Good evening everybody and welcome to yet another night Friday Football
The week six party is on with highlights from 16 different games coming your
way in the next half hour.
Let's begin on the other side of Afton Mountain in Charlottesville where our
number one team, the William Fleming Colonels put their perfect record on the
line against the Albemarle Patriots.
SUPER=51-Charlottesville/Fleming vs. Albemarle; :00
The Colonels were business-like as they strolled to the bench area before the
game, and once then got started they got down to business.
And the main man Lee Suggs gave the folks in the "Ville" an eyeful, as he
scores from the 2, bouncing to the outside to make it 7-to-nothing.
Fleming would do it again on its next possesion. The Fleming fullback - JR
Word, is the word with the 30 yard dash for cash as he turns the counter play
into a 14-to-nothing lead. Folks this man can scoot!
Word, who usually blocks for Suggs, gets on the highlight reel again as he
blasts up the middle and swings to the outside for the 54 yard score! JR and
the Colonels wipe out their fourth Western district opponent this season with
the 53 to 3 win over Albemarle.
While Fleming had to hit the road tonight, Patrick Henry tried to warm up
Victory Stadium as its hosted E.C. Glass.
Counting their forfeits, Glass came in 0-and-5.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/E.C. Glass vs. Patrick Henry; :00
Jeff Johnson found his team on top 28-to-7 at halftime and looking to hang on
against the hungry HIlltoppers.
But Glass was its own worst enemy as they move all the way down to the PH
five the ball was knocked lose and PH recovered.
The Hilltoppers finally scored in the fourth quarter from six yards out to
cut the lead to 28-to-14.
But PH wins it by that score, although there may be black cloud over the
SUPER=52-E.C. Glass/14/Patrick Henry/28;
James Hickenbotham rushed for 205 yards tonight to top the 1000 yard mark in
just five games, but he also suffered an ankle injury this evening.
((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...next week."
The cardiac kids from Pulaski were back in the "Den" tonight under doctor's
orders to give their fans a breather after the thrillers of the past two weeks.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Cardoza vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
The corral of Cougars were ready to defend the Kenneth Dobson Stadium from
the Clerks of Cardoza in D.C.
Pulaski would waste little time in clawing its way toward the end zone when
Dorrian Hendricks picks up the deflected pass and returns the ball to the
Cardoza 27 yard line.
After moving the ball to the 15, Hendricks finds Wes Brickey in the back
corner of the end zone, and Pulaski goes in front 7-to-nothing.
After showing the Clerks file number 13, Craig Hodge fields the punt on the
50 yard line and "Deep Six's" Cardoza with the 50 yard return for the TD, as
he comes down the near sideline and eventually cuts into the middle and into
the endzone for the score.
Pulaski and its fans finally get to exhale with the 42 to 22 breather.
One of the most intriguing matchups on paper with this week was the Cave
Spring at Franklin County game.
Both came in with 3 and 2 records and both came in to this evening's game
after posting emotional wins a week ago.
SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/Cave Spring vs. Franklin Co.; :00
The Eagles charged into Cy Dillon stadium pumped up and ready to roll.
But Cave Spring went up 23-to-nothing in the third, and wasn't even halfway
finished. Brad Nichols dices his way up the middle, cuts outside and dives in
at the corner to make it 30-to-nothing Knights.
Nichols would do it again - this time from the 12 he bounces off tacklers
and scores to push the advantage to 37-to-nothing.
The Eagles finally avoided the shutout with the Bobby Basham TD pass to
jason Saunders on a 4th and 11 play.
SUPER=52-Cave Spring/51/Franklin Co./28;
But the money man - Nichols makes the Eagles pay again as he scores from 54
yards away this time. The KNights win it 51-to-28 in a rout.
IN Q="I DON'T...
((BRAD NICHOLS/CAVE SPRING RUNNING BACK:))
SUPER=50-Brad Nicholls/Cave Spring Running Back; :00
OUT Q=...BETTER THAN THIS."
In Danville tonight, Ken Oxendine's alma mater, Thomas Dale came to southside
from Richmond to try and knock off Ed Martin's Eagles.
SUPER=51-Danville/Thomas Dale vs. G.W. Danville; :00
And the visitors turned out to be anything but pleasant guests as Kevin
Tucker takes the handoff and bolts in from the two yard line to make it
14-to-6 in favor of the Knights.
The Tucker show would continues as this time he scores from three yards out
to make it a 21-to-6 Thomas Dale advantage.
SUPER=52-Thomas Dale/44/G.W. Danville/20;
In the fourth, the Knights were up 27-to-6 before Chanceton Rogers got in
from the two, but it's too little too late as GW loses 44 to 20.
We'll lay down some tracks on route 220 south in just a moment as we venture
into Martinsville, Dry Fork, and Stuart.
And we'll see how Magna Vista handled its trip to the hill city tonight.
But right now a few of tonight's scores and the Staunton River high school
Eagles marching band.
GO TO BAND A
SUPER=64-Thomas Dale/34/G.W. Danville/20;
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/14/Patrick Henry/28;
SUPER=64-Bland Co./0/George Wythe/41;
As promised, it is now time to check out the action down in the Henry County
After taking last week off, unbeaten Martinsville returned to the friendly
confines of Dan Greene stadium to battle the Tunstall Trojans.
SUPER=51-Martinsville/Tunstall vs. Martinsville; :00
The Bulldog was keeping the beat on this homecoming night in the Ville.
The Trojans had the ball most of the first quarter, and hit paydirt with
Lashon Adkins passing to Neal Herndon on a wide open down and out to make it
Tunstall made it 14-to-nothing before the Dogs would take control of their
turf with Danny Wade calling on Marcus Hairston. He cooks up the middle and
spins to the outside for the 18 yard pickup.
Two plays later - Hairston goes in off the left side from three yards out but
the Bulldogs get tied up losing 35-to-7.
The team hot on the trail of the Bulldogs, the Bassett Bengals, were in
Ringgold looking for win number five on the season against the Dan River
SUPER=51-Ringgold/Bassett vs. Dan River; :00
In the first quarter, Dan River is back to punt, but Bassett's Steve Hatton
storms in and blocks the kick, and the Bengals recover inside the 10.
Bassett's T.K. Johnson will then pass for the score to Wayne Milan. It's a
seven yard TD as Bassett is on top 6-to-nothing.
Johnson would then flip it to Lamont Stokes for the 2 point conversion and
Bassett wins it 30 to 0.
In Stuart tonight, the Patrick County Cougars hosted unbeaten Carroll County
in a battle of teams that are separated by more than the Lover's Leap lookout.
Denise Allen and photographer Lynn Eller have the highlights from the
tonight's history making non-district encounter.
IN Q=Undefeated Carroll County
SUPER=51-Stuart/Carroll Co. vs Patrick Co.; :00
SUPER=50-Dave Haynie/Carroll Co. Head Coach; :43
SUPER=52-Carroll Co./24/Patrick Co./20; 1:17
SUPER=50-Matt Versluis/Patrick Co. Head Coach; 1:28
SUPER=50-Billy Clougher/3 TDs 241 Yards 41 Carries; 1:39 Quick
SUPER=59-Denise Allen; 1:43
OUT Q=Football Extra
Tonight's victory ensures back to back winning seasons for Carroll County
for the first time in Cavalier football history.
The Magna Vista Warriors, who have yet to play their first district game of
the season were again out of district tonight in Lynchburg taking on the
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Magna Vista vs. Heritage; :00
Homecoming at Heritage tonight as the Pioneers celebrating a 16-to-nothing
halftime lead and the crowning of Queen Suzanne Logan and Micah James.
With seven minutes gone in the third, Alex Lacy hands off to Antron Smith and
he's growling and grunting and ramming and bamming as he gets it down from the
10. It's 23-to-nothing.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Heritage defense steps up with Ronald Rucker
picks off the pass and weaves across the field and back to the 30 yard line
before he's brought down.
Four plays later - Antron ricochets in from the one as Heritage pounds Magna
Vista 30 to 8.
The Blue Ridge district is in the spotlight in the next segment of tonight's
show, but right now we need to give some more attention to the scores from week
six, and check out the Patrick County Cougars marching band.
go to score and band-b
SUPER=64-Parry McCluer/37/Wilson Memorial/14;
SUPER=64-Cardoza NC/22/Pulaski Co./42;
SUPER=64-James River/14/Bath Co./28;
SUPER=64-James Monroe/14/Midland Trail/0;
SUPER=64-Jefferson Forest/41/Staunton River/0;
SUPER=64-Carroll Co./24/Patrick Co./20;
We are back and ready to head over to Salem Stadium where tonight
the Spartans attempted to move above the 500 mark for the first time this
They would first need a win over LOrd Botetourt.
SUPER=51-Salem/Lord Botetourt vs. Salem; :00
They were painted up and ready to party for Homecoming in Salem tonight.
But the Cavs weren't about to just walk away.
Early in the first quarter, Spartans' quarterback Andy Mullins drops back and
keeps it on the controlled scramble and goes in from 39 yards out to give the
Spartans a 7-to-nothing lead.
Lord Botetourt didn't hesitate to answer that tally.
In the second - Mullins tries to the same thing, but this time he coughs up
the pill, and Brian Dickerson picks it out of midair and goes down the Cavalier
sideline 59 yards for the score to tie the game at 7-all.
Mullins would give it one more try. This time he finds J.R. Andrews. He
scores on the play as Salem takes the lead for good, beating Botetourt
32 to 7.
William Byrd was in Viking territory tonight looking to remain unbeaten on
Now this rivalry has produced some great games in the past few years.
Would this be the latest chapter full of thrills?
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./William Byrd vs. Northside; :00
Not hardly. Jim Hickam works the referees tonight trying to hold on to his
slim 7-to-nothing lead.
But OJ put the squeeze on the Vikes in the third as he slips through the
line and takes off for a big gain as he gets the Terriers deep into Viking
territory. But a missed field goal kept them off the board.
Northside would take over on its first play Xavier Cargile takes it off
tackle and he goes all the way down inside the Terrier 20 yard line as the
Vikings look to pad their lead and eat some clock.
SUPER=52-William Byrd/0/Northside/7/Byrd's First Loss;
The Viking defense would get the credit for this one stopping two Terrier
threats in the closing seconds to win it 7-to-nothing.
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=..been in there."
More Blue Ridge action in Christiansburg tonight as Rockbridge County looked
to get back in the win column against a Blue Demons team that has struggled in
its first four games.
SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Rockbridge Co. vs. Christiansburg; :00
It was homecoming tonight in Christiansburg as the floats passed by on
parade and the Demon football team took a 20-to-6 halftime lead.
But Rockbridge cut into that halftime lead with Jeremy Harsh dumping the
ball to Brian Pariroo for a 17 yard scoring pass to slice the lead to 20-to-12.
The Demons would match that six, with Chris Holmes breaking tackles and
scampering 42 yards for a score of his own. Mike Cole's boys are back
comfortably in front 28-to-12.
The Burg would add another score with Charles Carter catching the pass and
then breaking to the sideline and eluding defenders as the Demons win it
42 to 18.
12 down and 4 more to go tonight as the highlight reel continues after this
quick commercial break.
Among the games we will check on is the pivotal Three Rivers showdown between
Glenvar & Giles.
But right now let's complete the week six numbers and get in step with some
more marching Eagles - this variety from George Washington high school in
go to band c and scores
SUPER=64-Cave Spring/51/Franklin Co./28;
SUPER=64-Fort Defiance/53/Stuarts Draft/0;
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra as we now move up to Pearisburg
where Glenvar was in position to all but lock up the Three Rivers race with a
win over defending district champ Giles.
SUPER=51-Pearisburg/Glenvar vs. Giles; :00
Giles was on top 13-to-7 at halftime and in the third the Spartans' defense
got one of the plays of the game as Seth Noonkester is sacked and stripped of
the ball. Giles recovers on the Highlanders 35.
Giles' offense would convert four plays later as Shawn Vaught passes to
Brandon Williams for the 31 yard score and a 19-to-7 lead.
Glenvar would try to rally back with Chris Carroll rumbling down the right
sideline for 42 yards and the TD to make it 19-to-14 in the fourth.
But the Spartans Micah Steele would add the clincher late to give Giles the
27-to-14 win over Glenvar to keep the Three Rivers race wide open.
IN Q="Well, I guess.
((STEVE RAGSDALE/GILES HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...this year."
Just down 460 a piece, the county's other group of gridders, the Narrows
Green Wave was home at Ragsdale field battling Shawsville.
SUPER=51-Narrows/Shawsville vs. Narrows; :00
The Green Wave was after its first win of the season against the Tribe.
But, Shawsville had some other plans.
The Shawnees went 82 yards on their first drive as Ryan Childress caps the
drive with the four yard TD dash - it's 7-to-nothing.
Narrows would get its offense working with Jason McCroskey carrying the load
32 yards into Shawnee territory for the first down.
Later on a 4th and 13, Narrows goes to the bag of tricks faking the reverse
and our camera. But the lens recovers and the Wave converts the TD pass.
But Shawsville wins 20-to-14.
Back closer to Roanoke, Staunton River tried to keep its recent degree of
improvement on an upward swing as the Golden Eagles hosted their Bedford County
Buds from Jefferson Forest.
SUPER=51-Moneta/J. Forest vs. Staunton River; :00
Golden Eagles head coach Bob Gray would give his team one final pep talk
But Forest's actions spoke louder than his words. On their second possesion
the Cavs Jay Chapman takes the handoff and races 54 yards for the touchdown as
Forest takes a 12-to-nothing lead.
Staunton River would attempt to go to its passing game, but quarterback
Willie Johnson has his pass intercepted by Frank Wade, who returns it to the
Eagles 12 yard line.
SUPER=52-Jefferson Forest/41/Staunton River/0;
On the very next play, Chapman carries the load in the for the TD as the
Cavaliers win it tonight 41-to-nothing.
And finally tonight, an interesting matchup in Rustburg as the Red Devils
hooked up with Liberty in a Seminole showdown.
SUPER=51-Rustburg/Liberty vs. Rustburg; :00
Mike Scharnus was facing his old team for the first time since leaving
Liberty, but the Minutemen were up for the challenge.
On Rustburg's first play, Liberty's defense rises up with Jeremy Chapman
recovering the Red Devil fumble on the 11 yard line.
Quarterback Robert Carson got down to business with the rollout and the score
on the nice run to make it 7-to-nothing Liberty with 5:22 left in the first.
Rustburg roars back on its next possesion when Andre Morgan takes the
rock and from his 29 he will turn it up a notch to move the ball all the way
down to the Liberty 24.
But Liberty holds and the Minutemen win it
28 to 21.
The scores and highlights are complete, but there is more to come on this
edition of Friday Football Extra.
Roy Stanley will introduce us to tonight's player of the week.
A "Kickin' Colonel" who refuses to let the opposition pull rank!
GO TO STOPPER
But first, let's hand out this week's defensive stopper of the week award.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night in South Boston, the sun set on the Halifax Comets not long
after their game with Patrick Henry got underway.
The Patriots swarming defense limited the Comets to 88 total yards of offense
and held Halifax to just 5 first downs.
Led by linebacker Mike Stevens the Patriots also forced four turnovers as
they beat the Comets 56-to-nothing.
Patrick Henry, this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
More turmoil in the Friday Football Extra Super 7 this week
this week as two more unbeatens fall from grace.
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/6-0/Brookville/6-0/Carroll Co./6-0/Rural
William Fleming stays a solid number one after beating Albemarle, Brookville
stay second, Carroll County remains third, Rural Retreat was off tonight and
stays 5th, And Patrick Henry and Bassett move back in the poll in the six and
And the pollbuster tonight is Jefferson Forest. The Cavs opened with four
triple-a teams, beat two of them and are unbeaten against double-a competition.
GRAPHIC=Player of Week
This week's Player of the Week is a repeat performer from last season.
William Fleming senior Lee Suggs felt as though he had something to prove
last Friday night when the Eagles of G.W. Danville came to town.
And Suggs had his best game of the season as the Colonels beat the Eagles
for the first time in years.
Roy Stanley Has his story.
IN Q="Suggs has...
SUPER=50-J.R. Word/Fleming Fullback; :18
SUPER=50-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :27
SUPER=51-Roanoke/September 26th; :39
SUPER=50-Lee Suggs/FFE Player of The Week; :
SUPER=58-Roy Standup; 1:19
OUT Q=......friday football extra."
((Suggs has grown up with Colonel football. But this season the Fleming
tailback appears to have the total package.
He's bigger stronger and faster thanks to hitting the weights in the off
season. And Suggs is running the ball behind a big strong fullback and
((J.R. WORD/FLEMING FOOTBALL: ))
((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH: ))
((The Colonels are ranked number one in the Super Seven poll and second in the
state. But when Fleming took the field against G.W. Last week Suggs felt he
had something to prove.
So, he carried the ball 32 times for 261 yards he scored 5 touchdowns and 2
P-A-T's in the Colonels win over the Eagles.))
((LEE SUGGS/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((The calls will continue to come but Suggs is in no hurry to pick a college to
continue his education and play football
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
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One final note tonight. A number of former Friday Football Extra greats will
be in action tomorrow night as the Rush plays its final regular season game of
the year against the Charleston Rockets.
The game kicks off at Victory stadium at seven o'clock. Hope you can make it.
That's it week six of the regular season.
go to close and credits.
Have a safe weekend everybody.