Welcome everybody to Friday Football Extra and the start of another
postseason party as the hunt for gold begins in the Regional semi-finals.
We have 11 games for you tonight in Divisions one through six.
And we begin down in Henry County where the Magna Vista Warriors picked
themselves off the ground after last week's loss to Bassett and returned home
to host rival Martinsville in the Region 4, division 3 semi-finals.
SUPER=51-Ridgeway/Martinsville vs. Magna Vista; :00
The Magna Vista cheerleaders found a way into our hearts and onto your TV
screen tonight with their artistic banner. Yes, we are capable of stooping to
After a scoreless first quarter, Magna Vista would mount a drive from their
own 30, with Travis Preston capping it off with a four yard to make it
Martinsville would attempt to come back with this halfback option pass from
Manteelo Venable to Leander Preston for 2o yards deep into Magna Vista
territory but they would come up empty.
Magna Vista would open the second half with number 40 Ceron Penn scoring on
another run in tight to push the score to 14 to nothing.
Preston would close out the scoring in the fourth, with this four yard run
to make the final 22-to-nothing as Bulldogs get ready for basketball season and
the Warriors move on to battle gate City.
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((DON BATEMAN/MAGNA VISTA HEAD COACH:))
((TRAVIS PRESTON/TWO RUSHING SCORES:))
SUPER=50-Don Bateman/Magna Vista Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Travis Preston/Two Rushing Scores; :11
OUT Q=...be here."
The Bassett Bengals earned their way into the playoffs by beating the
Warriors last week, but tonight they had to travel over 250 miles to play
powerful Gate City.
Just how powerful you ask? The Blue Devils beat the Bengals tonight
44-to-nothing to end Bassett's season and set up a Magna Vista-Gate CIty
showdown for next week.
In Region 3, Division 3 semi-final action we need to head down to Campbell
County where the Brookville Bees hooked up with seminole rival Appomattox.
SUPER=51-Campbell Co./Appomattox vs. Brookville; :00
Warming up took on a whole new meaning at Stinger stadium tonight as the Bees
looked to duplicate their regular season win over the Raiders.
Again tonight, the "Bee-FENSE" would step up and play huge as Michael Barr
picks off this Patrick Richardson pass and returning it all the way to the
From there number 34, Edwin Brown gets loose outside and he goes 25 yards to
the Appomattox two yard line.
The Bees offense line then gave Peter Givens an escort into the endzone as
the Bees grabbed a 7-to-nothing lead.
Brookville would take a 14 to nothing before Appomattox got a break as
Givens fumbles on the Bees 31, Appomattox recovers and takes 15 more yards on
the unsportsmanlike call.
That's when my man Forest Moore --
"Run Forest Run" -- rumbles in from the four to cut the lead to 14-to-7.
But Brookville wins it
27 to 14.
The Bees will get to tangle with yet another familiar Seminole foe in the
regional finals, as they knew coming in tonight they would next play either
Jefferson Forest or two time defending regional champ William Campbell.
SUPER=51-Naruna/J.Forest vs. Wm. Campbell;:00
Christmas came early to Naruna this year - Bob Christmas that is, as his
Jefferson Forest Cavaliers looked to advance.
But their would be no presents under the tree this year for the Generals.
After trailing 14-to-nothing Jefferson Forest had rallied for a 16-to-14
heading to the final period when number 85 Damien Buchanan took this Jerton
Evans handoff and bumped and bruised his way free and into the clear for a 43
yard touchdown romp.
Evans would then pitch to NIck Mistreta for the two point conversion and the
Cavs were on top 24-to-14.
Late in the fourth, Dominique Dews would attempt to engineer a comeback with
the pass to Ty Poe, who fights his way for a first down.
SUPER=52-Jefferson Forest/24/William Campbell/14;
But Evans would turn into a defensive star as well and pick off this Dews
pass to seal the win as the Cavaliers move on with a 24-to-14 win.
IN Q="I just...
((BOB CHRISTMAS/JEFFERSON FOREST HEAD COACH:))
((JERTON EVANS/CAVALIERS QUARTERBACK & DB:))
SUPER=50-Bob Christmas/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Jerton Evans/Cavaliers Quarterback & DB; 11
OUT Q=...SECOND HALF."
Now the regional semi-final blast continues after a quick intermission.
We'll check in with Steve Mason and see how Staunton River played in its
first ever playoff appearance tonight again Lord Botetourt.
Plus, Denise Allen will join us from Salem Stadium where emotions were
running high long before the Spartans and Northside kicked things off.
But here are your scores and the Giles Spartans marching band.
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SUPER=55-Bland Co./14/Parry McCluer/7/Martinsville/0/Magna
SUPER=55-Pocahontas/8/Rural Retreat/33/Bassett/0/Gate City/44/Gar-Field/0/G.W.
SUPER=55-Appomattox/14/Brookville/27/Stonewall Jackson/17/Pulaski Co./20/PH
SUPER=55-Jefferson Forest/24/Wm. Campbell/14/Lord Botetourt/7/Staunton
Staunton River waited 33 years for tonight; the schools first ever
playoff appearance. The Golden eagles made it a night to remember, soaring over
Lord Botetourt 44 to 7.
Steve Mason has the Region III Division 4 semi final story from Moneta.
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SUPER=51-Moneta/Lord Botetourt vs. Staunton River; :
SUPER=50-Jarrett Ferguson/15 Carries, 136 Yards Rushing; :
SUPER=50-Wesley Cox/10 Carriers, 136 Yards, 1 TD; :
SUPER=50-Kevin Martin/20 Carries, 144 Yards Rushing; :
SUPER=52-Staunton River/44/Lord Botetourt/7;
SUPER=50-Andy Ward/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :
SUPER=50-Bob Gray/Staunton River Head Coach; :
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :
OUT Q=...Friday Football Extra
The Salem will welcome the Staunton River Golden Eagles next week.
The Spartans earned a chance at the Region Three Division Four championship
by blanking Northside at Salem Stadium.
As Denise Allen reports the Vikings were unable to avenge their 41 to 18
regular season loss to the Spartans.
SUPER=51-Salem/Northside vs Salem; :00
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :37
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; 1:32
SUPER=59-Denise Allen; 1:56
OUT Q=Friday Football Extra
We'll shift gears to the Single-A ranks after this break with trips to Buena
Vista and Rural Retreat.
So, stay with us - we'll be right back.
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Welcome back folks to Friday Football Extra on this the opening night of the
Let's now move down to Buena Vista where the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer
returned to the playoffs for the first time since 1993.
The Blues, who were 7-and-13 the past two seasons, were 8-and-2 this year and
to be back in the hunt.
SUPER=51-Buena Vista/Bland Co. vs. Parry McCluer; :00
Tonight they were hunting Bear as the Bland County Bears came to town in this
this Region-C, division one game.
On the Blues first possession of the game, from their own 37, Donald Schlay
drops back and finds Brian Langhorne wide open across the middle for the 47
yard gain down the Bland 15.
The Blues would get in with Jeremiah Brackenbraugh diving in for the score
and a 7-to-nothing lead.
But late in the second quarter Bland County would come alive with Jason
Hancock taking off on the fake reverse and picking up 19 yards down to the
A couple of plays later, J.B. Lambert scores from 11 yards out as he dashes
and dances his way in to make it 7-to-6 Blues.
SUPER=52-Bland Co./14/Parry McCluer/7;
Bland would then take the lead with a tough ground attack as John Michael
Newberry keeps from four yards out and scores to give the Bears a 14-to-7 win,
as they end Parry McCluer's season.
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((JOHN MICHAEL NEWBERRY/SCORED GAME WINNING TD:))
((ED SELFE/BLAND CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-John Michael Newberry/Scored Game Winning TD; :00
SUPER=50-Ed Selfe/Bland Co. Head Coach; :10
OUT Q=...PLAY FOOTBALL."
Bland County will now take on
Rural Retreat in the Division One, Region-C championship game next week.
Tonight in a game played in Rural Retreat, but suited better for Jamestown -
Pocahontas and her Indians
faced another group of Indians on the reservation in Wythe County.
SUPER=51-Rural Retreat/Pocahontas vs. Rural Retreat; :00
It was so cold in Rural Retreat tonight that even the Indians needed one of
modern man's conveniences to warm up.
Pocahontas would look to strike early in the first quarter as quarterback
Scott Thompson hooks up with Randy Shupe on this 43 yard pick up deep into
Rural Retreat territory.
But the Indians would hold and take over with former Friday Football Extra
player of the week Gene Fields, runs the field for 14 yards to put Dean Rhea's
team in scoring position.
Fields would cap off the five play drive by running around the left side,
turning the corner and dashing into the zone from 34 yards out as the Indians
beat Indians 33 to 8.
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In Division Two, Region C action tonight we head up to Pearisburg, where
Steve Ragsdale's Giles Spartans put their undefeated regular season in the
trophy case and began their hunt for a state title against Patrick Henry Glade
SUPER=51-Pearisburg/PH-Glade Spring vs. Giles; :00
It was a hopping cold tonight in the home of the Spartans, but Coach Ragsdale
had a guaranteed crowd heater upper in the form of number 31 Shawn Vaught, as
he ends a 49 yard drive with a great 43 yard run for the first score of the
The Rebels would try to supply their own heat, when return man Brandon Turner
takes the ensuing kickoff 75 yards to the Spartans 1 yard line.
Two plays later Jeremiah Eskridge goes in from the half yard line to tie it
Giles would answer that with a 69 yard drive of its own. Chris Hutchinson
gets 14 yards on this play to set up the go ahead score.
As Giles converts a fourth and two from the four with Chris Ratcliffe getting
in to make it 14-to-7.
Giles would go up 21-to-7 on Ratcliffe's second TD of the night.
And then Ratcliffe would find Vaught through the air on this scoring pass as
the Spartans beat PH Glade Spring 35 to 13.
Giles will now meet the winner or tomorrow's Chilhowie-Grayson County game.
The Warriors host that game Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in Chilhowie.
We'll step up to the Triple-A ranks in just a moment with as we check on
Division 5 participant Pulaski County, and the unbeaten Division 6 power from
Each had home games against members of the Cardinal district.
We'll see how they fared right after we check out the scores one more time
and get in step with the award winning Staunton River marching band.
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SUPER=64-Bland Co./14/Parry McCluer/7;
SUPER=64-Stonewall Jackson/17/Pulaski Co./20;
SUPER=64-PH Glade Spring/13/Giles/35;
SUPER=64-Jefferson Forest/24/Wm. Campbell/14;
SUPER=64-Lord Botetourt/7/Staunton River/44;
Let's now head into the Group Three-A ranks, and motor down into Southside
where George Washington also began its second season tonight.
And folks the Eagles regular season was anything but regular as they
outscored their 10 opponents 413 to 116.
Tonight Gar-Field the team, not the cat came knocking.
SUPER=51-Danville/Gar-Field vs. G.W. Danville; :00
The GW cheerleaders were anxious to keep the winning streak alive tonight and
team had an easy night at the office.
In the first quarter, Chanceton Rogers keeps the pill and scores on the
ground from 15 yards out to make it 7-to-nothing.
Then in the second quarter, Tyrone Robertson then takes the handoff and makes
like the "FRIDGE" scoring from five yards out to make it 14-to-nothing.
GW outgained the visitors on the ground 205 yards to 13 in the first half as
they hit the lockeroom with a 28-to-nothing lead.
In the third, Rogers would keep it going with the handoff to Antwain Kirby
and he will find a home in the zone from 15 yards out and its 42-to-nothing.
The final score came on this Rogers run from 10 yards away as GW breaks bad
on Gar-Field with the dominating 49-to-nothing win.
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((ED MARTIN/G.W. DANVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Ed Martin/G.W. Danville Head Coach;
OUT Q=...WE WERE PLEASED."
With perennial postseason dance partner E.C. Glass missing the playoffs this
season, Pulaski County is left to carry the banner for this side of the state
in the Division 5 ranks.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Stonewall-Jackson vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
Tonight, the Cougars welcomed former Redskin star Mark Moseley and Stonewall
Jackson down from Manassas for this Northwest Regional tangle.
Pulaski led 7-to-3 at the half, but watched that advantage evaporate in the
third as Raymond Gee scores on the five yard run to make 10-to-7 Raiders.
Pulaski would tie it with a field goal, but Gee would strike again to start
the fourth quarter. This time he breaks lose on a 44 yard jaunt to paydirt to
make it 17-to-10 the Wall.
Former player of the week, Craig Hodge, would answer Gee's run with his own
36 yard gallop to tie the score at 17 a piece with 9:42 left in the game.
Pulaski's Bryan Meyers would have a chance to end the suspense in regulation
but his kick is wide to the left late in regulation and we're headed to
SUPER=52-Stonewall Jackson/17/Pulaski Co./20/Overtime;
In the extra period, Meyers would redeem himself by kicking the 26 yard
field goal to give the Cougars the 20-to-17 win in overtime.
IN Q="my holder....
((BRYAN MEYERS/HITS GAME WINNING KICK:))
SUPER=50-Bryan Meyers/Hits Game Winning Kick; :00
OUT Q=...MY BUSINESS."
The player of the week segment is coming up next along with news concerning a
big European football tournament taking place in the valley this weekend.
But first let's give it up for the final defensive team of the week.
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OUT Q=...OF THE WEEK."
(( Last Friday night at Ed Bassett Stadium, Ken Moran's Bengals turned in one
of the most pressure packed performances of the season.
Needing a win on the final week of the regular season to make the playoffs,
Bassett got the job done with its defense.
The Bengals opened the scoring by recovering a botched punt and running it
in for a touchdown.
Then their defense put the clamps on the Piedmont's top runner.
Travis Preston came in averaging 175 yards a game. He got just 48 on 18
As Bassett upset the previously unbeaten Magna Vista 28-to-12 to become this
week's defensive stopper of the week.))
After a successful sophomore season, Lee Suggs was ready to become the
dominant running back in the Roanoke Valley district this year.
Statistics-wise Suggs had a year many backs would cherish but, one has to
wonder what the quiet young man would have done without several nagging
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SUPER=50-Lee Suggs/FFE Player of The Week; :14
SUPER=58-Roy Stanley; :24
SUPER=50-George "Killer" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; :36
OUT Q=...football extra."
((Whether its in the class room or on the football field, Suggs only looks on
the positive side of the situation.
And that attitude along with the help of his family help Suggs deal with
injuries this football season.))
((LEE SUGGS/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((As a sophomore, Suggs rushed for over 12 hundred yards. Suggs missed one
game this season and he played hurt in several others.
But the hardworking tailback went over a thousand yards this year.))
((GEORGE "KILLER" MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING HEAD COACH: ))
((Well, That was the case when the Colonels closed their season against cross
city rival Patrick Henry.
Suggs carried the ball 30 times for 234 yards and one touchdown.))
((Fleming has had many tailbacks that could carry the ball like Suggs but it's
his work in the class room that puts him in a league of his own.))
((Suggs is one of 22 juniors that will be back for the Colonels next year.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
GRAPHIC=FIRST VIRGINIA SOCCER
And it's a big weekend for the other kind of football as well this weekend as
the First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer Classic literally takes over the Roanoke
244 teams from all over the southeast have brought more than 4000 soccer
players to the area this weekend.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Last Year; :00
No matter where you turn, you'll likely to run into these boys and girls and
More than 400 games will be played on 33 fields in the valley before the
tournament crowns 29 champions on Sunday night.
The games begins at 8:30 each morning and continue until dark.
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That's it for this week's show.
We'll be right back here next Friday night for the Regional final as we get set
to stack up the state's final four.
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Until then, thanks for checking us out, and have a safe weekend everybody.