disapointing records hooked up tonight in Highlander Heaven as Glenvar hosted Radford in a battle of 3-and-4 schools.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Radford vs. Glenvar; :00]
Glenvar coach Lee Johnson needed a win tonight to get his teamback to the 500 mark on the season.
The Highlanders' defense was opportunistic early on as Corey Reynolds picks off the Matt Turner pass to put the clamps on a Radford drive early.
Carter Brown had it working tonight as he puts the Highlanders up 7-yo-nothing on this nine yard TD run less than a minute into the second quarter.
A few moments later, the Highlander "D" strikes again as Daniel Ayers gets an interception of his own and returns it to the Radford 30 yard line.
John Malus would put six more on the board as he takes the pitch in from
the 11 yard line. Glenvar is coming on strong winning tonight 35-to-7.
Remember the old "pre-caller ID" phone prank where you'd dial up a house in your neighborhood and ask if they had Prince Edward in a can?
Well, tonight the Prince was out of the can and on the road making the trip from Farmville to Gretna.
[SUPER=53-Gretna/Prince Edward vs. Gretna; :00]
This marked the final home game for one of Friday Football Extra's all-time greats - Vic Hall.
And the Hawks would put on a show tonight. Hall, out of the gun, looks for number 80 Adrian Ward deep in the right hand corner for the score and they run for two making it 28-to-nothing.
More Gretna as Hall hands off to Rico Reynolds who powers from the six yard line and the Hawks are soaring with a 34-to-nothing lead.
Friday Football Extra's top team stays perfect with the 62-to-19 win.
It's time now for week three of our Friday Football Extra fan giveaway.
So far we've reeled off two weeks of our seven week promotion with number 7 on the Big 7 - in which we're giving away invitations to the Friday Football Extra awards banquet.
Plus, the winning caller each week will get entered in the drawing for our Friday Football Extra grand prize - a $15 hundred dollar John Elway Collection recliner courtesy of Bassett Furniture and Virginia Furniture Market.
So, let's do it!
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[OUT Q=....ELWAY COLLECTION RECLINER."]
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We are as always looking for the 7th caller
Just dial 1-866-WIN-WDBJ.
We'll have the name of tonight's qualifier for you at the end of tonight's edition of Friday Football Extra.
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The North Cross Raiders opened the week nine action at 3:15 this afternoon, on Colonial Avenue in the private school ranks against Massanutten Military.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Massanutten vs. North Cross; :00]
It was senior day at North Cross and the Raiders wanted to make sure they took care of business.
The Raiders had to play comeback ball to accomplish that feat as James Revercomb, drops back, get lost in the crown, but finds Chase Morrison on the play moving it into the red zone.
They would then get this field goal from Adam Dyer to make it a 7-to-3 game - with 3:57 left in the first quarter.
Raiders would get back in scoring position in the second quarter as Revercomb roll to his right, looks like he;s about to carry out the sweep, but then rares back and finds a wide open Thomas Glenn for the catch inside the one.
North Cross would then take the lead as Sean Cardwell eases in from the one before he's hit to make it 9-to-7.
Revercomb would then add some cushion to the scoreboard as he hooks up with Chase Morrison, who
slips a tackle and then jukes the defender for the endzone.
The Raiders win it 16 to 14.
The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers and Alleghany Moutaineers renewed their normally nasty Blue Ridge rivalry tonight in Daleville.
[SUPER=53-Daleville/Alleghany vs. Lord Botetourt; :00]
Halloween was defintely in the air tonight in Botetourt County as the Cavaliers had a nine to nothing third quarter lead.
As the Cavs try to pad that number a bit from the 41, Matt Witt tosses to Tyler Bryant and Bryant will have his pass picked off by Alleghany's Bosco Williams. He will get into the open, head to the outside and return the pick 30 yards for the Mounties.
But several plays later, the Mounties from the Cavs 20 - will turn the ball over as Lonnie Allen's pass is picked off by Andrew Mitchell. He also will make a nice return. NO check that - a great return as he takes it all the way back to the 10 yard line on the 80 yard return for the Cavs.
A couple of plays later, Witt pulls down thebad snap in the shotgun, keeps and scores up the middle.
Lord Botetourt beats Alleghany 15-to-8 to improve to 4 and 4 on the season.
The latest winner in the Elway Fan Giveaway contest will be revealed along with the Super 7 and this week's player of the week selection when we return.
Friday Football Extra continues here on Your Hometown Station in just a moment.
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It's time now for the Super seven which for the THIRD straight week features some DISRUPTIVE moves.
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The Gretna Hawks a solid number one.
Liberty is a strong number two.
Floyd jumps up to the three spot this week.
GW Danville slides in at number four with the comeback win over Franlin County.
Pulaski and Salem return to the poll to sandwich Christiansburg which falls from third to 6th.
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And the pollbuster is Bassett.
The new look Bengals improve to 6-and-2 last night and are in control in the Piedmont.
Our Week eight player of the week is like most of our selections, in that he is a multi-sport athlete.
Christiansburg quarterback Andrew Hoffer draws from his wrestling experience each and everytime out on the football feild.
Steve Mason has more on how this grappler's indurance helped the Blue Demons beat a talented Cave Spring team.
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[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Last Friday Night; :00]
[SUPER=51-Andrew Hoffer/FFE Player of the Week; :20]
[SUPER=51-Tim Cromer/Christiansburg Head Football Coach; :49(QUICK)]
[SUPER=49-Steve Mason; 1:02]
[SUPER=51-Ray Kingrea/Victory Restoration Center Pastor; 2:23]
[OUT Q=...friday football extra"]
Thanks Mase, and as always thanks for watching Friday Football Extra.
Before we head out I need to say congratulations to
Lisa Mabe of Hillsville - tonight's winner in the John Elways Friday Football Extra banquet contest.
Lisa is coming to the banquet on December 15th, and
She is now entered to win the $15 hundred dollar Elway Collection Bassett recliner from Bassett Furniture and Virginia Furntiture Market.
Week ten of the season is next Friday night.
Until then - have a safe weekend and a happy Halloween.
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