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Welcome everybody to what promises to be a wild half hour, as Friday Football
Extra attempts to crank out no less than 17 games worth of highlights in the
next half hour.
The frosty free for all begins in Bedford County where the Jefferson Forest
Cavaliers took a shot at doing what no other team has been able to do to
Staunton River this season, keep the Golden Eagles offense under wraps and
outscore Bob Gray's team.
SUPER=51-Forest/Staunton River vs. Jeff. Forest; :00
The Jefferson Forest coaches reinforced their game plan to the troops early
in the second half and it seemed to pay off.
Frank Wade takes the handoff from Jerton Evans and breaks down the near
sideline and goes 30 yards to the Eagles 29 before he's collared.
Four plays later, number 32 Nick Mistretta carries the ball in for the TD as
the Cavaliers push their lead from 7 to 14, making it 21-to-7.
SUPER=52-Staunton River/14/Jefferson Forest/36;
Staunton River would get things flowing in the right direction early in the
fourth quarter. On a fourth and nine Kevin Martin breaks free up the middle and
strikes paydirt from 32 yards out but Jefferson Forest hands the Eagles their
first loss of the season. The final 36-to-14.
In daleville, Lord Botetourt was hoping to end Salem's Supremacy between the
two Blue Ridge powers.
But the dominance continued. The Spartans won 28-nothing. Over the last
three years, Salem has now outscored the cavs 122 to zero.
Steve Mason has more on the game plan the tough Cavaliers just can't seem to
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=51-Daleville/Spartans vs. Cavaliers; :04
SUPER=50-Andy Ward/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :32
SUPER=50-Chris Stuart/Scored 3 Salem Touchdowns; :37(QUICK!!)
SUPER=50-Wesley Cox/Lord Botetourt Tailback; 1:00
SUPER=52-Salem/28/Lord Botetourt/0; 1:12
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:28
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:38
OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."
Two more Blue Ridge schools who've had an up and down first half of the
season hooked up in Vinton as William Byrd played host to a team its a good
deal of success against in recent years, the Northside Vikings.
SUPER=51-Vinton/Northside vs. William Byrd; :00
We pick it up with the Terriers on top 12-to-nothing, but you'd never know
it by looking at Jeff Highfill.
Byrd comes out in the third looking to pad its lead, but instead Frank
English throws an interception. Nathan Marshall gets the pick and the Viking
comeback is on.
John Doss would then take over on offense running wild out of the wishbone
as he scores from three yards out to cap the 70 yard drive. It's 12-to-7.
Northside would again mount and clock eating drive, this time going 79 yards
for the score as Doss scores again and the Vikings come back to beat Byrd
14-to-12 and the Terriers run out of time in the end.
IN Q="Everything bad...
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...beat the game."
More Blue Ridge play in Rockbridge County tonight as the Wildcats improved to
a 2-and-0 in the district with a 21-to-13 win over Christiansburg.
SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Christiansburg vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00
Jamie Talbott and his staff were excited about what the Wildcat offense was
Clay Hobson takes the pitch out from Travis Clark and he gets the five yard
touchdown to make the score 21-to-7 Rockbridge on top in the third.
The Blue Demons were not to be outdone as Mike Scott trots it in on very next
series from the two and it 21-to-13.
With less than two minutes left, Christiansburg would have one last shot with
a fourth and 3 from the Wildcats 23 - but the Rockbridge "D" makes the stand to
preserve the 21-to-13 win.
IN Q="wHEN YOU ARE ...
((JAMIE TALBOTT/ROCKBRIDGE Co. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jamie Talbott/Rockbridge Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...FOR OUR PROGRAM."
The remaining two Blue Ridge district
teams were in Blacksburg tonight Alleghany made the two hour trek from Low Moor
to battle Dave Crist's team.
It was a brisk night in the Burrrrrg!! - As the Hometown Indians revved up
the crowd to do battle with the Mounties.
On the Indians first possession of the game Tommy LeForce fades back and lays
one out into the hands of Joey Carter, who takes it 14 yards into Alleghany
Later on the drive LeForce hands off to Michael Davis, and the 212 pound back
blasts up the middle and shakes into the endzone to make it 7-to-nothing
Blacksburg backup quarterback Lee Smith then came on - and throws over the
middle - but it is picked off by Josh Bowman who makes a nice return
Blacksburg WINS it 27 to 24.
We've only reached the second table of tonight's 17 game buffet.
When we return a Triple-A rated feast awaits with trips to Roanoke County,
Victory Stadium, Pulaski County, Lynchburg and Richmond.
But first let's open the night with the Cave Spring Knights marching band and
go to band-a and scores
SUPER=64-Patrick Co./0/Carroll Co./12;
SUPER=64-Hd Woodson/6/Pulaski Co./41;
SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/22/Thomas Dale/19;
SUPER=64-George Wythe/8/Bland Co./12;
SUPER=64-Bath Co./0/James River/29;
SUPER=64-Roanoke Catholic/20/Blue Ridge/18;
Welcome back to the week six edition of Friday Football Extra.
And now we need to break out the road map and fill up the truck as we roll
into Chesterfield county just south of Richmond, where the top ranked GW
Danville Eagles took on Central district member Thomas Dale.
SUPER=51-Chester/G.W. Danville vs. Thomas Dale; :00
But just like the weather - the Eagles were ice cold tonight. Two early
fumbles led directly to two early Thomas Dale scores - Antwain Kirby coughs up
the ball - but we'll catch his shot at redemption in a moment.
But first the Knights' power in to the endzone and its 13-to-nothing Thomas
Kirby atones for his earlier miscue by blasting off tackle and into the zone
from 10 yards out to cut the lead to 13-to-7 after one.
SUPER=52-G.W. Danville/22/Thomas Dale/19;
George Washington would keep warming up! Watch guard Adam Lacky, the 215
pound senior pull and wipe out the defender and spring John Dickerson into the
clear for the TD. Danville comes back to beat Thomas Dale 22 to 19.
Now let's motor back down 460 into the HIll City where the E.C. Glass
Hilltoppers also looked to stay unbeaten with Patrick Henry the opponent
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Patrick Henry vs. E.C. Glass;
The Glass fans were looking for some warm seats tonight at City Stadium, but
the Toppers couldn't turn up the heat in the first half.
Until Raden Vereen takes the kickoff from his own 15 yard line and weave his
wind his way through some good blocking, and he will eventually out run the
Patriots into the zone to tie the game at 6-all.
The Patriots would fire right back. With less than 60 seconds left in the
half, number 17 Dennis Dunnaville drops back and spots Thomas Hill, he makes
SUPER=52-Patrick Henry/18/E.C. Glass/13;
the catch and scores to cap the 80 yard drive as the Patriots take a 13-to-6
lead and they upset the Hilltoppers 18 to 13.
While the Patriots from PH were in the Hill City, Fleming hosted some other
Patriots from our own Patrick Evans' alma mater, Albemarle, at the friendly
confines of Victory Stadium.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Albemarle vs. Fleming;
Colonel fans got their groove on before kickoff, but the dance didn't last
Albemarle jumped out to a 14-point lead early in the first quarter. Timmy
Carter goes to the air and finds Joe Stacy who makes the juggling catch in the
Killer Miller's troops then got the ball rolling. Lee Suggs takes the pill
and shows us some of his own dance moves, finding daylight off the right side
for a 36 yard TD jaunt to make it a 14-6 game.
After another Albemarle score, the Colonels call Demare Gill's number as he
scores from 5 yards out. The 2 point SUPER=52-William
conversion brought Fleming to within 7, 21-14, and the Colonels come back to
win it 34 to 28.
The Cave Spring Knights have been slowly improving each week as they continue
to look for their first win of the season.
Tonight they took a shot at the up and down Franklin County Eagles.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Franklin Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00
Homecoming at Cave Spring fired up the fans and revved up their gridiron
On Cave Spring's first play at the line of scrimmage Brad Nichols take the
Corey Paxton hand off, makes his way to the sideline and scampers 80 yards for
But the Eagles had plans of their own.
Quarterback Bobby Basham finds his tight end Josh Hale. Hale makes the grab
and treks 76 yards for the score.
The score is tied at seven in the first 30 seconds of the game.
SUPER=52-Franklin Co./10/Cave Spring/14;
But the Knights pull off the victory beating Franklin County 14 to 10.
Joel Hicks Pulaski County Cougars continued to play their regional college
preparatory schedule tonight as they met their third straight out of state
opponent, in DC's Woodson High.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Woodson vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
About the biggest suspense in this one was who would be crowned homecoming
queen as Mandy Sexton got the honor at Halftime!
Halfway through the third period, Pulaski County's Craig Hodge, who had a
huge game last week - keeps it rolling tonight with a 33 yard touchdown run to
push the Cougar lead to 34-to-nothing.
A blocked punt late in the third set up this two yard run by Nick Yates and
Pulaski is on top 41-to-nothing and the bench is empty.
Woodson would prevent the shutout with an 11 yard pass reception by Willie
Bennett, but the trip back to DC will be a long one. The final Pulaski
41 H.D. Woodson 6.
Immediate trip to the single-a and private school ranks are just ahead on
this week 6 edition of Friday Football Extra.
But right now, the second batch of tonight's scores and the James River
Knights marching band.
go to band-b and scores
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./10/Cave Spring/14;
Over at North Cross today the Raiders welcomed unbeaten power, Fuqua, to
The Falcons came in not only unbeaten, but having won each of their games by
at least 20 points.
But Jim Muscaro's troops were rude hosts for much of the first half.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Fuqua vs. North Cross;
The top ranked private school in the state, the former Prince Edward
Academy, found the going tough in the opening two frames.
The Falcons march down inside the North Cross 5, only to have Trey Taylor
cough up the football. Jake Copty pounces on it to foil the drive and keep
But Fuqua started to fly in the 3rd quarter. Toby Spry drops back and hits
John Baldwin for good yardage and a first down.
Four plays later, Spry hands to Whitney Reid who finds daylight off the
left side for 32 yards and paydirt. SUPER=52-Fuqua/20/North Cross/7;
Fuqua led 7-zip and the Falcons go to 6 and OH with the 20-TO-7 win.
The Giles Spartans were in the place known as Highlander Heaven tonight as
they traveled down to Glenvar from Pearisburg to meet the Three Rivers newest
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Giles vs. Glenvar;
And it was a cold welcome into the district for the Glenvar Highlanders.
Giles ran away with the game scoring 36 points in the first half and that
trend continued in the second.
Here on second and goal at the one Chris Ratcliff is untouched as he gives
the Spartans a 45-to-6 lead.
But the Highlanders continued to play for the score.
Quarterback Seth Noonkester drops back, looking deep and finds Kevin
Solesbce at the Giles 19.
And at first and goal at the six Hunter Allen brings home the score but it
was too little too late the Spartans win it 45 to 20.
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SUPER=50-Steve Ragsdale/Giles High School Head Coach;
OUT Q=time in the season
In Buchanan, a nip was definitely in the air as the James River Knights
played their first Pioneer district game of the season against defending state
division one champ Bath County.
SUPER=51-Buchanan/Bath Co. vs. James River; :00
This was also Bath County's first district game after three contests with
teams from West Virginia.
James River would waste very little time as they take their first possesion
and cap a 92 yard drive with this seven yard run by Brain LeFlore. It's
Bath looked like it would charge right back as Anthony Pusey bullies his way
for 10 yards and a first down.
But three plays later the Knights would strike again as the River's Will Goad
picks off this Bath County pass at the 29 and motors 71 yards for the TD.
SUPER=52-Bath Co./0/James River/29;
James River turns in one of the most surprising scores of the year to date -
shutting out the Chargers 29-to-0.
While Giles was hanging out in Glenvar tonight, the Narrows Green Wave was
also away from its Giles County home taking on Shawsville on the reservation.
SUPER=51-Shawsville/Narrows vs. Shawsville; :00
Tonight in Shawsville country, homecoming was in the air as the Shawnees
crowned Stacy Harless and Chris Graham as Queen & King.
We start off with minutes left in the half as Greenwave quarterback Jeff
Bowers tosses a screen pass to David Turner in the flat and he takes it
cross-field dodging and weaving his way 48 yards for the score. Making the
halftime score 34-16 Shawsville
Half-way through the third Narrows on the 21-yard line, Jeff Bowers would
tuck it in and pour it on around the end to close the gap to 34-22.
But Shawsville would assure the win. In the fourth quarterback Chris Graham
gives the pill to running back Anthony Creasy as punches it in from the one.
Shawsville takes the win 40-28 over Narrows.
IN Q="We've got...
((DARRELL SUTHERLAND/SHAWSVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Darrell Sutherland/Shawsville Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...AS A TEAM."
We'll close out the highlights of week 6 with trips to Galax, Dry Fork and
Ridgeway after this quick break, But first it's imperative that we wrap up
tonight's scoreboard and unwrap the
______________ high school marching band.
go to band-c and scores
SUPER=64-Staunton River/14/Jefferson Forest/36;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/18/E.C. Glass/13;
SUPER=64-Lee Co./45/Virginia High/24;
Welcome back everybody to Friday Football extra as we get set to complete
Let's refill the thermos and head down to Galax where the Maroon Tide
welcomed Grayson County to town.
SUPER=51-Galax/Grayson Co. vs. Galax; :00
The captains from both schools met at midfield to renew this rivalry tonight
Grayson would kick up its heels and mark itself at home, with this 35 yard
run by the Blue Devils Chad McMillen. but it was wiped out by a holding
penalty. Don't you just hate it when that happens.
Galax then returned the favor with a 24 yard run by Michael Campbell, who
moves the ball deep into Grayson territory down to the 16.
Galax settled for this 33 yard field goal by Joseph Orton. He kicks it
through the uprights but Grayson goes on to win it 28 to 9.
From Grayson County to Pittsylvania County and inparticular the community of
Dry Fork where the Tunstall Trojans welcomes unbeaten Martinsville to town.
SUPER=51-Dry Fork/Martinsville vs. Tunstall;
The Tunstall cheerleaders were trying to stay warm tonight in the fourth
quarter with their team behind.
Martinsville's Jess Wade hands off to Manteelo Venable, who fumbles the pill
right to Tunstall's LaShon Atkins in the fourth quarter.
Tunstall would then try to tie the game and go for the win, but Atkins long
pass to Jason Hancock is picked off in the endzone by
Danny Wade, and he runs it back 19 yards. Martinsville struggles but is able
to post its second straight shutout and escape with a 7-to-nothing win to stay
And finally, we roll back up into Henry County where Don Bateman's Magna
Vista Warriors stepped out of district to battle Seminole member Heritage.
SUPER=51-Ridgeway/Heritage vs. Magna Vista; :00
A perfect night for football down in Ridgeway as these two schools met for
the first time.
And the Warriors would get it going with Chad Blackstock scoring off the 13
yard touchdown to give Magna Vista a 12 to nothing after the first quarter.
In the second quarter from the 17, Heritage would make a little racket of
its own and Dewayne Banks scores on the dash to cut the Vista lead to 12-to-7.
Still in the second the defensive secondaries got active as Magna Vista's
Travis Preston picks off the Pioneer pass and the Warriors whip Heritage
35 to 7.
The Week six Super Seven is coming up along with this week's player of the
week segment, but first it is my pleasure to present tonight's Stopper of the
go to stopper eng#
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OUT Q=...team of the week."
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A number of big district games on tap tonight and as always that means a few
changes in the Super-7 for this week.
SUPER=65-1. G.W. Danville/6-0/2. Giles/5-0/3. Martinsville/5-0/4. Magna
Vista/5-0/5. Patrick Henry/4-1/6. Salem/4-1/7. Pulaski Co./5-1; SUPER=66-James
George Washington stays up top after playing tough on the road at Tomas Dale.
Unbeatens Giles, Martinsville, and Magna Vista all move up spots in the poll,
while Glass and Staunton River take momentayr tumble.
And previous Super Seven members from earlier in the season, PH, Salem and
Pulaski County all return to the poll this week in positions five through 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is James River. Doug Ross's Knights shutout Bath
Our player of the week endured constant struggles during his first two
years of high school.
SS=James Hickenbotham full screen
Patrick Henry's James Hickenbotham's complete turn around was never more
evident than in his monster performance against Halifax last Friday. Steve
Mason takes a closer look at this inside/outside running threat.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=51-Roanoke/September 27; :14
SUPER=50-James Hickenbotham/FFE Player of the Week; :29
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :56
SUPER=50-Ed Scott/Patrick Henry Head Coach; 1:31
OUT Q=...Friday Football Extra"
((James Hickenbotham rushed for 293 yards and 3 touchdowns on the night.
That's a whopping 32 yards per carry average.
Success didn't always come this easy for the Patrick Henry junior, who was
haunted by academic problems until recently.
Hickenbotham dreams of someday playing for the University of Virginia on a
full scholarship, Steve Mason, Friday Football Extra.))