Welcome everybody to another edition of Friday Football Extra!
It's week number five and as always we have a number of outstanding
highlights for you!
Let's get our 15 game feast started with not anything ut an appetizer.
After opening the season as impressive unbeatens, Seminole rivals Brookville
and Staunton River met in an old fashioned showdown tonight in Moneta.
SUPER=51-Moneta/Brookville vs. Staunton River;:00
Brookville head coach Mark Lineburg saw his team get scored on for the first
time in 15 quarters tonight, and the Eagles would make life rougher the final
two quarters of play.
But Bees senior running back Jeff Woody would give LIneburg something to
smile about as he takes the opening kickoff of the second half at his own 12
yards line, heads down the sideline, then cut back to the middle and go 88
yards for the Brookville score and its 21-to-7 River.
Late in the third on second and nine Bee quarterback Jason brown hits Woody
on the right sideline and he makes a couple of more good news and burns the
secondary for another score and suddenly it is 21-to-13 Eagles on top.
Staunton River was up for the challenge as Danny Thomas hands off to Kevin
Martin and he's going off left tackle all the way down to the 2 yard line.
Martin would finish the drive and finish off the Bees as Staunton River wins
the battle of unbeatens and takes control in the Seminole with the 28-to-13 win
IN Q="These kids...
((BOB GRAY/STAUNTON RIVER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Bob Gray/Staunton River Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...PROUD AS HELL OF THEM."
Back on this side of Moneta off route 24, another surprise unbeaten was in
action, as Lord Botetourt strolled into the Byrd's Dog House looking to pick a
bone with the Terriers.
SUPER=51-Vinton/Cavaliers vs. Terriers; :00
Lord Botetourt's Wesley Cox was the man in the spotlight last week, but Byrd
OJ Thompson wasn't going to take his presence lying down tonight.
On Byrd's first possession on the second and 10 from their own 36, OJ breaks
off left tackle and fights his way for 17 yards to set up the first Byrd score
- it's 7-to-nothing Terriers.
On their very next possesion with 2:39 left in the first from the Botetourt
17, Frank English loads up in the shotgun and starts left, then goes up the
middle and into the endzone to make it 14-to-nothing.
But did you hear that!!! That was the wakeup call for Botetourt.
Cox starts taking over the game as he picks up big yardage on the draw play
and the Cavs are starting to pick up some momentum as they get down to the 2.
SUPER=52-Lord Botetourt/34/William Byrd/14;
Cox would walk in like a man and serve notice as Botetourt scores 34
unanswered points to stay unbeaten with the 34-to-14 win over William Byrd.
More unbeaten marks on the line down in Henry County tonight as the
Martinsville Bulldogs hooked up with former Piedmont bad boy Dan River, now a
member of the Dogwood.
SUPER=51-Martinsville/Dan River vs. Martinsville; :00
Who says you can't teach an old Dog new tricks as the Bulldogs mascot was
drooling over the chance to play the Wildcats.
Taylor Edwards club grabbed a 17 point halftime lead, and the defense had
some bite as well in the second half stuffing the Cats three times inside the
The Ville would add to its total in the fourth when Manteelo Venable crashes
in from five yards out and makes it a 24-to-nothing game in favor of the Dogs.
Marcus Hairston added some insurance as he blasts up the gut and finds the
zone from 10 yards out! Martinsville moves to 4-and-0 with the impressive
IN Q="In our...
((TAYLOR EDWARDS/MARTINSVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Taylor Edwards/Martinsville Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FOURTH DOWN."
It's been a tough week for the folks in Ridgeway as they continue to mourn
the sudden passing of Basketball coach Jim Young.
But tonight they tried to release a few of those emotions on the football
field as the Warriors entertained William Campbell in another Piedmont-Dogwood
SUPER=51-Ridgeway/William Campbell vs. Magna Vista; :00
Head coach Don Bateman got the night started with some final instructions for
But William Campbell would take a shot at lighting up the scoreboard first as
Eric Pannell picks up good yardage on the carry. But the drive would stall
inside the Warriors five.
The Warriors, who got 4 turnovers last week in a win over Liberty took
advantage of another one tonight as Travis Preston takes off on a 47 yard jaunt
that turns into a TD as the Warriors take a 6-to-nothing lead.
SUPER=52-William Campbell/8/Magna Vista/31;
Magna Vista then went for two, and Chad Blackstock hands off to Ceron Penn
who barrels into the endzone and Magna Vista beats William Campbell 31 to 8.
Another Dogwood-PIedmont extravaganza taking place tonight in Chatham, where
the Cavs rolled out the welcome may for the boys from Stuart.
The Chatham Cheerleaders were pumped up for tonight's showdown with the
And Patrick County would make the first move as Carter Deekens hands off to
Junior Penn, and Penn is scooting 50 yards to glory as he rolls in for the TD
and a 14-to-nothing Patrick Co. lead.
Chatham would gather itself and answer that with Desmond Pruitt's handoff to
Telvis Fitzgerald, and Telvis makes like Elvis and shakes in from 14 yards out
to cut the lead to 14-to-8 after the two pointer.
Chatham would keep cooking on the season quarter with Pruitt giving it to
Jerome Rigney who goes 35 yards for another cavaliers score and Chatham comes
back to WIN it 28-to-21.
The Week Five party continues in just a few moments as we head into Wythe
County to check in on the always entertaining rivalry between The Maroons and
Rural Retreat, plus we'll over to Max Meadows, and swing back way back over to
But first a few scores and the Marvelous MA-VA-HI marching band from
GO TO SCORE AND BAND-A
SUPER=64-Wm. Campbell/8/Magna Vista/31;
SUPER=64-Halifax Co./6/Patrick Henry/28;
SUPER=64-Alleghany Co./20/Rockbridge Co./21;
SUPER=64-Science Hill TN/13/Pulaski Co./38;
Welcome back everybody as we now head down into Wythe County.
And over to Max Meadows where the Fort Chiswell Pioneers hooked up with
SUPER=51-Max Meadows/Giles vs. Fort Chiswell; :00
A big crowd tonight in Fort Chiswell as the Pioneers entered the field for
this out non-district battle with the Spartans.
And it would turn out to be an uphill battle as Chris Ratcliffe runs it in
from six yards out from the single wing to make it 8-to-nothing after the
Things looked promising for the Pioneers on the next drive as Phillip
Russell connects with Nat Thomas for a 21 yard completion. But they fumbled
later in the drive.
SUPER=52-Giles/48/Fort Chiswell/7 ;
That would allow Giles to cash in again as Ratcliffe does it again scoring
from four yards out as the Spartans stay unbeaten with the
48 to 7 win.
Whenever Wythe County rivals George Wythe and Rural Retreat get together the
referee usually only needs to roll out the ball to get folks fired up.
Tonight the game added a little extra side attraction and Denise Allen has
more on that plus the highlights of the Indians easy win over the Maroons.
SUPER=51-Rural Retreat; :00
SUPER=50-Larry Russell/George Wythe Head Coach; :38
SUPER=50-Gene Fields/Rural Retreat Running Back; :58
SUPER=50-Roy Miller/Hall of Fame Inductee; 1:03
SUPER=50-Paul Moore/Hall of Fame Inductee; 1:25
SUPER=52-George Wythe/3/Rural Retreat/43; 1:46
SUPER=50-Dean Rhea/Rural Retreat Head Coach; 1:52
SUPER=58-Denise Allen; 1:58
OUT Q=Friday football Extra
What a difference a week makes for the Gretna Hawks!
Last week the team lost to Laurel Park 14-to-12 to become the state's
all-time record holder for consecutive losses on the football field.
The setback was the Hawks 44th straight, and to make matters worse tonight
they had to hit the road and travel to Altavista.
SUPER=51-Altavista/Gretna vs. Altavista; :00
First year head coach Robert Prunty had his players attention late in the
game with a 14-to-7 lead and the chance to break the string within sight.
And the Hawks heeded his words especially on defense where Dexter Glass
intercepts Altavista's Jesse Rickman to protest the 7 point advantage.
Still Gretna almost found a way to kill itself, punter Andy Dolan takes the
bad snap in punt formation and laterals to Markall Clark but the adlib is
called by - illegal procedure.
But Gretna is able to hang on tonight and beat Altavista 14-to-7 to snap
their 44 games losing streak.
IN Q="Lord, I thank you...
((ROBERT PRUNTY/GRETNA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Robert Prunty/Gretna Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."
Immediate trips to Danville, Cave Spring, Pulaski and Victory stadium are
scheduled for tonight's Triple-a portion of the show.
And we'll have that for you after the second batch of scores and Rural
Retreat Indians Marching Band.
GO TO SCORES AND BAND-B
SUPER=64-George Wythe/3/Rural Retreat/43;
SUPER=64-Bland Co./50/Craig Co./16;
SUPER=64-Wm. Fleming/8/G.W. Danville/31;
SUPER=64-James Monroe/36/Summers Co./0;
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/21/Cave Spring/11;
SUPER=64-Lord Botetourt/34/Wm. Byrd/14;
SUPER=64-Bath Co./27/Franklin WV/14;
Let's now make a move down to Southside.
Where the William Fleming Colonels were just looking to score against the
George Washington Eagles - who have definitely had their number over the last
SUPER=51-Danville/William Fleming vs. G.W. Danville; :00
We PICK up this full moon showdown in the third with George Washington on top
Chanceton Rogers hands off to Antonie Kirby - and he turns the routine play
in to a 15 yard score as the lead balloons to 24-to-nothing in the 3rd.
Rogers would do his thing again in the fourth as he keeps this time and
scores on his own from 6 yards away and it's 31-to-nothing Eagles and time to
bring in the JV players.
SUPER=52-William Fleming/8/George Washington/31;
Fleming would avoid the shutout but just barely. Lee Suggs scores from 80
GW had shutout Fleming for four years, 47 minutes and 22 seconds before
Suggs scores with 37 ticks to go.
The Eagles still soar to the 31-to-8 win.
IN Q="Give fleming...
((ED MARTIN/GEORGE WASHINGTON HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Ed Martin/George Washington Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...NEXT WEEK."
The next RVD-Western cross district rivalry of the night was over in
Southwest Roanoke County where cave hosted E.C. Glass.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./E.C. Glass vs. Cave Spring; :00
The Cavs Spring Knights band and flag squad performed their pregame routine
under some stormy skies.
But the real storm was on the visitor's side of the field, With 5:20 left in
the first the Toppers get in the zone with Antonie Carrington giving it to
Brian Anthony for the seven yard TD. It's 7-zip.
Then just minutes into the second quarter Glass ball carrier Jabarie
Higginbothan takes off around end on the reverse, but he's stripped of the ball
and the Knight's Greg Wells recovers for Cave Spring!!
SUPER=52-E.C. Glass/21/Cave Spring/11;
Cave would cap the drive with a field goal as David Crisafi boots in the 32
yard field goal to cut the gap, but Glass keeps the Knights winless with the 21
to 11 win.
The Pulaski County Cougars played their second straight out of state
opponent tonight in the Cougars Den as Science Hill made its way from 81 from
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Science Hill vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
The Cougar fans were greeted with rain tonight at Kenneth Dobson stadium as
they got ready to fire up the second half.
With just a three point lead, the Cougars would light up the scoreboard and
make it 17-to-7 with Ronald Branch getting the job done from 16 yards out for
Science Hill would fumble the ball back to Pulaski and Craig Hodge would get
this TD from 4 yards out and its suddenly a 24-to-7 Pulaski advantage.
SUPER=52-Science Hill, TN/13/Pulaski Co./38;
Hodge would add another score at the beginning of the fourth quarter with
this 47 yard gallop.
The Cougars break bad on the boys from Tennessee beating Science Hill
38 to 13.
Our final RVD western roundup was down the hill at Victory stadium where
Patrick Henry staggered back home after last week's drubbing in Danville to
tackle Halifax County.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Halifax Co. vs. Patrick Henry; :00
We pick it up at the half with PH on top 21-to-nothing and the "New Look" PH
cheerleaders headed up Student Government president Max Masinter strutting
their stuff - with an emphasis on the Stuff!!
The Patriots as any team would be, were extremely inspired by the
cheerleaders as James Hickinbotham bigs up 75 of his 223 yards rushing on this
TD run down the sideline to make it 28-to-zip.
Halifax would take the ensuing kickoff and have everything og its way
including this Carlos Jackson option, complete with a bounce pass to Michael
Chappell - he would later cap the drive to make it 28-to-6.
SUPER=52-Halifax Co./6/Patrick Henry/28;
Hickinbotham would step up one more time as he blasts up the middle, turns
to the outside and burns for 26 more yards. Patrick Henry bounces back from
last week to beat the Comets 28-to-6.
IN Q="We were quite concerned...
((ED SCOTT/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Ed Scott/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...big plays tonight."
Three more stops before we shutdown the highlights on Week Five. We need to
head over Salem, Northside and Rustburg, but first we need to get in step with
the Pride of Salem Marching Band.
Go to scores and band-c
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./16/Amherst Co./52;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry GS/35/Abingdon/14;
We're back and ready to head over to Salem where the Spartans
welcomed Blue Ridge district member Blacksburg to town. These two schools
have played some memorable games in the past, including a state semi-final game
in the stadium.
SUPER=51-Salem/Blacksburg vs. Salem; :00
It was Beach night in Salem at halftime as the fans played a little
volleyball in the stands.
In the 3rd quarter and Salem on top 20-to-14, the Spartans convert a third
and goal at the one with Brandon Poff diving in to make it 27-to-14.
The action would heat up again in the fourth as Salem from its own 48 yard
line looks to RJ Beckwith to give the pill to Chris Stewart. He shoots up the
middle and gets outside for 33 yards.
With 40 seconds left in the game, Blacksburg would try to close the gap, but
the Salem defense shuts the door with Tommy LeForce's deep ball falling into
the hands of Matt Anderson and the Salem linebacker will spring past the
defense into the end zone from 68 yards out. Salem beats Blacksburg 34-to-14.
IN Q="aLL NIGHT WE...
((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH ))
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...A CRAZY GAME, YOU KNOW IT."
Let's now head over to Northside where Jim Hickam's Vikes were back home
after two road losses and a bye week.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Christiansburg vs. Northside; :00
It was homecoming at Viking stadium as Christiansburg came to town for the
first time as a member of the Blue Ridge.
The Vikings would look good in their opening drive going 75 yards with John
Doss getting in for the TD from a yard out to make it 7-to-nothing.
Not to be outdone, Christiansburg would put its high flying offense in the
air and tally seven of its own as Matt Wright hauls in the John Hindle pass.
But "Ground Hick" would crank out another clock eating drive with Doss
punching in another one as Northside
tops Christiansburg 21 to 14.
After biting the bullet and going one and three to open the season against
Triple-A opponents, the Cavaliers had something to prove tonight against
Double-A Rustburg, and their fans were ready.
SUPER=51-Rustburg/Jefferson Forest vs. Rustburg; :00
The Cavs would score early and often in this one as Cris Ridgeway takes the
opening kickoff of the game and goes 75 yards for the touchdown and it's
6-to-nothing just 16 seconds into the game.
Forest would get the ball back, and this time Frank Wade tales the option
pitch and goes 81 yards for the TD and in less than three minutes the Cavs have
2 TDs and a 14-to-nothing advantage on the stunner Red Devils.
SUPER=52-Jefferson Forest/47/Rustburg/22 ;
And the Jefferson Forest Defense also got the job done as they put the hat
on the Devils.
The Cavaliers slam Forest 47 to 22.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night, the Magna Vista Warriors rolled into Bedford County and
from Ridgeway and put the wood on the LIberty Minutemen.
Don Bateman's team that has always been known for its offense, proved it can
also play the "D".
The Warriors held Liberty to just 9 yards of rushing offense in the team's
Magna Vista also picked off two passes and recovered two fumbles.
The Magna Vista Warriors this week's Defensive team of the week.))
go to break
Last week's action coupled with some of tonight's scores have had some impact
on the Super 7 for week three.
SUPER=65-1. G.W. Danville/5-0/2. E.C. Glass/4-0/3. Giles/4-0/4. Staunton
River/5-0/5. Martinsville/5-0/6. Lord Botetourt/4-0/7. Magna Vista/4-0;
George Washington hammers Fleming to move to 5-and-0.
Glass struggles with Cave but moves to second, Giles is third, Staunton River
jumps up to fourth by betaing previously second ranked Brookville.
Martinsville is fifth, Botetourt up tio sixth, and magna Vista in at 7th.
And the pollbuster tonight is Gretna. The Hawks break their 44 games losing
streak by beating Altavista.
Lord Botetourt is off to its best start since Doug Ward coached the
Cavaliers back in the 80's.
And one of the reasons why is the inspired play of two way performer Wesley
Cox our Friday Football Extra player of the Week.
Roy Stanley has his story.
IN Q="FOR THE PAST
SUPER=50-Andy Ward/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :10
SUPER=51-Daleville/Cavaliers vs Eagles; :24
SUPER=50-Wesley Cox/FFE Player of The Week; :37
SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:12
OUT Q=....football extra."
((For the past two seasons, Cox has been the glue that's kept the Cavaliers
together through the good and bad times.))
((ANDY WARD/BOTETOURT HEAD COACH: ))
((But last week against Franklin County Cox was as strong as a hurricane. The
five foot 8 180 pound senior carried the ball 28 times for 309 yards and three
((WESLEY COX/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((Through three games this season cox has rushed for 759 yards for an average
of 253 a game.
He has over 34-hundred career yards breaking the record set by Elton Toliver
over a decade ago.))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((If Cox continues the pace on offense he could finish his season season with
two thousand yards rushing.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))