Good evening folks and welcome to the 15th season of Friday Football Extra here on Your Hometown Station.
Tonight we have the highlights of 16 for you, along with the Super 7, an inside look at cheerleading camp, and the first trivia question of the seasno that could you an all expense paid trip to the Fiesta Bowl.
And we begin tonight with a Roanoke County rivalry.
Cave Spring and Northside used to butt heads as rivlas in the Roanoke Valley, and when and if south county builds its new high school they likely will be district rivals again in the Blue Ridge.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co.; :]
Tonight they were more like dinner guests in North County. As the Texas Steakhouse dropped in for a big time tailgate party. The restuarant and Coke donated the food and beverage and as the result the Northside booster club raised $5000 dollars and no one went hungry.
[IN Q="They have their...]
[SUPER=50-Becky Whisnant/Northside Athletic Supporter; :00]
[OUT Q=...free cup."]
The Vikings also feasted on the Knights tonight taking a 21-to-nothing lead into the 4th.
Cave Spring would attempt to come back with Brandon Funk airing out the pass for 14 yards as Michael Hamlar hauls it in. But the drive would go nowhere.
The Vikings would show their air ability with Brad McCrady throwing the pill 39 yards to Ryshaune Ward moving the ball down the left sideline deep into Knights' territory.
8 plays later, Quincy Slash takes it in off the left side as Northside pitches a 28-to-nothing shutout and also eats well tonight beating Cave 28-to-nothing.
[IN Q="That's always...]
((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...seniors on offense."]
The Fleming Colonels, who made it all the way to the state finals last season, opened the 98 campaign on the road in Amherst County against the always tough Lancers without 16 of the starters that took there.
Steve Mason tells us how those graduations hurt deeply tonight against a talented Amherst team.
[SUPER=51-Amherst Co./Fleming vs. Amherst;:00]
[SUPER=50-Trae Toliver/One TD and 52 Yards Rushing; :]
[super=50-Seneca Sandidge/2 TDs and 114 Yards Rushing;]
[super=50-Mickey Crouch/Amherst Co. Head Coach;]
[super=50-George Miller/Fleming Head Coach; ]
[OUT Q=...friday football extra."]
With Fleming on the road, Patrick Henry was holding down the fort at Victory Stadium.
Tonight second year head coach Jeff Johnson welcomed the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers to town to take on his Patriots.
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PH knew replacing 2000 yard rusher James Hickenbotham would be hard, but finding someone to take over for quarterback Boo Battle turned out to be impossible.
So tonight the Patriots came out in the single wing, but it was not very effective.
Forest on the other hand could do no wrong.
Jerton Evans the quarterback turns the fourth play of the game into a 26 yard touchdown. Cavs lead it 7-to-nothing.
On their second possesion, Jay Chapman did the honors as he fights his way into the endzone to make it a 14-to-nothing game.
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Jefferson Forest would keep piling it on as the Cavs roll into Roanoke and roll out with a 27 to 6 win over PH.
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The Franklin County Eagles have a young team this season, and tonight they opened up against a Laurel Park squad that played excepotionally well in the Pulaski Jamboree last week.
[SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/Laurel Park vs. Franklin Co. ; :00]
The Franklin County cheerleaders would show thier support for the Eagles even though they trailed 15-to-6 to start the second half.
The cheers got louder when number 10 C.J. Arrington intercepted this Patrick O'Brien pass and returned it to his own 38.
Laurel Park and D.J. Carpenter would get the ball back though and run out the clock with its ball control offense.
[super=52-Laurel Park/15/Franklin Co./6;]
The Lancers win it tonight on the road 15-to-6.
We'ew just getting warned up tonight. The highlights of a dozen more games are on the way with immediate stops in Rustburg, Moneta, Christiansburg and Stuart.
But first, some of tonight's scores and the sounds of the Staunton River Golden Eagles band.
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[SUPER=64-Fort Chiswell/8/George Wythe/29;]
[SUPER=64-William Fleming/0/Amherst Co./27;]
[SUPER=64-James River/7/Floyd Co./21;]
[SUPER=64-Bath Co./12/Pocahontas, WV/6;]
Welcome back to Friday Football as the week one tour of southwest and central Virginia now takes us down route
501 to Rustburg high school, where the Red Devils got a look at the high powered Martinsville Bulldogs tonight in their opener.
[SUPER=51-Rustburg/Martinsville vs. Rustburg; :00]
This is about as still as either team was in the opening half of this shootout.
Martinsville's Danny Wade begins the season on a not so hot note as his pass from the 32 is picked off by Tony Jefferson and returned 45 yards for the score. The Red Devils shock the Dawgs by taking a 7-to-nothing lead.
But the Dawgs would rebound. Marcus Hairston weaves in and out of the Devil "D" and eventually covers 26 yards of real estate to cut the lead to 7-to-6.
But Hairston was just getting warmed up. Late in the second quarter he flies in and blocks the Rustburg punt and Martinsville recovers at the
On the very next play Hairston takes it in the zone and Martinsville wins it's opener tonight 29 to 7.
One of Martinsville's chiefs rivals in the Piedmont, the Bassett Bengals, were also on the road tonight as they made they trip up to Moneta to take on Staunton River.
[SUPER=51-Moneta/Bassett vs. Staunton River; :00]
And the Golden Eagles were hoping to fly high this season after a 2 and 8 performance last year.
But the Bengals got points on the board early. Several plays after a Staunton River fumble, T.K. Johnson calls his own number, finds a whole and the end zone for the score.
The scoring would continue in the first period as Bassett's Lamont Stokes takes the hand off, weaves his way through the defense, into day-light and notches the Bengals third score of the first period.
[super=52-Bassett/42/Staunton River/21 ;]
But the Eagles come alive in the second, Matt West gives the ball to Jermaine Moyer, Moyer shakes off would-be tacklers and cruises to the Staunton River score.
The game would end with the Bengals on top by the score of 42-to-21.
Fieldale Collinsville also stepped out of the Piedmont tonight to battle Blue Ridge member Christiansburg up on the mountain.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Fieldale Coll. vs. Christiansburg; :00]
Members of the Christiansburg rescue squad enjoyed the first half as the Demons took a 21-to-13 lead.
Fieldale opened the second half with a touchdown to tighten things up as Joseph Taylor goes five yards and with the two point conversion the Cavs tie it at 21-all.
But it was all Christiansburg from that point on as Chris Holmes rattles his way down the sideline for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Demons lead it 28-to-21.
The Burg would do it again on its next possesion as Tony Hubbard scrambles 26 yards for the score.
The Demons score 28 unanswered points and win it 49-to-21.
[IN Q="A win is...]
[SUPER=50-Mike Cole/Christiansburg Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...will be tougher."]
The Patrick County Cougars did not leave the friendly confines of their home base in Stuart.
Instead they had the honor of hosting the Liberty Minutemen.
[SUPER=51-Stuart/Liberty vs. Patrick Co.; :00]
They weren't flying the coup in Stuart tonight, just looking for a better perch.
But the Cougar football team would break out with Carter Deekens finding Bo Royal streaking down the far sideline for a 38 yard gain to the Liberty 37.
But Liberty would hold and take over but they could not hols on. The ball is coughed up and Krik Renegar scoops up the loose prize and rumble in for the 33 yard return. The Cougars are on top 7-to-nothing.
The Cougars' Aji Dixon would then do his thing in the back field as Patrick County gets the opening night win 21-to-14 in overtime.
The New River valley is next up in the Friday Football Extra spotlight as we stop over in Wytheville, Floyd, Radford and Blacksburg.
But first we need to get in step with the George Wythe Maroons' marching band and view some more of the week one scoreboard.
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[SUPER=64-Narrows/14/James Monroe, WV/34;]
[SUPER=64-Jefferson Forest/27/Patrick Henry/6;]
[SUPER=64-Laurel Park/15/Franklin Co./6;]
Welcome back everybody to Friday Football extra as we now take a sweep through the single-a ranks.
One of the biggest games of the night in this classification was held in Wythe County as Geroge Wythe hosted the Ft. Chiswell Pioneers.
[SUPER=51-Wytheville/Ft. Chiswell vs. George Wythe; :00]
[SUPER=50-Larry Neely/Ft. Chiswell Head Coach; 1:00]
[SUPER=50-Larry Russell/George Wythe Head Coach; 1:09]
[OUT Q=...PLAY FOOTBALL."]
(( The Maroons were all business as they entered looked to protest their home turf tonight from their next door neighbors.
Early on Ft. Chiswell would struggle this fumble on their own one would lead to a gift TD for the Maroons in the first quarter.
The Maroons would keep the pressure on with Jonathan Dickinson taking the rock up the middle. He looses the handle but falls on the ball in the endzone to make it 14-to-nothing at the half.
But Fort Chiswell would come out of the lockeroom with a bag of tricks. Phillip Russell pitches to Michael Alley who pulls up on the option pass and hits Randall Admerman for the 67 yard TD strike.
It's 14-to-8 in the third.
The Maroons would decide to air it out themselves in the fourth quarter as Jeff Coeburn finds Matt Williams streaking down the right side for the 53 yard score. The Maroons also get two and the 22-to-8 lead.
George Wyhte put it away late in the fourth, as Lance Goff takes the handoff in off the left side. The Maroons win bragging rights 29-to-8.))
((LARRY NEELY/FT. CHISWELL HEAD COACH:))
((LARRY RUSSELL/GEORGE WYTHE HEAD COACH:))
Let's now head up to Floyd where the mighty Buffaloes opened out of district tonight against the Knights of James River.
[SUPER=51-Floyd/James River vs. Floyd Co.; :00]
It was a gorgeous, clear evening in Floyd tonight as the Buffs rolled out the red carpet for the Knights.
Well, actually they jerked the carpet right out from under their feet. On the opening kickoff Scott Myers takes the opening kickoff and gallops 80 yards. Yes he galloped because he's a Buffalo. Floyd leads it 7-to-nothing.
Still in the first, on their next possession the Buffs' Myers caps a five play drive with this tip-toe to the endzone. Floyd is rolling on top 14-to-nothing.
Floyd would continue to dominate in the second quarter. Gardner finds Rahim Chantal in the end zone.
[super=52-James River/7/Floyd County/21]
The scoring strike makes it 21-to-nothing at the time.
Win Beale's boys open in style with a 21 to 7 win.
Another Three-Rivers & Pioneer district clash was on tonnight in Radford as Storming Norman LIneburg and his Radford Bobcats tried to sink their claws in Parry McCluer.
[SUPER=51-Radford/Parry McCluer vs. Radford;:00]
We pick this up headed to the fourth with the Bobcats trailing the Blues 7-to-nothing.
But as you know the Cats have 9 lives, and quarterback Josh Woods lobs this pass to receiver Andrew Crowder who moves it all the way down to the three yard line.
On the next play, Jelanie Hendricks takes the handoff who punches in for the Bobcat TD. It's 7-to-6 after the missed kick.
The Blues offense could not kill the clock or add any points. Plus, their punt was blocked into the endzone by Josh Kimbleton and recovered for a safety to Radford an 8-to-7 lead.
The Cats would then seal it with a 56 yard drive and a Hendricks TD.
Radford comes back with 3 fourth quarter scores to win it 22 to 7.
Two more Pioneer and Three Rivers teams hooked up in New Caslte this evening.
Glenvar was the team on the road playing at Craig County.
[SUPER=51-New Castle/Glenvar vs. Craig Co.; :00]
After the flip, the Rockets returned to their sideline hoping to show the home folks some good ole Craig football.
And the Rockets would move the ball well early.
Robert Hypes, the quarterback, finds Thomas Hern with the toss and the play is good for 25 yards.
But Glenvar would hold and its QB, Seth Noonkester would get a little air time of his own. This 18 yard pass to Dereck Williams woudl set up a Highlander score.
Noonkester with the shuttle pass to Anthony Hackett who goes 18 yards for the TD.
Glenver beats Craig County 40 to 0.
We now head to Blacksburg where you know it's opening night because the Indians are playing the Giles Spartans in their traditional season opening 460 shootout.
[SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Giles vs. Blacksburg; :00]
The Blacksburg mascot was pumping up the crowd at Bill Brown stadium tonight!
We pick it up in the fourth with Blacksburg on top 22-to-14.
Giles is all the way down at the Indian 2 looking to tie and Spartan fullback Richard Hodge dives over the pile and gets the TD. It's 22-to-20 after the missed two point try.
The Spartans would get it back with another shot at taking the lead. Hodge looks to pass, but the Blacksburg defense rocks him and jars the ball loose, and the Indians take over.
Blacksburg would add an insurance TD from Derrick Graham with four minutes to go. The Indians beat Giles tonight 29-to-20.
The final set of highlights are awaiting us after a short commercial break.
We'll see how Pulaski, GW Danville and Dan River all came out in their non-district openers tongiht.
But first the rest of the scores and George Wythe Maroons' marching band
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[SUPER=64-Laurel Park/15/Franklin Co./6;]
[SUPER=64-Hargrave Military/0/Dan River/48;]
[SUPER=64-Mount Hope, WV/6/Covington/40;]
We are back and ready to unveil the final three highlight packages of the evening.
We begin in Kenneth Dodson stadium in Pulaski County where the Cougars began the 98 campaign against their usual early season out of town guests from the nation's capital, Anacostia.
[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Anacostia vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
The Cougars were anxious to scalp the Indians as they patted the Cougar statues for good luck.
The good fortune seemed to rub off as Travis Roop hands off to Brandon Miller and he blasts up the middle for five yards to cap a 66 yard drive. It's 7-to-nothing.
The Cougars would start their second possession in Anacostia territory and Kwasi Scott flies in up the middle on the scamper from 11 yards out that made it 14-to-nothing Cougars.
As soon as the second quarter started the Cougars were again on the move. Scott again turns the handoff into a touchdown. Pulaski goes in front 21-to-nothing.
The Cougars defense would also come up big with Brandon Miller getting the "pick". The Cougars get the opening night win 41 to 16.
The George Washington Eagles also stepped out of district tonight for their opener to host
[SUPER=51-Danville/C.D. Hylton vs. G.W. Danville; :00]
It was an absolutely perfect night for football in Southside unless you happened to be on the Danville side.
In the second quarter Hylton's Kenny Irby keeps from his quarterback spot and gets the three yard touchdown to break a 7-all tie and put Hylton up by a TD.
Still in the second, Irby will work the air and find Robert Downing on the pass and dash. The play covers 25 yards and nets a touchdown as Hylton takes a 21-to-7 lead on the Eagles.
In the third, Hylton's Downing would make matters worse for the Eagles as he scores again, this time on the run.
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G.W. loses its season opener at home tonight falling hard to CD Hylton 27 to 21.
And finally tonight we wrap up the week on highlight reel down in Ringgold in Pittsylvania County where Dan River hosted Hargrave.
[SUPER=51-Ringgold/Hargrave vs. Dan River; :00]
The Wildcats and their visitors from Chatham met at midfield to open this season.
And Dan River wasted little time in setting the tone for the night.
On the third play of the game Sammy Lee tosses it to Anthony Witcher. The play ends up being a 47 yard touchdown, and Boom the Wildcats jump on top.
Later in the opening half this Dan River punt is fumbled by the Hargrave return man, and the Wildcats Chris Fitzgerald recovers to help set up another score.
Witcher would do his thing one more time.
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This time he takes it in the house from 38 yards away as Dan River opens the season with a 48 to 0 victory over Hargrave down in Ringgold.
And if you were with us at the end of last Friday night's Primetime special you know that we have a Friday Football extra trivia contest for you this year in honor of our 15th anniversary season.
So get your pens ready and open the file drawer of your memory, because here's the question for week number one.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[OUT Q=...THE CHECK."]
((Friday Football Extra began on September 14th of 1984, during that first season one running back won player of the week honors twice.
He was a workhorse from William Byrd who ended up making second team all-state.
Then in 1988 he came back to the area to help coach the Cave Spring Junior high team.
If you know this player's name write it down on a piece of paper along with you name, address and a daytime phone number.
Then mail it to Friday Football Extra contest.
WDBJ-7, PO Box 7 Roanoke, Virginia 24022.
A weekly winner will receive a special 15th anniversary prize pack, and then at the end of the year you could be hea
ded to the Fiesta Bowl as we pick up the check.))[Super-7]
Because of our season opening primetime retrospective last week we did not have a preseason super 7 poll, so here is the first one of the season.
[SUPER=65-Salem/0-0/Pulaski Co./1-0/Martinsville/1-0/Amherst/1-1/George Wythe/1-0/Northside/1-0/Christiansburg/1-0;]
Salem, which most coaches in the area say couldplay for the Stagg Bowl this year open the season next Friday.
Pulaski checks in at second with Martinsville third, Amherst fourth, George Wythe checks in fifth, Northside sixth and Christiansburg rounds out the Super 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is Jefferson Forest.
And finally tonight, we've seen the players do their thing, and watched the bands strut their stuff.
Now it's time to check out how the cheerleaders get in the shape for the season.
Photographer Greg Moore takes us inside one of the summer's many cheer camps up in Blacksburg.
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=50-Danny Monk/Camp Coordinator; :22]
[SUPER=50-Brooke Whitt/Staunton River Cheerleader; :44]
[SUPER=50-Kelly Shenal/Camp Director; 1:03]
[super=50-Brooke Boles/Salem Cheerleader; 1:20]
[OUT Q=...nat sound with waving hands!]
Thanks also to Tim Wright for his post production efforts to enhance that piece.
And thanks to you for joining us this evening.
Hope to see you again next Friday night at 11:35.
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Until then have a safe weekend everybody.