Good evening everybody and welcome to yet another edition of Friday Football Extra right here on Your Hometown Station. The temperature dropped tonight as so did some big name teams across the area. We have the highlights of 14 games for you this evening, plus the scores, the new Super 7 and our latest player of the week.
And we begin with the game of the week down in the Cougar's Den in Pulaski County where the old veteran coach Joel Hicks welcomed another cagey legend, Willis White to town. The two men also brought their players to the game.
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Salem came in ranked number one in the Super Seven with a slight 5 games to 4 advantage over Pulaski in this series in the 90's.
The Spartans would take a 3-to-nothing lead tonight and then watch the Cougars come back on them. Wingback Frank Cobbs finds plenty of running room as he fools the Salem defense and he will go 62 yards for the score. Pulaski is back on top 6-to-3.
But Salem answered back with two touchdowns, the second of which came when Chris Schwizer fielded this Cougar punt to start the second quarter. He will dance down his own sideline and someone get by the kick coverage as he goes 91 yards for the score. Salem bolts back on top 17-to-6.
Salem got ball back after shutting down Pulaski inside the five, and Dennis Haley would make the Cougars pay for not converting as he hits the hole, turns the right side corner, and you can mail it in. It's a 99 yard touchdown run as Haley blisters everyone. Salem leads it 24-to-6. They got another field goal to make it 27-to-6 at halftime.
Salem would continue to march in the second half. On their second possession of the third, E. J. Thomas makes his way to the right side, he bounces outside and down the sideline for 67 yards and Salem's fourth TD of the game. It's now 34-to-6 Spartans.
The teams would trade scores with Pulaski firing the final shot on this Cobbs' reverse from five yards out.
But it's only cosmetic. Salem walks the walk tonight with a 41-to-21 win.
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[SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=50-Dennis Haley/139 Yards Rushing; :26]
[SUPER=50-Chris Schwizer/91 Yard TD Return; :33]
[OUT Q=....had to do was run."]
While they were mixing things up just outside of Dublin, the Fleming Colonels were out to get win number three on the year and stay perfect on the season as they invaded City Stadium in Lynchburg for a date with Glass.
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The folks in the Hill City turned out tonight to see if the Colonels were for real.
And they would see the Colonels take a 14-to-nothing halftime lead and then come out in the third with Jermaine Hardy anxious to expand that advantage. Jermaine takes it 39 yards basically untouched. It's now 20-to-7 Colonels.
Glass would attempt to rally with Carlos Waller. He takes a handoff himself, races down the right sideline, he makes a couple of nice moves but he will fumble and Fleming recovers at the Hilltoppers one yard line. One of many Topper miscues tonight.
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In the fourth, Glass would finally penetrate the Colonels "D". L.B. Cabell fires a pass to Milton Jeffries. It ends up being a 40 yard scoring play, but Fleming wins it 26 to 14 to move to 3-and-0.
The surprise Roanoke Valley district member of the early weeks of the season was Franklin County. The Eagles came into tonight's game with GW Danville sporting a 2-and-0 record.
[SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/G.W. Danville vs. Franklin Co.; :00]
The new found success even had the little fans turning out at Cy Dillon Stadium - like 16 month old John Hodges.
We pick it up in the third with GW in control with a 28-to-nothing lead.
And Danville would just keep rolling as Jeremy Motley does it himself of the right side and in. It's 35-to-nothing.
To add a little insult to night and the final score. Just as Franklin County is about to score - Nathan Angle's pass it picked off in the endzone by Torrance Nunnaly.
But the Eagles refused to be shutout as Angles fires over the middle and finds Julius Jamison for the score. Franklin County scores and it's 35-to-8.
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But GW would finish off the night with a sweep by Ricky Sittle from 8 yards away. GW Danville wins it 48-to-8.
Patrick Henry returned to Victory Stadium tonight hoping the doctors at nearby Roanoke Memorial could get them well in a hurry and get the team a much needed win against Albemarle.
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And the physicians arrived just in time for the opening kickoff as Lifeguard 10 touched down across the street.
But the Patriots from Charlottesville would inflict the first wounds of the evening as Doote Keller bangs in from the two yard line to give Albemarle a 7-to-nothing lead.
But PH would battle back with a TD of its own as Jermaine Myers scores and gets a two point conversion. Patrick Henry takes an 8-to-7 lead.
The PH defense would also put on a stout showing as it stymies Albemarle on a fourth and goal from the one.
Patrick Henry wins it 14 to 13.
A couple of teams who split their contests in the opening two weeks of the season collided at Bill Brown Stadium in Blacksburg tonight as the Indians hosted Cave Spring.
[SUPER=51-Blacksburg/Cave Spring vs. Blacksburg; :00]
Coach Dave Crist was looking for some answers at the start of the third quarter with his team down 14-to-nothing.
But instead he would see some more Knights' offense as Cave gets its third TD of the night. Jacob Lewis takes off on a bootleg right and he picks up 12 yards to set up the score.
Four plays after that - Michael Hamlar turns the swing pass into six with the aid of a few nice moves and some poor tackling. He scores from the 26. The Knights lead 21-to-nothing.
On the last play of the third quarter - Hamlar makes another awesome run.
This time he does his thing from 25 yards away moving the ball down to the Blacksburg 20.
Three plays later he scores from the one. The Knights win it 27 to 6.
The rivalry ruckus continues in just a moment. Among other things we will check on the war in the highlands - Alleghany vs. Covington.
But first you know we need to get to the scoreboard and get in step with the Pulaski County Cougars' marching band.
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[SUPER=64-James Monroe/39/Oak Hill/14;]
If Salem and Pulaski was the biggest game of the night, then out next game was a close second.
For years players like Dwayne Brown, Petey Hunter, Timmy Polland and Mark Jefferson, Andy Carroll and Brian Hamm made their mark in this Alleghany County showdown.
Tonight the final shots of the 90's were fired as the Cougars and Mounties broke bread at Casey Field.
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[SUPER=51-Covington/Alleghany vs. Covington; :00]
[SUPER=50-Albert Tuono/Gets Game Winning TD; ]
[SUPER=50-Brad Morton/Covington Head Coach;]
[SUPER=50-Mark Keith/Alleghany Head Coach;]
(( The two rivals came in looking to take home bragging rights and the coveted Emory Brackman Cup.
And Covington was hoping to avenge last year's trouncing in Low Moor.
After a scoreless first quarter, early in the second Chris Dolan breaks free for the Cougars and rumbles 31 yards all the way to the Alleghany 30 before he is brought down from behind.
A couple of plays later, the leg of Chris Scott would be true as he hits this 27 yard field goal. It's 3-to-nothing in the second.
On their next possession went with the arm and not the leg as Wesley Hostetter hooks up with Jason Hemp right at the sideline. Theplay is good for 25 yards and set up another field goal.
Scott would again make his mark with a 34 yard field goal. The Cougars hit the halftime break on top on Alleghany 6-to-nothing.
The Cougars would come out in the third looking for more. Dolan will take the kickoff on his own 25 and speed up the right sideline going 75 yards for the quick six. And suddenly it's 12-to-nothing Covington.
Alleghany's offense would finally get a spark on its first possession of the second half as Dwayne Washington Bryan Thompson connect on the right side for 41 yards before the defense stops the play at the Covington 23.
Two plays later Washington and Andre Booker get together on a 13 yard scoring play. It's now Covington 12 Alleghany 6 in the third.
Alleghany would then take its first lead of the night as sophomore Albert Tuono goes up the middle of the field and into the zone. It's 13-to-12 Alleghany in the fourth quarter.
Covington would have one more chance deep in Mountie territory with a minute to play. But from the four, the ball is fumbled. Andre Booker recovers on the two and Alleghany comes back to take a 13-to-12 win.))
((BRAD MORTON/COVINGTON HEAD COACH:))
((MARK KEITH/ALLEGHANY HEAD COACH:))
If that rivalry smokes then this one scorches. Giles and Narrows met tonight in Pearisburg, and for the Spartans it was do or die after opening up this 99 campaign with back to back losses to Blacksburg and Floyd.
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The joint was jumping in the "Burg" tonight as fans from all corners of the county showed up for this one.
On Narrows second play from scrimmage from the 50 yard line - number 23 Justin Parcell busts up the middle for a huge gain on the Spartan defense. But he is hit and he fumbles. Steven Gilmer recovers for the Spartans.
Then Giles would grind it out on a long 12 play drive with the big play coming from Carson Ward. He weaves his way for 24 yards into Green Wave territory.
A few plays after that the Spartans would cash in on a fourth and one from the four. Trey David pitches to Cooney Ratcliff and he wings it in.
Cooney gets 6 TDs and 231 yards as Giles win it 42-to-20.
In Henry County, the schools are so close there are a number of big rivalries. But Bassett and Martinsville always manage to put on a show - dating back to the early years of this program when Shawn Moore went head to head with Aaron Staples.
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The Bulldog was keeping the beat and showing off before this one got started.
We pick up the action with the Bengals trailing by seven but coming back. Bassett's U.J. Wade calls on Cedric Watkins to take it in from the two. He recovers his own fumble and makes it 7-to-6.
The Bengals went for two and on the exact same play, Watkins gets in and makes it 8-to-7.
But right after that the Bulldogs, Niquis Martin calls his own number from the 32, cuts around the left end, into daylight, into the clear and eventually into the endzone as he goes 68 yards for the score. It's 14-to-8 Martinsville.
The Bulldogs hang on win it tonight at Dan Greene Stadium 35-to-28.
When we return from a short commercial break we'll check on a battle of unbeatens at Northside where the Vikings hosted Liberty on a night fit for Kings and Steak dinners.
But first more scores from across the region and more music from a band from Byrd.
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[SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/48/Franklin Co./8;]
[SUPER=64-Laurel Park/6/Jefferson Forest/42;]
[SUPER=64-William Fleming/26/E.C. Glass/14;]
[SUPER=64-Staunton River/28/Lord Botetourt/44;]
This portion of the week three Friday Football Extra highlights features three Blue Ridge members stepping out of district.
The first of which has Northside hosting Liberty. The Minutemen came into the game 2-and-0 after failing to win anything last season.
The biggest winners of all tonight just might have been the fans who took in the pregame tailgate party that featured music by the "Kings" and food by the Texas Steakhouse. All the proceeds raised went to help the Northside Athletic fund. Over $4000 was raised last year at this event.
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[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Liberty vs. Northside; :00]
Northside also filled up more than their bellies. Tommy Morgan goes up top and fills up the air with this strike to Scott Weaver for a 30 yard TD pass. It's now 21-to-nothing Northside in the fourth quarter.
Liberty would manage to respond to that shocker with Shannon Clark taking the kickoff right up the gut for 79 yards and the score. Liberty cut the lead to 21-to-6 after the failed to two point try.
Northside would salt the victory away
with Jubal Poindexter punching it in from the two. Northside is unbeaten at 2-and-0 after the 28-to-6 win over Liberty.
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[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...ball game."]
In Vinton, the Terriers played their home opener this evening against a rehot Glenvar team that opened the year with two straight "W's" - including a win over Botetourt.
[SUPER=51-Vinton/Glenvar vs. William Byrd; :00]
The 1950-51 district champs from William Byrd were on hand tonight to get some recognition and watch O.J. Thomason run all over the Highlanders.
With six seconds left in the first half- OJ bursts up the middle and before you can say Minute maid - the juice is gone on an 80 yard TD run to make it 28-to-7 Byrd at the half.
Early in the third quarter - OJ would continue to put the squeeze on the Highlanders as he takes it around the left side on an eight yard TD run. It's now 34-to-7 Terriers in control.
OJ would chill, and TJ Rigsby would get into the act and score on a
28 yard TD dash. William Byrd improves to 2-and-0 on the season with an easy 41-to-7 win over Glenvar.
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[SUPER=50-O.J. Thomason/William Byrd Tailback; :00]
[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :10]
[OUT Q=....a good year."]
Staunton River and Lord Botetourt were both hoping to get on track tonight after failing to come away with wins in thier respective opening night games a week ago.
[SUPER=51-Moneta/Lord Botetourt vs. Staunton River; :00]
The Golden Eagles played pretty well against Byrd last week, tonight they would try to stop the Cavs' run and shoot offense.
But first the Cavs would stop themselves. Anthony Ford's pass into the endzone from the 25 is right to Kevin Lyle - but he drops the rock and the Cavs don't convert.
But sometimes you get a chance for redemption - like on the very next play. Ford and Lyle run the same route and this time they connect for six. The Cavs takes a 7-to-nothing lead after the kick.
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The Cavs would later add this Jared White field goal from 28 yards away to take a 10-to-nothing lead on the Golden Eagles. Botetourt wins it 44 to 28.
Break out the Triple-A road map we're heading to Ringgold, Naruna and Riner in just a moment. But before we begin that journey let's finalize the week three scoreboard and take a listen to the Covington Cougars band.
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[SUPER=64-Castlewood/15/P.H. Glade Spring/41;]
Our first stop in this final set of highlights is in Pittsylvania County where
Dan River hosted the Gretna Hawks in what promised to be a wide open early season shootout.
[SUPER=51-Ringgold/Gretna vs. Dan River; :00]
The Dan River Wildcat was having a good ole time tonight.
We start off in the third quarter with Gretna. Carlos Van Hook hands the ball off to David Turner who takes it up the middle for the five yard touchdown. Making it 7-to-6 Dan River on top.
Then in the fourth, Dan River's Jason Murphy hands off to Anthony Witcher who scrambles untouched up the near sideline for the 54 yard T-D to widen the lead to 14 to 6.
On River's next posession, deep in their own territory, Murphy's pitch to Witcher is fumbled and is recovered in the endzone by Gretna's Aljunn Carter for the touchdown, making it 14-12 Dan River.
Gretna goes for the two point conversion, Van Hook gives the ball to Carter and that tied the game at 14-all.
On their next possesion, Carlos Van Hook makes the 23 yard pass to Julian Miller for the Touchdown and Gretna wins 22-14.
North of Ringgold in Naruna, the William Campbell Generals took a shot and knocking off the Brookville Bees tonight in this Dogwood-Seminole matchup.
[SUPER=51-Naruna/Brookville vs. Wm. Campbell; :00]
Generals boss, H.S. Ingo was pacing the sideline and he had plenty to be concerned about this evening.
His team is driving when this pass is picked off by the Bees Matt Burch. And he will make a tremendous effort to fight off tacklers, keep his balance and return the ball to the 40 yard line.
The Bees would turn the "TO" into a "TD" as Dejon Kennedy takes it in from 38 yards away. It's now 16-to-nothing Bees on top in the second quarter.
Brookville would add three more before halftime as Chris Cumberland nails the 27 yard field goal. The Bees win it tonight 26 to 8.
The Floyd County Buffaloes were back in action tonight a week after their amazing comeback win over Giles.
Tonight the Buffs faced Three Rivers' foe Auburn.
[SUPER=51-Riner/Floyd Co. vs. Auburn; :00]
The Eagle fans were ready for some football and are sure to be watching for their team tonight.
But it's the Buffaloes offense that make the first highlight. In the first quarter Floyd on the Auburn 32 and on third and six Scott Myers takes the hand off and makes a bee-line for the sideline. Myers follows the line all the way into the zone for his second T-D of the night. And it's 15-nothing Buffaloes.
The Eagle defense would then step it up and put an end to this Floyd County drive as a host of defenders descend upon quarterback Adam Gardner. The ball comes loose and Auburn takes control in Buffalo territory.
But on the very next play former player of the week Josh Spence turns the table as he strips Auburn Q-B Shannon Smith, then recovers the fumble and Floyd is three and oh beating Auburn 22 to 3.
The Eagles are one and one.
As you heard earlier in tonight's show, Friday Football Extra and Jammin' WJJS are getting inside the same huddle to bring you a halftime jam on Wednesday night September 22nd at Cattle Annie's in Lynchburg.
Here's a shout from one of the groups you'll be seeing in concert that night.
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[IN Q="Hey what's up...]
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No Authority and Mandy Moore will co-headline the WJJS-Friday Football Extra halftime jam. Keep watching your Hometown Station WDBJ-7 and keep listening to the beat of the city - WJJS for more details. Hope to see you there on the 22nd.
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Well, a number of big matchups tonight were certain to shake up the week number three
Super-7 poll. And sure enough that is the case this evening with three teams dropping out.
[SUPER=65-Salem/2-0/Fleming/3-0/Floyd Co./3-0/George Wythe/3-0/Northside/2-0/Alleghany/3-0/Martinsville/2-0;]
Salem, Fleming and Floyd remain one, two, three. But George Wythe moves up and Northside, Alleghany and Martinsville jump in the poll this week as unbeatens.
And the pollbuster tonight is William Byrd - another unbeaten at 2-and-0.
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Our Player of the week is no stranger to our Friday Football Extra postseason awards' podium.
Josh Spence earned his second trip to our banquet by leading Floyd County to a 26-20 win over Giles last week. Steve Mason has more on this Three Rivers District Classic.
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[SUPER=50-Winfred Beale/Floyd County Head Coach; :18]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :26]
[SUPER=50-Josh Spence/3TD's, 321 Yards in Two Games; :41(QUICK!!!!)]
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((Two first half touchdowns and Floyd coach Winfred Beale wondered if he would have to wait another week for his 100th career win. But Josh Spence decided it was prime time for the milestone so he rushed for 227 yards and three second half touchdowns to help Beale to the century mark.
((WINFRED BEALE/FLOYD COUNTY HEAD COACH:))
Trailing by eight points with four minutes left in the game he exploded up the middle on a drive saving 19 yard run. But it was off the football field where Mr. Suspense learned how to come through in the clutch.
Track and field, an off season training regime that included a stop in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech's football camp, and a practice work ethic second to none all adds up to his second Friday Football Extra wards banquet. An Invitation that means more than the first considering the stakes he faced and the team Floyd beat.
Spence wasn't to shabby on defense either, posting 16 tackles. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
Thanks Mase. And thank you for again checking out the show known as Friday Football Extra.
I hope you can join us this weekend for some more football and tennis.
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Tomorrow, the US open coverage canvases the day on WDBJ with volleys from 11am until 7 tomorrow night.
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Then on Sunday the NFL returns to Your Hometown Station with the NFL Today at Noon. Then it's the Patriots and Jets and the US open tennis finals all coming your way this Sunday.
I'll see you back here next Friday night for week 4 of the season. Have a safe weekend everybody.
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