Welcome folks to Friday Football Extra.
It is week number seven of our 14th season on the air, and tonight we begin
the show with one of our all-time classic rivalries.
Lord Botetourt and Alleghany.
In the past few years this matchup has been crying for someone like Doug Ward
or Kenny Higgins to reappear and spice things up.
Tonight neither one of those made it to the sideline in Daleville, but
Alleghany did come calling with its unbeaten record.
SUPER=51-Daleville/Alleghany vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
It was homecoming tonight in Daleville as Jennifer Kessler was crowned queen
along with her King Brian Williams.
The Mounties had a 21-to-10 lead heading to the third, and Shannon Johnson
give it to Terrell Givens on the inside reverse. He takes it into the house
from 65 yards away to make it a 28-to-10 game in favor of Alleghany.
The Cavs attempted to slice into the advantage - Josh Aliveto caps a long
drive by sneaking in from four yards to make it a 28-to-17 game.
The Mounties though were too much tonight as they remain unbeaten on the
season with the 28-to-17 win over Lord Botetourt.
IN Q="OH IT'S A BIG...
((MAX LOWE/ALLEGHANY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Max Lowe/Alleghany Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...a big win for us."
The redhot Salem Spartans hosted William Byrd tonight with a couple of items
up the air.
Would the Terriers spoil Salem's season AGAIN, or would the Terriers be the
Spartans third straight shutout victim?
SUPER=51-Salem/William Byrd vs. Salem; :00
The odds were that the Spartans would not be denied again by Byrd's uprising,
but that's why you play the game.
Byrd had to punt on its first possession from deep in its own territory, and
Salem blocks the kick. The scramble is on! Byrd falls on it in the endzone
for a safety. 2-to-nothing Salem.
Three plays after the free kick, sophomore running back Dennis Haley takes
the handoff, go right goes to the sideline and then goes to the house for the
25 yard touchdown. It's 9-to-0 Salem.
The Terriers would try to get back in the contest with workhorse O.J.
Thomason. He takes off up the gut, breaks tackles and scores to make it a
9-to-7 game. And Byrd comes back to do it again 13-to-12 Terriers.
The Northside Vikings have been coming on strong in the last couple of weeks,
while Rockbridge's season has been headed south.
Tonight the Vikes headed north to tangle with the Wildcats just outside of
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Northside vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=52-Northside/26/Rockbridge Co./0; 1:00
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; 1:07
SUPER=50-Jamie Talbott/Rockbridge Co. Head Coach; 1:16
OUT Q=...lumps tonight."
(( The Wildcats came into tonight's game hoping to pick up their first Blue
Ridge win of the season.
Northside's head coach Jim HIckam had his Vikings fired up and ready to
Both teams struggled in the first quarter offensively as the defenses on
both sides ruled the roost.
Northside would get on the board early in the second quarter as Xavier
Cargile goes in from the one. The Vikes lead it 6-to-nothing.
The Vikings Darrell Holmes would take the handoff later in the second
quarter and he sprints down the field carrying the pill into the endzone on the
21 TD dash. The Vikes take a 14-to-zip advantage.
The Vikings would then take it up top on the very first pay of the fourth
quarter. Xavier Lee tosses the screen pass to Holmes, who weaves through heavy
traffic for a 55 yard TD. Northside is suddenly in front 20-to-nothing.
Rockbridge would have to go to the pass to make something happen, but Jeremy
Harsh has his pass picked off by Jason Jones, who returns it to the Wildcat 21
The Vikings capped the win with Holmes scoring again off Brad McGrady's
pass. Northside looks impressive, crossing the Bridge 26-to-nothing.))
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
((JAMIE TALBOTT/ROCKBRIDGE CO. HEAD COACH.))
The remaining Blue Ridge members were in Blacksburg tonight at Bill Brown
Stadium where Christiansburg was attempting to keep the Indians
winless on the year.
SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Christiansburg vs. Blacksburg; :00
The Indians came in tonight with high hopes and plenty of enthusiasm.
But early in the first the Blue Demons tried to deflate them in a hurry as
Chris Holmes takes the handoff around the right end. He bangs out 18 yards on
the tough run.
Later in the first, the Demons Charles Carter gets the call and he pounds the
rock up the middle for 13 yards as Christiansburg controlled the clock.
The Demons then started the second quarter with this Carter run that is
aided by some great blocking.
He will eventually get in the house from 19 yards out and Christiansburg wins
it 28 to 11.
The week seven festivities are just getting started.
Highlights of 11 more games are still to come - including the Floyd & Carroll
But right now we need to get busy with the first handful of scores, and the
Rockbridge County Marching band.
GO TO BAND A
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./22/Pulaski Co./24;
SUPER=64-Carroll Co./32/Floyd Co./0;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/15/Amherst Co./8;
Time now to give some props to the single-a ranks as we first check in on the
wild and wacky
Three Rivers district that tonight focused its big game spotlight on the
Radford Bobcats and Giles Spartans.
SUPER=51-Radford/Giles vs. Radford; :00
Norm LIneburg was anxious for his Bobcats to take complete if not temporary
control with a win.
They led 10-to-nothing at halftime and built on that in the third with
Phillip Hicks taking the opening kickoff of the second half 83 yards for the
score to push the lead to 17-to-nothing in favor of the Bobcats.
The Cats would continue to pound the Giles defense as Mike Dunbar caps an 11
play drive with this 6 yard run to make it 24-to-nothing.
The Bobcats defense was even more impressive holding the Spartans single wing
to just 34 yards rushing. Stormin' Norman gets a shower and Radford gets the
IN Q="We've been...
((NORM LINEBURG/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...extremely well."
Let's now move on to a huge non-district game tonight in Floyd where the
Buffaloes took their best shot at unbeaten Carroll County.
SUPER=51-Floyd/Carroll Co. vs. Floyd Co.; :00
Floyd stampeded into tonight's homecoming contest hoping knock down the
But the Buffaloes first possession was cut short and they're forced to punt
from their own endzone, Carroll County puts on the heat, Billy Clougher blocks
the kick and R.C. Dalton dives on the loose ball for the Cavaliers first score.
The first half was all Carroll County.
Clougher on offense this time, finds the endzone with a hop, skip and a
Carroll County has a 12 nothing lead.
The Cavaliers "D" put an end to Floyd County's homecoming dreams.
SUPER=52-Carroll Co./32/Floyd Co./0;
And on second and eight at their own 42, Buffalo Q-B Adam Gardner drops back
to pass, who else but Billy Clougher jars the ball loose and Mark Billings
picks up the prize and travels the 58 yards for the score.
And the Cavaliers put their brand on the Buffaloes beating Floyd County 32
In New Castle tonight, the Craig County Rockets were after their third win of
the season as they played host to Bath County.
SUPER=51-New Castle/Bath Co. vs. Craig Co.; :00
Even the water boy was getting his running in tonight as Craig hosted the
We pick up action in the third the Chargers holding a 39-to-zip lead.
But the Rockets won't be shut out, as running back number 22 Jarvis Pauley
will take the ball around the right end and bust it open making it 31 yards
down to the eight yard line and right into the camera.
The next play Rocket quarterback Robert Hypes will call on Kenny Kendall to
take it over the right end and in the zone to prevent the shutout cutting the
Charger's lead to 39 to 8.
SUPER=52-Bath Co./39/Craig Co./14:
Craig County again in the fourth quarter, with a first and goal on the two
yard line, Hypes take the quarterback sneak in for the score.
But Bath County takes the victory beating Craig 39 to 14.
((DANNY DODSON/CRAIG CO. HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Danny Dodson/Craig Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...PROUD OF THEM."
This afternoon at North Cross field the Raiders took on the Caissons of
Fishburne Military Academy in VIC football action.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./This afternoon
Jim Muscaro tries to motivate his troops and lead them to their first win of
But halfway through the first quarter Fishburne's Kelston Byers had other
plans as he marches 50 yards for the games first score as he sweeps into the
On the ensuing kickoff, North Cross' Matt Stover leads a North Cross charge
with a 93 yard return to the Caisson 2, setting up the Raiders first touchdown.
North leads 7-6.
Fishburne stayed in control though as wide receiver Joe Andersen takes this
screen pass from Quarterback Philip Hanbury 73 yards to the endzone. They
would take a 20-14 first half lead. Fishburne takes the game 42 to 21.
The triple-A ranks and four Henry County schools will share the spotlight in
the next portion of Friday Football Extra.
But right now it's time to get in step with the Radford Bobcats marching
band and roll through some more on the week seven scoreboard.
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SUPER=64-Laurel Park/12/Magna Vista/33;
SUPER=64-Bath Co./39/Craig Co./14;
We are back in the saddle as Friday Football Extra continues here on Your
The Patrick Henry Patriots were in Amherst tonight looking to continue the
RVD's dominance of the Western district this season.
SUPER=51-Amherst/Patrick Henry vs. Amherst Co.; :00
James Hickenbotham had "The Look" after being given the clearance to play
against the lancers tonight despite his bad ankle.
His Patriots would score first when Bernard Cooper would break free from
the pack and sprint 50 yards down the center of the field for a touchdown to
make it 8 to nothing.
Amherst would get on the board early in the second quarter when Kerry
McPherson would rumble, stumble and twist and turn into the end zone from 22
yards out as the Lancers tied it at 8 to 8.
P-H would answer right back when
SUPER=52-Patrick Henry/15/Amherst Co./8;
Hickenbotham would run down the far sideline capping a 64 yard drive for the
score and the Patriots go on to win the game 15 to 8.
Friday Football Extra's number one team the Fleming Colonels were off tonight
but next week they host Pulaski County.
Tonight the Cougars were in the den at Kenneth Dobson Stadium
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Franklin Co. vs. Pulaski Co.; :00
looking to pick up an important RVD win against Franklin County. But, the
Eagles came out fighting with a strong passing game that would connect Bobby
Basham with Jason Sawyers for a 58-yard touchdown that put them up seven to
zero early in the first quarter.
Pulaski County would come back strong as Kwasi Scott takes this hand off and
rolls off several tacklers for a 27-yard run.
Three plays later the Cougars would go to the zone as quarterback Dorian
Hendricks hooks up with Nick Yates for SUPER=52-Franklin Co./22/Pulaski
a 44-yard touchdown to tie-it up at seven.
The Cougars squeak by the Eagles 24-to-22.
Last week the Martinsville Bulldogs were knocked from the ranks of the
unbeaten by the Tunstall Trojans.
Tonight the Bulldogs had to attempt to rebound against one of the hottest
teams around - the Bassett Bengals.
SUPER=51-Bassett/Martinsville vs. Bassett; :00
We pick up the action in the third quarter. Martinsville's Danny Wade tries
to hit Kevin Isley with the pass, but T.K. Johnson picks it off to try and get
Bassett on the board.
But Martinsville would get the ball back and get rolling as Marcus Hairston
gets into the end zone from 15 yards away to give the Bulldogs a 21-to-nothing
Wade would give it to Hairston again in the third. This time he scores from
10 yards out as Martinsville gets back in the groove with the 35 to 14 win over
While those two were banging heads in the Ville, Magna Vista and laurel park
were also settling their differences this evening.
SUPER=51-Ridgeway/Laurel Park vs. Magna Vista;:00
The Warriorette and her horse got the festivities started tonight in Henry
And Magna Vista had things its own way in the opening quarter as Billy
Shelton passes to Alex Seal for the nine year pickup.
Shelton would then hand off to Travis Preston for the four yard touchdown run
to open the scoring. It's 8-to-nothing.
In the second quarter, the Warriors would do it again with Shelton giving
SUPER=52-Laurel Park/12/Magna Vista/33;
it to Ceron Penn for the one yard Touchdown.
And the Warriors Pound the Park
33 to 12.
The week seven tour of southwest and central Virginia continues with trips to
the Hill City and Bedford county after this short break.
But right now let's close the book on tonight's scores and check out the
Amherst County Marching band.
go to band c and scores
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/38/Halifax Co./0;
Time now to swing down into central Virginia where the Seminole district was
hopping tonight with a number of important games.
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Heritage was sporting a slim 17 to 13 lead at the half.
After a standoff for most of the second half the Pioneers finally moved the
ball into Red Devil territory as Christopher Booker breaks through the line and
shake off a couple of defenders picking up 53 yards before he he is brought
down at the Red Devil 23 yard line.
Six plays later Jamel Johnson has the ball squirt out of his hands but the
Pioneers Daniel Yu recovers the ball for the rare offensive line touchdown to
make it 24 to 13 Heritage.
The Defense would secure the win
when Phillip Slaughter picks off a deflected pass and the Pioneers would run
out the clock for the 24 to 13 win.
The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers were back home tonight taking on the much
improved Appomattox Raiders, in a game that many thought had a chance to be
SUPER=51-Forest/Appomattox vs. Jeff. Forest; :00
Balloons and banners were everywhere tonight for Homecoming at Sabre Stadium.
And the Cavalier faithful were ready for a celebration.
Coach Ed Landis and his crew would not disappoint.
Jerton Evans set the table for the first score of the night as he jukes and
spins for 21 yards to the Appomattox four yard line.
Frank Wade would take it from there for a seven to nothing lead.
Evans would turn out to be the Raiders worst nightmare as he hits Kenneth
Hancock for this picture perfect 28 yard scoring strike to make it
14-to-nothing midway through the 1st.
When you're hot you're hot and Jerton wasn't just on fire tonight, he was
He hooks up with Joey Fitzgerald
for a 52 yard bomb as the Cavs rock the Raiders 40 to 0.
On the other end of route 221, the Liberty Minutemen hosted their county
rivals from Moneta, the Staunton River Golden Eagles.
SUPER=51-Bedford Co./Staunton River vs. Liberty; :00
After last year's 40-to-12 loss to the Golden Eagles, the Minutemen were
looking for some revenge.
Liberty rubbed the head of head coach Scott Abel for luck, but they didn't
The Minutemen led 35-to-nothing at halftime, and then Robert Carson went
left, went right and chugged 32 yards upfield to the River 18 yard line.
Three plays later, Steve Wright waltzes in untouched from 11 yards away to
make it 42-to-nothing.
The Eagles almost avoided the shutout, but Omar James is stripped of the ball
by Steve Wright right as Omar is about to cross the goal line.
Liberty tosses a shutout 42-to-nothing.
((SCOTT ABELL/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
((ROBERT CARSON/250 TOTAL YARDS TONIGHT:))
SUPER=50-Scott Abell/Liberty Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Robert Carson/250 Total Yards Tonight; :11
OUT Q=Picking it up
The minutemen took a page out of the VMI Keydet book making the coaches do 42
pushups - one for each point scored tonight.
The meat and potatoes portion of the show is complete, and now its time to
pass out some just "desserts."
Next up - Roy Stanley will introduce us to tonight's player of the week.
A man named Nichols - who is without questions Cave Spring's Money Man.
GO TO STOPPER
But first, let's present this week's defensive stopper of the week award.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night in Moneta, the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers just plain got
nasty in their annual showdown with county rival Staunton River.
The Cavs posted a 41-to-nothing shutout thanks to their defense.
The Forest defenders slowed to River to a trickle limiting the Golden Eagles
to just 28 yards of total offense and 2 first downs.
The Cavs also forced two turnovers in route to the shutout.
Jefferson Forest, this week's defensive team of the week.))
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Very little disturbance in the Super-7 tonight thanks to a couple of teams
being off and very few upsets for a change.
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/6-0/Brookville/6-0/Carroll Co./7-0/Rural
Retreat/6-0/Alleghany/6-0/Patrick Henry/5-1/Jeff. Forest/6-1;
William Fleming and Brookville had the night off and they stay first and
second. Carroll, Rural Retreat and Alleghany win and stay unbeaten.
PH stays sixth, while Jefferson Forest moves in at 7th.
And the pollbusters tonight are William Byrd and Heritage.
Our Player of the Week is a little man that's excelling in a big man's game.
Brad Nichols is five foot 7 and he ways around 180 pounds and he's the first
player at Cave Spring to earn Friday Football Player of the Week honors since
Tiki and Ronde Barber back in 1991 & 92.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=51-Roanoke County; :00
SUPER=50-Brad Nichols/FFE Player of The Week; :17
SUPER=50-Steve Spangler/Cave Spring Head Coach; :30
SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/October 3rd; :46
SUPER=58-Roy Stanley; 1:22
OUT Q=....football extra."
((Nichols is honored to be mention in the same breath with Tiki and Ronde
The Cave Spring tailback doesn't have the moves, speed and ability to cut
like Tiki. But one thing he does have is the ability to see the whole field.))
((BRAD NICHOLS/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((STEVE SPANGLER/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH: ))
((Nichols had 20-20 vision in Rocky Mount last week as the Knights beat
Franklin county in a Roanoke Valley District game.
He rushed for 217 yards and scored three times the second week he's
performed well against some good competition.))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((Cave Spring is off this week the only time this season that Nichols will get
some rest. Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
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go to close and credits
Have a great weekend everybody.