Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome once again to another non-stop half hour of high school football highlights known as Friday Football Extra.
It's week number eight, and we begin the festivities down in Bedford County where Jefferson Forest hosted Brokoville in the battle for the Haywood A. Stubble trophy.
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The visitings fans from Brookville were getting rowdy even though their team trailed 7-to-3 at halftime.
Early in the third the Bees took their opening drive all the way down the field and then came up huge on fourth down with this 35 yard scoring strike from Jason Brown to Ben Maddox.
All of a sudden Brookville is on top 10-to-7.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Forest would answer that with a 23 yard dash right up the middle by John Chapman.
The Cavaliers are now back in front 13-to-10 after the missed kick.
The Bees got the ball back with under 2 minutes to
play. But the Forest "D" stands tall as they pick off the pass. The Cavs take control in the Seminole with the 13 to 10 win.
[IN Q="Our Kids...]
[SUPER=50-Ed Landis/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; :00]
[super=50-Jay Chapman/Jefferson Forest Halfback; :11]
[OUT Q=......want to lose."]
The Salem Spartans were at Northside tonight looking to get their unbeaten record in tact against a Viking team that has stumbled the past couple of weeks.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Northside; :00]
Jim Hickam was all business as he steadied the Viking ship before kickoff.
The first quarter was scoreless, but Salem opened the second with a TD as Matt Anderson scoots up the middle for the 16 yard score. The kick is blocked, it's 6-to-nothing.
The Salem defense then got busy by picking off the Brad McCrady pass. The Spartans return it all the way to the Vikings' 21 yard line.
Three plays later, another of the endless string of
[SUPER=52-Salem/19/Northside/0;] Salem backs, Dennis Haley, pounds the ball in the zone.
The Spartans move to 7-and-0 with the 19 to 0 win.
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The Christiansburg Blue Demons looked to keep pace with the Spartans tonight as they took Lord Botetourt down in Daleville.
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It was homecoming in Botetourt as they crowned Meredith King and Steven Biscotti the queen and king.
We pick this up in the third with the Blue Demons on top 21-to-14. Christiansburg gets three more on this Marcus Milburn 41 yard field goal. It's 24-to-14 the Burg.
On the next play, the Cavs Josh Aliveto starts the Botetourt comeback as he passes to T.J. Lyles on the sideline. He turns on the speed and scores from 71 yards out. It's now tied at 24 after the Cavs also add a field goal.
Christiansburg would again pad its lead with William Reynolds throwing one out of crowd and into the arms of John Hindle. He makes the full speed catch and scores.
But the Cavs would refuse to lose this homecoming game in their house. With just nine ticks on the clock,
Aliveto picks up the loose snap, scrambles, and finds Austin Bousman wide open for the game winner as time expires!!
Botetourt wins it 33-to-31 in the game of the night.
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[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :08]
William Byrd traveled up 220 to continue its rivalry with The Alleghany Mountaineers.
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The Terriers were looking for their fourth straight win over Alleghany and needed a victory to help their post season chances.
And Byrd starts off hot as quarterback Bo Royal looking for his receiver finds Craig Janney. The 19 yard reception takes the Terriers to Alleghany's one yard line.
In the next play O.J. Thomason finds the zone. The one yard run puts the Terriers on the board first.
But on their next possession the Mounties, undaunted travel 71 yards on the drive. This nine yard pass to C.W. Clemmons sets up the Alleghany score. And Byrd goes on to beat Alleghany 35 to 13.
After last week's stunning comeback against Northside, the Rockbridge County Wildcats were back home tonight looking to keep the momentum rolling against Blacksburg.
[SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./Blacksburg vs. Rockbridge; :00]
It was homecoming in the Bridge as Kara Frankie was crowned tonight's queen.
We pick it up with Blacksburg trailing 21-to-9 and looking to come back. Richie Austin fakes the handoff and runs it around the right side for the score. The Indians make it a 21-to-15 game.
But the Wildcats show some confidence as they go for it on a fourth and goal and Clay Hobson pushes it into the endzone for the 28-to-15 Rockbridge lead.
But in this district no lead is ever safe. The
Indians score back to back TDs with Scott Long getting this TD. And suddenly it's 30-to-28 Blacksburg.
_______ it ___ to ____.
The week 8 party is just getting cranked up. We'll check in on homecoming festivities for Patrick Henry down at Victory stadium and talk with Roy Stanley about the Pulaski-Fleming battle tonight.
But first step aside my friend and make way for the Floyd County marching Buffaloes.
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[SUPER=64-Laurel Park/26/Patrick Co./27;]
[SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./14/William Fleming/27;]
We are now ready to check out the marquee game of the night in the minds of many fans.
Throughout the years, Fleming and Pulaski have staged some of the most entertaining games in the history of the Roanoke Valley district.
Tonight they came into Kenneth Dobson stadium knowing the winner would likely be in the RVD driver's seat.
Roy Stanley has the story of the Colonels 27-to-14 win.
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[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Wm. Fleming vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=50-Ralphel Lee/Interception Return for TD; :53 ]
[SUPER=50-Jermaine Hardy/Scored Two TDs; 1:17]
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[super=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; 1:46]
[super=50-George Miller/Fleming Head Coach; 1:55]
[super=59-Roy Stanley; 2:05]
[OUT Q=...Friday Footbal Extra."]
Cave Spring and Patrick Henry were also anxious to stay in the hunt in the Roanoke valley tonight as they met at Victory Stadium.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Cave Spring vs. Patrick Henry; :00]
It was homecoming for the Patriots tonight and they began the festivities with a parade down Brandon Avenue.
Then at halftime after a lackluster first half, La'Keita Henderson was crowned the queen for 1998.
The bright spot for the Knights was Brad Nichols. The former player of the week dashes in from 23 yards out in the third quarter to give the Knights the 17-to-13 win.
[SUPER=50-Steve Spangler/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...believe they can win."]
The win ruined the evening for Patrick Henry's super mascot Chipper the amazing Labrador Retreiver.
If you've been with us here at Friday Football Extra, you know that over the years we have occasionally strayed away from the gridiron when circumstances warrant a deviation from the norm.
Such is the case tonight as Patrck Henry high school welcomed its 1998 class in inductees to the school's sports hall of fame.
Leading the list tonight are two of the key members from the 1988 state championship team, Russell Turner who is now an assistant coach at Wake Forest and Curtis Blair who works for Prudential in Richmond after getting draft by the Rockets and playing professionally in Europe and Australia.
[IN Q="I've told...]
[SUPER=50-Russell Turner/P.H. Hall of Fame Inductee; :00]
[OUT Q=...one day."]
35 former student athletes are now in the hall of fame, but noticably absent is current Vancouver Grizzlie George Lynch.
Lynch left PH before his senior year and enrolled at Flint Hill.
Tonight's inductees think the committee needs to make an exception to the graduation requirement and open the hall to big George.
[IN Q="I don't care...]
((CURTIS BLAIR/PH HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE:))
[SUPER=50-Curtis Blair/PH Hall of Fame Inductee; :00]
[OUT Q=...hall of fame."]
Former football star Lewis Neal was inducted tonight along with three sport star NIkki Hyder and gymnastics phenom Gwynn Fisher Franklin.
We now head to the wild west and pull into southside where unbeaten EC Glass took on G.W Danville in a key western district match up.
[SUPER=51-Danville/E.C. Glass vs. G.W. Danville; :]
It was also homecoming tonight in Danville as Shandra Beard and Charlie Martin stepped up to become royalty for an evening.
E.C. Glass was on the move in the second with Brian Horsely scoring on the 25 yard TD. The game is tied at 7-all.
In the third GW's Jeremy Motley would come back with the handoff to Antwain Kirby and he picks up good yardage for a first down.
The Eagles would get the win late in the 4th, with
[SUPER=52-E.C. Glass/7/G.W. Danville/10;]
just a few seconds to go as Harte Whittle nails the 3o yard kick. The Eagles soar to the 10-to-7 win.
[IN Q="Field posision...]
[SUPER=50-Ed Martin/GW Danville Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...happy to win."]
We've already checked in with Patrick Henry-Roanoke, but right after this break we will make our first trip ever to Patrick Henry-Glade Spring and see what's up with the Rebels.
But right now let's digest a few more scores and take a listen to the Pulaski County band.
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[SUPER=64-North Cross/18/Fishburne Military/14;]
[SUPER=64-James River/12/Parry McCluer/33;]
[SUPER=64-Grayson Co./28/Pocahontas Co./14;]
[SUPER=64-Carroll Co./27/Ft. Chiswell/14;]
We are back and ready to rumble into some unchartered territory.
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Over the 15 years of Friday Football Extra our crews have covered over 2000 games.
But tonight we hit a new spot on the map as we headed southwest for the Rural Retreat PH Glade Spring game.
[SUPER=51-Glade Spring/Rural Retreat vs. PH Glade Spring; :00]
A huge crowd was on hand tonight for this Hogoheegee district battle as Friday Football Extra made it's first appearance in the Glade Spring community.
[IN Q="This is...]
[SUPER=50-Dennis Hill/P.H. Asst. Principal; :00]
[OUT Q=...to be here."]
But it would be the Rural Retreat Indians doing the early damage. Timmy King rules the entire first half as he scores this 12 yard touchdown up the right sideline early in the first quarter. It's 7-to-nothing Indians.
King would score two more TDs before break, this time taking the sling pass from Dustin Rhea, and scampering up the left side for 26 yards. It's 22-to-nothing Rural Retreat at halftime.
The Rebels would finally come alive in the second half. Travis Storie barrels his way through the Indians' defenders on his way to a 54 yard TD run. It's now 28-to-8.
Less than a minute later, the Rebels defense finds its cause. Chad Pennington picks off the Rhea pass and rumbles 41 yards for the score. It's now a 28-to-15 game after the conversion.
Early in the fourth, PH would score again. This time Matt Pennington gives it to Brandon Turner. He weaves his way in. And it's now a 28-to-22 game in the fourth.
[SUPER=52-Rural Retreat/34/PH Glade Spring/22;]
With less than 3 minutes to go, King would close it out as he scampers 35 yards for his fourth TD of the night. Rural Retreat wins it 34-to-22.
[IN Q="We didn't know...]
[SUPER=50-Timmy King/Four TDs & 258 Yards; :00]
[super=50-Richie Thomas/PH Glade Spring Head Coach; :13]
[oc=...out of the hole."]
The once beaten Flody County Buffaloes were back on the reservation tonight for a big game with one of their traditional rivals the Galaz maroon tide.
[SUPER=51-Floyd/Galax vs. Floyd Co.;]
Homecoming in Floyd saw Angela Morell and Josh Nester crowned King and Queen of the County.
But with Floyd trailing 13-to-7 at the half, it was Josh Spence who put on a kingly performance. Josh would take the handoff from Adam Gardner and with a couple of good blocks and a couple of good moves, the hole will open up and he will pick up 43 yards before he was brought down on the Galax seven yard line.
On the next play, Josh will pick up the last seven yards and Floyd leads 14-to-13.
Josh would seal the win when he finds the endzone again from 15 yards out to give the Buffaloes the 20-
to-13 lead. Josh would score his 4th T-D of the night, picking up 213 yards and 11 solo tackles on defense as the Buffaloes win their homecoming 28-13.
[SUPER=50-Josh Spence/Four TDs & 213 Yards; :00]
[OUT Q=...HAPPENS THERE.]
Three Rivers district action was the order of the night on the reservation in Shawsville tonight as the Shawnees welcomed Radford to town.
[SUPER=51-Shawsville/Radford vs. Shawsville; :00]
The Bobcats were back on the field for the first time since last week's heart breaking loss to Giles.
Shawsville's Brian Caswell was anxious to deliver another emotional blow as he hands off to Ryan Childress. He's rollig before he slips and falls.
Caswell would then attempt to pass, but the Radford rush is on, and he is forced to scramble to pick up five yards.
Radford would also have trouble generating any points as Josh Woods gets the ball to Johnny Haley.
But the Shawnees "D" also lays tough.
Finally, Radford gets the 21 to nothing win.
The rest of the highlights are coming up in a moment along with tonight's trivia question.
But first the final group of scores, and the sights and sounds of the Patrick Henry Glade Spring Marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/13/Cave Spring/17;]
[SUPER=64-Halifax Co./20/Franklin Co./10;]
[SUPER=64-Bland Co./20/Giles Co./47;]
[SUPER=64-LCA/Sat./Roanoke Catholic/2 pm;][Campbell]
Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra as we now head down to the town of Naruna,
and check in on tonight's big bad Dogwood district showdown between the William Campbell Generals and the Tunstall Trojans.
[SUPER=51-Naruna/Tunstall vs. William Campbell; :00]
Coach H.S. Ingo talked over strategy with his field General D.L. Layne.
But this one all Tunstall as Brandon Hairston snakes up the middle for a 28 yard gain to set the tone for the Trojans.
Later in that drive Haiston sprints left and posts Tim Robinson with a five yard TD connection. It's 7-to-nothing Tunstall.
In the second the Trojans would have trouble hitting the zone as the Generals' Dominic Yuille picks it off.
But Tunstall rolls to the 30-to-6 win and stays unbeaten in the Dogwood.
In Buena Vista, tonight Parry McCluer was back in action after a week off hosting Pioneer rival James River.
[SUPER=51-Buena Vista/James River vs. Parry McCluer; :00]
Before tonight's game the crowd and especially the cheerleaders observed a moment of silence for the late Whitney Rogers a former Blues' cheerleader who was killed near Buchanan over the fourth of July weekend.
Once the action began tonight the Blues' defense was up to the task as Jason Slagle tips Marlin Rickman's pass and makes the diving interception.
Parry McCluer had little trouble on offense as Chad Coffey drops back and finds a wide open Josh Miller who breaks tackles, makes a nicer move and scores on the 38 yard play. It's 13-to-nothing.
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Rickman would punch in a short TD to cut into the Blues advantage, but the Parry McCluer wins its second straight game 33 to 12.
Finally, we head up to Riner where the Glenvar Highlanders were looking to pick up a Three Rivers district win against the struggling Eagles of Auburn.
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The Highlanders cheerleaders huddled together to stay warm and exhort the Highlanders, but former Friday Football Extra photographer Mark Layman proved his manhood by shunning the chilly temperatures.
Glenvar's Anthony Hackett heated things up in a hurry as he takes the handoff and caps a three 53 yard opening drive that took all of 90 seconds. It's 7-to-nothing Glenvar.
Two plays later, Glenvar gets the ball back as Quinn Steen recovers the Auburn fumble on the turnover.
Several plays later, Josh Bishop takes the ball and he rumbles in from 16 yards out as Glenvar takes a 14 to nothing lead.
Hackett would add 6 more on this 29 yard gallop as the Highlanders whip up on the Eagles tonight 44 to 0.
And we want to apologize to our viewers down in the Piedmont tonight. We were originally scheduled to have highlights of the Magna Vista - Martinsville game, but the photographer assigned to that game was called away to a fatal train accident in Danville.
The winner of our Friday Football Extra trivia contest question from last week is Gary Walthall.
He will be getting a special 15th anniversary shirt, sweatshirt and a hat.
If you want a chance to win all you have to do is answer this week's simple question correctly.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[OUT Q=...the Fiesta Bowl."]
((For the past seven weeks the Friday Football Extra Fiesta Bowl trivia questions have been extremely easy.
But tonight the gravy train comes to a halt and we'll find out who has been really paying attention.
Back on October 21st of 1988 a Floyd County kid scored four TDs and led the Buffs to a win over Galax.
Our mystery man won player of the week honors for that performance but then in 1990 he became the only former player of the week to serve his country in the Persian Gulf war.
If you know this guy's full name, write it down on a piece of paper along with your 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 our special 15th anniversary prize pack, and then be in the running to win our all-expense paid trip to the Fiesta Bowl.))
[go to break][Super-7]
The Super 7 tonight is shuffled up with a few teams falling from the list of unbeatens.
and as a result the week eight super seven has a slightly different look.
[SUPER=65-Salem/7-0/Martinsville/7-0/Amherst Co./7-0/Tunstall/6-1/Giles/6-1/Floyd Co./6-1/Lord Botetourt/5-2;]
Salem stays a solid number one while Martinsville remains at two. Amherst County has won again and remain strong at number 3.
Tunstall steps back into the super seven at number 4, followed by Steve Ragsdales Giles Spartans who have now won 6 straight after that opening season loss to Blacksburg. Then Floyd County rolls in at number 6 and then Lord Botetourt rounds out this week;s super 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is William Fleming. The Colonels are now 4 and 3 on the season.
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Our player of the week is a little man filling some big shoes in Patrick County
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And despite his size, Aji Dixon is the second leading rusher in the Piedmont District.
Roy Stanley has more.
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[SUPER=50-Aji Dixon/FFE Player of The Week; :15]
[SUPER=50-Matt Versiuis/Patrick County Head Coach; :47]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:35]
[OUT Q=...Football extra."]
Thanks as always for watching tonight!
We hope you'll be back here with us next Friday night at 11:35.
Have a safe weeknd everybody!
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