Good evening one and all and welcome to the program known as Friday Football Extra!
Tonight it's week number six of the season and in the next half hour we'll take you through 16 games of highlights from Shawsville to Churchville to Daleville.
And we begin in Daleville where two of the remaining unbeatens, Salem and Lord Botetourt battled for the top spot in the Blue Ridge district.
The dean of sportscasters in the Commonwealth Roy Stanley has our story.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=51-Daleville/Spartans vs Cavaliers; :06]
[SUPER=50-J.R. Andrews/Returned Punt for Touchdown; 1:06]
[SUPER=52-Salem/31/Lord Botetourt/7/; 1:35]
[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; 1:46]
[SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:55]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 2:07]
[OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."]
Northside traveled to cross county rival William Byrd tonight.
Both teams were hoping to get back on the winning track after losing efforts last week.
[SUPER=51-Vinton/Northside vs. William Byrd;]
Jim Hickam's Vikings invaded the Terrier field searching for a Blue Ridge District win.
Northside sailed into the end zone first. Brad McCrady finds Ryshaune Ward with the pass. The 14 yard reception is
good for the T-D and the Vikings are up by 7.
The Vikings on the attack again and this time the Byrd defense comes to the front sacking McCrady for a 12 yard loss.
The Terriers take advantage of good field position on the next possession T.J. Rigsby finds Cory Bush in the zone and Byrd goes on to beat the Vikings 21 to 14.
The other remaining unbeaten team in the Blue Ridge district, Christiansburg, was expecting a real test tonight as it traveled to Rockbridge County to take on the once beaten Wildcats.
[SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Christiansburg vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00]
Jamie Talbot and the Cats had a 20-to-6 lead going into the third quarter.
But things changed quickly. Christiansburg quarterback Lance Reynolds rolls to his right and see an opening. he sprints and dives in for the 10 yards score. It's now a 20-to-13 game.
On the Blue Demons next possesion, Chris Holmes takes the handoff, makes a move and races around the Rockbridge County defense. 42 yards later he's in the big house and it's 20-to-19.
This time Holmes goes up the middle, to the left side and again he's in the zone. The Blue Demons are suddenly on top 25-to-20.
Rockbridge had one last chance, but Shawn Watkins' pass is picked off by Brian Musselman. He puts the game away with a 27 yard TD return.
The Demons rips off 25 unanswered points to win it 31-to-20.
[IN Q="I just challenged...]
[SUPER=50-Mike Cole/Christiansburg Head Coach; :00]
[super=50-Jamie Talbot/Rockbridge Co. Head Coach; :10]
[OUT Q=...DESERVES TO WIN."]
The final Blue Ridge battle of the evening was in Blacksburg where Dave Crist and his Indians hosted an Alleghany team that suffered its first loss last Friday at Rockbridge County.
[SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Alleghany vs. Blacksburg; :00]
The Indians were getting a much needed pep talk before the start of the second half as they trailed 13-to-7.
Alleghany would add to that total in the third as Terrell Givens gets the handoff, turns the corner, and weaves his way through the defense for a well earned 53 yard TD.
The Mounties continued to dominate in the third as Givens gets the rock and goes around the end for a 21 yard touchdown to give the Mouties the 27-to-7 lead.
But as we have already discovered tonight no lead is truly safe.
Blacksburg would score two fourth quarter touchdowns.
Derrick Ratcliff finds Chris Dorman for the 16 yard TD play. But Alleghany wins it tonight 34-to-21.
((MAX LOWE/ALLEGHANY HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=50-Max Lowe/Alleghany Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...HARD TONIGHT."]
We'll shift our energies to the Triple-A ranks in the as we prepare to unveil the next group of highlights from tonight.
But first we need to check out the first group of scores from tonight, and take a look and listen to the sounds of Cave Spring's homecoming parade from earlier this evening over on Chapparal Drive.
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[SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/21/E.C. Glass/22;]
[SUPER=64-Parry McCluer/22/Wilson Memorial/20;]
[SUPER=64-Amherst Co./57/Halifax Co./0;]
[SUPER=64-Bath Co./6/James River/26;]
[SUPER=64-F. Collinsville/0/William Campbell/27;]
[SUPER=64-Patrick Co./0/Carroll Co./25;]
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra.
You have already seen the Cave Spring band and homecoming parade tonight,
[GRAPHIC=FRANKLIN CO. VS. CAVE SPRING]
now it's time to see what the Knights' football team was able to do as it hosted Franklin County in both team's Roanoke Valley District opener.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Franklin Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]
At halftime tonight Sarah Rutherford was crowned homecoming queen and Jason Trumpeter was named the king.
Mary Beth McClung was princess and my man Chris Jenks was crowned the prince.
The Knights would rule their court tonight as Chris Gould takes the pitch from Brandon Funk and picks up 24 yards down to the Eagle 32.
That drive wouldn't net any point, but the Knights would add to their total as they corral the Eagles' punter who had to run for his life.
Three plays after that Michael Hamlar finds the end zone
[super=52-Franklin Co./6/Cave Spring/21;]
as Cave Spring wins its first game of the season, 21-to-6 over Franklin County.
[GRAPHIC=ALBEMARLE VS. FLEMING]
The William Fleming Colonels were back in the house at Victory Stadium this evening.
The Colonels were going against Patrick Evans alma mater, Albemarle high school out of Charlottesville.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Albemarle vs. William Fleming; :00]
Last year Roanoke Valley district co-champs would show their unity with raised hands at tonight's game.
Jermaine Hardy would use this motivation to break off a huge run as he rips one off the right side down to the 17 yard line.
Three plays later, Hardy comes down the same sideline and gets in for the score as William Fleming
wins its second in a row and evens it's record at 3-and-3. The Colonels have a bye week next Friday before taking on Pulaski County.
Unbeaten E.C. Glass hosted Patrick Henry tonight at City Stadium. The Patriots got their one and only win of the year last week against Halifax.
[SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Patrick Henry vs. E.C. Glass; :00]
As usual, the Glass fans were rocking the house in the Hill City.
We pick it up with PH on top 14-to-10 at the half.
After a blocked PH punt, Glass turns that deficit into a lead with John Robinson passing to Breon Rucker. The Toppers take a 17-to-14 lead.
PH then comes right back on a fourth and goal from the one. Andy Orfield punches it in and PH retakes the lead 21-to-17.
PH would later in the fourth intentionally take a safety to make it 21-to-19.
[super=52-Patrick Henry/21/E.C. Glass/22;]
They still apeared to have the upset in hand, but with 10 seconds to go Bryce Coffey hits the field goal to give Glass the come back 22-to-21 win and stay unbeaten.
The Pulaski County Cougars played their 6th straight non-district game tonight as they welcomed the boys from Ben Hur, Virginia to town - the Lee Generals.
[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Lee vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
Pulaski County was looking to warm things up in the Cougars den tonight on this chilly night at Kenneth Dobson Stadium.
The Cougars' Travis Roop goes deep on just the second play of the game and he connects with Frank Cobb. He scampers into the endzone to complete the 79 yard touchdown. Pulaski leads 7-to-nothing just 51 seconds into the game.
Pulaski would take a 14-to-nothing lead before Lee got rolling. Eric Satterfield motors 43 yards through the Pulaski defense on his way to a score. It's now a 14-to-8 game.
But the Cougars offense would just keep cranking out the points as Jarrett Porter takes the reverse handoff and goes in from three yards out.
[super=52-Lee/49/Pulaski Co./35;] But the Cougars lose this track meet as the namesake of revolutionary general Light
horse Harry Lee stampedes the Cougars 49-to-35.
The single-A powers from the area will be on top of the TV right after this short break as we travel from Churchville to Shawsville.
But first more score and more music, and another band, this one from William Byrd.
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[SUPER=64-Jefferson Forest/49/Staunton River/19;]
[SUPER=64-George Wythe/50/Bland-Rocky Gap/0;]
[SUPER=64-Cave Spring/21/Franklin Co./6;]
Time now to check in with come of the Group-A members in the area.
We begin this tour of duty down in Buchanan where James River and Bath County played their Pioneer district opener.
[SUPER=51-Buchanan/Bath Co. vs. James River; :00]
The two Bath County coaches, Harvey Eye and Rodney Tenney who took over for Steve Isaacs in the preseason
were trying to get their Chargers back in the game.
In the third, Bath was down 13-to-zip, when the Chargers' Justin Smith scooped up this loose kick, and found some daylight on the right side. He toasts the "D" and goes 77 yards. Bath trails 13-to-6.
On the ensuing kickoff, Brandon Blankenship would show that the Knights can also get it done. He takes the ball and dances his way all the way down to the Chargers 34 yard line.
In all on from there, as 261 pound Anthony "The Bus" Burrell rolls around and over the right side of the
[super=52-Bath Co./6/James River/26;]
Bath defense. The Knights win it 26-to-6.
And give credit to the James River defense, four times tonight they rose up and stopped fourth and goal situations to get their first win of the year.
[IN Q="Yeah we're real...]
[SUPER=50-Doug Ross/James River Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...played defense."]
A key Three Rivers distirct game was staged tonight in western Roanoke County as Glenvar hosted a red hot Giles team from up in Pearisburg.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Giles vs. Glenvar; :00]
The Glenvar Rec Club cheerleaders were showing off their skills for the halftime crowd when Giles was up 35-14.
The Spartans will keep to their single wing in the third quarter. First and ten from their own 28 as Cooney Ratliff takes the snap and he'll sweep it around the right, and will cut it back to the middle. He turns on the speed and takes it all the way for the 72 yard T-D. The Spartans take the 41-14 lead.
But Glenvar's big man Seth Noonkester keeps his team in the game from six yards out he will give it to Anthony Hatckett. He'll cut it up the middle and dive in for the score. Giles leads 41-21.
But this was the Spartans' night as Richard Hodge pushes the pile in for the score. The Final - Giles 47 and Glenvar 21.
[IN Q="but our...]
[SUPER=50-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...all season."]
The Covington Cougars were on the road tonight in Augusta county taking on the Buffalo Gap Bison of the Skyline district.
[SUPER=51-Buffalo Gap/Covington vs. Buffalo Gap; :00]
It was Homecoming tonight for the Bison and also a homecoming of sports for suspended Covington's running back Antonio Hill, who returned to the team tonight.
The Gap special teams would give their squad a boost early in the opening half as Chris Roberson blocks the Covington punt and the ball rolls toward the endzone.
Roberson eventually recovers the fumble as well and takes it in for the score. It's 7-to-nothing Bison.
On the Bison's next possesion, quarterback Rob Shirley looks to pass, but then decides to scramble around the left side to keep the drive alive and keep the Gap rolling.
Shirley would go back to pass again. This time his toss to the back of the endzone is caught
by Derrick Tabor for the TD on the jumping catch.
The nine yard TD helps Buffalo gap roll to the 42 to 19 win.
Another Pioneer-Skyline matchup was on the marquee tonight at Camden Field in Buena Vista where the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer hosts Wilson Memorial.
[SUPER=51-Buena Vista/Wilson Memorial vs. P. McCluer; :00]
The Fighting Blue was rooting and tooting and getting ready to knock down some angry Hornets tonight.
The Blues got the lead out on the first play on a first and ten from the 40. Chad Coffey finds a wide open Brian Lewis. It's a 60 yard score down the left side. The Blues lead it 6-to-nothing.
The Green Hornets would come right back with a 15 play drive with runs like this beauty from Darrell Cole, who slashes his way down to the one to set up a score and take a 7-to-6 lead.
Parry McCluer got busy again with this fake inside. The play ends up being an interception by Wilson Adam
Rose, who takes the pill 55 yards into the house for the TD.
But the Blues come back and get their first win of the night 22-to-20 over Wilson.
The Green Wave of Narrows washed into Shawsville tonight fresh off its upset of Grayson County last night looking to pick up yet another win on the season.
[SUPER=51-Shawsville/Narrows vs. Shawsville; :00]
The Green wave was riding high as it prepared to do battle in Shawnee country.
On Narrows first possesion, Adam Reynolds marches his team down the field and then lets Alan Squires take it from four yards out. 7-to-nothing Narrows.
The Shawnees would then get some ground work done as the big man on campus Brian Caswell sweeps around the left end picks up 15 yards before he gets knocked out of bounds.
Narrows would get the ball back and open the second quarter with Brent Gordon scoring off the right side
on a 23 yard dash. The Green Wave tops the Shawnees tonight 14-to-nothing.
A number of unbeatens will put their records on theline in the next segment of tonight's show, including out number two team in the super-7 Martinsville.
But first the final set of numbers from week six, and our final band, the Marching Bison of Buffalo Gap.
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[SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/28/Thomas Dale/14;]
Time now for the final set of highlights from week number six and time to check in on an always
entertaining Route 58 rivalry.
Tonight in Dry Fork, Tunstall hosted the Martinsville Bulldogs.
[SUPER=51-Dry Fork/Martinsville vs. Tunstall; :00]
A decent crowd tonight in Dry Fork for this Pittsylvania County game.
In the fourth, Tunstall found itself down 14-to-nothing but on the move. Brandon Hairston takes the fake punt, hands off to Rontae Martin, and he takes it down the sideline for a 60 yard score. It's 14-to-6.
But Martinsville answers with anger. Danny Wade gives it to Marcus Hairston, who breaks a few tackles and a few hearts as he rambles 40 yards for the score.
It's 21-to-6 the Ville.
The Martinsville defense was also stout tonight as they break up this pass. Donte Brown almost gets the pick but Martinsville gets the win 21-to-6, and hands Tunstall it's first loss.
[IN Q="We're going to ...]
[SUPER=50-Buddy Brown/Tunstall Head Coach; :00]]
[OUT Q=...next week."]
Back up in Henry County the Magna Vista Warriors and field general Don Bateman also stepped out of district tonight for a big time battle with Heritage.
[SUPER=51-Henry Co./Heritage vs. Magna Vista; :00]
The Magna Vista Warriors band was pumping up the volume tonight just outside of Ridgeway.
But Heritage would hit all the right notes early.
Alex Lucy hands off to Montaya Wright and he slams in from the one yard line to make it a 7-to-nothing Pioneer advantage.
The Warriors would regroup in a hurry, and let Billy Shelton lead them back. His pass to Shon Green is good for 35 yards and a TD as Magna Vista lights up the board to cuts the lead to 7-to-6.
But back come the Pioneers on their next drive. Lucy throws to Brandon Hamlett on a 40 yard bomb in the back of the end zone.
The Pioneers win a wild shootout tonight with the Warriors 35 to 6.
And finally tonight, we head down to Campbell County for the top Seminole shootout of the night as Brookville hosted Appomattox.
[SUPER=51-Campbell Co./Appomattox vs. Brookville; ;00]
The Raiders rolled into Stinger Stadium tonight full of confidence!
And they would play tough on the road tonight as the Raiders turn their first possesion of the night into a 38 yard touchdown as the Appomattox breaks on top 6-to-nothing.
Brookville answers back on its next possesion as the Bees Brian Hicks plunges in from two yards. The Bees take a 7-to-6 lead on the visitors.
The Bees would get the ball right back after an
[SUPER=52-Appomattox/20/Brookville/24;]Appomattox fumble. This time Jason Brown hooks up with Ben Maddox for a 28 yard
TD strike It's 14-to-6 Bees.
Brookville goes on to win it tonight 24 to 20.
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The Super 7 tonight featured some matchups in the ranks of the unbeaten.
and as a result there were a couple of shakeups in the poll.
[SUPER=65-Salem/5-0/Martinsville/5-0/Amherst Co./6-0/George Wythe/6-0/Christiansburg/5-0/E.C. Glass/6-0/Giles/5-1;]
Salem stays number one while Martinsville hangs at two. Amherst County has won its last two games 119-to-nothing and is third. George Wythe and Christiansburg continue to roll and win big. Glass squeeks by Ph tonight and stays undefeated.
And last week's poll buster Giles jumps in to take the seven spot. The Spartans are 5-and-1.
And the pollbuster tonight is Brookville.
The Bees are five and one after beating a tough Appomattox team tonight.
[GRAPHIC=Player of The Week]
Last year, Reggie Jones was a spectator in the stands at Victory Stadium watching his Patrick Henry Patriots play on Friday nights.
But last Friday night, Jones was the man in the middle in the Patriots' win over Halifax County.
Roy Stanley has his story.
[IN Q="As Jones...]
[SUPER=50-Reggie Jones/FFE Player of The Week; :18]
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Patriots vs. Comets; :24]
[SUPER=50-Jeff Johnson/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :52]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:41]
[OUT Q=...football extra."]
((As Jones watched James Hickenbotham run wild over opposing defenses all he could see was himself. And it was Hickenbothom who encouraged Jones to get in shape and follow in his foot steps.))
((REGGIE JONES/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((Jones is not as fast as Hickenbothom but he's a player that believes in hard work. He came to pre season practice in excellent shape and his work in the weight room has prepared jones for carrying the load in the Patriots single wing and T-Formation offenses.))
((JEFF JOHNSON/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:))
((Last Friday night against Halifax County Jones went to work. He carried the ball 34 times for 296 yards and four touchdowns. And leg cramps prevented him from going over 300 yards in the game.))
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