Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Friday Football Extra's week nine festitivies.
In the next half hour we'll showcase 30 teams from Wytheville to Martinsvile.
But we begin the trek right here in the star city at Victory Stadium where Cave Spring and Fleming met to decide the top spot in the Roanoke Valley district.
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Go Colonel, Go Colonel, Go Colonel!!!
Fleming led this thing 8-to-2 at the half thanks to a six run second quarter.
But in the third, Fleming comes out smoking as Jermaine Hardy high steps it through tacklers and then turns on the juice. He goes 68 yards and the Colonels make it a 16-to-2 game.
Cave Spring would come right back at Fleming as Brad Nicholls takes the pitch, skips the run and fires the option pass to a wide open Michael Brammer. The 51 yard score tightens things up. It's 16-to-9.
But this cold night was only reserved for one "Hardy" soul.
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Jermaine rips off his second 68 yard effort of the night to lead the Colonels to the 30-to-15 win.
Fleming is now 2-and-0 in the RVD and 5 and 3 overall.
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The Salem Spartans, the number one team in the Super-7 and the associated Press top 10, made another statement tonight by shutting out Alleghany.
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It was a banner night for the Spartans in more way than one!
On their second play from scrimmage, Dennis Haley bulls up the middle, and scoots right down the middle of the mainicured salem Stadium turf and takes it in for the 59 yard score.
Matt Anderson then got in to the act late in the first quarter as he spins into the endzone to make it a 13-to-nothing lead in favor of the Spartans.
10 minutes before the half Salem would pass. Andy Mullins finds a wide open J.R. Andrews.
It's another touchdown and Salem goes on to win with ease tonight by a 41-to-nothing scores and make it a happy homecoming. Salem is at Christiansburg next week.
Another of the remaining unbeatens, the Martinsville Bulldogs were back home at Dan Greene stadium tonight looking improve to 8-and-0 against struggling FC.
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It was homecoming in the Ville tonight where they crowned not one but two queens. Takisha Mitchell on the left and Hollie Campbell both became part of royalty tonight.
Their Knights in Bulldog Red armor capped an 84 yard drive when Marcus Hairston emerged from the pack and enters the endzone after the point after kick.
Hairston would make it a 13-to-nothing game in the second quarter when he scored on this five yard run.
Marcus would complete the scoring trifecta with his third TD of the half when he finds this hole and gets in the zone. He finished with 172 yards and 3 scores in two quarters.
The Bulldogs would compete the scoring bonanza in the first half with this TD pass from Danny Wade to Brian Niblett.
The Dogs roll to the 48-to-nothing win.
Let's now bust a move over to Appomattox where the top Seminole district game of the night was played between the Raiders and Heritage Pioneers.
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Some cold Heritage fans made the road trip to tonight's contest armed with posters supporting their team.
Heritage would make the fans happy by opening the scoring with this 24 yard Lee Murray field goal, it's 3-to-nothing.
Appomattox would attempt to answer that kick with a score of its own as Chris Pannell gobbles up yards on the ground. But that drive would stall.
Heritage would look to make something happen with the Alex Lucy to Quentin Tanner pass play. it picks up good yardage.
And Heritage picks up the 10-to-0 win and improves to 7-and-1 on the season.
Four more big week number 9 games are on the immediate horizon.
We'll check on the much anticipated William Byrd-Christiansburg game see what happened in the Dogwood battle between Tunstall and Dan River.
But right now let's get some of tonight's scores into your living room and take a listen to the William Fleming Colonels marching band.
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We are back and ready to continue with the week nine events that are shaping Friday Football Extra.
One of the more interesting games with playoff implications was staged in Vinton tonight as Byrd welcomed once beaten Christiansburg to town.
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County supervisor Harry Nickens was serving hotdogs tonight at the concession stand. Send a couple of chili dogs this may Harry!
The Terriers found themselves down 26-to-7 heading to the final half, but with a new attitude.
From their own 47 on a fourth down, Bo Royal keeps it out of the shotgun and takes it straight up the middle. The 53 yard touchdown makes it a 26-to-21 game still in the third.
Late in the third the Blue Demons would pad their lead with this one yard Chris Holmes leap over the pile. The Burg now has a 36-to-21 lead.
But Byrd got within 7 with 3:30 to play. And with the ball on the Demons 42, OJ Thomason breaks loose on the right side and he's going to take it all the way for the TD. We're all tied up at 36 and heading to overtime.
In the OT Byrd got a field, but the Demons would score 6 on their last down with Holmes doing the honors.
Christiansburg wins a wild one 42-to-39 in overtime.
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Two more Blue Ridge teams who experienced very different kinds of shock last week hooked up in Daleville.
Botetourt beat Christiansburg on a last second TD pass, while Rockbridge County squandered a huge lead and lost to Blacksburg.
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The Wildcats came charging into town Daleville on this brisk Botetourt night and just kept coming.
On the Cats first possession, they start warming it up as Shawn Watkins hits Daniel Hill over the middle for 17 yards.
We show you this play because it's about the only one that didn't go for a score tonight.
Watkins to Clay Hobson, and he takes the handoff up the middle for the 7-to-nothing lead in favor of the Cats.
Rockbridge County would do it again and again and again as Watkins passes to Toby Davis after getting break protection. Davis gets in for the TD.
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The Wildcats pull off the shocker of the night bombing Botetourt 56-to-6.
Let's now turn our attentin to thte Dogwood district as once beaten Tunstall headed south to Ringgold tonight to tangle with the Dan River Wildcats.
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The Dan River Wildcat was doing his best his to stay warm tonight by staying motion.
The Wildcats would try to do the same as they trailed 10-to-6 in the third. Sammy Lee hands off to Anthony Witcher who takes it 35 yards for the go ahead score! BUT NO! A holding call brings it back.
And that would prove costly because on the next play, Lee fumbles the ball as he attempts to pass and Tunstall takes over.
Ken Meador thinks it should be an incompletion, but the call sticks.
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Tunstall would manage to hang on with efforts like this Brandon Hairston to Lorenzo Preston pass
Preston makes the bobbling catch as Tunstall walks away with a 10-to-6 win in the Dogwood.
Time now to check on the other key Dogwood district brawl tonight down in Gretna where the Hawks hooked up with Altavista.
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The Hawks and Colonels flipped at midfield before the opening kickoff and the Gretna took off.
Thelbert Waller hands the pill off to Brian Logan, and look his go picking up 20 yards on the carry for a Hawk first down.
Waller will get greedy and go to the air, but Altavista's main man Eric Pannell gets the pick and after some great effort to advance theball finaly gets stopped.
Altavista would return the favor, as the Hawks swoop in and block the punt and take over around midfield.
That turnover would lead to a one yard TD plunge by Martinez Witcher. It's 7-to-nothing Hawks and Gretna wins it tonight 39-to-3
The single-a ranks are moving to the top of the ladder when we come back.
We'll check on games in Wythe County, Giles County and Buena Vista where Steve Mason will have details on this evening's Covington-Parry McCluer game.
But first, scores and musical notes from the Marvelous Ma-Va-Hi marching band.
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Up in Buena Vista, Parry McCluer hosted Covington on senior night in a crucial Pioneer district game. Steve mason recaps a one side battle.
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Let's now turn our attention to the Mountain Empire district where Grayson County and Ft.Chiswell looked to the stay in the hunt for the title tonight.
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Grayson came into the contest looking to make quick work of the Pioneers.
The Blue Devisl would make their visit unwelcome in the first quarter as quarterback Robbie Phelps hands the rock off to Brandon Smith who bucks up the gut and rumbles 60 yards down the left sideline, shredding tacklers and scoring the opening TD of the evening.
Grayson would score again on its very next drive.
D.J. Kyle goes untouched up the middle en route to a 21 yard touchdown pushing the lead to 13 to nothing midway in the first.
The Blue Devils would continue to pitch a fit. Brandon Smith finds the endzone on the 12 yard run.
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Grayson goes on top 19-to-nothing and wins tonight
38-to-23. The Devils are 4 and 1 in the district and 7-and-1 overall.
And one quick note for you tonight from the Hogoheegee district.
Head coach Dean Rhea and his Rural Retreat Indianis beat Northwood 7-to-6 tonight and improved to 8-and-2 on the season.
Of even more significance is that tonight's win gives Rhea his 100th career victory.
In the three Rivers district tonight, the Radford Bobcats played host to the Glenvar Highlanders in a battle of 3-and-4 teams.
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Radford came into the second half with a commanding 28-to-7 lead over the Highlanders.
The Bobcats would add to their lead early in the third as Jelanie Hendricks claws his way up the middle for the four yard TD run and it's a 35-to-7 Radford game.
Glenvar would get a break midway through the third as Giovanni Morton fumbles and Robbie Atkinson jumps on the loose ball at the Radford 21.
That would set up Anthony Hackett's five yard TD run.
But Radford wins it tonight by a 42-to-14 score to even its record at four and four on the season.
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Let's now jump back to the Mountain Empire district and head up to Narrows and check in on the Green Wave and its battle with Pocahontas.
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The Green Wave was welcomed to Ragsdale field by many young fans as they trotted in looking for another district win.
Narrows would light up the scoreboard first as Josh Blankenship takes the handoff and makes his way through the Pocahontas defense for the 18 yard score. It's 8-to-nothing.
The Indians wouldn't tolerate that outburst for long as Chris Woodard caps a five play drive with this run and we are tied at 8-all.
Narrows would get the advantage back in the second quarter. Adam Reynolds connects with Jim Hazelwood on
this 15 yard TD play.
The Green Wave loses to Pochontas tonight 36 to 28 for its first loss in the Mountain Empire.
Three more sets of highlights are coming up tonight as we travel from Pearisburg to Rocky Mount and then step on the turf in Liberty U.
But first the final batch of week nine scores and the Parry McCluer fighting Blues band.
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Welcome back to Friday Football Extra as we now shift our attention where you know the
the mercury in the thermometer was on the decline this evening.
Pearisburg was the site of tonight's border war between thet Spartans and the visitors from James Monroe in West Virginia.
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The Mavericks of James Monroe took the short ride down route 219 where and made an abrupt stop at Spartan field.
The folks at Giles wish they would have kept going.
Giles trailed 14-to-nothing in the third before Richard Hodge capped a 13 play single wing spectacular and chopped the lead to 14-to-8.
But the Mavs would turn on the offense one more time as Matt Ballangee goes 40 yard in two plays and elevates the Mavericks to a 21-to-8 advantage.
James Monroe would add another three in the third quarter. Paul King nails the 24 yard field goal.
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And James Monroe rocks the house with a 38-to-14 win over the Spartans.
Virginia Independent Conference action got a taste of the big time tonight as Lynchburg Christian hosted longtime rival North Cross on the carpet at Liberty University.
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LCA was on top 21-to-14 at halftime and Kyle Alexander was trying to make sure his Bulldogs maintained that lead.
The Dawgs would do just that as Steve Walker dashes to the right side and scores from nine yards out.
It's 29-to-14 Lynchburg Christian in the third.
Early in the fourth, North Cross would get back in the game with Matt Stover plunging in. It's 29-to-26 as the LCA lead is cut to 3.
But the Dawgs would ice it on Nick Baker's scramble.
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He eludes tacklers and scores from 49 yards out as LCA wins it 36-to-27 over North Cross.
Finally tonight we close out the week nine highlights in Rocky Mount where Franklin County and Patrick Henry, two teams with only two wins between them met to decide the basement resident in the RVD.
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There was a good crowd on hand at Cy Dillon stadium tonight for this one.
We pick it up in the fourth quarter, PH has the ball and the lead and Demario Banks takes the handoff and pick up 14 yards down the right sideline into Eagle territory.
Three plays later Banks moves it 12 yards down to the Eagles 28 yard line on the run.
Reggie Jones would finish what Banks started as he
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scores from the 15 and Patrick Henry wins it 12-to-3 for its second win of the year.
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The Super 7 tonight is again a little mixed in the bottom portion of it.
But the top looks the same has it has all year long.
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Salem stays a super solid number one while Martinsville remains at two. Amherst County was off tonight and is third.
Tunstall steps back into the super seven at number 4, followed by Floyd County, Christiansburg and Heritage.
And the pollbuster tonight is Grayson County.
The Blue Devils are now 7-and-1.
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Last Friday night the player of the week candidates were as plentiful as ever, but we ended up settling on two, two-way performers.
The first is Jermaine Hardy of William Fleming. A young man who was playing wide receiver last season.
This year he has been trying to fill Lee Suggs shoes. Roy Stanley has more on what is becoing a perfect fit for both Hardy and the Colonels.
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((Last weekend at Pulaski County, The Colonel offensive game plan was simple, Toss left, Toss right and let Hardy do the rest.
And the Colonel tailback using his aggressive style of running carried the ball 25 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns in the Colonel win over the Cougars.))
((JERMAINE HARDY/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((As you can see, Hardy is not one to brag about his play on the football field. He doesn't have the speed of a Lee Suggs but Hardy is physcial when he runs and he's just beginning to adjust to the running back position after playing wide receiver as a sophmore.))
((GEORGE "KILA" MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
((The coaches at Fleming say Hardy is one of the better conditioned players in the program and he has to be.
He also plays on defense and last week at Cougar den he had 10 solo tackles 11 assists and 3 pass break ups to go along with his night carrying the ball.))
Floyd County's Josh Spence also made quite an impact last Friday as he almost single handedly beat Galax 28-13.
But Steve Mason says while the junior has as much school spirit as anyone, he's anything BUT a Buffalo.
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((Josh Spence runs over opposing would be tacklers with the stubborness of well... and animal that well(NAT SOUND) resembles a a buffaloe.
Pound for pound, this 6'1 195 pound bull packs a bigger punch than his half ton brethren. Against the Maroon Tide, he amassed 213 rushing yards on what turned out to be a long night for everyone.
The junior scored all four Floyd Touchdowns. The Buffs get tremendous mileage out of Spence. Last year, he also played basketball and wrestled. But perhaps Josh is most accomplished in track. Last season, he captured the Group A state championship in discus and placed fourth in the triple jump after cleaning up at the Three Rivers district meet.
With another year in high school, Spence's future is bright, others are starting to take notice.
Spence is also a solid defender. Against Galax, he registered 15 tackles. Steve Mason FFE.))
The annual Halloween edition of Friday Football Extra is on tap for next Friday night.
[go to break and credits] Have a safe weekend everybody and thanks for spending part of your Friday night with us.