Welcome folks to another soggy edition of Friday Football Extra.
For seven weeks we were as dry as a bone, but now for the last two Fridays
the rain has been beating us down.
Our crews are back in the house attempting to dry out, I hope you can get
warm and do the same in the next half hour.
We have 15 games for you tonight so let's get started over at Knights Stadium
in southwest Roanoke County where unbeaten William Fleming hooked up with the
much improved Cave Spring Knights.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Wm. Fleming vs. Cave Spring; :00
It was getting a little deep on the sidelines tonight as Cave Spring clings
to a one point lead at the half.
On Fleming's first possesion of the second half, from their own 27 - Lee
Suggs takes it down the right side for a 73 yard touchdown dash. Fleming goes
on top 12-to-7 after the missed conversion.
The Knights will take back the lead. From 38 yards out, Corey Paxton drops
back and finds Joe Mullins down the left side. It's a foot race to the zone
and Mullins wins it to give the Knights a 13-to-12 lead.
SUPER=52-William Fleming/18/Cave Spring/13;
But with 3 minutes left in the game. The Colonels let Suggs take in from 13
yards out on the standup score. Fleming wins its second straight tight RVD
battle 18-to-13 to stay unbeaten at 8 and 0.
IN Q="It was...
((LEE SUGGS/FLEMING TAILBACK:))
((STEVE SPANGLER/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Lee Suggs/Fleming Tailback; :00
SUPER=50-Steve Spangler/Cave Spring Head Coach; :06
OUT Q=...next week."
Patrick Henry was stunned by the Knights last Friday night, and this evening
the Patriots had part of their Homecoming festivities ruined by the rain as
they hosted Franklin County at the stadium.
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Franklin Co. vs. Patrick Henry; :00
The rain couldn't stop the hardcore PH fans from showing their support.
Early in the third PH was 22-to-nothing and the Eagles were trying to strike
back when Bobby Basham connects with Jacob Gibson on a nice 20 yard gain, but
the drive would stall.
In the fourth, The Patriots would ground the Eagles one more time as Boo
Battle gives it to James Hickenbotham - who goes 23 yards for the final Patriot
tally to make it 29-to-nothing.
SUPER=52-Franklin Co./7/Patrick Henry/29;
The Eagles would avoid the shutout, as Basham hands off to Henry Eggleston
who gets in from five yards away.
But PH wins it 29-to-7.
IN Q="Kind of IN ...
((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...CAME TO RUN TONIGHT."
The wide open Blue Ridge district hoped to take on some clear definition at
the top tonight with a number of key games including one in Low Moor where the
Mountaineers entertained Salem.
SUPER=51-Low Moor/Salem vs. Alleghany; :00
But Alleghany lost one of its major weapons when quarterback Shannon Johnson
had to leave the game with a concussion.
We pick up the action in the third quarter with Salem leading 28 to zip.
The Mountaineers have a difficult time getting their offense in gear, a
collision during the handoff causes a fumble and gives the Spartans the ball
deep in Alleghany territory.
And Salem doesn't waste any time, Andy Mullins with the short pass to John
Hancock, Hancock tip-toes down the sideline for another Spartan score.
Salem would dominate, here Chris Schwizer gives the ball to Manuel Lewis.
Lewis barrels through the line and motors 51 yards and the Spartans cruise
to a 49 to nothing victory over Alleghany.
While those to were sloshing around at Mountaineer Field, the William Byrd
Terriers and Christiansburg Blue Demons were trying to keep pace.
Both came into their meeting this evening with 3-and-1 district marks.
SUPER=51-Christiansburg/William Byrd vs. Christiansburg; :00
Down in Christiansburg, there was plenty of mud on hand as the Blue Demons
tried to have a little fun at Byrd's expense.
After a scoreless first half, Christiansburg's offense would start clicking
as Quarterback Lance Reynolds hooks up with John Hindel for ten yards and a
Two plays later at the start of the fourth quarter, Charles Carter comes
out of the back field with full steam and goes 41- yards down the left side for
This makes the score seven to nothing.
William Byrd would try to drive late in the game but Lady Luck wasn't on
their side. On fourth down--
Quarterback Josh Wheeler is stopped short of the first and Christiansburg
beats William Byrd seven to nothing .
IN Q=You know
((MIKE COLE/CHRISTIANSBURG HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Mike Cole/Christiansburg Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=our kids.
The Northside Vikings also came into tonight with just one district setback.
The Vikes hosted Blacksburg, a young team that just last week got its first
win of the season.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Blacksburg vs. Northside; :00
Even the foul weather couldn't keep the Viking band from playing their
pregame selection for the brave and faithful.
Afterall this is Viking weather - and Xavier Lee gives the pill to Xavier
Cargile, and he bulls his way up the middle for the first down.
Lee would then go out for a play and Brad McGrady comes in and dishes it to
Terry Peters and he speeds down the left side for another Viking first down.
Lee would come right back in and on the first play of the second quarter, he
gives it to Cargile for the 20 yard gain.
Northside bumps Blacksburg 7 to 3.
The single-A schools get their turn in the spotlight after this quick break.
We'll put up our umbrellas and head to Glenvar, Floyd, Shawsville and
But first - the bands stayed out of the rain tonight in order to take care of
their uniforms and instruments.
So, Friday Football Extra editor Hank Ebert is picking some blasts form the
past for us tonight.
We begin with George Wythe high school.
GO TO BAND A
SUPER=64-Buffalo Gap/25/Bath Co./28;
SUPER=64-Wm. Fleming/18/Cave Spring/13;
SUPER=64-Franklin Co./7/Patrick Henry/29;
Time now for the Group-A ranks to take over for a while.
And let's begins this block of the show in Highlander Heaven where the
Radford Bobcats looked to continue their streak of not only beating Three
Rivers opponents, but not letting them score.
Roy Stanley has the details of tonight's game.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Highlanders vs Bobcats; :00
SUPER=50-Brian Hooker/Glenvar Head Coach; :40
SUPER=50-Tony Hash/Scored on 43 Yard Run; 1:04
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; 1:32
SUPER=59-Roy Standup; 1:40
OUT Q= ....football extra."
Floyd County is still very much in the district race with only one Three
Tonight the Buffs stepped out of league play to tangle with Craig County.
SUPER=51-Floyd/Craig Co. vs. Floyd Co.;:00
A thin crowd on hand tonight in Floyd where the Buffs looked to pick up win
number 6 this year.
And Floyd would get on the board first. With just under 5 minutes to go in
the first quarter - sophomore sensation Josh Spence goes up the middle, gets
good traction, and he will eventually hydroplane 62 yards into the zone. It's
Craig County's defense looked as if it would tighten down after that as the
Rockets try to slow the running game.
But the Buffs would get on the board with their opening play of the second
Spence does it again with some nice moves on the defense. He rattle down
SUPER=52-Craig Co./0/Floyd Co./28;
he sideline for a 32 yard TD run.
Floyd County improves to 6-and-2 with the 28 to nothing win.
A Three Rivers - Pioneer cross district clash was the order of the night up
in Shawsville as the Shawnees hosted James River.
SUPER=51-Shawsville/James River vs. Shawsville; :00
Both teams came into this wet affair on the bottom of the their respective
James River would look good early in the rain as freshman quarterback Marlon
Rickman hands off to Jimmy Thompson, who gets 16 yards on the carry.
The Shawnees would also show some ability to move the ball on the ground as
Ryan Cashwell hands off to Ryan Childress and he picks up 14 yards.
But the on a wet night the River SUPER=52-James River/20/Shawsville/0;
always has the upper hand.
Thompson scores from 7 yards out as the Knights shutout Shawsville tonight
20 to nothing.
The Covington Cougars and Parry McCluer Fighting Blues both opened the season
by taking their lumps against some non-district competition.
But both came into tonight's Pioneer showdown at Boodie Albert Stadium
unbeaten in the Pioneer.
SUPER=51-Covington/Parry McCluer vs. Covington; :00
The Cougars prance onto the turf ready to up their district record to 3 and
And Covington would get a break in the first quarter, on third and one Parry
McCluer going for the first down losses the pigskin and a Cougar is there
waiting to get his paws on it.
Covington takes over on the Fighting Blues' 40 yardline, Antonio Hill takes
the hand off, makes a quick dash to the sideline and races to the zone and a
seven nothing Cougar lead.
But the Fighting Blues lived up to their name.
A turnover and penalty puts the ball on the Covington four yardline and
Parry McCluer's Jeremiah Brockenbrough follows blockers to seven points.
Covington continues its turnaround with a 28-to-21 win.
Two remaining unbeaten teams were in action tonight in separate district
We'll check on Carroll County and Heritage, plus see if former unbeaten
Brookville bounced back tonight.
But right now let's hear some sounds from Radford high school from several
go to score and band-b
SUPER=64-Craig Co./0/Floyd Co./28;
SUPER=64-Lord Botetourt/6/Rockbridge Co./19;
SUPER=64-Magna Vista/0/Patrick Co./6;
SUPER=64-Ft. Chiswell/6/Grayson Co./41;
SUPER=64-Stuarts Draft/18/Western Albemarle/13;
Time now to head down to Hillsville where unbeaten Carroll County, and the
Cavs nasty defense
faced its biggest district challenge of the year as perennial Southwest
district king Graham came calling.
SUPER=51-Hillsville/Graham vs. Carroll co.; :00
Graham maintained a 13-to-6 lead into the third quarter, but the Cavs were on
the comeback trail when a near turnover threatened to get them sidetracked.
Billy Clougher looses the handle on the ball - but he picks it right up. And
with the help of some great second and third effort he gets the first down on
the Graham 13.
Two plays later, Mo Laing would find Derrick Wall in the front corner of the
end zone for the TD. Graham's lead is cut to 13-to-12.
But Graham would seal the deal and preserve the win with James Green's
interception return for a touchdown. The G-Men hand Carroll County its first
loss of the season winning it 20 to 12.
Unbeaten Heritage was back home in City Stadium tonight looking to keep pace
with idle Jefferson Forest on top of the Seminole.
Tonight the pioneer obstacle was a group of Raiders.
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Appomattox vs. Heritage; :00
It was a soggy City Stadium where the Heritage PIoneers took their seven and
oh mark and a lot of confidence into a showdown with the Appomattox Raiders.
Antron Smith got the Pioneers in the scoring column first with this four yard
TD. He bulls in and it's 7-to-nothing.
Antron was more like the "An-Train" as he does his best imitation of the
little engine that could dragging tacklers with him for 18 yards down to the
Appomattox 4 yard line.
All aboard!! - the "Antron" train is pulling into the station again.
He scores one more time and Heritage improves to 8-and-0 with the
49 to nothing win.
The Brookville Bees lost their first game of the season last Friday night,
but nothing takes away that sting better getting back on the field.
The Bees sis just that tonight at Liberty.
SUPER=51-Bedford/Brookville vs. Liberty; :00
It has become a tradition at Liberty for the MInutemen to rub head coach
Scott Abell's head for good luck.
And in this weather add a little prell and it would have been a shampoo.
But this one was anything but a wash.
Liberty is up 12-to-9 in the third when Robert Carson breaks free on a keeper
and goes 43 yards all the way down to the Brookville 2 yard line.
Two plays later is Carson on a not so sneaky quarterback sneak. It's 19-to-9
Liberty on top.
But the Bees regrouped with a field goal and then Kevin Mitchell returns the
punt 65 yards down the sideline and into the big house as the Bees tie the game
at 19 with 3 and half minute to go.
Carson had to leave the game with a knee injury and Brookville took
Jay Cowens scores with 1:17 left on the clock as the Bees come from behind
and pull out the 25-to-19 win.
Trips to Stuart, Chatham and North Cross are in store for us when we return
from commercial break.
We'll also meet this week's defensive stopper.
But first one band did play for us tonight!!
Let's check out the Pride of Salem band tooting its horn in Low Moor.
go to band c and scores
SUPER=64-Giles Co./14/James Monroe WV/27;
Welcome back to the show we call Friday Football Extra.
SS=Patrick Co/Magna Vista
Last Friday - Magna Vista took control of the Piedmont by shutting out
Tonight, Don Bateman's Warriors were in Stuart taking on tough Patrick
SUPER=51-Stuart/Magna Vista vs. Patrick Co.; :00
With the rain falling at a steady pace, umbrellas were more than fashion
statement mechanism tonight.
The hardest job on the field belonged to the ball boys.
Moving the ball was just as soggy a task most of the time. But the Warriors
would find running room down the near sideline as Alex Seals gets the rock
inside the five. But a penalty would wipe it out.
Patrick County would get its shot midway through the second quarter. On a 4th
and 8, Carter Deacon hits David Morrison for the first down in the Magna Vista
SUPER=52-Magna Vista/0/Patrick Co./6;
Several plays later, the Cougars would score with Aji Dixon sweeping in off
the right side. Patrick County shuts out Magna Vista 6 to nothing.
The Chatham Cavaliers were home tonight taking on Dogwood district foe
William Campbell in one of the only games in southside.
SUPER=51-Chatham/Wm. Campbell vs. Chatham; :00
The Cavaliers were stretching out in the pregame before the rain hit town.
William Campbell did its stretching in the first quarter as Dominique Dews
hands off to Tony Miller for the 20 yard touchdown run and BANG the Generals
are on top 7-to-nothing.
In the second, Dews will pass to Travis Briggs for a 23 yard touchdown over
the middle and William Campbell doubles its pleasure and takes a 14-to-nothing
Chatham would finally get it in gear with P.J. Martin passing to Justin
Carter. The two hook up for a 28 yard score and the William Campbell lead is
sliced to 14-to-7.
But the Generals offense would keep cranking with Dews on the run. He slips
at the 15, but regains his balance and eventually picks up 27 yards on the
scramble to set up another score.
Dews gets his second TD of the night as he connects with Travis Davis on the
short pass. Davis does the rest with some serious open field running.
William Campbell beats Chatham 35 to 13.
And finally tonight we end with the first game of the day.
This afternoon North Cross hosted Brunswick Academy out of Lawrenceville as
the Raiders hoped to get their first win of the season.
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Brunswick vs. North Cross; :00
As if things weren't tough enough for the Raiders, starting quarterback Joe
Thielecke was injured early in the game.
But freshman backup Adam Beason came is and he hands off to fellow freshman
Charlie Glenn as the FROSH give the Raiders an 8-to-nothing lead.
But Brunswick would come back three plays later with a quarterback keeper on
third and one. The play goes 66 yards and Brunswick ties the game at 8-all.
North Cross would go back in front right before halftime with Matt Stover,
a tenth grader going around the left end.
But North Cross loses a tough on 16-to-14.
We'll make a little history tonight as we welcome out first ever player of
the week from Altavista high school to the program.
And we'll check out the Super-7.
But first the history lesson is coming up as we meet a former General who is
now a Colonel, and loving life in his new home.
GO TO STOPPER
But first, time to put up our guard and 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 Christiansburg, Mike Cole's surging Blue Demons pitched
a shutout against Lord Botetourt by utilizing the bend but don't break
Christiansburg gave up 217 yards and 11 first downs but when it mattered
most, they were mighty stingy.
Clinging to a 7-to-nothing lead late in the third, the Demons forced this
fumble on a fourth and goal.
It turned out to be the turning point of the game, as Botetourt never had
another serious threat and the Blue Demons posted a 14-to-nothing shutout win.
Christiansburg, this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
The Friday Football Extra Super 7 has been a topsy turvy poll all season long
with William Fleming being about the only constant from the preseason.
Tonight there is more movement within the rankings.
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/8-0/Heritage/8-0/Jeff. Forest/7-1/Radford/7-1/Carroll
Co./8-1/Patrick Henry/7-1/Rural Retreat/7-1;
William Fleming remains number one Heritage moves up to two, Jefferson
Forest takes over the 3 spot, Carroll Co. falls to fourth, PH comes back in at
number 6 and Rural Retreat bounces back in the poll in the seven spot.
And the pollbusters tonight are Covington which has now won three in a row
after opening 0-and-5, and Christiansburg which shuts out its second straight
Blue Ridge opponent.
GRAPHIC=player of week
Central Virginia has been a hot bed for producing quality high school
football players for many years.
But it has taken 14 years of this show for us to land a player of the week
Roy Stanley says Eric Pannell is excited about the honor, but his main
focus is turning the Colonels into a contender in the Dogwood District.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=50-Steve Jenkins/Altavista Head Coach; :20
SUPER=51-Ringgold/October 17th; :35
SUPER=50-Eric Pannell/FFE Player of The Week; :49
SUPER=59-Roy Standup; 1:40
OUT Q=......football extra."
((Pannell transferred to Altavista from William Campbell year and a half ago.
He's won the hearts of his coaches and teachers. And the player of the week
honors come at a time when the Colonel football program is working toward a
spot in the high school playoffs.))
((STEVE JENKINS/ALTAVISTA HEAD COACH: ))
((Pannell has been altavista's player of the week through the first seven
games. He's carried the ball 132 times for a thousand and 54 yards and 13
touchdowns. And he's also shown his teammates what it takes to win.))
((ERIC PANNELL/PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ))
((Last week at Dan River Pannell had his second 200 yard game of the season he
also scored 2 touchdowns in the Colonels 26 to 22 win over Dan River.
Just another night for the Colonel tailback.))
((ROY STANLEY: ))
((Pannell is a junior and he has one more year left to carry the mail for the
Colonels. Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
Thanks Roy and thank you for hanging in their with us on this wet, chilly
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