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Cave Spring


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Good evening everybody and welcome to the 14th season of Friday Football Extra.
After showcasing more than 1800 games in the past 13 years we are back an eager to top the 2000 mark this year.
Tonight we have 14 games for you plus,
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a story you will not want to miss on former player of the week Tyrone Robertson.
Steve Mason visited with the 18 year old man-child last night and you'l definitely want to hear what Tyrone has to say.
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But first let's get to the action, as we begin with a southwest Roanoke County rumble at Knight's stadium as Cave Spring welcomed Northside over from Peters Creek road.
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The game had trouble living up the pregame tailgate party that was catered by Outback steak house and Heartland bread.
Let's pick it up in the second half where the Men in Black owned this one.
Josh Holmes blocks the Viking punt in the third quarter...the Knights recover on the the Northside 10.
A Viking penalty moves Cave Spring closer to the goal...Michael Hamlar slips in-- Cave leads 14 to 6.
The guy with the most mileage of the game, the Knights Brad Nichols digs deep and crosses the line for the score...21 to 6, Cave Spring.
In the final ticks of the third--quarterback Corey Paxton hands it to Nichols again-- he twists and turns down the field for 32-yards...setting up a field goal.
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The Knights defense was also sharp-- in the 4th quarter, Viking quarterback Xavier Lee is dragged down and shoved back by Darnell Glover.
Cave Spring stays tough and wins its home opener 24 to 6.
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((BRAD NICHOLS/CAVE SPRING RUNNING BACK:)) ((STEVE SPANGLER/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
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Forest


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Two new head coaches were in the hot seat tonight in Bedford County as the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers opened their season against Triple-A member Patrick Henry.
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The Men and Black looked a little like the Men in Mourning after falling behind 18-to-13 at halftime.
The Cavs would come out in the third looking to regain the lead to do just that as Jerton Evans hits Kenneth Hancock for the score and Forest is in front 19-to-18.
But the Pats got serious in a hurry scoring two unanswered TDs. Boo Battle, the big rangy Patriot quarterback keeps from three yards out and gives the Patriots a 32-to-19 lead
The Cavs still showed signs of life as Frank Wade cruises in from the ten yard line to cut the PH lead to 32-to-27.
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But the Pats would get back on the good foot with the speedy James Hickinbotham who does his thing from 9 yards away.
PH opens with a 46-to-33 win.
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Fleming


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The Star City's other Roanoke Valley member the Fleming Colonels, were playing under the light of the star tonight as they opened their season of high hopes against tough Amherst County.
Roy Stanley has the story of this encounter from Victory stadium.
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SUPER=52-William Fleming/22/Amherst/0/; 1:37
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((The Colonels ranked number 2 in the Super 7 Poll stepping out tonight for the season opener against the Lancers of Amherst.
Fleming's backfield of J.R. Word and Lee Suggs dominated the first half Word gains 39 yards on his first carry of the game to the Amherst 41 yard line.
5-plays later Suggs blows up the middle to score from 19 yards out the extra point was good and the Colonels took a 7 to nothing lead with 6 minutes left in the first.
Word would come up with another big play in the second quarter this time he breaks tackles on his way to a 38 yard gain setting up a Suggs touchdown.
This time quarterback Sherman Lea pitches to Suggs who scoots in from the five year line the extra point was missed but the Colonels led 13 to nothing with 7 minutes left in the half.)) ((J.R. WORD/COLONEL FULLBACK: )) ((LEE SUGGS SCORED 3 TOUCHDOWNS: )) ((The Colonels closed the half scoring 9 more points Suggs getting six when he scored his third touchdown on this 6 yard run and Fleming led 22 to nothing at the half.)) ((MICKEY CROUCH/AMHERST HEAD COACH: )) ((The Lancers came out the second half showing signs of getting back in the game running the ball twice getting inside the Colonel 20 yard line.
But twice the Colonel defense turned the Lancers away with the interception this one in the end zone stopped a drive in the second half and Fleming beats Amherst 22 to nothing.)) ((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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Board-Bump


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The fun has just begun! When we come back we'll hit four venues in Henry County plus, drift over to Bedford as we check in on five non-district Group Two-A encounters from tonight.
But first let's take a listen to the William Fleming Marching Colonels, and take look at the first group of tonight's scores. go to BAND A and scores 1FFE
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SUPER=64-Galax/34/Bland Co./6;



SUPER=64-Franklin Co./30/Laurel Park/18;



SUPER=64-W. Albemarle/26/Brookville/31;



SUPER=64-Grayson Co./29/Alleghany NC/28;



SUPER=64-Blacksburg/0/Giles/22;



SUPER=64-Patrick Co./0/Liberty/28;



SUPER=64-Floyd Co./52/James River/6;



SUPER=64-Honaker/8/Lebanon/26;



SUPER=64-Amherst Co./0/William Fleming/22;



SUPER=64-George Wythe/33/Ft.Chiswell/15;



SUPER=64-Radford/21/Parry McCluer/14;



SUPER=64-Northside/6/Cave Spring/24;



SUPER=64-Holston/53/Ervinton/16;



SUPER=64-James Monroe WV/37/Narrows/8;



SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/46/Jefferson Forest/33;




Laurel Park


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Time down for the 220 south portion of the show as we
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head south to Laurel Park high school, where the Lancers had house guests in the form of the Franklin County Eagles tonight.
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We pick up the action in the third quarter with Franklin County to top and the Eagles' special teams making sure they would stay their as David Altice picks up the blocked punt and sets up a TD.
The Eagles Bobby Basham takes care of business with a 10 yard run to put Franklin County in control at 20-to-6.
Laurel Park would rally back with Aaron Moore handing off to Chad Wilson, and he breaks it off 85 yards for the score to make it a 20-to-12 game.
SUPER=52-Franklin Co./30/Laurel Park/18;


But the Eagles would close it out with Basham scoring in the fourth.
Franklin County opens the season with a 30-to-18 victory over Laurel Park.
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Martinsville


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At Dan Greene stadium this evening, the Martinsville Bulldogs welcomed new Rustburg coach Mike Scharnus and his Red Devils to Henry County for a Seminole-Piedmont tangle.
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The Bulldogs and Red Devils were intently watching the coin toss as Rustburg won and elected to kick.
But it was Martinsville that was kicking early. Danny Wade passes to Kevin Isley, to set up a second quarter touchdown for the Dogs.
In the second, Wade hands off to Marcus Hairston for the seven yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a 6-to-nothing lead.
Taylor Edwards got another score but still wasn't totally at ease.
And for good reason. Matt Sales lets one sail to Daniel Gibson for the nice
SUPER=52-Rustburg/13/Martinsville/25;

8 yard touchdown completion to cut the Ville's lead to 12-to-6.
And the Bulldogs win it 25 to 13.
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Bassett


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From Dan Greene Stadium to Ed Bassett Stadium as we now take a look at one of the most potentially explosive matchups of the night between Bassett and Staunton River.
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The Macarena is far from dead in Henry County as the home fans were living it up in the stands.
Staunton River's punt team was out early in the first as Bassett's Lamont Stokes takes the return and uses some fancy footwork down the sideline for a nice 25 yard return.
But the Eagles would soar into the zone first as quarterback Willie Johnson gives the ball to Vincent Brown, who finds a huge hole at the 32 and motors 68 yards for the TD. It's 6-to-nothing the River.
On the very next play from scrimmage, Bassett's T.K. Johnson fakes the pass and keeps up the gut for a 66 yard answer. As the Bengals say get some of this.
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Bassett would do it again as Stokes scores from the 32 yard line on an impressive power run. The Bengals ground the Golden Eagles 21 to 6 on opening night.
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Fieldale


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The Fieldale-Collinsville Cavaliers and their new coach were also in the Henry County spotlight tonight as they took on Christiansburg.
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First year Fieldale head coach Mark Markevich worked the sideline tonight trying to get his Cavs ready for the Demons.
We pick it up with Christiansburg on top 13-to-6 and the Cavs with the ball. From their own 44, Phillip Hairston finds Donnell Stockton open crossing the middle for the 66 yard score. The kick is good and we're all tied at 13 - just like that.
Midway through the third, the Demons Lance Reynolds shows some great scrambling ability as he takes the ball in from 11 yards out to put the Burg back in front 20-to-13.
Then with just two minute to go Hairston tries to keep the Cavs drive alive for the tie. But his run for first down yardage comes up short
SUPER=52-Christiansburg/20/F. Collinsville/13;

and Christiansburg opens the season out of district with a 20 to 13 win.
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Liberty


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Let's now motivate back to Bedford County where Patrick County's Cougars had to travel tonight to play Liberty.
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New Liberty head coach Scott Abell took charge of the Minutemen tonight, as he battled new but also former head coach Addison Kendrick.
Liberty's Shawn Jones would make the first impact play of the night as he recovers this Patrick County fumble.
That set up this two run score by the Steve Wright and the entire Liberty line that surges in for a 7-to-nothing lead.
Good defense and a recovered blocked punt set up Liberty again. And again
Steve had all the "Wright" stuff as he SUPER=52-Patrick Co./0/Liberty/28;

scores from 7 yards away to make it 13-to-zip.
And Liberty opens with a bang crushing Patrick County 28 to 0.
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2-Board-Bump


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A check of the Single A ranks is just on the horizon.
We'll set up shop in Buena Vista, Buchanan, and western Roanoke County.
But first we need to close out the week one scoreboard, and get in step with the Ft. Chiswell marching band. go to BAND-B 2ffe

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SUPER=64-Christiansburg/20/Fieldale-Collinsville/13;



SUPER=64-Pocahontas Co. WV/20/Bath Co./29;



SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/21/Heritage/7;



SUPER=64-Craig Co./22/Glenvar/48;



SUPER=64-Bluefield/19/Graham/14;



SUPER=64-GW Danville/36/C.D. Hylton/33;



SUPER=64-Dan River/0/Hargrave/17;



SUPER=64-Carroll Co./20/Richlands/19;



SUPER=64-Randolph Henry/7/Appomattox/20;



SUPER=64-Rustburg/13/Martinsville/25;



SUPER=64-Staunton River/6/Bassett/21;



SUPER=64-Northwood/0/Marion/48;



SUPER=64-Chilhowie/7/PH Glade Spring/42;



SUPER=64-Pocahontas/19/Auburn/6;



SUPER=64-Covington/6/Mount Hope WV/29;



SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./14/Davie War NC/31;




P.McCluer


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Howdy once again everybody as we continue our week one travels
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with a junket to Buena Vista and Camden Field where the Fighting Blues and Radford Bobcats kicked off their respective 97 campaigns.
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The Blues came into tonight's game hoping to reverse an undesirable losing streak against the Bobcats.
And this one would be a defensive struggle for both teams.
On Radford's first possession, Adam Artrip pitches out to Mike Dunbar for the halfback option pass, but it is intercepted by Brian Langhorne and he returns it to the Radford 39.
The Blues finally got their offense going. Eric Catlett hands off to Brian Langhorne who carries the ball 18 yards to the Radford 18.
SUPER=52-Radford/21/Parry McCluer/14;


Just a few plays later, the Bobcats would stall the Blues offense again stopping Parry McCluer inside their ten with this Tony Hash interception in the endzone.
Radford beats Parry McCluer 21 to 14.
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James River


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From Buena Vista to Buchanan where two of last season's top non-playoff programs - Floyd County and James River got together.
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Winfred Beale's Buffaloes came into town creating quite a stampede!
Early in the third quarter Floyd County had a 31 point lead and an appetite for more. Adam Gardner pitches out to Nick Wohn, who streaks down the field for a 56 yard Touchdown as Floyd is in control and in front 38-to-nothing.
Floyd would add two more TDs in the game including this Josh Spence rumble
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score. The Buffs cam do no wrong as they open the season with a 52-to-6 win over the Knights.
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Glenvar


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Another cross-district encounter at Glenvar tonight as the Three Rivers met the Pioneer with Craig County playing Glenvar.
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The Rockets would find the flying difficult at best tonight in Highlander Heaven.
On the opening kickoff John Cassenbaum takes the ball 56 yards to set up the opening tally of the game.
Two plays later Jeremy Hyman runs it in from 21 yards out and its 6-to-nothing Glenvar.
The Highlanders would light up the board again as quarterback Seth Noonkester takes care of business with a 14 yard keeper. It's 13-to-nothing.
SUPER=52-Craig Co./22/Glenvar/48;


Still in the first Glenvar does it one more time with Chris Carrol bullying his way in for yet another TD.
Glenvar beats Craig County 48-to-22.
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Tease#1



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Three more games are yet to come on this first Friday night of LIVE action.
We'll take the road to the New River Valley and beyond with visits to Pearisburg, Narrows and Max Meadows.
But later in the show,
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Steve Mason takes us to Fork Union MILITARY Academy where former Friday Football Extra player of the week Tyrone Robertson is attempting to get his life back on track.
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Giles


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Time now to check in with the single wingers in
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Pearisburg as the Division Two state runnersup from Giles opened their season against old New River rival Blacksburg.
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We pick it up in the second half with Giles on top 6-to-nothing, and head coach Steve Ragsdale looking for more.
Giles would get things going in the third quarter as Shawn Vaught blasts his way down the right sideline, picking up 55 yards.
Two plays later, the Spartans punch it in with Micah Steele, the younger brother of former Friday Football Extra scholar athlete winner Brandon, getting the TD.
Giles would keep winging it with B-J Smith breaking through the Indians' line this time on a 30 yard jaunt into Blacksburg territory.
SUPER=52-Blacksburg/0/Giles/22;


Vaught finishes what he starts with a 2 yard run and Giles win it 22-to-nothing.
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Narrows


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On the other end of Giles County, Narrows more than had its hands full with visiting James Monroe tonight.
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SUPER=51-Narrows/James Monroe vs. Narrows; :00


Don Lowe and his Narrows Green Wave were looking to pick up a win in their home opener in Ragsdale Field.
But the James Monroe Mavericks crossed the state line with other plans as Jason Dowdy takes the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to give the Mavericks a 7-to-nothing lead. Narrows would try to get its offense running, but the Wave had problems holding onto the ball as this fumble is recovered by Monroe.
The Mavs would turn that into a touchdown as Chris Page goes 15 yards up the middle to make it a 14-to-nothing game.
SUPER=52-James Monroe. WVa/37/Narrows/8;


James Monroe would strike again in the second as SCott Martin goes 10 yards to the zone. And the Mavericks ride the Wave to a 37 to 8 win.
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Ft.Chiswell


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A finally tonight we close out the highlights with two third of the war in Wythe County as Ft. Chiswell butted heads with George Wythe.
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SUPER=51-Max Meadows/George Wythe vs. Ft. Chiswell; :00


It may not have been a fire on the mountain tonight but Ft. Chiswell was anxious to prove the Mountain Empire was still king in this rivalry.
But the Maroons would make the first move when Bryant Jones levels Jeff Viars and recovers the fumble on the Pioneer 23.
Several plays later the Maroons Jeff Coeburn passes to Bubba Collins, who is nailed on the one foot line by J.T, Thomas.
But on the next play Coeburn pushes it in for the TD and GW leads 8-to-nothing.
Ft. Chiswell would lose the ball again as Phillip Russell can't hang on and the Maroons recover on the 28 yard line.
Three plays later, Coeburn finds CHris Richardson with the pass, and he makes it all the way to the one on the play.
SUPER=52-George Wythe/33/Ft. Chiswell/15;


Coeburn would do it again on the sneak and George Wythe beats Ft. Chiswell 33 to 15.
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Tease#2



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The Super 7, and Tyrone Robertson's intriguing story are coming up right after this quick break as Friday Football Extra continues here on Your Hometown station. go to break

Super-7


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Time now to move forward from the highlights and check out the Super-7 for this week.
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There is no change at the top because preseason number one Salem was off tonight.
SUPER=65-Salem/0-0/Wm. Fleming/1-0/G.W.

Danville/1-0/Giles/1-0/Brookville/1-0/Patrick Henry/1-0/Floyd/1-0;
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The Spartans open the season next week at Brookville.
Fleming proves it's worthy of the number two spot after shutting out Amherst, GW beats CD Hylton 36-to-33 on the road and stays 3rd.
Giles looks wicked in shutting out Blacksburg.
Brookville opens with a win over Western Albemarle, P.H. replaces Covington in the Super 7 after beating a very good Jefferson Forest team and Floyd beats James River 52 to 6 to crack the poll.
SUPER=66-George Wythe/1-0;


And the pollbuster tonight is George Wythe the Maroons beating Fort Chiswell 33 to 15.
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Tyrone


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And finally tonight, few players of the week in the past 13 years have had as much promise as G.W. Danville's Tyrone Robertson.
But The former high school All-American didn't finish high school.
What went wrong?
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore provide us with some answers in this exclusive interview with our player of the week from December 6th of last year.
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SUPER=51-Danville/1996 Season; :29
SUPER=50-Travis Brooks/Former Teammate & VMI Linebacker; :44
SUPER=51-Fork Union; 1:13
SUPER=50-John Shuman/Fork Union Head Football Coach; 1:32
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 2:43
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Wow, what a change of heart and change of direction that would be for Tyrone and college football fans across the state.
That's takes care of Week one of Friday Football Extra.
We'll be back laboring next week, but until then enjoy the Labor Weekend, and go to close and credits as always thanks so much for watching.