Good evening one and all and welcome to the Halloween eve edition of Friday Football Extra!
In the next half hour you are certain to see things that will scare you to death.
The Salem defense has had a way of frightening teams this season.
The unbeaten Spartans were on the road tonight in Christiansburg looking for their sixth shutout of the year.
[SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Salem vs. Christiansburg; :00]
On this Halloween eve even the not so traditional cheerleaders were on hand as part of a massive corwd for this showdown.
The Blue Demons would get the party started from their own 37. William Reynolds rolls out and throws deep with a hail mary that finds John Hindle. He makes the jumping snag and then busts a move or two to complete the 63 yard scoring play. It's 7-to-nothing.
Salem would try to come back with its passing game as Andy Mullins rolls out to his left, and then throws back against the pursuit and finds Dennis Haley with the toss. He picks up 34 yards on the play.
Haley would finish the drive with some aggressive
He scores on the dash and Salem moves to nine and oh and wraps up the Blues Ridge district title with the 43 to 14 win.
The William Byrd Terriers were looking to get back in the groove tonight at Rockbridge County. Byrd lost a tough overtime decision to Christiansburg last Friday while the Cats bombed Botetourt.
[SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co./William Byrd vs. Rockbridge Co.; :00]
The Rockbridge County Wildcats had a lot to celebrate in the first half.
Senior back Clay Hobson breaks loose on second and five on the Terrier 10 yard live. The ten yard jog gives the Wildcats the 14-to-10 lead.
The Rockbridge scoring machine continued to roll. It's Hobson again grabbing this 17 yard pass from Shawn Watkins and the Cats go up 21-to-10.
[super=52-William Byrd/46/Rockbridge Co./28;]
But William Byrd kept up the dog fight, Bo Royal finds Cory Bush alone in the end zone. The two point conversion is good and the Terriers cut the Cat lead to 21-18.
The game ends with Byrd on top 46 to 28.
In Low Moor tonight, Alleghany looked to keep its postseason hopes alive against a Northside team that knocked off Blacksburg last week and needed a win to keep a 500 season within sight.
[SUPER=51-Low Moor/Northside vs. Alleghany; :00]
With his team down 12-to-7 starting the second half, coach Max Lowe and the Mounties had only small hill to climb, or so it seemed.
But getting over the hump got a little tougher as Qunicy Slash finds the endzone from 23 yards out to give the Northside Vikings a 20-to-7 lead.
Alleghany wold mount its comeback with Terrell Givens taking the pitch and scoring untouched from 10 yards out. It's now 20-to-13.
The Mounties would reach the summit when Robert Neff fielded this Blacksburg punt on his 25 yard line. He shakes and grooves and moves through the Viking defenders and eventually goes 75 yards for the score. We're now tied up at 20-all.
Alleghany goes over the top when Shannon Johnson keeps on the option and scores the game winning TD.
The Mounties win it 26-to-20.
Two teams that suffered setbacks last week met in Blacksburg to lick their wounds and regroup as Blacksburg hooked up with Lord Botetourt.
[SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Lord Botetourt vs. Blacksburg; :00]
Blacksburg boss man Dave Crist was doing his best to rally his troops in the second half.
The Indians were down 21-to-7 and things got worse when Derrick Ratcliff rolled and got crushed. The ball pops out and Kevin Lyle recovers for the Cavs.
The Cavs would capitalize on the turnover as Josh Aliveto keeps on the play and shoots up the middle for the 12 yard diving TD. It's now 33-to-7.
Botetourt's Paul Craft would get the Cavs down to the one with this bruising run up the middle that levels a defender.
The Cavs scored on the next play and they win it
40 to 14.
Highlights of five more of tonight's big week ten matchups are on the way, including Roy Stanley's report from Amherst County on the western district showdown between GW Danville and the Lancers.
But first let's check out that Amherst County band and scroll through some of tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=64-Patrick Henry/0/Pulaski Co./30;]
[SUPER=64-F. Collinsville/21/Magna Vista/40;]
[SUPER=64-Amherst Co./21/G.W. Danville/7;]
[SUPER=64-Craig Co./19/Parry McCluer/48;]
[SUPER=64-P.H. Glade Spring/36/Holston/20;]
Welceom back everybody as the trick or treating continues. Remember the day when one sorry kid on your street always got more candy than anyone else?
Well, coming into tonight, the Amherst County offense has been getting more than its share of points. The Lancers had scored 240 in their last four games coming into tonight.
Roy Stanley has more on this evening's Western district war with G.W. Danville.
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[SUPER=51-Amherst Co./G.W. Danville vs. Amherst Co.; :03]
[SUPER=50-Trae Toliver/One T-D, 124 Yards Rushing; :37]
[SUPER=52-Amherst Co./21/G.W. Danville/7; 1:11]
[SUPER=50-Jason Cox/Scores One T-D; 1:19]
[SUPER=50-Mickey Crouch/Lancers Head Coach; 1:25]
[SUPER=58-Roy Stanley; 1:34]
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William Fleming felt the wrath of Amherst on opening night losing 27-to-nothing.
But since then "Kila" Miller's team has five of its last seven.
Tonight the Colonels were in the house looking to clinch at least a tie for the Roanoke Valley district title against Franklin County.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke/Franklin Co. vs. William Fleming;:00]
It was a special night for Fleming fans, parents and friends tonight as the Colonels celebrated Homecoming.
Cozett Jeffries was crowned queen and Michael "MJ" King was of course named the king.
This game was much closer than most expected at 7-3 at the half.
This Fleming touchdown run by Tony Reed pushed the Fleming lead to 13-to-3 third quarter.
The scoring strike covered 35 yards.
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The Colonels got one more score from Wezzley Brown as the Colonels clinch a tie for the RVD title with Patrick Henry on deck next Friday night.
((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=50-George Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...for their efforts."]
Two more Roanoke Valley district members met in the Cougars' den tonight and in reality they were playing for nothing more than pride.
PH's playoff hopes have been long gone and the Cougars are hanging by a thread.
[SUPER=51-Pulaski Co./Patrick Henry vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
Kwasi Scott was pumping up his teammates on the turf of Kenneth dobson stadium tonight with his hands and then his feet.
Early in the contest he scoots around the left side of the Patriots' defense and flies in for the five yard TD. It's 6-to-nothing Cougars.
Pulaski's special teams would then get to the PH punter with the rush. Frank Cobbs blocks the kick at the goal line and Brandon Miller falls on it for the TD. It's now 12-to-nothing.
Cougars quarterback Travis Roop then fakes the handoff, rolls left, and runs in for a TD of his own.
"Roop There It Is."
[super=52-Patrick Henry/0/Pulaski Co./30;]
Pulaski moves to 5-and-4 on the year with the
30 to nothing win over Pulaski County.
Let's now scoot down to City Stadium in Lynchburg where the Heritage Pioneers tooked to stay perfect in the Seminole against a tough and dangerous Brookville team.
[SUPER=51-Lynchburg/Brookville vs. Heritage;:00]
[SUPER=50-Pem Apperson/Heritage Head Coach]
[SUPER=50-Chris Booker/Heritage Running Back]
Next week Jefferson Forest hosts Heritage in the battle for Seminole supremecy.
But tonight the Cavs were trying to lock up the county championship of Bedford against Liberty.
[SUPER=51-Bedford/Jefferson Forest vs. Liberty; :00]
The Liberty band was kick ing up its heels tonight having a good old time.
Midway through the first Jerton Evans would cap off a long Cavalier drive with a short TD. It's 6-to-nothing Cavs.
Liberty on its next possession would let Anthony Brown hook up with Chase Andrews on a sweet pass play good for 15 yards.
But this night belonged to Forest. Nathan Haggerty caps this drive with a
2 yard plunge. Jefferson Forest beats Liberty tonight 39 to 3.
The Martinsville Bulldogs put their unbeaten record on the line next as they battle longtime rival Laurel Park.
Plus, we'll hit three other venues, Shawsville, Floyd, and Ringgold right after we check out a few more scores and the Hertiage Pioneers marching band.
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[SUPER=64-William Fleming/19/Franklin Co./3;]
[SUPER=64-Grayson Co./20/Rural Retreat/21;]
It's time now to power our pay into the piedmont region and check on
the unbeaten Martinsville Bulldogs who hooked up with longtime rival Laurel Park tonight on the Lancers home field
[SUPER=51-Henry Co./Martinsville vs. Laurel Park; :00]
A lovely night in Henry County and a lovely crowd turned out for this one tonight.
And the home boys' Pattrick O'Brien would go to the air early and hit Winston Cole on a 30 yard touchdown, and boom just like that the Lancers are on top of the Dogs 7-to-nothing.
Then Lancers' defense would make itself known!
Corey Morehead picks off the Danny Wade pass and stops another Bulldogs' drive.
Wade would manage to return the favor by picking off this O'Brien pass and returning it 15 yards to get the Dogs in scoring position.
Marcus Hairston would take care of business from
there as he scores from 10 yards out. Martinsville moves to 9-and-0 with the 24 to 13 win.
The Tunstall Trojans took control in the Dogwood last week with their tight win over Dan River, but tonight Grtena and the Wildcats looked to stay in the hunt should the Trojans stumble.
[SUPER=51-Ringgold/Gretna vs. Dan River; :00]
Dan River boss Ken Meadors was looking on tonight and not liking what he was seeing.
Gretna opened the third with a 19-to-nothing lead.
Thelbert Waller throws the bomb to Brooks Christopher.
It's a 40 yard touchdown and it's now a 26-to-nothing game.
In the fourth, Gretna would do it again as Martinez Witcher the big fullback slams in from the three. It's now a 33-to-nothing game.
Dan River's Justin Loftis would try to combat the Gretna grenades by going to the shotgun,
but Derrick Kelly picks off the pass to seal the win.
Gretna would score 47 in all tonight as the Hawks soar to the 47-to-7 win over Dan River.
Back in 1985 Floyd County won 8 game swith the help of a kid named Tim Slaughter.
Tonight the Buffs were trying to win 8 for the first since that season as they hosted Three Rivers nemesis Radford.
[SUPER=51-Floyd/Radford vs. Floyd Co.; :00]
The Buffalo fans were pulling their hair out tonight even though they were enjoying a 20-to-7 halftime lead.
Floyd would start the third quarter off in a big fashion. Adam Gardner calls on Scott Myers to carry thge ball throw a big hole on the right side. He will go 74 yards for the score. The Buffs are now on top 27-to-7.
Later in the third, Myers would find another opening on the left side. He picks up 25 yards this time before the Bobcat defenders can catch up.
That would set up a Josh Spence score as he gets in the zone around the far end. Floyd County wins it
[IN Q="Team effort...]
[SUPER=50-Josh Spence/Floyd Co. Running Back; :00]
[OUT Q=...beat us last year."]
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Another Three Rivers battle tonight was on the reservation in Shawsville where the Shawnees hosted Glenvar with the Shawnees looking for their 6th win of the season.
[SUPER=51-Shawsville/Glenvar vs. Shawsville; :00]
Brian Caswell who came into this parent's night contest with 16 TDs on the season was leading the cheers on the Shawsville sideline.
But Glenvar fired the first shot in the Rumble on Route 460 as Seth Noonkester pitches to Anthony Hackett who drops back and completes the flea flicker with the toss back to Noonkester. He scoreson the bit of trickery and it's 7-to-nothing.
The Shawnees responded to that challenge when Caswell motors around the Highlanders defense for 35 yards before he's taken down by Noonkester.
Three plays later, Ryan Childress scores on the run
Caswell gets the two point conversion but Shasville loses to Glenvar 28-to-22.
Three more sets of highlights are still to come tonight along with a trivia question that will require you to take off your helmet and put on a baseball cap.
But first the remaining week ten scores and the Salem Marching Band.
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[SUPER=64-Cave Spring/29/Halifax Co./36;]
[SUPER=64-Rockbridge Co./28/William Byrd/46;]
[SUPER=64-Bland Co./14/Ft. Chiswell/31;]
Let's now venture into Craig County and check in on the Rockets,
who tonight hosted Parry McCluer.
Both teams have struggled this season with only 3 wins between them.
[SUPER=51-New Castle/Parry McCluer vs. Craig Co.; :00]
Craig County came in hungry for its second victory of the year in parent's night.
After a Craig County fumble the Blues would need just one play to score as Chad Coffey connects with Jason Wright in the back of the endzone. It's 12-to-nothing Blues.
On their very next possession, the Blues Adam Rhodes rumbles 18 yards for the score. And Parry McCluer is out to an 20-to-nothing lead in the first quarter.
Midway through the second Craig County would get its first points of the night as Robert Hypes sneeks in from the one.
[super=52-Parry McCluer/48/Craig Co./19;]
The Blues would have no trouble answering that with this John Ross Williams' 42 yard touchdown run.
Parry McCluer beats Craig County 48 to 19.
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[SUPER=50-Charlie Wheeler/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Phillip King/Craig Co Head Coach; :06]
[OUT Q=come back.]
Let's now check on a Pioneer distirct battle did have plenty of meaning tonight.
Covington and Bath County renewed their rivalry at Casey Field with the Cougars looking to clinch the Pioneer title outright.
[SUPER=51-Covington/Bath Co. vs. Covington; :00]
Covington took the field tonight looking to make quick work of the Chargers.
The Chargers would start their march with number 83 Dizzy Garten picking off his second pass of the game on the last play of the first quarter.
Early in the second, the Cougars get on the board with Antonio Hill punching it in from the 2 yard line.
It's 7-to-nothing Cougars.
Hill would get his second TD on another two yard poke
as Covington wins the game 27-to-nothing and wraps up the Pioneer title.
Finally tonight we finish up with the first game of the day, the North Cross Raiders hosted the Massanutten Colonels in a 3:15 kickoff.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Massanutten vs. North Cross; :00]
It was senior day at North Cross, and the Raiders recognized the seven 12th graders on this year's squad.
The visitors from Massanutten fell behind three to nothing before Delmar Brown keeps around the end and scoots 42 yards. He makes some nice moves and avoids sefveral tacklers to make it 6-to-3 Colonels.
In the second quarter the Raiders would retake the lead as junior Matt Stover takes the handoff and scores from the five to make it 10-to-6 Raiders.
North Cross would continue to move the ball on the Colonels. Senior quarterback Matt Helbling tosses the ball to Preston Moore and he picks up 15 yards.
And the Raiders take the game 27 to 26 for their third win of the season.
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[OUT Q=...the Fiesta Bowl."]
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No change in the top three sports of the Super 7 tonight.
But there is a little bit of movement elsewhere in the poll.
[SUPER=65-Salem/9-0/Martinsville/9-0/Amherst Co./9-0/Tunstall/8-1/Floyd Co./8-1/Heritage/8-1/Rural Retreat/7-2;]
Salem gives up 14 points but still wins big to stay number one.
Martinsville gets a scare but wins again. Amherst sews up the not so wild west and is third.
Tunstall beats Chatham 41-to-12 to stay fourth.
Floyd County moves up a spot to fifth. Heritage gets the sixth spot, and Rural Retreat knocks off Grayson to take the over number 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is Jefferson Forest. The Cavs get Heritage next week for the Seminole crown.
A change of Attitude has been a key factor in the success that Clay Hobson is having on the football field this season.
[Hobson Head Shot]
Tonight, Roy Stanley tells us how a little attitude adjustment helped the senior win our Player of the Week award.
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[SUPER=51-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=50-Clay Hobson/FFE Player of The Week; :18]
[SUPER=50-Jamie Talbott/Rockbridge Co. Head Coach; :26]
[SUPER=51-Daleville/October 23rd; 1:02]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:39]
[OUT Q=...football extra."]
((As far as talent, Hobson has as much or more than many running backs in the Blue Ridge District.
But last year Hobson admittedly had an attitude problem. He got in trouble, Missed practices and he even missed a couple of games.
However, All that has changed this year.))
((CLAY HOBSON/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((JAMIE TALBOTT/ROCKBRIDGE HEAD COACH:))
((The attitude adjustment has meant a lot to Hobson and his Wildcat teammates.
Rockbridge currently holds down third place in the Blue Ridge and Hobson is second behind Byrd's. O.J. Thomason in the Rushing catergory.
And last week against Botetourt, Hobson had 24 carriers for 150 yards and he scored three touchdowns in the win over the Cavaliers.))
((Hobson's change in attitude can only help his future. And the Wildcat tailback says he wants to play football in college Roy Staney Friday Football Extra.))
The final week of the regular season takes place next Friday.
All of us at Friday Football Extra look forward to having you join us in seven days right here at the same time.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
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