Welcome everybody to week ten of Friday Football Extra, where for the first
time this year we learned the true meaning of "Cold Chilling."
The temperatures dropped, but a number of teams rose to the occasion this
including the Pulaski County Cougars who clinched at least a tie for the
Roanoke Valley district championship tonight with a 28 to 0 win over Patrick
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Patrick Henry vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
The Cougars took a 14-to-nothing lead at the half, and came out looking to
double that in the third.
Criag Hodge scores on the five yard run and the Cougars take a
21-to-nothing with 10:01 left in the third.
On Patrick Henry's next possesion, the Pats would fumble the snap, and
Brian Dalton would pounce on it at the PH 20 yard line
SUPER=52-Patrick Henry/0/Pulaski Co./28;
Thet set up the clincher as the Cougars throw a little play action out of
the Wing-T and Ronald Branch hits Jerome Thomas on the TD pass, and Pulaski
County pitches a 28 to nothing shutout of Patrick Henry to all but lock up the
IN Q="give pH
((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach;
OUT Q=...FOOTBALL TEAM."
Franklin County was down at Victory stadium tonight hoping to make it 2-for-2
against the Star City's high schools.
Last Friday the Eagles shocked PH, tonight they were hoping to have the
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Franklin Co. vs. William Fleming; :00
Mr. Bernie Baker, the saxophone man was getting down low with the Fleming
band tonight at McLelland field.
The Colonels took an 18-to-nothing lead into the third and then watched
Mondre Burnette hand off to J.R. Wood. He will pick up 19 yards down to the
one before he's stopped.
Then from the one, number 22, Lee Suggs puts it in for the score and it's
SUPER=52-Franklin Co./7/William Fleming/32;
Still in the third, Burnette will drop back and from 22 yards out hit
Richard Wilson, who makes the leaping catch in the endzone.
Fleming improves to 2-and-1 in the RVD with the 32-to-7 win.
IN Q="Well, basically...
((GEORGE "KILLER" MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-George "Killer" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THE SCHOOL YEAR."
The biggest Group Three-A battle of the night was in Amherst County where
last year's Division Four state champs hosted unbeaten George Washington in a
battle of Western district teams.
Steve Mason has the details of this evening's war in Amherst that turned into
a lopsided affair.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=51-Amherst Co./G.W. Danville vs. Amherst Co.; :00
SUPER=50-Chanston Rodgers/Accounted For Two TD's Tonight; :30
SUPER=50-Ed Martin/George Washington Head Coach; :44
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :53
SUPER=50-Mickey Crouch/Amherst Co. Head Coach; 1:30
SUPER=52-G.W. Danville/58/Amherst/6; 1:50
OUT Q=...friday football extra."
The E.C. Glass Hilltoppers were on the road in Charlottesville tonight
battling the Albemarle Patriots as the Toppers tried to stay on track for a
SUPER=51-Charlottesville/E.C. Glass vs. Albemarle; :00
E.C. Glass head coach Bo Henson gives his troops one last word of
encouragement for stepping on the turf against the Pats tonight.
And Bo knows offense. On the Toppers third play from scrimmage, Rodnett
McDaniel takes the pitch out from Antwan Carrington and he will romp down the
left sideline and eventually pick up 31 yards.
Four plays later Brian Anthony bullies his way in from the one and Glass
takes an early 7-to-nothing lead.
The Hilltoppers made it 14 to nothing midway through the second, as Anthony
goes up the middle and into the zone
Glass get an early start and whips up on Albemarle, posting the 27 to 21 win.
Coming up after this short break we'll check on some Single-A action in the
Three Rivers and Pioneer as we make trips to Floyd, Shawsville, Covington, and
But first we need to get in step with the Amherst County Marching Lancer
Go to Band-A
SUPER=64-North Cross/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2:00;
SUPER=64-Ft. Chiswell/22/Bland Co./34;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/0/Pulaski Co./28;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry GS/35/Holston/0;
We are back and ready to roll int o Floyd County where Winfred Beale's
Floyd County Buffaloes have been quietly making a run for the playoffs.
Tonight the Buffs welcomed Three Rivers rival Radford to town.
SUPER=51-Floyd/Radford vs. Floyd Co.; :00
And the Buffaloes had a fight on their hands and even the rowdie home fans
couldn't tip the scales in Floyd's favor.
The Buffaloes kept it close--Nick Wohn takes the Tony Erchall hand off and
wiggles through traffic, then motors 20 yards to the Radford three. The
Buffaloes cut the Bobcat lead to three several plays later.
But Radford's Marion Wesley quickly makes up the points. Wesley gets the
ball runs left, cuts back right to avoid Floyd defenders and waltzes into the
endzone for Radford's winning T-D.
But the Buffaloes didn't given up the fight--quarterback Tony Erchall looks
deep into the end zone, Matt Bishop works his way open, makes the grab and
keeps one foot in bounds for the score.
The Bobcat 'D' would save the game.
With Floyd threatening on fourth and goal at the one, Radford defenders drop
the Buffalo back behind the line of scrimmage and Radford pulls the upset 23 to
IN Q=but our kids...
((NORM LINEBURG/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach;
OUT Q=...really a good job.
The rumble on Route 11 was renewed tonight in Shawsville as Shawnees welcomed
the Glenvar Highlanders to the reservation for a little Three Rivers play.
SUPER=51-Shawsville/Glenvar vs. Shawsville; :00
On this cool night in Montgomery County, the two school were hoping to
manufacture some hot action.
Glenvar would try to do just that on a fourth and four, Seth Noonkester
pitches out to Hunter Allen, who cuts around the end, through the "D" and
across the line to make it 7-to-nothing Highlanders.
Late in the first, the Shawnees would attempt to make something happen, but
this Chris Graham pass is picked off by John Kassebaum, and he's going to take
it all the way back the other way for the 35 yard return and it's
Glenvar would do it again, from their own 37 as Jim Scalera takes the toss,
and turn it up around the right side as Glenvar walks the walk on Shawsville.
The final - Glenvar 35 - Shawsville 7.
It's been a tough year for the Covington Cougars who came into this week's
action with just one win on the year.
Tonight they faced defending state champ Bath County at Casey Field.
SUPER=51-Covington/Bath County vs. Covington; :00
It was rather chilly in the Highlands tonight, as the fans used blankets to
block the cold, and what better on a chilly night than a couple of dogs with
chili - You can almost taste these!!
On the field, it looked like the Cougars would be in trouble early when
Anthony Pusey TURNS the first play from scrimmage into a 69 yard score to put
Bath up 6-to-nothing and send a bunch of folks back for another hot dog.
Covington would catch fire though in the second, as William Stewart takes
the ball and line across the goal line for the score and a 6-all tie.
And yes the DOGS were still a smoking.
On the Cougars next possesion Brent May will handoff to Grover Price who
will twist and dance his way into the endzone and Covington pulls off the big
46-to-28 upset win of Bath County to end the Chargers playoff hopes.
Since their heartbreaking loss to Parry McCluer back on October 18th the
James River Knights have been making a statement.
Last week they scored 53 points against Shawsville, and tonight they tally 33
SUPER=51-Greenville/James River vs. Riverheads; :00
Leading 14-to-nothing in the second, the Knights Brian LeFlore will break
down the right sideline and pick 43 yards - but instead of setting up another
score he fumbles to give the Gladiators a chance before halftime.
After taking over at the 2, Riverheads went to the air with Scott Farrow
finding Darby Powers with reception, and watch him toss the lateral to Chris
Wymer who picks up 15 yards.
Several plays later, Brian Hill score from the 5, to make it 14-to-7, but
James River wins it 33 to 14 to move to 5 and 4.
We'll take a tour through the Blue Ridge district ranks in just a moment as
Salem, Lord Botetourt, Northside, Byrd all try to keep pace in the upper half
of the eight team race.
But right now let's check out some more scores, and take a listen to the
___________ marching band.
Go to Band-B
SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/58/Amherst Co./6;
SUPER=64-Parry McCluer/46/Craig Co./12;
SUPER=64-Wm. Byrd/40/Rockbridge Co./19;
SUPER=64-Rural Retreat/40/Grayson Co./28;
Time now to color the show BLUE as in the Blue Ridge Ridge district as we
Motor up into Christiansburg and see if the Salem Spartans maintained their
share of the lead in the district.
SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Salem vs. Christiansburg; :00
Christiansburg was pumped for senior night and put the first points on the
The Blue Demons turn a botched Salem punt into a 42 yard Matt Wright field
But Salem took control form there, as R.J. Beckwith looks for Rickie Eubanks
across the middle, Eubanks makes the grab and the 13 yard gain. Salem would
make it 14 to 3 several plays later.
Salem used big passing plays to get in scoring position. Here R. J.
Beckwith finds his wide receiver for a 30 yard gain. Salem goes on to score
and win the ball game 44 to 3.
The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers were also in the New River Valley tonight trying
to keep pace with Salem and pick up another win against Blacksburg.
SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Lord Botetourt vs. Blacksburg; :00
The Cavs also came up from Daleville hoping to nail down a spot in the
But Blacksburg's defense was play tough early with Michael Davis putting the
hat on Wesley Cox. Davis has had an outstanding year on both sides of the ball.
The Indians offense looked sharp early, as Davis caps the 51 yard drive with
the one yard plunge to make it 7-to-nothing Indians.
But Cox would get on the good foot as he has so many times this year taking
the handoff and going 58 yards for the score.
And Lord Botetourt buries the Burg
36 to 7.
In Low Moor, the Northside Vikings were also hoping keep pace in the Blue
Ridge race as they tried not to get caught in an upset against Alleghany.
SUPER=51-Low Moor/Northside vs. Alleghany; :00
Alleghany coach Max Lowe had a thin 13-to-7 lead to start the second half,
and it would not hold up as Northside John Doss caps a 75 yard drive with a two
yard score to tie the game at 13-all.
Alleghany would appear to regain the lead when number 86, Adam Harlowe
catches this 4th down pass in the endzone - but an ineligible man down field
penalty wiped it out.
Northside would add another TD from Doss as the Vikings survive a big scare to
beat the Mounties 20-to-13 in a game much tighter than folks expected.
William Byrd is still hoping for a few things to happen to allow it to slip
in the playoffs.
Tonight in Rockbridge County the Terriers found themselves in an old
fashioned cat and dog scrap.
SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./William Byrd vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00
The Wildcats came in without the services of starting quarterback Travis
Clark, who suffered a broken ankle during practice earlier in the week.
Byrd was clinging to a 19-to-13 lead in the third, when Frank English dashed
in from the seven to make the score 25-to-13 wth the Terriers in control.
On the very next play, Rockbridge sophomore sensation Clay Hobson returns the
kickoff down the left sideline. He will take it 81 yards for the score. He
returned another one earlier in the game for a TD as well. It's 25-to-19 Byrd.
SUPER=52-William Byrd/40/Rockbridge Co./19;
Byrd would end any hopes of a Wildcat upset though in the fourth, as English
again keeps and scores and again gets in from the 7.
Byrd moves to 6-and-3 on the season with the 40-to-19 win.
((JEFF HIGHFILL/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...never backed off.
The Dogwood and Seminole districts are in the spotlight next as we prepare to
close out the week ten highlights, and unveil this week's defensive Stopper.
But first let's wrap up the scores and get in step with Cedric Hairston's
Marching Wildcats from Dan River.
Go To Band-C
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./7/Wm. Fleming/32;
We back and ready to head down into central Virginia
Where Brookville and Heritage began what is certain be a long and interesting
rival for many years to come.
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Brookville vs. Heritage; :00
The Heritage band was getting the crowd into it as the Pioneers looked to
come back from a 17-to-6 deficit.
But it appeared the Pioneer offense had stalled until Dewayne Banks took the
snap and pulled off the fake punt, picking up 25 yards and a first down at the
Five plays later, Banks punched it in from the one and the Pioneers had cut
the score to 17-to-12 early in the fourth.
Brookville's defense played the stopper role, as Michael Saelens picks off
the Alex Lucy pass and takes it in the house from 29 yards and suddenly it's
The B-defense got even more stingy as Payton Townes Jr. sacks Lucy to kill
the comeback bid.
But give Lucy credit last night the kid started and played in the Heritage
JV game as well.
IN Q="you've got..
((MARK LINEBURG/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...played hard."
Brookville claims the first ever Cothran Cup named in honor of Brian Cothran
and Brookville Grad who was killed last year by a drunk driver.
One of those friendly backyard rivalries was renewed tonight in Liberty as
the Minutemen ushered in their good friends from Jefferson Forest.
SUPER=51-Bedford Co./Jefferson Forest vs. Liberty; :00
It was senior night at Liberty high school as the Minutemen tried to pull off
the upset tonight against the Cavs.
In a game highlighted by special teams efforts, Nick Mistretta gets to the
Liberty punter for the block and Damien Buchanan picks up the loose ball and
carries it in for the TD, It's 6-to-zip.
The Minutemen offense looked like it would bounce back from that as Robert
Carson tosses this 22 yard pass to Andy Fyke for a nice gain.
But the Cavs defense buckled down and out the ball back in the hands of the
Jerton Evans goes up top and finds SUPER=52-Jefferson Forest/47/Liberty/6;
Theo Phelps for the score and the Cavs stay on track for the postseason with
the 47 TO 6 win over county rival Liberty.
In Ringgold tonight the Dan River Wildcats hosted the Gretna Hawks on
SUPER=51-Ringgold/Gretna vs. Dan River; :00
The two Pittsylvania County rivals met at midfield for the coin toss and they
went to work.
And Dan River would waste little time as Landrum Snyder hands off to Anthony
Witcher and he scores the 5 yard TD to make it 7-to-nothing Wildcats.
In the second quarter Ken Meador would watch his team score again as Snyder
gives the ball to Joe Saunders, who gallops in from 33 yards to make it
Witcher would then get his second score of the night from five yards away as
Dan River wins it 48 to 8.
The next to last Super-7 of the season is coming up, along with the latest
Player of the Week.
But first a look at one of the most dominating defensive performances turned
in this season in our Stopper of the Week segment.
wipe to eng#
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...OF THE WEEK."
(( Last Friday night in Salem, this handshake was as close as the Alleghany
Mountaineers would come to the Spartans all night long.
The Salem offense fired up the Homecoming crowd with a 51 points explosion,
but it was the Salem defense that was really scary on this night.
The Spartans held Alleghany to just 35 yards of total offense, forced two
turnovers, and kept the Mountaineers from recording even one first down!!
Willis White's Salem Spartans this week's defensive Stopper of the Week.))
go to break
And we have a quick update on Cam Jackson, the Amherst County player who was
taken away tonight in an ambulance.
We talked just moments ago with coach Mickey Crouch who confirmed Jackson
suffered an allergic reaction to Motrin.
Cam was taken to Lynchburg General where his blood pressure stabilized and he
He's now home resting.
We're told he is feeling well enough to take his college placement tests
No change in the Super-7 tonight as no one loses a game or loses ground.
SUPER=65-1. G.W. Danville/9-0/2. Giles/9-0/3. Magna Vista/9-0/4. Pulaski
Co./8-1/5. Staunton River/8-1/6. Brookville/8-1/7.Lord Botetourt/8-1;
GW whips Amherst an stays number one, Giles was off tonight, Magna Vista
beats Fieldale-Collinsville to stay third, Pulaski wins. Staunton River was
off,Brookville and Botetourt get big wins, and Salem crushes C-burg to hang in
as the pollbuster.
Our Player of the week did not score 4 touchdowns, did not run for 400
yards and is not even his team's best offensive player.
SS=Jeff Woody/FFE Player of the Week
BUT!!! Brookville's Jeff Woody Is one of the Seminole District's most
versatile players who can hurt you in oh so many ways. Steve Mason tells us how
he put the HURT on Liberty last Friday.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=51-Campbell Co./October 25th; :00
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :09
SUPER=50-Jeff Woody/FFE Player of the Week; :20
SUPER=50-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach; :34
OUT Q=Friday Football Extra
((Jeff Woody is a three year starter, so how'd a 5 foot 9 160 pounder gets so
Coach Lineburg reasures everyone that dating Woody's older sister had nothing
to do with Woody starting 3 years.
Woody IS as versatile as they come. In last week's win over Liberty. Woody
pecked the Minutemen for 178 all purpose yards, two touchdowns and set up
another pair of TD's.
He's got a knack making big plays. He intercepted a pass and returned it 58
yards to the Liberty 11 yard line that set up a Brookville TD.
His versatility extends off the field, Woody has a 3.3 grade point average
Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
More college football action is coming your way Saturday afternoon right here
on your hometown station.
PINNACLE PAGE --
At Noon we'll have the fighting Irish of Notre Dame taking on Navy as the
Midshipmen try to become the second service academy this season to beat the
That game is being played in Ireland.
Then at 3:30, a Big East battle is coming your way as the Syracuse Orangemen
take on the West Virginia Mountaineers.
As for Friday Football Extra, the gang will be back next week for the final
Friday night of the regular season.
go to close and credits
Until then thanks for watching and have a safe weekend folks.