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Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra on the Friday before Thanksgiving. What a wickedly fast season this has been, and tonight we broke the seal on the 2004 postseason with regional semi-final playoff games. In the next half hour we'll have the highlights of 10 of those for you from Gretna to Manassas.
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But we begin tonight in Bedford County in Region Three, division four where 10-and-0 Liberty played host to and 9-and-1 River Ridge champs - the Salem Spartans who were back in the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

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(( Liberty head coach Chris Watts entered the game with a staggering 30-and-6 record as this year's Minutemen posted the school's third straight 10 wins season. On the opening drive of the game - the Spartnas Matt Shawver shows his skills scrambling and then shows his skills throwing as he picks up 14 yards on the pass to Tony Spradlin, and the Spartans are in business. Salem would let Andre Hairston finish off the drive as he slams it in from the one and Salem is on top 6-to-nothing. Now in the second quarter, Salem is looking for more as Hairston break off a 30 yard run to put the Spartans back in business on the Liberty 22. On the very next play, Shaawver will go up top and connect with Bryan Webb on the perfectly executed fade. Salem is now rolling with a 13-to-nothing lead on the Minutemen. Liberty would finally get something going on its next possession as O.B. Blake keeps the ball and he will get 20 yards before he's bright down on the play. Blake would cap the drive with a 13 yard scamper and now the Minutemen are right back in it as they cut the lead to 13-to-7. It stayed that way until the fourth quarter when the Spartans got this 19 yard Grant Hall field goal to push their advantage to 16-to-7. Liberty would continue cutting into that lead as Blake hits Barry Flood in stride down the left side for the score. The 40 yard pass play cuts the Salem lead to 16-to-14 in the fourth. With under four minutes to go Salem is looking for a first down on 3rd and 17 to keep the drive alive, and Shawver will get it as he connects with Spradlin for a huge first. A few plays later, Shawver would not only convert another key first down, but also get a back breaking touchdown as he and Spradlin hook up for 69 yards to make it a 22-to-14 game. The Spartans win it by 8 and move on to the regional title game next week.)) ((BITES:))

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The other Region Three division four title game featured the defending regional champion - William Fleming on the road at Amherst County taking on a Lancer team that despite being a wildcard earned the number one seeding in this region.

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We pick this one up in the second quarter with Amherst on top and looking for more. Pieree Tinsley hands off to Vincent Moore, and he will push his way through the Fleming defense for the six yard touchdown to make it 24-to-7 Lancers. Now in the third, Fleming is on the comeback trail as Dere Hicks calls his own number and he will dive in from the one. It's now 24-to-14. But Tinsley would give it back to Jonathan Rose and he will break a couple of tackles and go 74 yards down the sideline and eventually into the endzone on a back breaking play for the Colonels. It's now 31-to-14.
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In the fourth Tinsley would get Derrick McCoy the ball with this pass. He make sthe tough catch and gets rewarded with the score. Amherst knocks out Fleming 38-to-20.
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[Bassett]


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Salem has owned this region since dropped to the Group Two A ranks in 1988 winning 11 of the 16 regionoal titles they were eligible to win.
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On the region four side, the newly consolidated Bassett efforthad the Bengals in the playoffs for the first time since 1998. They hosted Carroll County tonight. The Cavs were making their second straight playoff appearance.
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Carroll looked to make the most of this postseason opportunity against the highly charged Bengals. The Bengals had their bite early as Torrance Hairston takes the handoff on the third play from scrimmage and he finds some serious daylight as he turns it into a foot race and then a touchdown. The play covers 68 yards and its' 7-to-nothing early. Bassett had a chance to extend that lead, but Brandon Dillard fumbles just shy of the goal line as Jose Wengerd recovers for Carroll in the endzone for the touchback. But the Cavs would also have potential points thrown out of the windowas Casey Lawson throws it up for grabs and J.R. Barr comes down with it. But a holding call wiped out the touchdown and keeps the game at 7-all at the half. But in the third, Wengerd and Carroll would even the score on this 25 yard sprint to the house. And it's on as the score is tied at 7-all. However, Hairston was in no mood for a tight game and he builds some cushion on the field and on the scoreboard with this 55 yard TD run. It's his second of the night and it's 14-to-7 Bassett. The same man, Hairston would get the hat trick as his third touchdown from two yards out makes it a 21-to-7 game early in the fourth quarter. Carroll would get on the scoreboard one more time o this great 12 yard TD catch by James Pruitt.
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But Carroll finishes the season at 6-and-5, while Bassett advances with the 35-to-14 win over the Cavs.
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Next up our playoff edition of Friday Football Extra rolls on with regional semi-finals highlights But first, let's take a listen to the Salem high school marching band and check out more of tonight's scores. [GO TO SCORES AND BAND A]

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Welcome folks as we not get set to crank up the Dr. Pepper spotlight game of the night.
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In fact, tonight's Cave Spring at Gretna - Region Three, division Three semi-finals was more like two spotlight games in one.
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Travis Wells had the pleasure of watching this one as the Knight and Hawks jousted with each other in a game that was much different than the final score indicates. [TOSS TO TRAV ON WX SET] Mike, the Hawks brought a 24 game winning streak into tonight's contest as the defending state champs opened defense of their title against Cave Spring--a team searching for its first ever post season victory. It was the tale of two halves, and not the runaway that many had predicted.
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Mike, Gretna gets another big night from Hall, who is now 5th on the national all time career yardage list for high school players with nearly 13 thousand yards. The Hawks move into the regional finals for a third straight year while Cave Spring wraps up a successful year at 7 and 4.

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The other side of the Region Three, division three brakcet featured Christiansburg and Hidden Valley in a rematch of their river ridge regular season meeting from just two weeks ago. The Blue Demons haven't won a playoff game since 1988, but Hidden Valley had never even been in one before this evening.

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The Christiansburg band was tuning up on a little Village People Macho Man action tonight. In the first quarter, Hidden Valley is back to punt, but the snap sails over Kyle Curbo's head and Shawn Asconi recovers in the endzone for the gift TD. It's 7-to-nothing Blue Demons. It would stay that way until the second quarter when Matt Greenway hammered his way in for the touchdown. The game is now tied at 7-all. The game would go to overtime tied at 7, and Hidden Valley would take its turn first and Tyler Coyer and Alex Wray will connect on the play. The Baby Bull gets in for the score. It's 14-to-7. The Blue Demons' Andrew Hoffer then found Zach Boyd on a third and five in the endzone to tie it at 14-all. Christiansburg would win it in the second extra period as Hoffer runs it in, and the defense then holds the Titans.
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The Blue Demons will host Gretna next Friday night in the region Three, division three final.
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When we return from a quick break we'll check out tonight Region Two action in Lexington between Rockbridge County and the Handley Judges. Plus, we'll take a trip up to Manassas where George Washington looked to continue its season in the Northwest Region semi-finals in division six. But first the rest of the scores and the Carroll County marching band. [GO TO BAND B AND MORE SCORES]
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra.
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The Rockbridge County Wildcats - the champs of the Valley district - were home tonight hosting the Handley Judges out of Winchester in the Region Two semi-finals in another one of those don't leave early kind of games.

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The hog pen was humming tonight and the "Swine were fine" as the Wildcats held on to a 21-to-7 halftime lead. But this one was far from over as Handley fight back with L.A. Anderson going to the air and finding Bobby Amos at the goal line. He steps in and its a 26 yard TD to make it a 21-to-14 game. Now in the fourth Rockbridge is still on top by 7, and the Wildcats get some more on the first and goal as Chase Prasnicki hands off to Cardell Rosser and he slices his way through the line for the six yard score. It's now 28-to-14 early in the fourth. On Handley next possession, the Judges' Anderson keeps on a the 11 yard run off the right side for the score. It's now a 28-to-21 game in favor of the Wildcats. Handley would get it back on a turnover, and Anderson will use his arm to hook up with Amos. This time he's deep and wide open over the middle. Amos gets to the five yard line for 50 yards. Two plays later Anderson punches it in to knot up the game at 28-to-28 with four minutes to play. Handley would get it back again at the Rockbridge 42, and Anderson will go over the middle and find Tyler Carroll for 32 yards moving the ball to the Wildcats 10 yard line.
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Then with 19 ticks left on the clock, the Judges kick the field goal on third down as Mack Sunderlin nails the 22 yarder. Rockbridge's season ends with a devastating 31-to-28 loss.
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The Group Three A ranks are thin in the area, but tonight the WesternValley district champs from Danville, George Washington high school took a shot at advancing in division six. GW was on the road tonight in Manassas against Stonewall Jackson and so were we.

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The fans from Danville made the trek up from southside tonight to support the Eagles, and they would have plenty to see, if they could see through the fog. On the other sideline was a familiar face in the former of Stonewall Jackson head coach Loren Johnson - a former Virginia Tech star defensive back. George Washington would strike first as Haylen Murphy takes the Cameron Martin Handoff and rolls in for the touchdown.
GW is on top 7-to-nothing in tht first quarter. Murphy would just keep controlling the ball in the second quarter as he rips one up the middle and into the zone for the TD. It's now 13-to-nothing Eagles. But the homeboys suddenly came alive in the fog. Ricky Milbourne hands off to Chris Garrett, and number 2 will come out of the fog and into the endzone to make it a 13-to-7 game stil favor of GW. Later Milbourne would throw deep to Ryan Williams.
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He makes the catch and scores. Stonewall Jackson falls behind 13-to-zip, but rallies for a 44-to-23 win to end the Eagles season.
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It's time now pass our next to last invitation to the Friday Football Extra awards banquet that's coming up on December 15th at the Salem Civic Center. This is week six of the 7 week contest. And keep in mind that the winning caller tonight also gets entered in the drawing for our Friday Football Extra grand prize - the $15 hundred dollar Elway Collection recliner from Bassett and Virginia Furniture Market. It's a super prize, so let's do it!
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We are again looking for the 7th caller Just dial 1-866-WIN-WDBJ. Again, that's 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. Plus, the Group A state playoff highlights are straight ahead.
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Welcome back folks to Friday Football Extra as we now turn our attention to the Group A ranks.
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In Region C, division two Floyd County and Giles met for the second time in two weeks. The last time it was for the district, tonight it was for the right to move on.
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The Buffs were ready to bust loose tonight, but the people from Pearisburg were dressed to kill. That take is seriously in Giles. Giles would set the tone early on the first play from scrimmage as C.J, Martin keeps out of the single wing and finds himself a seam right up the middle and no matter how many times you see this offense it's tough to stop it. The 14 play 80 yard drive would be capped off by this the first pass of the drive as Ricky Cook straightens up and hits Michael Thompson for the TD. The Spartans take a six to nothing lead on the TD Toss. The Buffs offense would stutter, but their would rebound. Cook tries to sweep it around the right side, but Aaron Mathis makes a tremendous stop behind the line of scrimmage. Late in the second quarter with time ticking away, the Buffs pitch it to their main man Chris Collins, but he can't anything other than a pack of wild Spartans. Giles would then take advantage of some good field position, Cook jams it up the middle keeps the chains moving out of the wing. Two plays later, Michael Early sweeps left untouched and trots on for the second score of the night to make it 12-to-nothing.
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Giles would then seal the deal with its defense picking off the Floyd pass and the Spartans get two thumbs up and a 12 to 8 win.
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In Region C - division one - the Parry McCluer Figting Blues were trying to take the first step toward what would be their first regional title in 14 years as they hosted the Narrows Green Wave.
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The Blues took the field surrounded by the wild Parry McCluer fans. The Blues would carry that spirit into their first drive from the Narrows 42, Barrett Downs pitches the ball to Chase Coffey and he will cut around the right end and bang out 14 yards on the play. A few plays later on a first and goal from the five, Dustin Hamm takes the rock off the left end and he will make it with a dive and reach. It's 7-to-nothing Blues on top. Late in the second Parry McCluer is at midfield and this time Downs will pitch to Coffey off the left side and he will get around the end and this time pick up 15 yards on the carry. A handful of plays later,
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Devin Hutch takes the ball off the right side and takes it home. The Blues whip the Green Wave tonight 28-to-7 and will host Rural Retreat next Friday night.
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The Dogwood district - the hybrid high school conference with both single and double a teams gives us out final playoff game of the night. William Campbell was home in Naruna tonight taking on Buffalo Gap - the co-champs in the Shenandoah district that stretches from Swoope to Woodstock.

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Big crowd in Naruna tonight for the Region B opener. William Campbell is back to punt early, but Buffalo Gap's Deke Cash tries to field the kick, but he can't get a handle on it and he will muff the punt. Austin Carr recovers for the Generals. Three plays later Danny Brogan will call his own number and he will take it into the zone from 11 yards out for the first score of the night to make it 6-to-nothing. The Bison would look to match that tally as Joseph Hagadone looks over the middle and goes deep to Cash, and the two are money as he hauls the pass in for the 35 yard score to tie it at 6-all.
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But the Bison can't hang on as William Campbell scores 26 unanswered to win it 32 to 7.
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Still to come tonight - Steve Mason will join us with our latest Player of the Week segment. Gentlemen who earned the honor on the final week of the regular season. Plus, we need to find out the name of the next to last winner in the John Elway fan giveaway contest. The regional semi-final edition of Friday Football Extra continues in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]


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Tonight, Friday Football Extra sets a new precident with two players of the week who receve the award for their defensive performance.
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Steve Mason has more on how Bryan Webb and Cameron Chaney led Salem to a near shut, season saving victory over a talented Pulaski County team in the Cougars den.
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Thanks Mase, and as always thanks for watching Friday Football Extra. Before we head out I need to say congratulations to
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Eleanor Dillard of Vinton tonight's winner in the John Elway Friday Football Extra banquet contest. She is coming to the banquet on December 15th, and Eleanor is now entered to win the $15 hundred dollar Elway Collection Bassett recliner from Bassett Furniture and Virginia Furntiture Market.
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The regional championships are next Friday night. Until then take care and thanks for watching everybody. [go to break]