Welcome folks to yet another edition of Friday Football Extra.
It's week 11, the final week of the regular season.
But as you know this has been anything but a regular year for high school
We begin tonight in Pulaski County where the Cougars and Cave Spring Knights
closed out their regular season schedule, and at the same time brought a sense
of closure to the Lee Cook tragedy.
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Knights vs. Cougars; :00
Before tonight's game both teams took time to pay tribute to Cook, as the
Cougars retired his number 77 jersey in a pregame ceremony, as Coach Joel Hicks
presented the jersey to the family.
IN Q="It's a great...
((DANNY COOK/LEE COOK'S DAD:))
SUPER=50-Danny Cook/Lee Cook's Dad; :00
OUT Q=...honor To Lee."
Once the game began the Knights looked strong as they broke through the line
and blocked this Cameron Ashworth punt. And after what seems like an eternity
Chris Jenks picks up the ball and returns it for the touchdown to make it
7-to-nothing Cave Spring.
Cave Spring would again get on the board as quarterback Corey Paxton hooks up
with Joe Mullins on the 51 yard scoring strike as Cave Spring takes a
14-to-nothing lead in the second quarter.
The Knights would put Joel Hicks' team in a 21 to nothing hole, before
Pulaski finally caught a spark.
Kwasi Scott comes around the left end, and doesn't stop until he's in the
SUPER=52-Cave Spring/27/Pulaski Co./31;
endzone. The 42 yard scamper cuts the Cave lead to 21-to-7.
And as they have done several times this year the Cougars roar back to win it
While the Cougars and Knights were trying to sew up playoff spots at Kenneth
Dobson stadium, Fleming and Patrick Henry were fighting for bragging rights,
playoff seeding, and the Noel C. Taylor Cup.
Roy Stanley and photographer Lynn Eller have the words and pictures from
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Roanoke/Fleming vs. Patrick Henry; :00
SUPER=50-James Hickenbotham/2 Thousand Yard Rushing Season; 1:04
SUPER=50-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; 1:11
SUPER=52-Patrick Henry/22/William Fleming/18; 1:30
SUPER=50-Jeff Johnson/Patriots Head Coach; 1:41
SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:53
OUT Q=.....football extra."
Tonight's happenings mean Fleming and Pulaski share the RVD title with
3-and-1 district marks.
Highlights of a dozen more games are coming your wat tonight on Friday
We'll take a look at the Blue Ridge madness from tonight right after we check
some scores and take a listen to the William Fleming marching band.
go to scores and Band-A
SUPER=64-Roanoke Catholic/Sat./Greenbrier/2:00 p.m.;
Time now to take a tour through the Blue Ridge district ranks where Salem and
Northside tried to clinch a share of the district crown tonight in separate
Salem needed to take care of business in Rockbridge County against the
Wildcats, who were hoping to avoid a losing season.
SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Salem vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00
The Rockbridge County Wildcats met the Spartans at midfield to negotiate the
opening kickoff and when the deal was done the Cats ended up with the ball.
But sloppy didn't just describe the weather, with the ball deep in their own
territory, Rockbridge losses the greased pigskin and Salem recovers the fumble
inside the ten yard line.
A few minutes later Dennis Haley would take the handoff and wedge his way
into the zone for a 7-nothing Spartan lead.
Another turnover would give Salem good field position at the Cat 29, again
it's Haley running outside, dashing to the goal-line, he losses the ball but
the bounce goes Salem's way and it's recovered for a touchdown.
And the Spartans cruise to a 27-7 victory over Rockbridge.
The Vikings were on enemy territory as well tonight as they ventured down to
Daleville to tangle with their close personal friends from Lord Botetourt.
SUPER=51-Daleville/Northside vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
The Lord Botetourt cheerleaders were doing their best to warm up the sparse
But this one was all Vikings. After taking a 14-to-7 halftime lead
Northside's Xavier Lee gives the pill to Darrell Holmes who break in off the
right side and scores from 18 yards out to make it a 20-to-7 game in the third.
Later in the fourth, the Vikes Xavier Cargile will break one off around the
right end, turn on the juice and leave everyone behind in route to a 46 yard TD
The Vikings get a chare of the Blue Ridge title with Salem as they whip the
IN Q="Coming up...
((XAVIER CARGILE/NORTHSIDE FULLBACK:))
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Xavier Cargile/Northside Fullback; :00
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :07
OUT Q=...proud of them."
William Byrd came into its game tonight knowing it had little chance of
getting a share of the district crown, but also having the piece of mind
knowing it was already in the playoffs for the first time since 1984.
SUPER=51-Vinton/Blacksburg vs. William Byrd; :00
The Terriers came out of the Dog House tonight ready to chew up the Indians.
On the first play from scrimmage, from their own 15 - Josh Wheeler drops back
looks down the left side and connects with Zack Obenschain, who makes a great
catch good for 46 yards moving the ball to the Indians 39.
On the very next play, O.J. Thomason breaks through the left side and bounces
off everyone. He will scores from 39 yards out to make it 7-to-nothing Byrd.
The with just two minutes left in the first quarter, Byrd and O.J. would do
it again. This time he scores from the 5. Byrd finishes the regular season at
8-and-2, and gets set for the playoffs.
The Alleghany Mountaineers were in Christiansburg tonight trying to slip in
the back door of the playoff.
After ripping off six straight wins to open the season, the Mounties hit the
field tonight in the midst of a three game slide.
SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Alleghany vs. Christiansburg; :00
And the only thing chillier than the weather tonight was the Mounties' play
in the first half as they fell behind 14-to-nothing.
But midway through the fourth, the Mounties got back in the game with
Shannon Johnson passing to Brian Carroll for a 42 yard touchdown and it's
Alleghany got the ball back again looking for the tie, but this time
Johnson's pass is picked off by Jonathan Bartlett, and the Blue Demons hang
on to win it 14-to-7. Both teams finish up at 6-and-4 on the season.
IN Q="I think we...
((MIKE COLE/CHRISTIANSBURG HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Mike Cole/Christiansburg Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...this year."
District titles were also up for grabs tonight in the Seminole and Dogwood
We'll check on key games from those areas right after we check more scores
and take a listen to the Gretna high school marching band.
go to band-b and scores
SUPER=64-Bath Co./14/Parry McCluer/26;
SUPER=64-Halifax Co.0/G.W. Danville/70;
SUPER=64-Cave Spring/28/Pulaski Co./31;
SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/22/Wm. Fleming/18;
SUPER=64-Floyd Co./35/Grayson Co./34;
Welcome back the program known as Friday Football Extra.
Time now to take a seat at City Stadium in Lynchburg where Jefferson Forest
looked to clinch the Seminole district outright tonight against once beaten
SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Jeff. Forest vs. Heritage; :00
The wet weather was indeed a factor tonight especially for the kickers.
We pick up the action late in the third with Forest on top 6-to-nothing and
back to punt. Ryan Parnall can't handle the snap, and after a mad scramble Tim
Martin finally finds the ball in the endzone. We're suddenly tied at 6-all.
Then with just over a minute to play, the Pioneers have a chance to win it
with a 22 yard field goal, but Hakon Mattson's kick is just barely wide left,
we're headed to overtime.
Both teams would score in the OT, but Heritage would miss and extra point.
That put the game on the toe of Cavaliers'
kicker Jeff Nosenzo, and his kick just squeaks by the left upright for the
win as Jefferson Forest wins the Seminole title outright with a 13-to-12 win in
Brookville was hoping to get a piece of the seminole crown tonight.
The Bees win over Heritage last week gave them hope that if they could
dispatch of Rustburg they could share the crown.
SUPER=51-Rustburg/Brookville vs. Rustburg; :00
Brookville came on to the field with a mist of moisture hitting the players
smack in the face.
Some Rustburg penalties aided the Bees' cause early on giving them great
field position and this Brian Hicks runs gets Brookville inside the five.
Chris Nicholas would cap the drive a couple of plays later with a two yard
runs to give Brookville a 7-to-nothing lead.
The Red Devils would answer that with a little trickery. Andre Morgan
throws deep over the middle on the halfback option to Daniel Gibson.
It's a 36 yard touchdown play as Rustburg cuts the lead to 7-to-6.
But the Bees, as they have all year win a tight one 10-to-6.
GRAPHIC=Dan River/Wm Campbell
Let's now move on to the Dogwood district race where William Campbell looked
to claim that crown outright tonight down in Ringgold against a very young Dan
SUPER=51-Ringgold/William Campbell vs. Dan River; :00
The Generals were all business before tonight's game and anxious to make
short work of the Wildcats.
And they would do just that as William Campbell's Tony Miller takes the
Dominique Dews handoff and motors into the endzone from 20 yards out to open
the scoring. 6-to-nothing.
In the second quarter, Dan River would be forced to punt out of its own
endzone, and Dews would field the short punt and give the Generals great field
position at the 30.
SUPER=52-William Campbell/33/Dan River/7;
On the very next play, Dews gives it to Charles Scott for the 30 yard dash.
The Generals clinch the Dogwood district championship tonight with the 33 to 7
win over Dan River.
Tunstall and Gretna were hoping to close out their regular seasons in style
in the top Dogwood battle of the evening down in Gretna.
SUPER=51-Gretna/Tunstall vs. Gretna; :00
The winner of this one would likely get in the playoffs, while the loser
would pack it up for next season.
Early in the first with Gretna down 6-to-nothing, Tunstall's LaShon Atkins
looks for more as he rolls out and hits Lorenzo Preston for a big gain to set
up another score. It's 12-to-nothing Trojans.
Gretna would get on the board late in the second quarter, as Thelebert
Waller plunges in from the 2 yard line to cut the Tunstall lead to 18-to-6.
But Tunstall would put the game away
as Atkins dives into the endzone to ice the 24-to-6 win.
Tunstall advances to the playoffs with the 18 point victory.
IN Q="I'm real proud...
((ROBERT PRUNTY/GRETNA HEAD COACH:))
((BUDDY BROWN/TUNSTALL HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Robert Prunty/Gretna Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Buddy Brown/Tunstall Head Coach; :10
OUT Q=...football team."
We'll attempt to settle the Pioneer district race, and the Piedmont
district's rat race after this quick break.
But right now why don't we close out the scoreboard and check out the Lord
Botetourt marching band.
go to band-c and scores
SUPER=64-Wm. Campbell/33/Dan River/7;
SUPER=64-John Battle/15/Rural Retreat/42;
SUPER=64-James River/50/Craig Co./24;
SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/7/Amherst Co./12;
SUPER=64-Halifax Co./0/G.W. Danville/70;
We are back and ready to attempt to crown an outright, undisputed champion in
the PIoneer district.
To do so we need to step on the field that has hosted many a district,
regional and state playoff game, historic Camden Field in Buena Vista.
SUPER=51-Buena Vista/Bath Co. vs. Parry McCluer; :00
Parry McCluer Coach Charlie Wheeler hands out some last minute instructions
to his troops and whatever he said did the trick.
His Blues lead 20-to-6 in the third quarter.
And quarterback Eric Catlett is aiming to widen the gap.
Catlett finds number 83 John Miller, Miller beats the 'D' and waltzes in for
But the rain made things a little tricky and on third and two Parry McCluer
coughs up the carib and the Chargers take over on the Blues 15.
SUPER=52-Bath Co./14/Parry McCluer/26;
Bath County's, Brandon Woodard would take it from there and on the very next
play number 22 cuts across field, races down the opposite sideline for the 85
yard touchdown run.
But the Chargers can't make up the difference and Parry McCluer trounces
Bath County 26 to 14 to force a three way tie for the district title
IN Q=WE GOT WHIPPED
SUPER=50-Steve Isaacs/Bath Co. Head Coach; :00
SUPER=50-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :11
OUT Q=I THINK WE DID THAT
Time now to attempt to solve the extremely complicated Piedmont district
puzzle where if things broke just right tonight four teams could end up tied
for the regular season crown, including Bassett and Magna Vista.
SUPER=51-Ridgeway/Bassett vs. Magna Vista; :00
Coach Don Bateman looked to keep his team fired up as they trailed 8-to-6
starting the second half.
And his actions helped. Billy Shelton drops back and fires a bomb to Alex
Seals, who is finally brought down on the 5 yard line, but not before picking
up 45 yards.
Three plays later, Seals finds Sean Hairston in the back of the endzone for
the score. The Warriors lead it 12-to-8 after the missed 2 point try.
Magna Vista would seal the deal in the fourth with Seals
booting a 32 yard field goal. The Warriors clinch the Piedmont with a
15-to-8 win over Bassett.
IN Q="We had some...
((DON BATEMAN/MAGNA VISTA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Don Bateman/Magna Vista Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...death with them."
Patrick County and Martinsville were the other two pieces in the puzzle
tonight and they went head to head in Stuart.
SUPER=51-Stuart/Martinsville vs. Patrick Co.; :00
It was only fitting that the last game of the regular season was also senior
night at Patrick County.
And the underclassmen were out to make it a memorable night as junior
tailback Aji Dixon takes the pitch and blows down the sideline 42 yards for the
score and 7-to-nothing Cougar lead.
The Bulldogs first possesion of the night ended abruptly with junior
linebacker Patrick Pascale striping
Rashon Watkins of the ball near midfield.
The Cougars would refuse to get dogged in this one as Dixon takes it from
junior Carter Deakins and smokes the Ville again on a 56 yard run.
The Cougars get a share of the Piedmont crown with a 29-to-27 win.
And finally we close tonight with a Group Three A traditional rivalry in
Halifax County, the state champs from 1991, met GW Danville the state
finalist two of the past three years.
But this year the playoffs are out of the question for both so this game was
SUPER=51-Danville/Halifax Co. vs. G.W. Danville;:00
In the second quarter GW's Chanceton Rogers has to adlib for a bit before
passing to Eric Candy for the sweet 30 yard touchdown as the Eagles take a
35-to-nothing lead on their visitors.
Still in the second, it's GW again. This time Rogers hands off to John
Dickerson who runs it in the house from 15 yards away to make it a
SUPER=52-Halifax Co./0/G.W. Danville/70;
In the third, the Eagles put Candy at quarterback and put more points on the
board as Rogers takes turn running the ball. He scores from the nine.
The Eagles make a statement or some sort with a 70 to nothing win over the
The final Super-7 poll of the season is coming up, along with tonight's
player of the week segment.
We'll head up Hot Springs, where a hot Charger has again boosted Bath County
into the playoffs.
GO TO STOPPER
But first, this week's defensive stopper of the week.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night at Stinger Stadium in Campbell County, the Brookville Bees
bounced back in the win column with a gut wrenching 3-to-2 win over previously
The Bees blocked a field goal, intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble.
Plus, in the second half when they had to cling to their precious one point
lead, they held the Pioneers to just 34 yards rushing on 19 carries.
Brookville, this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
Time now for the final Super-7 poll of the season.
And it's a great deal different from the one we started the year with back in
the preseason - three months ago.
SUPER=65-Wm. Fleming/9-1/Jeff. Forest/9-1/Radford/9-1/Carroll Co./9-1/Rural
Despite their loss tonight, Fleming stays number one with Forest, Radford,
Carroll, Rural Retreat, Brookville and Pulaski County rounding out the final
poll of the season.
SUPER=67-William Byrd/8-2/Patrick Henry/8-2;
And the pollbusters tonight are William Byrd and Patrick Henry.
PH upsets Fleming tonight, and Byrd makes the playoffs for the first time
GRAPHIC=FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tonight's Player of the Week segment takes us to the top of Warm Springs
mountain where big bucks and blaze orange are usually the talk of the town this
time of year.
But last Friday night Charger running back Brandon Woodard established
himself as the most dangerous weapon in the County as he blasted the Covington
Cougars in a key Pioneer district showdown.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=51-Hot Springs/October 31; :00
SUPER=50-Brandon Woodard/FFE Player of the Week; :25
SUPER=50-Steve Isaacs/Bath Co. Head Coach; :42
OUT Q=...PLAY AFTER THAT."
(( On a Halloween night when the Freaks came out in bunches, Woodard was by far
the scariest thing on two legs at Carl Williams Field. The senior tailback
riddled the Cougars defense for 203 yards rushing and 3 scores in the Chargers
34-to-27 win that clinched at least a tie for the Pioneer district title.
((BRANDON WOODARD/FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((STEVE ISAACS/BATH COUNTY HEAD COACH:))
Woodard beefed up his 5-10 frame to nearly 195 pounds for this season by
hitting the weights. He also has done a good job of pumping up his leadership
Woodard was a key member of the Chargers 1995 state championship team and he
wears the jersey once donned by former Bath great Chris Williams, but it's the
county's most famous sports figure that puts a spark in Woodard's eyes.
It just so happens his big night on the field came on the same evening Sam
Snead was inducted into the county's Hall of Fame.))
Well, that takes care of tonight's show and the regular season.
Hope to see you right back here next Friday night for the Regional
take a break
Have a safe weekend everybody.