Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra, and the first
week of the playoffs.
Tonight it's the regional semi-finals in the spotlight, and for next half
hour we'll take you from Division 6 through Division One.
Plus, we'll c heck in with our player of the week, find out who the last
defensive stopper of the season is, here from the principals from both Powell
Valley and Appalachia high schools.
Let's start the party in Charlottesville, where the consequences of using
ineligible players left Glass and Danville watching from the stands, and put
Albemarle in as the western district's top dog.
This evening Albemarle played host to Patrick Henry in a division six
SUPER=51-Charlottesville/Patrick Henry vs. Albemarle; :00
During the regular season, PH rocked Albemarle 59-to-27, and they were
expected to easily win the battle of Patriots again tonight.
PH would strike first as Boo Battle sets up in the pocket for a rare pass,
and Thomas Hill does 360 to get under it and pull it in for the TD from 23
yards out. It's 7-to-nothing.
Albemarle answers right back. Timmy Carter takes the handoff in the big house
from seven yards away and we're tied at 7-all.
Patrick Henry would take it's turn in this track meet as Hill, goes straight
ahead on the dive play and just keeps going for a 26 yard touchdown as the
Patriots from Roanoke are back on top 14-to-7 in the second.
Albemarle cut it to 14-to-13, before James Hickenbotham finally broke one off
in the Ville! He takes it up the middle through a sorry tackle and into the
endzone. It's a 70 yard dash. PH leads it 21-to-13.
Albemarle scored again to makes it a 21-to-19 game, but PH from 4 yards out
hammers it in with Hickenbotham doing the honors. But you have to play some
defense some time and Albemarle wins a wild one 38-to-37.
The Star City's other playoff patron, the William Fleming Colonels will be in
action tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at Victory Stadium against Brooke
The visitors from Stafford Virginia lost their regular season finale on
Monday of this week, but by no means will this game be a breeze for the
SUPER=50-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :00
SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./November 22, 1996; :24
OUT Q=...COMING TO PLAY."
((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
Spoken like a true prophet! Miller and many others remember last year's
Division Five regional final in Pulaski when Brooke Point manhandled the
Cougars 42-to-14 behind the running of Daniel Davis.
This week the Colonels were forced to practice inside part of the week, but
they are determined not to let Davis or the weather deter their march to a
state title tomorrow.))
Both Fleming and Brooke Point had their unbeaten seasons ruined on the final
nights of the regular season.
The Pulaski County Cougars are also playing on Saturday this week, but unlike
Fleming the Cougars are on the road in Culpeper taking on the Blue Devils of
That game is set for 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.
If the Cougars and Colonels can win it will set up a rematch at Victory
stadium between the two schools next Friday night.
We will continue on this regional semi-final night in just a moment as we
check out the division four ranks.
But first let's take a look at not only the scores from this evening, but
also the starting times for tomorrow's games.
And let's also take a listen to the Pride of Salem Marching Band.
go to scores and Band-A
SUPER=64-Lee Co./31/Carroll Co./14;
The Salem Spartans advanced to the regional finals tonight by beating
Steve Mason has more from Salem Stadium.
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SUPER=51-Salem/Division 4 Region III Semi-Final; :00
SUPER=50-Chris Stuart/Caught 19 Yard Touchdown Pass; :34
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :53
SUPER=50-John Hancock/Caught 6 Yard TD Pass; 126:
SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:47
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 2:02
OUT Q=...Friday Football Extra"
Salem will now get the winner of tomorrow's William Byrd - Heritage game that
was originally scheduled for tonight at City Stadium.
We now head down to Hillsville to check out the Division Four, Region Four
semi-final showdown between new kid on the block Carroll County and perennial
playoff power Lee County.
Intern Reporter Matt Feret and photographer Greg Moore have the story of this
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SUPER=51-Hillsville/Lee vs. Carroll Co.; :00
SUPER=52-Lee/31/Carroll Co./14; 1:10
SUPER=50-Don Williams/Lee Head Coach; 1:24
SUPER=50-Dave Haynie/Carroll Co. Head Coach; 1:36
SUPER=59-Matt Feret; 1:47
OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."
Lee County will next play Martinsville a 19 to 12 winner over
It's a big win for the Bulldogs, who came into this game having lost three of
their last four games.
The other half of the Group Two-A playoff picture is straight ahead as we
check on region three action in Division Three.
And later in tonight's show we'll meet our latest player of the week, a man
Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops, and Storm would all be proud of - Northside's own
GO TO BREAK
Welcome back everybody as we continue with the 13th show of this our 14th
season of Friday Football Extra.
We now move into the Division Three ranks in Region Three where the team
many consider the best Group Two A team in the state, Jefferson Forest hosted
the Tunstall Trojans.
SUPER=51-Forest/Tunstall vs. Jeff. Forest; :00
The Cavaliers and Trojans met at midfield and were told to let their pads do
We pick it up at the end of the first, Tunstall has the ball on its own 32
and Lashon Atkins hands off to Rontae Williams, who takes it around the left
side for 15 big yards- but the drive would stall.
A few plays later, the Cavs would try their hand at moving the rock. Jerton
Evans fakes the handoff and drops off a nice screen to Frank Wade, and he will
take it down the right side for a huge 21 yard gain - but they also came up
Tunstall would again run it a tough Cavaliers defense as Damlen Buchanan
picks off the Atkins pass and he will return it 21 yards to give the ball back
The Cavs would be the first to finally score. Jeff Nosenzo's 27 yard field
goal make it 3-to-nothing late in the second.
With just a minute and a half to go in the half, Forest from its own 39 gets
Evans to call his own number, and he takes it off the right side and cuts back
to the middle, then to the left. He scores from 51 yards out. Forest wins it
16 to 7.
But not before the lights went out just before halftime forcing folks to sit
in total darkness for about an hour and rely on headlights to illuminate the
The other Region Three, Division Three playoff game tonight has been one of
the most anticipated matchups this week.
Dogwood champ William Campbell welcomed its old Seminole nemesis Brookville
to Naruna tonight.
SUPER=51-Naruna/Brookville vs. Wm. Campbell; :00
We begin in the second quarter with Brookville on top 7-to-nothing and
William Campbell looking to come back with Dominique Dews throwing downfield
to Fred Walker for a 20 yard gain on the completion.
Two plays later, Dews will hit Walker again - only this time it's a 30 yards
touchdown play as the Generals tie the game at 7-all mid-way through the second
Brookville would then attempt to get something going with Jason Brown
passing to Chris Nicholas. He makes the catch and fumbles, but it goes out of
bounds and Brookville hangs on for a first down.
Brown would come out throwing again, and this time he hits Payton Townes for
a dozen yards to keep the ball moving in Generals' territory.
Gene Snyder would come on to attempt a field goal, but it's wide right.
Brookville thought is able to win big 27 to 10.
Time now for a trip down 460 to the border for tonight's Region 4, division
three matchup between Magna Vista and Graham at Mitchell stadium in Bluefield.
SUPER=51-Bluefield/Magna Vista vs. Graham; :00
Glynn Carlock and his Graham G-Men looked to end Warriors' season on an ice
cold, rainy, raw evening in Four Seasons Country.
The G-Men took a seven to nothing lead in the first quarter and came out
looking for more. Walter Kennard comes down the left side and picks up 20 big
yards and a first down.
Five plays after that dash, Jonathon Jessup will hand off to Jarrod Tibbs
for a one yard TD flop in the mud.
That makes it 14-to-nothing G-Men.
Graham's defense was very much a factor in this one as Warrior quarterback
Billy Shelton is thrown for a loss.
Don Bateman's team would keep scrapping and show alot of heart in the third
quarter as Ceron Penn shakes, rattles and rolls for 62 yards on the great run
all the way down to the Graham nine yard line.
Five plays later, the Graham defense would preserve the shutout with a stout
defensive effort, as they advance with a 21-to-nothing win.
The Division One and Division Region C semi-final games are next on the menu.
But first another look at the Regional scoreboard and a listen to the
Brookville Bees award winning marching band.
go to band-b and scores
SUPER=64-Virginia High/21/Gate City/35;
SUPER=64-Rural Retreat/0/PH Glade Spring/17;
SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./Sat./Culpeper/2:30 p.m;
SUPER=64-Brooke Point/Sat./Fleming/2:00 p.m;
SUPER=64-Wm. Byrd/Sat./Heritage/1:30 p.m;
SUPER=64-Coeburn/Sat./Powell Valley/1:30 p.m.;
We are now back and now ready to roll into the Single-A ranks.
In the region C, Division Two ranks Radford played host the Grayson County
Earlier this year the Bobcats spanked the Mountain Empire district champions
SUPER=51-Radford/Grayson Co. vs. Radford; :00
But the Bobcats weren't taking anything for granted as they stormed onto the
field looking for a repeat performance.
And they were impressive. After taking a 14-to-nothing lead Radford will
strike again with number 42 Mike Dunbar rumbling 54 yards to the zone for the
touchdown. The Bobcats are in front 21-to-nothing at halftime.
Grayson came back firing in the third quarter as Adam Williams passes to
Chris Schreve for the touchdown. The lead is chopped to 21-to-7.
Radford's defense, which has been awesome all season then got into the act
as Williams is sacked for a loss to end that drive.
Radford would put the game away with quarterback Adam Artrip passing to Joe
Housel for the 20 yard touchdown. The Bobcats win it tonight 28-to-7 to move
IN Q="I think...
((NORM LINEBURG/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...played hard tonight."
GRAPHIC=RURAL RETREAT/PH GLADE
Radford will now take on Patrick Henry Glade Spring
next week in the Region C, Division two championship game.
Glade Spring beat Rural Retreat tonight
Let's now move into the division One ranks of Region C, and head into Buena
Vista where Parry McCluer, one of the Pioneer district tri-champions hosted
Denise Allen and photographer Scott Ayres have the sights and sounds from
IN Q=BOBBY WYATT
SUPER=51-Buena Vista/Pocahontas vs. Parry McCluer; :00
SUPER=50-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :20
SUPER=52-Pocahontas/0/Parry McCluer/29; 1:25
SUPER=50-Bobby Wyatt/Pocahontas Head Coach; 1:33
SUPER=59-Denise Allen; 1:48
OUT Q=fRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA
(( Bobby Wyatt and his Pocahontas Indians headed into the playoffs for the
sixth season in a row, but the Fighting Blues weren't about to let the Indians
go on the War-path.
Parry McCluer drew blood quickly, charging down the field, John Snider takes
a five yard jog into the endzone and the Blues score just two and a half
minutes into the first quarter.
The Indians couldn't put together a drive in the first half, but Parry
McCluer hitched its wagon to Daniel Clark, Clark takes the handoff goes wide
and finds the zone 13 yards later.
The Blues take a 16-to-nothing lead.
The Indians still trying to muster up a score look downfield with the pass,
but Blues' Chad Coffey is waiting, making the interception and halting the
Not a minute later Blues' Q-B Eric Catlett finds his target John Snider.
Snider looking for his second score of the night, makes the grab, cuts
across the field and hunkers down for a 60 yard T-D reception.
The Blues take a 23-to-zero lead into the lockerroom.
But the second half wasn't any better for the Indians.
And Parry McCluer's Chad Coffey was there to make sure Pocahontas didn't
score picking off three Indian passes on a the night.
But Pocahontas never gave up here Indian Travis Nolley confiscates an Eric
Catlett pass, but the Indians couldn't capitalize on the turnover.
And the Blues' scoring machine wasn't done yet Daniel Clark take the pitch
on third and goal at the four and Parry McCluer cruised to a 29-to-o victory.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: THE VICTORY SENDS PARRY MCCLUER INTO THE REGION C
FINALS FOR A REMATCH AGAINST BATH COUNTY.
THE BLUES BEAT THE CHARGERS AT HOME EARLIER THIS SEASON BUT NEXT WEEK'S
CONTEST IS IN CHARGER TERRITORY.
DENISE ALLEN FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA.))
Few teams like to play a rival twice in the same season, much less twice in
But the other region C, division one semi-finals tonight produced that very
scenario as Bath County hosted Covington.
SUPER=51-Hot Springs/Covington vs. Bath Co.; :00
Two weeks ago the Chargers beat the Cougars on Carl Williams field 34-to-27.
Tonight the temperature was a whole lot chillier for the rematch.
Bath would start off with a heat inducing 11 play drive that is capped by
Brian Cauley's eight yard run for the first TD to make it 7-to-nothing with
5:41 left in the 1st.
Bath would do it again on its second possesion as Brandon Woodard disappears
into the crowd, and 49 yards later he is wrestled down on the Covington 28 yard
Six plays after that, Woodard finishes the job when he punches it in from
the one to make it 13-to-nothing Chargers.
Covington finally warmed to the occasion as Antonio Hill takes this Brent
May pitch and rambles 22 yards for the Cougars first score of the night. It's
now 13-to-7 with 3:10 left in the half.
But Bath would Charge back with Woodard, the former player of the week,
blasting up the left side for 43 yards. He will take it all the way to the
house to give Bath a 19-to-7 lead.
Cauley would add the two point conversion for a 21-to-7 halftime advantage,
and the Chargers advance with a 27 to 21 win over Covington.
More Friday Football Extra coming up in just a moment but first it's time to
check out the final defensive stopper of the week.
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OUT Q=...team of the week."
((Last Friday night in Rockbridge County, Willis White and the Salem Spartans
grabbed a share of the Blue Ridge district title with a 27-to-7 win over the
The Spartans held Rockbridge to just five first downs the entire game, and
sealed the victory in the first half when they forced four fumbles.
In all the Salem defense came up with seven turnovers.
Salem, this week's defensive team of the week.))
go to break
Before we move on to tonight's Player of the Week segment, we need to take a
moment to address the recent developments in Big Stone Gap.
10 players off the undefeated Powell Valley team will miss tomorrow's game
The 10, plus five more players made a lockeroom videotape after last week's
win over Appalachia.
The tape included insults, taunts and vulgar comments directed at
Appalachia's players and coaches.
Plus, some of the players were also caught dipping snuff.
IN Q="15 of the...
((DAVID DOWDY/POWELL VALLEY PRINCIPAL:))
((GARY HOLLOMAN/APPALACHIA PRINCIPAL:))
SUPER=50-David Dowdy/Powell Valley Principal;:00
SUPER=50-Gary Holloman/Appalachia Principal; :20
OUT Q=...in the past."
Appalachia hosts J.I. Burton tomorrow.
Now, the actions do not constitute a Virginia High School League
sportsmanship violation because they occurred after the game, off the playing
field and in the lockeroom.
Tonight's Friday Football Extra Player of the week hails from Viking
Northside's Xavier Cargile was unstoppable last week against Lord
Botetourt And Steve Mason says his raw talent and potential are drawing some
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SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./October 31st; :16
SUPER=51-Daleville/Last Friday Night; :26
SUPER=50-Xavier Cargile/Averages 96 Yards a Game; :37
SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./October 24th; :53
SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; 1:03
SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:48
OUT Q=....Friday football Extra"
((All the attributes or should we say nuts and bolts to be one speedy
bulldozer. Last friday; Xavier cargile ran over Lord Botetourt for 163 rushing
yards and 2 touchdowns; including this 46 yard TD gallop. 46 yards for a
fullback?? Not uncommon for a player revamping his position.
Jim Hickam's offense is centered around the fullback. In order to shoulder this
heavy responsibility Cargile has worked hard on his 5'10" 232 pound frame.
A room he spent enough time in to become a teenage national champion
powerlifter. Cargile can bench, squat, and dead lift 1 thousand 335 pounds.
But perhaps Xavier receives the biggest lift from being compared to Pittsburgh
Steeler Jerome Bettis.
Cargile is projected as a college fullback. Steve Mason FFE.))
As always thanks so much for joining us tonight, have a safe weekend
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