Welcome everybody to week number five of the 1997 season and another edition
of Friday Football Extra.
Tonight we are canvasing this part of the state with stops in Hillsville, Hot
Springs, South Boston and in between.
But we begin less than a mile from Your Hometown Station at victory stadium
where the Super-7's number one ranked Fleming Colonels put their unbeaten mark
on the line against George Washington.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/G.W. Danville vs. Wm. Fleming; :00
There was more than just water running through the stadium tonight as
Fleming took a 20-to-14 halftime lead on the Eagles.
The Colonels start out the second half in big fashion with Sherman Lea
handing off to Lee Suggs, and from the Eagles 45 he goes off the left side and
eventually into the clear for the 55 yard score as he outruns everyone to make
it 28-to-14 after Suggs' two point conversion.
But the Eagles weren't about to be ground so quickly. John Dickerson takes
Chanceton Rogers' handoff and he jumps one tackler and outruns the rest for a
51 yard beauty of his own. The Eagles are back in it at 28-to-21 Fleming.
SUPER=52-G.W. Danville/27/Wm. Fleming/36;
But in the fourth, "Kila's" men turn it on again. From the Danville 8, Suggs
sweeps in off the left side for the clincher.
Fleming beats Danville 36-to-27. The Colonels are 5-and-0.
IN Q="It means we...
SUPER=50-Lee Suggs/Fleming Running Back; :00
SUPER=50-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :06
OUT Q=...EACH WEEK."
The star city's other high school, Patrick Henry, was down in South Boston
tonight hoping to bounce back after last week's slow start and eventual loss to
Now remember last year James Hickenbotham racked up 290 yards on the Comets.
SUPER=51-South Boston/Patrick Henry vs. Halifax Co.; :00
It was much calmer tonight, at least until the game started and the Patriots
Patrick Henry fullback Mike Stevens, "sounds like a player of the week to me"
carries it into the house from seven yards out to make it 6-to-nothing.
Then it was time for the amazing Mr. Hickenbotham to create some more havoc.
Hickenbotham gallops past the defense and scores from 45 yards out to make it
12 to nothing PH. James came in averaging 235 yards a game.
James would get on the good foot one more time in the second quarter as the
Patriots start to pull away and take a 18 to nothing lead on the Comets.
SUPER=52-Patrick Henry/56/Halifax Co./0;
Thomas Hill would extend the lead as he scores from forty yards out and PH
whips Halifax 56 to 0.
Tonight's E.C. Glass and Cave Spring game took on new meaning hours before
kickoff today when the Glass was forced to forfeit its three victories to this
point in the season for using an ineligible player.
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Last Friday vs. Fleming; :00
The player in question is star fullback and linebacker Bryan Anthony,
Officials say the senior's grade point average is sufficient for him to play
The problem appears to center, not around his letter grades, but his grade
He transferred into the Lynchburg school system four years ago, and
apparently was placed in the wrong grade at that time.
((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL:))
SUPER=50-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00
OUT Q=...STILL IN THE HUNT."
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Cave Spring vs. E.C. Glass; :00
But it was Cave Spring that came up with the first big play of the night as
the Knights block the Hilltopper punt and recover on the Glass 23 yard line.
Three plays later, Michael Hamlar rolls into the endzone off the top of the
defenders to give Cave Spring a 7-to-0 lead.
The Hilltoppers came back on their third possesion as Antwone Carrington
launches a bomb to Chris Ward for the 42 yard reception in traffic. The
Toppers are down to the five yard line.
SUPER=52-Cave Spring/27/E.C. Glass/21;
Four plays later, Carrington prances into the endzone and the score is ties
up. But Glass loses on the field as well as off tonight falling 27-to-21.
GRAPHIC=FRANKLIN CO/AMHERST CO.
The fourth Western-Roanoke Valley matchup tonight was in Rocky Mount where
the Franklin County Eagles looked to move above the 500 mark against Amherst
SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/Amherst Co. vs. Franklin Co.; :00
A huge crowd tonight at Cy Dillon stadium for this one.
We pick it with Eagles on top 20-to-14 heading to the third.
On the first drive of the third, Travis Ferguson breaks off the left side
and picks up 31 and another touchdown for the Eagles as Franklin County is in
SUPER=52-Amherst Co./21/Franklin Co./33;
The Eagles sealed the win in the fourth quarter with Henry Eggleston scoring
from five yards out. The Eagles douse the Lancers and head coach Jerry Little
as they move to 3-and-2.
IN Q="I thought we...
((JERRY LITTLE/FRANKLIN CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jerry Little/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...pretty much."
The Group-A ranks will get their turn in the spotlight in the next segment of
tonight's show as we check out game in Hot Springs, Radford, and Wytheville.
But right now a few of tonight's score and the George Wythe Maroons marching
GO TO BAND A
SUPER=64-Magna Vista/33/Wm. Campbell/16;
SUPER=64-Cave Spring/27/E.C. Glass/21;
SUPER=64-Rockbridge Co./27/Alleghany Co./28;
SUPER=64-Rural Retreat/21/George Wythe/20;
SUPER=64-Franklin WV/41/Bath Co./26;
We're back and all set to check on two more unbeatens.
SS=RURAL RETREAT/G. WYTHE
Whenever George Wythe and Rural Retreat get together in anything you can
expect a war on the field, and sometime in the stands.
This year their annual football showdown was fueled by the fact that both
were unbeaten and ranked in the state's top 10.
Roy Stanley has more from his hometown of Wytheville.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=51-Wytheville/Rural Retreat vs. George Wythe; :00
SUPER=50-Dean Rhea/Rural Retreat Head Coach; 1:02
SUPER=50-Gene Fields/Rural Retreat Tailback; 1:22
SUPER=52-Rural Retreat/21/George Wythe/20; 1:30
SUPER=50-Larry Russell/George Wythe Head Coach; 1:44
SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 2:02
OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."
The Radford Bobcats, one of the most pleasant surprises of the season, took
on Covington tonight, a team that was expected to be much better than its
SUPER=51-Radford/Covington vs. Radford; :00
The Cougars hoped their luck would change on the coin toss, but they were 15
minutes late arriving because of an accident that backed up traffic.
Maybe next time they should fly in or at least go through the air like
Covington quarterback Brent May, who hooks up with Antonio Hill for 18 yards
right at you!
But Radford would look to get in the zone as Adam Artrip hooks up with Tony
Hash for a 20 yard gain and apparent touchdown. But Hash fumbles crossing the
line, and Covington recovers for the touchback.
That would inspire the Bobcats. Midway through the second quarter Ken
Keister runs it in from eight yards out for the score. And Radford moves to
4-and-1 on the year with the 21 to 0 win.
Bath County was anxious to pick up its third win of the season tonight as it
hooked up with its third opponent this season from the state of West Virginia.
SUPER=51-Hot Springs/Franklin, WVa vs. Bath Co.; :00
The 2-and-1 Chargers were electrified and ready to face the unbeaten
On Franklin's first possesion, Eric Smith goes to the air attack only to find
Trey Lightner, who intercepts the bullet and takes in from 21 yards for the
score. Bath takes a 7-to-zip lead.
On the Chargers next possesion, they would light up the sky with their own
passing game as Brian Cauley launches the ball to Mike Campbell, who picks up
40 yards all the way down to the Panthers 24 yard line.
SUPER=52-Franklin, WVA/41/Bath Co./26;
A few plays later, the Chargers fake out the Panthers as Brandon Woodard
sneaks around the corner and score from 6 yards out.
But Franklin , West Virginia wins the shootout 41-to-26.
The Highlights continue on Friday Football Extra in just a moment as we
check on the battle of unbeatens in Low Moor.
But first more scores and the 37 member Bath County Charger band doing the
go to score and band-b
SUPER=64-Craig Co./20/Bland Co./14;
SUPER=64-Ft. Chiswell/25/Giles Co./34;
SUPER=64-Amherst Co./21/Franklin Co./33;
SUPER=64-Wm. Byrd/21/Lord Botetourt/14;
Time now to make our rounds in the Blue Ridge district where two early
SS=ALLEGHANY VS BYRD
season unbeatens met to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
It was Alleghany hosted banged up Rockbridge Co. in Low Moor.
SUPER=51-Low Moor/Rockbridge Co. vs. Alleghany; :00
Max Lowe and his Mounties were down by eight at halftime.
But with less than 2 minutes left in the third, Alleghany's Shannon Johnson
keeps the ball and finally pitches to Brian Carroll for the 10 yard TD tying
the game at 20-all.
But Rockbridge would return the favor early in the fourth. Nick Work punches
the clock and rumbles down the left sideline on the punt return. He eventually
will go 75 yards for the score to put the Cats back on top 27-to-20.
With 1:46 left in the game, Johnson would bully his way into the endzone from
a yard out to take a 28-to-27 after the two point conversion.
With seven seconds left in the game Rockbridge Co. got in position for a 40
yard field goal attempt, but it's not even close and the Mounties continue
their fairytale season with the 28-to-27 win.
IN Q="i JUST LOVE...
((MAX LOWE/ALLEGHANY HEAD
SUPER=50-Max Lowe/Alleghany Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...ON TOP."
The Blue Ridge's other unbeaten, William Byrd was in Daleville tonight as the
Terriers renewed their always wild and wooly rivalry with Lord Botetourt.
SUPER=51-Daleville/William Byrd vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
The Cavaliers team captains strutted onto the field to begin a night of fun
with the Terriers.
But Byrd readied itself in the first quarter. Josh Wheeler calls on O.J.
Thomason to take the ball off the left side for 14 yards down to the five .
Thomason would then open the scoring, going right up the gut g\for the
standup six. Byrd takes a 7 to nothing lead.
SUPER=52-William Byrd/21/Lord Botetourt/14;
Byrd again takes control of the game on another Thomason dash for cash. This
time he goes right, breaks tackles and OJ pours on the juice for the 46 yard
score. Byrd wins it 21 to 14 to move to 4-and-0.
In Christiansburg tonight, two 1 and 2 teams hooked up with the Northside
VIkings getting the best of the Blue Demons 19-to-14.
Meanwhile, the defending Division Four champs from Salem were opening their
district schedule as well tonight in Blacksburg, against the winless Indians.
SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Salem vs. Blacksburg; :00
The Spartans had a lot to be dancing about as they took a 34-to-nothing lead
in the 3rd quarter.
Blacksburg would attempt to make something happen with Richie Austin tossing
the quick pass to Kenny Showman for 17 yards, but again Salem's defense
In the fourth quarter, the Spartans big back Dennis Haley takes advantage of
some awesome blocking to break free down the right side for the 51 yard punt
return for a TD. But a holding call wiped it out.
Not to worry, Salem's E.J. Thomas goes 20 yards for the final score of the
night as the Spartans record their second straight shutout 41-to-nothing.
IN Q="I thought...
((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...SOLID EFFORT."
We're now about to head into Frank Beamer's hometown of Hillsville where the
Carroll County Cavaliers are creating quite a bit of excitement this season
with their unbeaten record.
Tonight their challenge came in the form of the a Hurricane as Marion blew
SUPER=51-Hillsville/Marion vs. Carroll Co.; :00
It was also Homecoming tonight at Carroll as the school crowned Bo Goin and
Kristin Lereaux King of queen!
But the celebration was short lived as Marion came out in the second half
making big plays one after another like this 26 yard pass completion from
Robbie Wagner to Tyler Nuckols down to the Cavs 6.
That would set up this Derek Rhea TD run to cut the Carroll lead to 14-to-13
in the third.
Carroll County would then take its turn at lighting up the scoreboard.
Billy Clougher sweeps right and breaks free for a 39 yard gain down deep in
Mo Laing then sweeps to the near sideline and cuts in to the endzone for the
score as Carroll County beats Marion 28 to 13 to move to five and 0.
We still need to make stops in Forest, Dry Fork and Stuart tonight before
close the book on the highlights.
We will do just that after we wrap up the week five scoreboard, and get in
step with the Halifax County Comets band.
go to band c and scores
SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/27/Wm. Fleming/36;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/56/Halifax Co./0;
SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./24/Forest Hills NC/21;
Friday Football Extra is back and on its way into Bedford County where
Jefferson Forest finally got to play a Group Two-A school after opening the
season with four Triple-A non-district tilts.
SUPER=51-Forest/Rustburg vs. Jefferson Forest; :00
The Cavs were whooping it up in the third hopeing to pick up where they left
off at halftime.
They led 19-to-14 and on their first possession Damlen Buchanan blasts
through the line from nine yards out for the quick score to make it a 25-to-14
game in favor of Forest.
But Rustburg comes right back the home boys. Andre Morgan takes the kickoff
on his 6 yard line, explodes left, and you know what he's going to do - take it
in the house from 94 yards out to cut the Jefferson Forest advantage to
The track meet continues with Forest's Joey Fitzgerald handing off to Derek
Neal on the six. He scores to give the Cavaliers a 33 to 20 win.
The Tunstall Trojans continued their hot play tonight at home in Dry Fork as
they hoped to beat Bassett and move to four and oh on the year.
SUPER=51-Dry Fork/Bassett vs. Tunstall; :00
The sun was setting on the Trojans home field tonight and that turned out to
be a bad omen.
Although you would never know it early on as Ron Martin goes up the middle
for 14 easy yards and a TD to give the Trojans a 14-to-nothing lead.
Tunstall's LeShon Adkins would add another score scooting around the right
side on the keeper to make it 20-to-nothing.
But Bassett's defense got this interception from T.K. Johnson as the Bengals
amazingly come back in overtime to beat the Trojans 40-to-32.
And finally tonight on this Winston Cup qualifying day in Martinsville we
head to the home of the Wood Brothers as Patrick County hosted and toasted the
Chatham Cavaliers tonight in Stuart.
SUPER=51-Stuart/Chatham vs. Patrick Co.; :00
The Patrick County cheerleaders and band members had plenty to scream about
as the Cougars took a 14-to-nothing lead into the second quarter.
They were in scoring possession again as number 22 Aji Dixon gets the handoff
and the big gain on the play that unfortunately was nullified by offsetting
On the next play Carter Deekens decided to try the airwaves and he connects
for 21 yards with Justin Lancaster taking the ball to the 2.
David Morrison then punched the ball in for the third score of the night as
the Cougars get nasty tonight and whip Chatham 42 to 14.
The highlights are history but the week five information flow is still in
We'll find out if more shakeups are in store for the Super-7 when we return,
Roy Stanley will introduce us to tonight's player of the week.
A metaphorically speaking 60 minute man from Radford.
GO TO STOPPER
But first, let's pass out this week's defensive stopper of the week award.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night in Salem, Willis White's Spartans took out two week's worth
of frustrations on the Cave Spring Knights.
In front of a packed house at the stadium, the Spartans silenced the Knights
offense by limiting Cave Spring to less than 75 yards of total offense.
The Spartans also forced five turnovers as they shutout the Knights
24-to-nothing for their 13th straight win over Cave.
Salem, this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
After a calm week last Friday
the super-7 is a complete wreck tonight after a number of unbeatens bit the
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/5-0/Brookville/5-0/Carroll Co./5-0/Rural
William Fleming stays a solid number one after beating Danville, Brookville
struggles with Staunton River but stays second, Carroll County remains third,
Rural Retreat stays unbeaten and 4th, and unbeatens Martinsville, Byrd and
Alleghany close out the super 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is PH. The Patriots try to climb back in the
super 7 after whipping Halifax 56-to-nothing.
GRAPHIC=player of the week
It's not unusual for a high school player to play on both sides of the ball.
But Radford's Mike Dunbar took the two-way starter mode to a new level last
week from his tailback and linebacker position.
Roy Stanley has on out player of the week, a truly special team player.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Radford/September 19th; :00
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; :19
SUPER=50-Mike Dunbar/Player of The Week; :55
SUPER=58-Roy Stanley; 1:26
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((Over the Years, many outstanding players have been two way starters in the
Bobcat Football program.
And Dunbar continues the tradition. He's a tailback on offense a linebacker
on defense he plays on the special teams and never leaves the football field.))
((NORM LINEBURG/RADFORD HEAD COACH: ))
((MIKE DUNBAR/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((It's obvious that Dunbar is not one to talk the talk. But he can walk the
walk like he did last week against the Demons.
Dunbar carried the ball 25 times for 142 yards and three touchdowns. He had
one reception for 24 yards returned two points and a kickoff for 27 yards and
on defense he had 8 tackles and one pass knockdown.))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
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