Welcome folks to another big night of Friday Football Extra.
It is week number three of the regular season and a night filled with
We begin with the King Daddy of them all - Salem at Pulaski County.
The two schools often play later in the season and rarely do they play when
their combined record is 1 and 2.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Salem vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
But that was the case tonight as the Spartans invaded the Cougars' Den to
hook up with Joel Hicks' gang.
Pulaski came out of the lockerroom with a 14-to-3 lead, but the second half
was all about mistakes.
Salem kicked off, but botched coverage gave the Spartans the ball at the
Cougar 22 and Salem's E.J. Thomas takes the hand off, works his was through the
line to score on Salem's first offensive play of the second half.
Still behind 14-9, Willis White dug into his bag of tricks.
At first glance this looks like a reverse but Salem's Jamie Garst pulls up
looks down field and fires one off to John Hancock.
But Cougar Quazy Scott is in hot pursuit and catches Hancock by the
shoelaces, it's a 12 yard gain and leads to Salem's next score and a 16-14
Salem looked like they had it won late in the third quarter but on the
Cougar one yard line a fumbled snap gives the game back to Pulaski.
Cougar Scott caps off the 99 yard drive muscling through the line, grabbing
a little daylight and then carrying a few defenders across the goal line.
Pulaski beats Salem it 20-to-16.
IN Q=you don't
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;:00
SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :14
OUT Q=great football team
From the Den to Daleville, where the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers welcomed county
rival James River down from Buchanan.
Now last night these two met in girl's basketball with the River upsetting
SUPER=51-Daleville/James River vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
Would another upset be in the air tonight? No because there was no room in
the air with this guy flapping around.
In the first from the 12, Botetourt's Justin Green takes the ball, disappears
in the crowd and then reappears in the end zone for the TD and an 8-to-nothing
In the second quarter the Cavs John Aliveto drops back and hits Derrick
Springer open on the left side in the flat. He will make some nice moves and
get all the way down to the four yard line.
SUPER=52-James River/31/Lord Botetourt/0;
Two plays later T.J. Lyle follows his veteran line in for the standup score
and Lord Botetourt moves to 2-and-0 with the 31 to 0 win.
Let's now move up to Pearisburg where the Giles Spartans had to get well in a
hurry after last week's upsetting loss to Floyd as county rival Narrows looked
to provide the wake-up call.
SUPER=51-Pearisburg/Narrows vs. Giles; :00
And Steve Ragsdale and his Spartans were anxious to get back on the field.
It took most of the first quarter for Giles to get its offense going, but
Micah Steele finds a crack and picks up 42 yards and a touchdown to put Giles
on top 7-to-nothing.
Two minutes later the man of Steele would go straight up the middle for
another TD on an 11 yard dash for cash. It's 14-to-zip.
Narrows would fight back late in the second as Jeff Bowers options left to
Brent Gordon who dives in from two yards to cut the lead to 14-to-6.
But Giles is able to win it tonight 27 to 6.
For years nothing could top the annual "War in the Highlands."
But declining enrollments and declining programs threatened to take some of
the lustre off this battle that goes back to the days when Covington and old
Clifton Forge used to rumble.
But tonight Roy Stanley says things were as heated as ever Alleghany and
Covington met at Boodie Albert stadium.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Covington/Alleghany vs. Covington; 00
SUPER=50-Brad Morton/Covington Head Coach;
SUPER=50-Kevin Perry/Kicks Winning Field Goal;
SUPER=50-Max Lowe/Alleghany Head Coach;
OUT Q=...friday football extra."
A dozen more highlights are on the horizon including immediate trips to
Victory stadium, City Stadium, South Boston, and Blacksburg.
But now it's time to strike up the band, as the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers
accompany tonight's first scoreboard.
go to first group of scores
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/40/Jefferson Forest/21;
SUPER=64-Laurel Park/7/Dan River/18;
SUPER=64-James River/0/Lord Botetourt/31;
Welcome back everybody to the show known as Friday Football Extra.
If you will - let's stroll down the hill from the Big 7 to Victory Stadium
where a couple of Patriots confronted each other in a Roanoke Valley - Western
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Albemarle vs. Patrick Henry; :00
The PH faithful were anxious to make some noise after having last week off.
On PH's first possession of the second half, James Hickenbotham runs around
the right side and leaves Albemarle grasping for air as he takes it in the zone
from 33 yards out to make it 38-to-7 PH.
PH's second time with the ball in this half would feature this Hickenbotham
option pass down field to reserve quarterback Chad Giles, who takes it in from
57 yards away to make it 46-to-14.
PH would add 13 more points before this mismatch was over. Jeff Johnson stay
unbeaten as a head coach in triple-a with a 59-to-27.
IN Q="Any win...
((JEFF JOHNSON/P.H. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=..WORE DOWN A LITTLE BIT."
While PH stayed close to home, the star city's other unbeaten team, the
Fleming Colonels hit the road for the first time this year to take on the
Halifax County Comets.
SUPER=51-South Boston/Wm. Fleming vs. Halifax Co.; :00
The Halifax Comets ROTC presented the colors for tonight's national anthem in
But Fleming put the crowd at attention in the first with Lee Suggs taking the
first play from scrimmage 80 yards into the house for a touchdown to give the
Colonels a 7-to-nothing lead before the popcorn was even finished popping.
The Colonels scored on their second possesion as well, with J.R. Wood
slamming in from one yard out to make it a 14-to-nothing game.
SUPER=52-William Fleming/40/Halifax Co./6;
Larry Smith would find nothing to slow the Colonel attack as Fleming's Doug
Taborn picks off Donte Medley's pass and returns it for the TD as the Colonels
stay unbeaten with the 40 to 6 win.
Franklin County was also on the road tonight in the Hill City looking to stop
the Heritage Pioneers, a team that was facing its second triple-a challenge of
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Franklin Co. vs. Heritage; :00
Coach Jerry Little could only watch helplessly from the sideline has his team
was plagued by turnovers tonight.
Heritage was up 15-to-zip, when the lone bright spot Matt Maxey nailed a 40
yard field goal that hits the cross bar and bounces in to cut it to 15-to-3.
Franklin County looked like it was headed for a comeback when Bobby Basham
hit Josh Hale on a 30 yard scoring strike, but it was still Heritage 15-to-10.
Just minutes later, the Pioneers ended any thoughts of a complete comeback as
Christopher Booker bangs his way in from 11 yards out as Heritage wins it
23-to-10 to improve to 2 and 1.
IN Q="Believe it...
((PEM APPERSON/HERITAGE HEAD COACH:))
((JERRY LITTLE/FRANKLIN CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Pem Apperson/Heritage Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Jerry Little/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :11
The Cave Spring Knights tried to regroup tonight in Blacksburg, a week after
their heartbreaking one point overtime setback to Jefferson Forest.
SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Cave Spring vs. Blacksburg; :00
Cave Spring had a lot to be happy about tonight as the Knights went up 42 to
nothing then toyed with the Indians.
Early in the third, Cave's Corey Paxton hooks up with Joey Mullins for the
nice completion and score as the Knights extend their advantage to
Cave would do it again as Mullins runs it in from a yard out to cap a short
drive that was made possible by an Indian fumble. 56-to-nothing Knights.
Blacksburg would avoid the shutout as Landon Jones bobbles the snap but
manages to get in for the score. Cave Spring wins it with ease 56-to-7.
IN Q="The kids...
((STEVE SPANGLER/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Steve Spangler/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...ready for them."
We're halfway home with eight down and eight to go.
The marquee matchup leading the way after a quick break was at Sabre Stadium
where Jefferson Forest played its third straight triple-a team tonight.
But right now let's check out the Covington Cougars marching band and some
more week three scores.
go to score and second band
SUPER=64-Rural Retreat/37/Ft. Chiswell/8;
SUPER=64-Bath Co./14/East Hardy WV/34;
SUPER=64-North Cross/8/St. Anne's/33;
SUPER=64-Fieldale Collinsville/29/Staunton River/52;
Friday Football Extra continues now with a look at the most interesting
matchup of the evening in Central Virginia.
Jefferson Forest got its third straight dose of Group Three-A medicine this
evening in the form of E.C. Glass.
SUPER=51-Forest/E.C. Glass vs. Jeff. Forest; :00
The Cavs had their game faces on for the challenge tonight.
And that determination paid off as Frank Wade opened the scoring with a four
yard score to cap a 60 yard opening drive - 7-to-0 Forest.
Just three and a half minutes into the second on a 4th and 20, the Cavs go
for it! Jerton Evans hits Joey Fitzgerald with the TD to make it 15-to-nothing
SUPER=52-E.C. Glass/40/Jefferson Forest/21;
But the Toppers would finally come alive with Antoine Carrington keeping and
scooting in to cut the lead to 15-to-8.
Glass beats Forest 40 to 21.
George Washington was looking to regroup tonight at home as the Eagles tried
to shake off the effects of last week's loss to Mt. Tabor.
Tonight D.C. Cardoza was in southside.
SUPER=51-Danville/Cardoza vs. G.W. Danville; :00
We pick it up in the third, Cardoza's Darnell Daley catches the short pass
and runs it in for the TD to cut the Danville lead to 41-ro-12 at that point.
GW was in control and on its way to the end zone again as Chanceton Rogers,
the "Little General" scampers in from 20 yards out to light up the home side
one more time. It's 48-to-12 Eagles.
In the fourth, Carlton Blount scores from five yards out, but it is only
cosmetic. GW improves to 2-and-1 with the 62 to 18 win.
In Vinton this evening, the Glenvar Highlanders took their second straight
shot at a Blue Ridge member and fellow Roanoke County school as they played
tackle with William Byrd.
SUPER=51-Vinton/Glenvar vs. William Byrd; :00
Even the youngest Terrier fans were enjoying the 16-to-nothing halftime lead
owned by Byrd.
Early in the fourth - Byrd quarterback Josh Wheeler fakes the handoff and
keeps off the right side for a first down.
Later in the fourth O.J. Thomason whips around the end and picks up 20 yards
on the tough run to the Glenvar 10 yard line.
Two plays later, Wheeler calls his own number and he will bring it right into
your house and dive in for the score as Byrd wins it 23-to-8 to stay unbeaten.
IN Q="They did a few...
((JEFF HIGHFILL/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...DOWN THE ROAD."
After struggling in their first two games of the season, the Northside
Vikings found themselves in a defensive struggle tonight at home against
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Liberty vs. Northside; :00
The Northside Viking band marched in as the sun started to head south for the
On the Vikes second possession, Daryl Holmes takes the pitch and sweeps right
for 12 yards but the Vikes would end up with nothing as the drive stalls.
Liberty then took its turns at four and out as the offense is stopped cold by
the Northside defense.
Northside would again attempt to generate some excitement with Xavier Lee.
He gets seven yards on the run and Northside gets its first win 13-to-3.
Southwest Virginia is in the spotlight when we come back from commercial
We'll head to Galax, Independence and Auburn where Floyd looked to stay
unbeaten on the season.
But first let's close the book on tonight's scoreboard and check out the Lord
Botetourt Cavaliers musicians.
go to final scores and band -c
SUPER=64-Rockbridge Co./31/Turner Ashby/15;
SUPER=64-Wm. Fleming/40/Halifax Co./6;
SUPER=64-D C Phelps/6/Amherst Co./27;
SUPER=64-Stuarts Draft/15/R.E. Lee/37;
We are back and ready to check in on the surprise powerhouse of the new
Floyd turned some heads on opening night against James River, and then
opened some eyes last week against Floyd.
Tonight the Buffs were in Auburn.
SUPER=51-Auburn/Floyd Co. vs. Auburn; :00
But Auburn didn't have the horses to stop the stampeding Buffaloes.
Josh Spence puts Floyd County on the board first, picking up the Eagle
fumble. Spence races 18 yards for the score and a quick 7-nothing lead.
But the Eagles find a weapon in William Shelton, Shelton goes wide left
makes the turn and finds Floyd defenders waiting, but a stiff-arm defies the
"D" and gets Shelton to the two yard line and sets up Auburn score.
But the Buffaloes continued to tread on the Eagles, here Nick Wohn breaks
tackles, cuts across the field and races 75 yards for the score.
Floyd doesn't look back and wins again 35 to 12.
In Galax tonight, the Carroll County Cavaliers traveled down from Hillsville
to hook up with their county rival, the Maroon Tide.
SUPER=51-Galax/Carroll Co. vs. Galax; :00
The Cavaliers came into tonight's game hoping to stay unbeaten and improve
their record to 3-and-0.
And Carroll County meant business.
Operating out of the single wing, Billy Clougher takes the ball on the first
play of the game and goes 81 yards for the TD to open things with a bang. It's
Galax would try to survive that punch and ignite its own offense but Josh
Bryson loses control of the ball and Galax recovers, and is forced to punt.
The Cavs would take over again with Clougher getting his second TD of the
night on this 9 yard run as Carroll crushes Galax 43 to 0 to move to 3-and-0.
IN Q="This is the...
((DAVE HAYNIE/CARROLL CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Dave Haynie/Carroll Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES."
Down in Independence this evening the Mountain Empire hosted the Three Rivers
as Grayson County squared off with the Radford Bobcats.
SUPER=51-Independence/Radford vs. Grayson Co.; :00
Bobcats head coach Norm Lineburg created a nightmare for the Blue Devils in
the first half by scoring 35 points.
But the Cats were far from finished as Mike Dunbar scampers in from nine
yards out for the score to make it 42-to-nothing in the third.
Radford would get in scoring position again as Forrest Bond gets the ball and
"Run Forrest Run" he gets the first down to set up another score.
Jetant Hendricks gets in from three yards out as Radford skunks Grayson
County tonight 51-to-nothing.
IN Q="I JUST FEEL GOOD...
((NORM LINEBURG/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...GOOD BALL GAME."
GRAPHIC=NORTH CROSS/ST. ANNE'S
And finally tonight. For the first time in the 14 year history of Friday
Football Extra we present a team clad in jerseys and helmets, emblazoned with
the violent verb - STAB.
Actually, it's not a verb but an abbreviation for a lengthy noun, St. Anne's
SUPER=51-Roanoke/St. Anne's vs. North Cross; :00
This afternoon the visitors from Charlottesville helped North Cross kickoff
its 1997 season.
With the Saints up 14-0 Adam Beason tries to lift the Raiders as he hauls in
this 25 yard pass moving the ball down to the 10 yard line.
But North Cross was its own worst enemy as Carrington King intercepts the
pass and returns it 88 yards for the score putting the Saints ahead 20-0.
King continued his reign of the Raiders taking this 45 yard screen pass for
his fourth score of the half. SUPER=52-St. Anne's/33/North Cross/8;
Saint-Anne goes into the half with the 27-nothing lead.
The Saints roll to the 33 TO 8 win.
When we come back, we'll try to stabilize the Super-7 for the first time this
season plus, we'll show you
how this week's player of the week is slaying perceptions and opponents with
his strong arm and solid foundation.
But first strong and solid are two
adjectives that work well for last week's defensive stopper of the week.
GO TO STOPPER ENG#
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night in Floyd, the Buffaloes pulled off the biggest shocker to
date in this young season as they whipped defending district champ Giles
The Buffs not only held the single wingers to just 6 points, but they
completely shut the offense down in the second half.
Giles was held to just 35 yards and 2 first downs the final two quarters of
The Buffaloes defense also forced a fumble and turned the ball twice on
Floyd County this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
After two tumultuous weeks of upsets
the super-7 is settling down a little bit tonight for week number 3.
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/3-0/Brookville/3-0/Patrick Henry/2-0/Floyd Co./3-0/E.C.
Glass/3-0/Rural Retreat/3-0/Carroll Co./3-0;
William Fleming stays number one after beating Halifax, Brookville stays
second after downing Wm. Campbell, PH beats Albemarle to stays third, Floyd
beats Auburn to stay fourth, Glass and Rural Retreat also stay unbeaten, and
Carroll County jumps in the poll for the first time ever.
And the pollbuster tonight is Pulaski Co. The Cougars are on the rebound
after their opening night loss.
Our Player of the week hails from the hunting rich hills of Alleghany
But the only rifle Shannon Johnson carries is the one attached to his
shoulder. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore introduce us to the man with
the golden arm.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=51-Low Moor/Fighting Blues vs Mountaineers; :00
SUPER=50-Max Lowe/Alleghany Head Coach; :08
SUPER=50-Shannon Johnson/Alleghany Quarterback; :28
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :39
SUPER=50-Jamie Vail/Alleghany Wide Receiver; 1:12
OUT Q=.....that could be me I guess...."
Thanks Steve. That's it for tonight's show.
CLOSE AND CREDITS
Until next Friday have a super weekend everybody.