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Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra, which for the
second time this year is more like Robin Reed's Weather School.
After dealing with Hurricane Fran back on September 6th, tonight we have the
honor of dodging high winds and heavy rains, and a 25 county Tornado watch
caused by a wicked cold front.
A number of the night's marquee games were literally blown away including the
Western district war between Glass and George Washington,
And the PIedmont battle of unbeatens involving the number 3 and 4 teams in
our Super Seven, Martinsville and Magna Vista.
Brookville and Jefferson Forest were also primed for a showdown in the
Seminole tonight, but MOther Nature had other plans.
A disappointed Jefferson Forest coach Bob Christmas surveyed the damage to
Cavalier field after the decision was made to call off the game around seven.
But his main concern is that his troops maintain their focus for Saturday
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((BOB CHRISTMAS/JEFFERSON FOREST HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Bob Christmas/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...tomorrow night."
And as Coach Christmas said that game is Saturday night at 7.
Salem ventured into Viking country tonight and beat Northside 41-18 to take
a share of the Blue Ridge District lead.
Steve Mason has the story.
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SUPER=51-Roanoke Co/Spartans vs. Vikings; :07
SUPER=50-John Hancock/Salem receiver; :23
SUPER=50-Matt Anderson/Scored 4 Touchdowns; :37
SUPER=50-Scott Mashburn/Northside Tailback; :54
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:11
SUPER=50-Pierce Weikle/Salem Lineman; 1:33
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Coach; 1:40
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Coach; 1:49
Lord Botetourt kept pace with the Spartans tonight by pummeling
Christiansburg 40-to-12 in a game played down in Daleville.
SUPER=51-Daleville/Christiansburg vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
On this breezy night in Botetourt we begin with Jamie Gilliland being named
Homecoming King and Ashley George this year's Queen at midfield.
We pick up action in the third with the happy homecoming already in high
gear. Christiansburg quarterback Matt Wright calls Eric Schumucker's number
and he takes it up the middle, breaks tackles and cuts into the clear for the
44 yard score. But Botetourt still leads it 26-to-6.
Late in the third, the Cavs would mount a 99 and a half yard drive in 10
plays capped by Seth Myers pass to Jamie Connors in the flat. He does the rest
going 60 yards for the score as Botetourt makes it 33-to-6.
What would a Botetourt set of highlights be without Wesley Cox? He takes the
handoff from 18 yards out and does his thing, diving over for the score as Lord
Botetourt improves to 6-and-1 with the 40-to-12 win.
IN Q="We dominated....
((ANDY WARD/LORD BOTETOURT HEAD COACH: WE DOMINATED THE OFFENSE AND DEFENSIVE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AND WE WERE A VERY PHYSICAL AND AGGRESSIVE TEAM TONIGHT. AND
WE JUST PLAYED REAL HARD. IT'S OUR HOMECOMING AND WE WANTED TO WIN AND KEEP
THINGS ROLLING ON A POSITIVE NOTE.))
SUPER=50-Andy Ward/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...POSITIVE NOTE.
After upsetting Salem last week, William Byrd was back in action tonight
looking for some consistency and a win as the Terriers took on Alleghany in Low
SUPER=51-Low Moor/William Byrd vs. Alleghany; :00
The wind chill was a factor in Low Moor as the Alleghany fans huddled and the
Byrd fans bundled up.
But the coaches were not immune to the elements as Terrier assistant coach
Fred Wagner used plastic bags as gloves and a poncho as a sleeveless jacket!
But the wind wasn't the only thing howling at Mountaineer stadium as freshman
running back O.J. Thomason would run wild accounting for 231 yards of Byrd's
292 yards of offense.
He would nine yards down the right side on this play setting up number 33
Daniel Wagner, who scores on the very SUPER=52-William Byrd/24/Alleghany/13;
next play from 4 yards out.
Thomason would then make it in on the 2 point conversion and Byrd wins its
second straight 24-to-13.
The remaining two Blue Ridge district teams were in Rockbridge County tonight
as the Wildcats met Blacksburg for the first time in school history.
SUPER=51-Rockbridge/Blacksburg vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00
Jamie Talbott offered some last minutes words of encouragement to his team as
it got ready to take on the Indians.
Midway through the first, the Indians take advantage of a turnover as Tommy
LeForce hits a wide open Bobby Graham in the endzone on the 13 yard TD pass to
make it 6-to-nothing.
Rockbridge would answer that with some aerial artistry of its own as Travis
Clark finds a double covered Matt Pierce for a 30 yard gain.
But another Wildcat turnover killed the drive and Blacksburg
breaks out and breaks bad with a
37 to 0 win over Rockbridge, which just two weeks ago was unbeaten in district
The week eight highlights continue after a short break.
We'll take a trip down the Cougar's Den in Pulaski, plus take an umbrella or
two down to Victory stadium for PH's homecoming date with Cave Spring.
Plus, we'll also talk with Franklin County interim coach Jerry Little, who's
debut tonight in Halifax was also affected by Mother nature.
But first let's check some of tonight's scores, and the Pulaski County
GO TO BAND-A AND SCORES
SUPER=64-James River/6/Parry McCluer/14;
SUPER=64-Laurel Park/9/Patrick Co./29;
SUPER=64-Cave Spring/13/Patrick Henry/35;
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra as we now prepare to check out the
limited amount of Triple-A action taking place on Week 8.
Let's begin where mother nature rarely interferes with the happenings on
FRiday night's in the Fall - Kenneth Dobson stadium in Pulaski, where the
Cougars entertained Fleming.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Wm. Fleming vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
Fleming boss George "Killer" Miller warmed up his team to get ready for the
second half in this one.
But Pulaski would build on its 25-to-8 lead early in the third as Craig Hodge
gallops in from 51 yards out to put the Cougars comfortably in front at
Fleming would turn to the air, but Craig Hodge would continue to play head
and shoulders above the competition as he had all season with the interception
and the return to the Fleming 49.
Hodge would then turn the TD into another big score as he turns on the juice
and gets into the zone from 32 yards out to make it 39-to-8.
SUPER=52-William Fleming/14/Pulaski Co./39;
The Colonels would get this one yard Jamare Gill score late in the game, but
it was only cosmetic as the Cougars move to 2-and-0 in the RVD with the
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((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...football game."
Patrick Henry and Cave Spring also opened the Roanoke Valley district portions
of their schedules tonight.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Cave Spring vs. Patrick Henry; :00
The Patriots came into Victory Stadium tonight like tropical storm Lillie to
joust with the Knight on a water logged field.
On the very first play from scrimmage the Pats would hit the ground running
as Dennis Dunnaville keeps through the middle and down the line before he's
brought down 54 yards later.
A couple of plays later, Dunnaville calls on James HIckenbotham to carry the
mail in from 10 yards out to put the Patriots in front to stay.
SUPER=52-Cave Spring/13/Patrick Henry/35;
Patrick Henry would keep the ball on the ground as Shawn Akers goes up the
middle and squirts out 15 yards as PH has a happy homecoming with a 35-to-13
win over the Knights.
At least former Franklin County head coach Horace Green didn't have to stand
out in the rain and get wet tonight. Afterall, he endured his own storm
earlier in the week when he was fired.
The Eagles were on the road tonight without Green, but with former Cave
Spring head coach and recent Ferrum College Hall of Fame inductee Jerry LIttle
at the helm.
We caught up with Jerry as the team arrived in South Boston tonight to play
IN Q="It's been a ...
((JERRY LITTLE/FRANKLIN CO. INTERIM HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jerry Little/Franklin Co. Interim Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...GET OUR HEADS STRAIGHT."
And the Eagles will have to wait one more night as that game was postponed,
In just a moment, we'll check on some Pioneer district action tonight in
Covington and Buchanan, where the James River Knights looked to lock up the
PIoneer district championship as they tangle with Parry McCluer.
But first more scores a postponements as the Lord Botetourt band sernades the
GO TO BAND-B AND SCORES
SUPER=64-Greenbrier WV/6/James Monroe/13;
SUPER=64-Wm. Fleming/14/Pulaski Co./39;
SUPER=64-Ft. Chiswell/7/Carroll Co./42;
SUPER=64-Pocahontas Co./21/Grayson Co./28;
We are back and ready to head down to Buena Vista where
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the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer and the James River Knights played for
supremacy the Pioneer.
SUPER=51-Buena Vista/James River vs. Parry McCluer; :00
A muddied Camden Field wasn't enough to deter the Blues in this one.
The team long known for its ball control offense and running game, would
enjoy a 7-to-6 halftime margin.
But surprise, The Blue would go to the air midway through the third quarter
as Donald Schley finds tight end Jason Smider wide open for a seven yard TD
pass and the eventual game winning score.
James River would get back in the game and in then back out of it, as Travis
Blankenship fumbles at the goal line on this sweep and the Blues recover to
avoid the potential tie.
SUPER=52-James River/6/Parry McCluer/14;
The Knights would have one last chance to tie the game, but Blankenship is
sacked on fourth down and Parry McCluer holds on for the 14-to-6 win.
((CHARLIE WHEELER/PARRY MCCLUER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....for us."
More Pioneer perseverance tonight in Covington as two winless teams hooked up
looking to light up the scoreboard and pick up a little positive reinforcement.
SUPER=51-Covington/Craig Co. vs. Covington; :00
Even though a lot of rain had moved through the Highlands late this
afternoon, the sprinklers were on and working as the adjacent Casey field
baseball diamond took a shower.
Put the Cougars didn't have tie to watch or drink a drop of water tonight as
they took out 6 weeks of frustration on the Rockets with Grover Price moving
the ball down the field with this 20 yard gain.
Several plays later, number 86 Tracey Walker takes the pill on the reverse,
and he will pick up 14 yards down to the Rockets 27 yard line.
On the very next play John Woodzell will call on Antonie Broadnax, and he
takes it up the middle for the score as Covington wins it's first game of the
year with a 29 to 8 win over Craig County.
A couple of more highlights are still on tap tonight as we head up to Riner
and roll onto the astroturf as Liberty University where Lynchburg Christian
hosted the North Cross Raiders.
But first we need to finish up the boards with a band from a previous week.
Let's break out the sounds of the George Washington Danville Band.
go to band-c and scores
SUPER=64-St. Christopher's/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2:00;
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./Sat./Halifax Co./7:30;
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/Sat./G.W. Danville/7:30;
We're back and ready to step on the carpet for a big upset.
The North Cross Raiders traveled down 460 to Lynchburg tonight for a Virginia
Independent conference contest with unbeaten Lynchburg Christian, the number
one ranked private school in the state.
Travis Wells has more on the Raiders 7-to-6 upset.
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SUPER=51-Lynchburg/North Cross vs. L.C.A.; :00
SUPER=50-Carter Lee/North Cross Running Back; :33
SUPER=52-North Cross/7/L.C.A./6/; :57;
SUPER=51-Jim Muscaro/North Cross Head Coach; 1:01
SUPER=51-Scott Allen/L.C.A. Head Coach; 1:14
OUT Q=...Football Extra."
Up in Montgomery County the weather was just as nasty as anywhere else as the
Glenvar Highlanders blew into town for a little Three Rivers district action.
SUPER=51-Riner/Glenvar vs. Auburn;
Some more of those diehard fans showed up tonight in Riner as the Eagles
tried to brave the wind and the cold.
Glenvar looked good early in this one as HUnter Allen takes the handoff and
picks up 18 yards and some nice blocking on the carry up the middle.
But on a fourth and short, Auburn's defense would step and make a big stop
as the front line and linebackers do a good job of pursuing and stopping the
But head coach Brian Hooker made a few adjustments between quarters and the
Highlanders came out in the second fired up.
Quarterback Seth Noonkester, the sophomore quarterback keeps on the
quarterback sneak and scores from a yard out but the Highlanders lose it to
Auburn 13 to 9.
The soggy Super-7 is on deck when we return along with this week's player of
the week segment, originating in Moneta.
But first the Defensive Stopper of the Week award!!
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OUT Q=...OF THE WEEK."
(( Last Friday night in Vinton, Jeff Highfill wore his emotions on his sleeve
as his Terriers hosted district leader Salem.
Byrd came into the game labeled as one of the season's big underachievers
with an 0-and-2 district mark and a 500 overall record.
But as always Salem brought out the best the Terriers.
Despite giving up over 300 yards of offense, the Terriers forced two fumbles,
intercepted four passes and gave up just 7 points, in their 10-to-7 win.
William Byrd, this week's defensive Stopper of the Week.))
take a break
The Super-7 is basically unchanged tonight.
Due to all the postponements, most of the top teams were not in action.
SUPER=65-1. G.W. Danville/7-0/2. Giles/7-0/3. Martinsville/6-0/4. Magna
Vista/6-0/5. Patrick Henry/6-1/6. Pulaski Co./7-1/7. Staunton River./6-1;
Only number 5 PH and NUmber 6 Pulaski were in action and each pulled off easy
district wins. They meet in two weeks on November 1st.
And the Pollbuster tonight in North Cross as the Raiders upset the number one
The Staunton River Golden Eagles are off to the best start in school
Kevin Martin Full Screen
It's a team effort this season, but the leader of the team is tailback
Kevin Martin, who this week steps forward with Roy Stanley to earn Player of
the week honors.
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SUPER=50-Kevin Martin/FFE Player of The Week; :13
SUPER=50-Bob Gray/Golden Eagles Head Coach; :25
SUPER=51-Moneta/October 11th; 1:18
SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:51
OUT Q=.......football Extra."
((The Fact that Martin is playing this year is a story in itself.
Last year, after a dispute with head coach bob Gray Martin quit the team
four games into the season.))
((KEVIN MARTIN/FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((BOB GRAY/EAGLE HEAD COACH: ))
((Martin began his comeback with the help of his best friend tailback Jerrett
The two led the Golden Eagles to the Group two A state track championship
in the spring.
And Martin made a promise that would change his attitude toward football.))
((That promise made the two even closer. They both have rushed for over a
thousand yards this season. And when Ferguson was injured in last weeks game
against Liberty Martin took over.
He carried the ball 21 times for 290 yards and four touchdowns. He passed
for a score but it was another promise to his close friend that inspired his
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((Martin is not making any promises about his future after high school but the
Golden Eagles have a good shot at winning the Seminole District title.
Roy Stanley friday football extra.
And finally, there would not be a Friday Football Extra without the
contributions of our talented photographers, who tonight
SUPER=51-Roanoke/The Parking Lot; :00
braved the elements in a big way to bring home the highlights of 11 games for
Our thanks to all the photographers and statisticians who made this week's
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And thanks to you as well for watching the week eight version of Friday
Football Extra, we'll be back to do it again next week, but hopefully without
the Doplar Radar.
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Until then have a safe weekend everybody.