Good evening everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra.
It's week number two of the season, and to get the Labor day weekend off and rolling we're set to bring you the highligths of 17 games.
We only have 30 minutes in which to do it so let's begin our laboring in Amherst County, where after skunking Fleming on opening night, the Lancers were looking to do the same to Pulaski County.
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The Cougars were the visitors, but they sure made themselves at home.
Amherst is headed to the endzone in the first half, but Seneca Sandidge coughs it up and the Cougars recover at the 29.
But Pulaski couldn't take care of the ball either, as quarterback Travis Roops fumbles at the Amherst 25 and gives it back.
Six plays later Pulaski punches it in with Brandon Miller doing the
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honors. But the Cougars were overmatched tonight as Amherst nearly pitches a shutout Sandidge gets the sack and Amherst picks up the 19-to-7 win.
The William Byrd Terriers are hoping to make some noise in the Blue Ridge again this season and tonight they opened the 98 campaign by grounding the Golden Eagles of Staunton River.
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The ticket gate was a busy place tonight for this Route 24 showdown in Vinton.
But the Byrd fans would get to cheer first as the Terriers' Bo Royal roll sout to his left and finds number 35 Chris Trent in the flat. He rolls it down the sideline for a 45 yard score. Byrd's in front 7-to-zip.
In the second quarter, OJ Thomason takes the pitch out, and then cuts through the defenders for an 18 yard gain.
A few plays later on a third and two from the 11, OJ squeezes the life
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out of the Golden Eagles. He goes off center and into the zone.
The Terriers open the season with a 42-to-nothing win over the Golden Eagles.
Now to Daleville where Glenvar came in red hot after hanging 40 points on Craig County last week.
Tonight they would face the air-minded Cavaliers.
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The Cavs Charged the field after the halftime break on top 14-to-nothing.
In the third, Botetort would keep rolling as quarterback Josh Allveto hands off from his 11 to Justin Green, and he spins outside and breaks tackles, high steps, and outruns the Highlanders into the endzone for the 89 yard touchdown. It's 20-to-nothing.
But Glenvar would get some yardage out of the kickoff as Derreck Williams returns the ball 61 yards before he is eventually brought down.
Botetourt would shut the door with a six yard TD from
Derrick Stanley. The Cavaliers dump Glenvar and head coach Tony Hart 27-to-14 in Daleville.
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During the preseason scrimmages around the area all the coaches were talking about Salem, and how the Spartans might be good enough to win the ODAC much less the Blue Ridge.
But to prove those folks right they first had to deal with a Brookville team that had beaten them two times in a row.
Roy Stanley has more from a very crowded corner of Salem.
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The single-A ranks step into the spotlight here on Friday Football Extra right after a quick break and a look at the first batch of the week two scores with the help of the Jefferson Forest marching band.
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We are back and back ready for our first trip of the new season into the Alleghany highlands.
Every year Covington and its friends from West Virginia, Greenbrier East always manage to entertain fans fromboth schools in their annual clash.
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The Greenbrier East players got some last minute advice before stepping onto Casey field tonight.
And whatever instructions they got sure did work. The Spartans John Lynch takes the punt return down the left sideline, avoiding tacklers and slicing through the defense. He eventually takes it 44 yards intr the house for the score. It's seven to nothing Greenbrier East.
Covington's defense would answer the bell and take charge later in the half. Josh Johnson nails Jesse Bennett on the Cougars' 41 for a six yard loss.
Later in the half Lynch was looking for a another score. But he
fumbles the rock, and Travis Bogar picks is up and returns it 33 yards for the score tying the game at 6-all.
Covington loses it 14-to-12.
A huge early season tilr in the 3-Rivers tonight was settled up in Giles as the Spartans tangled with Floyd.
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There are plenty of Giles fans on hand to see them leading the Buffalos 6-0 in the third quarter.
Late in the third quarter, the Spartans offense got going as Cooney Ratcliffe takes the ball down the right side for 30 yards.
Two plays later Scott Moye caps the drive with the touchdown and the 12-nothing lead.
Floyd would strike back through the air as quarterback Adam Gardener throws the bomb to Josh Nester for the 52 yard touchdown making it 12-6 Giles.
But Giles would answer early in the fourth as Micah Steele caps the drive with a one yard T-D.
The back and forth Three Rivers affiar ends with Giles on top
Last night Powell Valley alum Thomas Jones helped lead Uva over Auburn with 100 yards rushing.
Tonight Powell Valley was late
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late arriving for its date with Radford, but the Vikings were ready to show Radford what they had.
Powell Valley would have the ball first, but Radford's defense was strong and stopped Julius Jones, Thomas's little brother in his tracks.
On the Viking's second series, the offense would get going as Jake Stepp hooks up with Matt McCoy for this 22 yard gainer and first down.
Seven plays later, Julius Jones caps the drive with this two yard punch to give the Vikings the 7-0 lead early.
And the boys from Big Stone Gap bag the Bobcats tonight
41 to 13.
Parry McCluer let one get away in the fourth quarter against Radford last week and tonight the Blues had the unenviable task of opening the home portion of their schedule against Blue Ridge member Alleghany.
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Charlie Wheeler was all business as he and his players got set to start the second half.
Alleghany's Shannon Johnson barrels his way up the middle midway in the third quarter to put the visitors from Low Moor in front with the 8 yard TD.
Parry McCluer would fire right back at the Mounties. Jeff Whitten rumbles in for a six yard TD. It's now 21-all in the fourth quarter.
Parry McCluer would then take the lead with 8:38 to play!!
John Ross Williams leaps over a big old pile of folks at the goal line for the one yard TD. It's 28-to-21 Blues on top.
But with a little over four minutes to go, Johnson scores his third TD of the night on a 17 yard run.
They also got a field goal from Kevin Perry to seal the come from behind 31-to-28 win over the Blues.
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The next portion of Friday Football Extra will feature a dozen teams and six games. Simple division tells you that means two teams per game.
From Lynchburg to Gretna we've got you covered right after we check a few more scores and take a listen to the Pride of Salem marching band.
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The Cave Spring Knights were hoping to pick up the first win of the season with a trip to Forest tonight.
But the Cavaliers just had too much ammunition and handed Cave Spring its second loss in as many games.
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Some college Cavaliers were on hand to cheer Jefferson Forest on to victory.
Anthony Poindexter returned home accompanied by UVA quarterback Aaron Brooks.
It looked good early, for the Knights, on the second play from scrimmage quarterback Brandon Funk hands off to Michael Hamler. Hamler makes a bee-line for the side line and then it's off to the races and Hamler out runs the Jefferson Forest defense and Cave Spring makes the first score of the game.
But the second quarter was all Cavaliers. Jerton Evans fakes the hand off, then keeps it for himself, shakes off a few defenders and motors 19 yards to get Jefferson Forest back in the game.
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The good fortune continues as Derrick Neal takes the hand off and finds the corner of the zone and the Cavaliers continue their winning ways beating Cave Spring 25 to 15.
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The Franklin County Eagles got their season started on anything but the good foot last week as they lost to Laurel Park at home.
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But tonight Coach Jerry Little had the Franklin County fans fired up tonight as good portion of the county filled the stands.
With time running out in the first half, the Eagles get a little devious and they cash in on the fake field goal attempt. Randy Whorley takes the snap and throws the TD to Jason Perdue. It's 6 to nothing Eagles at halftime.
Magna Vista answered on its first possession of the third quarter.
Look at the great second effort by quarterback Billy Shelton as he carries several Eagles in for a tough one yard TD. It's 7-to-6 Magna Vista.
The Eagles come back on a 12 play 50 yard drive of their own.
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They cap it off with this 14 yard pass from Whorley into the waiting arms of Kevin Hurt.
The Eagles get the two point conversion and they win it 14 to 7.
E.C. Glass stepped out of district and out of state tonight to battle Bishop McNamara at City Stadium.
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First year Glass head coach Dennis Peters was barking instructions to his troops tonight.
But McNamara found a way to beat the words of wisdom as Darrell Coon hooks up with Anthony Johnson on the 26 yard touchdown toss to make it a 12-to-6 game in favor McNamara.
Late in the fourth McNamara was forced to punt deep in its own territory, and Marico Bowling blocks it. Glass recovers at the one.
On the very next play Brian Horsley slams in to tie it at 12-all.
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Glass then hits the extra point with Bryce Coffey doing the honors and E.C. Glass escapes with a 13-to-12 win to stay unbeaten
Let's now shift our attention to Henry County and inparticular the city of Martinsville where the Bulldogs hosted Liberty.
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The Bulldogs roared into Dan Greene stadium for their home opener tonight and quickly got down to business.
In the first quarter, Danny Wade drops back and hits Ryan Niblett for 25 yards as the Bulldogs make a statement on their first possession. That would give the Dawgs great field position in Minutemen territory.
Marcus Hairston would then cap the drive with an 11 yard TD run as Martinsville takes the lead at 7-to-nothing in the first quarter.
The Dawgs Lamont Moyer will then put the defense on the map by recovering this Liberty fumble.
A few play after that Wade keeps and scores from three yards. The Bulldogs rocks the house tonight winning 24 to 7.
Just down the road from Martinsville, the Laurel Park Lancers were hoping to get their second win of the season as they played thier home opener against Tunstall.
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A beautful full moon showed the way tonight.
We pick this one up in the third quarter with Tunstall's Brandon Harris handing off to Eric Walton, and Eric is off to the races going 40 yards for a huge gain. But the Trojans would get nothing out of it.
On the Trojans next drive Walton would finally find that end zone as he scampers in from 27 yards away. Tunstall takes a 6-to-nothing lead late in the third.
In the fourth, Laurel Park would attempt to mount a comeback, but the exchange between Patrick O'Brien and Chad Wilson is anything but clean and Tunstall's Terrell Carter recovers.
Kevin Adkins turns to turnover into a TD as he scores from 13 years out. Tunstall wins it 12 to 0.
Yet another Dogwood-Piedmont matchup tonight in Gretna as Fieldale-Collinsville rolled into Pittsylvania County.
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Coach Robert Prunty had his Hawks soaring tonight for their season opener.
And after stopping Fieldale on a fourth and one at their own 45, the Hawks took off on a seven play drive that is capped by Derrick Kelly's TD reception from Thelbert Waller. It's 7-to-nothing Hawks.
On the Cavs first play of offense after that, Gretna's Cameron Garvin will sink his claws in this David Hodnett. He picks it off and returns it 25 yards to the Cavalier five.
Two plays later, Waller drives it in from the two.
Gretna opens the season in style with a 41 to 0 win.
The final three games of the night are coming up in moment along with tonight's Friday Football Extra trivia question.
But first let's welcome some firends from across the border, the Greenbrier East band to help us close out tonight's scores.
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra as we shift the highlight reel to Riner.
The Auburn Eagles were looking to entertain the home folks as they hosted Craig County, a team that was whipped 40 to nothing last week.
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The Eagles were all shook up and all fired up for tonight's game.
And they also played well. Scott Hutchison completes the sweep pass to Brandon Evans. He breaks it off up the middle for 21 yards for the Auburn Eagles.
But in the second quarter. the Eagles long drive would do an about face when the Rockets' Gary Owen picks off this pass and returns it 45 yards of the right sideline for Craig County.
This would set up an easy Rocket TD as Robert Hypes slams in for the first score of the season for the Rockets.
Auburn wins it 16 to 6.
In Shawsville tonight the Roanoke Catholic Celtics went under the lights to play the Shawnees in the opener for both schools.
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The Shawnee cheerleaders were rocked the reservaton tonight.
Shawsville was trailing in the third but they would get right back into it as Brian Caswell takes the hand off and eventually stops running 60 yards later. Shawsville cuts the lead to 31-to-20.
With 1:13 left in the game Caswell breaks free down the home side for the eventual game winning score from 14 yards out.
Shawsville wins 34 to 31.
But there was one huge bright spot for the Celtics.
Aaron Pellitt, who hadn't played football before this season kicked a school record 47 yard field goal.
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And we finish up the week two highlights tonight in South Roanoke County at North Cross where these guys had one of the best seats in the house.
And they would get an eyeful of the visitors. Mt. Zion went up 6-to-3 and then Antoine Adams scoots around the right side of the defense and he goes 26 yards for another score. It's 14-to-3.
On Mt. Zion's next possession Nate Benton breaks a long run down the right side after taking the short pass. He picks up a 52 yard touchdown as Mt. Zion starts to pile it on taking a 22-to-3 lead on the Raiders.
Mt. Zion would do it again in the second quarter.
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This time the damage is done in the air as Craig Watson catches the Adams pass and scores from 86 yards out.
North Cross loses it's opener 48 to 3.
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Week two of the super-7 and already some moving and shaking in the rankings
as several teams make a move.
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Salem stays number one, Martinsville moves up to second, Amherst jumps to third, George Wythe is now fourth, Forest jumps in after two wins over triple-a schools, and Northside and Christiansburg were off tonight.
And the pollbuster tonight is Gretna and head coach Robert Prunty.
Pulaski county has turned out a number of outstanding tailbacks in its Wing T offense.
And the latest is Kwasi Scott. He waited his turn to play the position for the Cougars, and last week he won player of the week honors.
Roy Stanley has more.
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Have a safe Labor day weekend everybody. Take Care of yourselves.
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