Welcome one and all to the show known throughout this building and hopefully your household as Friday Football Extra.
Tonight we will attempt to bring you a season high 17 games from Pulaski to Amherst to Dry Fork.
And we begin tonight with the number one team in the Super-7, the Salem Spartans. Fresh off their easy win over Pulaski last week, Willis White's team returned home to battle its back yard neighbors from southwest Roanoke County - the Cave Spring Knights.
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It was homecoming at Salem Stadium as Sarah Henrickson escorted by her dad Paul, was named the queen!
Cave Spring's Michael Hamlar had thoughts of being the king as he punches it in from the two yard line. The Knights cut the Salem lead to 20-to-7 in the third.
Salem's defense would answer the call, as expected. The Knights' half back pass is read perfectly and Jeremy Shelor pulls in the interception to end that threat.
Salem would make Cave pay with Emanuel Lewis running straight up the gut for 18 yards and the score. Salem is back on top 27-to-7. And the Spartans let the defense carry the offense tonight winning by 13.
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Salem and William Byrd don't meet until October 15th, but tonight the Terriers served notice against Bassett they may have a test for the Salem defense, as the Terriers hang 70 points on the Bengals at Bob Patterson Stadium.
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Byrd scored 42 of those in the first half but the team would have to come back out after halftime because the slaughter rule wasn't in effect tonight.
On the first play of the third, OJ Thomason takes off from his 27 yard line. He will cut to the outside and bounce off a couple of would-be tacklers into the open field. He is going the full 73 yards for the score. It's 49-to-20 Byrd.
Still in the third from the Byrd 12 - Bo Royal calls his own number and he will cut to the outside, around the end, then back to the middle, breaking tackles all along the way as he goes 88 yards with an escort for the TD. It's 56-to-20 Terriers.
Bassett would score 42 points of its own tonight this Cedric Watkins TD cut the lead to
30!!! Byrd wins the football game, with a very basketball-like score of 70-to-42. The 70 point total is a school record.
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((JEFF HIGHFILL/BYRD HEAD COACH:))
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The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers looked to put their high powered offense on display tonight in the battle for bragging rights in the county as they entertained the boys from Buchanan - the James River Knights.
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The Cavaliers came onto their home field tonight anxious to make quick work of the Knights.
They would do just that on their opening possession as Anthony Ford rolls out and hooks up with Kevin Lyle wide open on the left sideline. He turns it up field and dodges two defenders in route to the 45 yard touchdown. It's 7-to-nothing.
The Cavs would again make something happen from the 10 as Tony Dickerson carried the pill right u the gut through a huge hole. It's now 15-to-nothing Cavs and we're still in the first.
Botetourt would strike again with Ford passing to Matt Dooley with some great touch on the ball. It's a 14 yard score and Lord Botetourt whips
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James River tonight 56 to nothing. Not a misprint - just a mismatch.
The unbeaten Northside Vikings looked to stay that way as they ventured away from the friendly confines of Viking Stadium tonight to tangle with the always tough-at-home Brookville Bees.
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The Bees were on top seven to nothing heading to the second half against the Vikes.
But Northside is trying to come back with Tommy Morgan at the controls. His long bomb to Tyler White is on the money. But after making the catch he is stripped by Lavar Anthony and the Bees recover the ball and eventually get a field goal.
Later in the third, Northside goes to the well again. Morgan's pass is picked off this time by Matt Burch. he returns it 56 yards down the right side taking it all the way down to the one yard line.
One play after that the Bees would punch it in to take a 17-to-nothing
lead. And Brookville hands Northside its first loss of the season with a 17-to-7 victory.
Time now to head into Buena Vista where one of Friday Football Extra's best rivalries renewed itself this evening with the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer hosting the Wildcats of Rockbridge County.
Roy Stanley got the assignment of covering this game that opened with a most unusual twist for these two schools.
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Five more games are set for the next block of highlights here on Friday Football Extra. The single-A showcase from New Castle to Floyd is straight ahead right after we check out the Pride of Salem Marching Band.
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Welcome back folks as we get set to rip through five more sets of highlights.
Floyd County has hanging out at the three spot in the Super 7 for the last couple of weeks and tonight the Buffs looked to maintain that lofty status against three rivers' rival Glenvar.
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This isn't hurricane Floyd, it's a buffalo named Floyd and it was cheering loud tonight.
Josh Spence was the Buffalos offense this evening. Here he racks up 46 of his 301 yards as he scores the touchdown giving the Buffaloes the 20-to-6 advantage.
But the Highlanders would try to keep things close as quarterback Brandon Carroll finds Derrick Williams for a controversial jump ball touchdown - Making it 20-to-13.
But Floyd had too much tonight and after another Floyd score, Spence would score his fourth touchdown
of the night on a three yard play and the Floyd continue to blow through the Three Rivers District just like the Hurricane with the 34 to 13 win.
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[IN Q="All I did...]
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Back down route 8 about 20 miles the underrated Auburn Eagles hosted the Giles Spartans who got their first week of the season just last Friday.
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The Eagles played tough last week before losing to Floyd and they were hungry tonight for a "W."
But Giles' defense would start the game with a blocked punt as Andy Bowden gets through the line for the block. He also gets the recovery and Giles takes over on the 17.
The Spartans offense would then take advantage of the TO as Cooney Ratcliffe rolls the 17 yards into the endzone.
It's 7-to-nothing Giles in the first quarter.
But the Eagles would come alive. After kicking a field goal to cut the lead to 7-to-3, Ben Arnold puts the Eagles on top with an electrifying 97 yard run from scrimmage down the right sideline. The Eagles take a 9-to-7 lead on Giles.
But Giles gets the win 42-to-25 win tonight..
The Shawsville Shawnees were home tonight on the reservation for a little non-district action against Mountain Empire member Bland County.
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The Shawsville Pee Wee league cheerleaders were making some noise in the home stands tonight.
Bland Casey Elliott would also make some racket as he rumbles 33 yards on this run on a nice pick up, but the Bland County drive would eventually stall out.
But the Bears would get another chance in a hurry. Shawsville fumbles the option pitch and Bland's T.J. Vaughn picks up the ball and he will score from 14 yards away to give the Bears a 6-to-nothing lead.
The Shawnees would try to come back with the ground attack.
But Bland County gets the Big win tonight on the road 18 to 12.
The Christiansburg Blue Demons and Radford Bobcats haven't been in the same district for several teams but that doesn't mean they've forgotten what this Montgomery County matchup has meant to folks down through the years.
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The Bobcat cheerleaders were all pumped up at the start of the third with Radford on top 20-to-nothing.
The Demons were in scoring position in the third on this fourth and goal. Bruce McPherson hauls in this touchdown toss. But hold everything. A flag on the play wipes out the score and set up another fourth and goal.
This time the pass was broken up in the endzone by Bobcat Hale Durelle, as the Bobcat skunk remains in tact.
Christiansburg would finally get a couple of scores as Availeo Hubbard slams in from 7 yards away.
But Radford is able to hang on get the 20-to-14 win over the Blue Demons at Bobcat Stadium.
The Craig County Rockets landed back home in New Castle tonight a week after getting their first win since homecoming of last year.
Tonight they were hoping to build, of all things, a winning string as they hosted Montcalm, West Virginia.
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The fans came fired up, with banners of support for the Rockets' Friday Football Extra appearance.
Craig County fired off the first points of the night, on fourth and one #32 --- takes the hand off and moves to t
he outside for the 23 yard jog into the end zone.
In the second period with the score locked up at seven Craig County's Daniel Francisco keeps the drive alive on third down and 17 by traveling 19 yards into the Montcalm's territory.
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The Rockets needed a big play and on fourth and 20, they got it from Robert Hypes, he takes the pitch all the way to the 17 for the first down. Three plays later Craig scores on the one yard run. The Rockets win their second consecutive game beating Montcalm, WV 32 to 7.
The Triple-A teams from the area will get their shot at showing their stuff next. Although Fleming was off tonight - we'll check in on games at Pulaski, Franklin County and Amherst. But first more scores and more music from the Radford Bobcats marching band.
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Time now to take a peak at one of the best rivalries that folks outside of 460 corridor may not be too familiar with.
Pulaski County hosted the Bluefield Beavers tonight at Kenneth Dobson Stadium, and Joel Hicks bunch looked to get back in the groove after last week's embarrassing big play loss to Salem.
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The Cougars were taking no chances tonight as they touched the Cougars for good luck at the bottom of the big hill.
And Josh Calfee would make sure Pulaski got the early lead in this game as he walks in from four yards out to make it 7-to-nothing Cougars.
The Beavers would attack back with Donald Amaker taking the ensuing kickoff and going around the right side for 53 yards to the 37 yard line as again the Pulaski Special teams have trouble.
The Beavers capped that drive on the first play of the second quarter as Jarrod Suddoth sneaks from the one tying the ball game at 7-all.
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Bluefield comes up from the border tonight and beats Pulaski 26 to 25.
Our next matchup tonight took place down at Cy Dillon Stadium in Rocky Mount as Franklin County played host to Liberty in a battle of two 2-and-1 teams looking to make the final season of the century a good one.
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Defense and turnovers would be the story in the early going of this game tonight.
Liberty's Steven Brawley rolls to his left, but he fumbles the pitch and the Eagles recover the loose ball to stop the Minuteman drive.
The Minutemen would come through on offense later in the first half. Shannon Clark takes the handoff at midfield and he will stroll down the left side 31 yards before he is brought down.
That would set up this 4th and goal from the Eagles' five. Clark tries to do it on the ground again and he sweep in for the TD. Liberty takes a 7-to-nothing lead
but the Minutemen lose to Franklin County tonight 28 to 21.
Amherst County and E.C. Glass are used to settling at least part of the Western district championship, but now that the Lancers are back in the Group A ranks - tonight's game was basically meaningless. Yeah right!
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The Amherst side was jam-packed for this game - that will always mean plenty to the fans of both schools.
Chris Carpenter, the Amherst quarterback drops back to pass and hooks up with Michael Clark. The play is good for 40 yards all the way down to the Hilltoppers' three yard line.
Three plays later Carpenter takes it in on his own from a yard away. It's 7-to-nothing Amherst on top in the first quarter.
Early in the second, Glass hopes to make its mark. L.B. Cabell goes deep down field looking for John Robinson.
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But it bounces off his head and falls incomplete. The Lancers shatter Glass tonight 13 to 7.
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The George Washington high school Eagles out of Danville played their third straight game against a Roanoke Valley district opponent as the Eagles arrived at Victory Stadium to try their luck against Patrick Henry.
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The magnificent "Chipper" was hanging out on the PH sideline, but he would see his home boys go to the dogs in an unusually abrupt fashion.
With PH down by just 4, 10-to-6 in the fourth - GW's Micah Knight takes off up the middle on a 45 yard touchdown run. The kick if good and it's 17-to-6 with 3:17 to play in the game.
On the ensuing kickoff, PH's Antonio Dudley would bobble the kick and he's hit. The ball comes loose and GW Danville's Drew Clark recovers at the Patriots' 10 yard line.
On the very next play - Demetrius Jackson shakes off a couple of tacklers and scores for a
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24-to-6 lead. Danville scores 14 points in 8 seconds to break open a tight game. The Eagles win it 24-to-6.
Three more games are still to come, and right after this short commercial break we will turn our attention to action in Martinsville, Dry Fork and Roanoke County.
But first we need to close the book on week four scoreboard and check on the Fight Blues marching band from Parry McCluer.
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Time now to head south into Henry County where two of the area's perennial Group Two A playoff participants
Jefferson Forest and Martinsville met at Dan Greene Stadium. The Dogs came in unbeaten, the Cavs with just one setback.
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The Bulldogs have been one of the early season surprises after losing so many players to graduation.
And tonight the Ville would again look good as Niquis Martin hands off to Rashawn Watkins who takes the pill 50 yard sup the middle for the score and the Dogs on top 7-to-nothing midway through the first.
The Cavs Chris Owen would look to bring the Cavs back but he fumbles after the hit by B.J. Baker and Watkins picks u the rock and runs it in for the score. But no it's called back because he was ruled down.
The Marvelous Ma Va Hi band was jamming as it always does and so was the
team. Martin gives it to Marcus Mann for the 45 yard touchdown blast up the
middle. It's 13-to-nothing the Ville. And Taylor Edwards' Bulldogs keep rolling with the 30 to 8 win.
Last week the Gretna Hawks captured part of the Pittsylvania County championship by coming from behind to beat Dan River in Ringgold. Tonight the Hawks soared into Dry Fork looking to get busy with the talented Tunstall Trojans.
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We pick it up in the third quarter with Gretna trailing 21-to-8 but looking to come back. Carlos Van Hook hooks up with Marcus Clements on a 15 yard pass for a first down to get the Hawks into Tunstall territory.
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And he had plenty of be proud of three plays as Van Hook's pass is picked off by the Tunstall defense. David Reed gets the pick on the ball intended for Clements and the trojans take over.
In the fourth, Tunstall's Brandon Hairston makes a pass of his own to Termaine Hairston for the 8 yard touchdown. The Trojans win it 28-to-8.
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[IN Q="We had the chance...]
[SUPER=50-Robert Prunty/Gretna Head Coach;:00]
[OUT Q=...had to make them."]
Finally, tonight we close out the week four highlights with the early game of the day - the North Cross Raiders hosting STAB - St. Anne's Belfield out of Charlottesville.
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Raider's captains awaiting the coin toss trying to psych out the visitors. But it didn't work right away.
On their first possession, STAB quarterback Sean McChesney hands the ball to speedster Vince Smith who hurdles a teammate, finds the hole and the endzone. The successful conversion would make the score 8-0.
Smith again takes the hand-off, heads into the pile and gets a little fancy. Smith fumbles the ball forward, picks it up in stride and continues to the endzone for the touchdown, STAB goes up 28-0.
Author John Grisham was happy with the score, his son plays for St. Anne's.
North Cross would strike back, however. In the third quarter, the Raiders threatening in the red zone, Matt Stover takes the ball right to the STAB defense for the tough six. The extra-point was blocked making the score 34-6.
After a special teams safety, North cross was threatening again, trying to score 14 unanswered points and they do with this nice quarterback keeper from the shotgun formation. Charlie Glenn gets the TD.
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St. Anne's gets the win - 34 to 16.
And folks don't forget about this coming Wednesday night's Friday Football Extra halftime jam with Jammin' WJJS at Cattle Annies in Lynchburg.
No Authority will be in the house along with this young lady.
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((If she looks young - it's because she is young. Mandy Moore is just 15 years old going on 10 as in the top Billboard 10.
The Orlando, Florida resident who was born in New Hampshire has been traveling this summer with summer with some fast company opening up concerts for former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight and another band named NSYNC.
Last month in Charlotte she did just that in front of 18 thousand fans at a sold outBlocksbuster Pavillion.
But she says she prefers playing smaller venues like Cattle Annies - the site of Wednesday night's halftime jam.))
More changes in the poll tonight on Big 7 tonight thanks in part to Brookville's upset of Northside.
The Super-7 from this week number four once again has a lot of movement in it at the bottom.
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Salem, Fleming and Floyd remain one, two, three. But Martinsville Byrd, Tunstall and Alleghany all move in or move around to complete the Super 7. Fleming was off tonight.
And the pollbuster tonight is Craig Co. The Rockets have now won two straight games!!!
Our Player of the Week reminds us of phrases like...the best things come in small packages and the little engine that could.
But Steve Mason says, Lord Botetourt's Anthony Ford was the man last Friday, throwing five touchdowns and racking up over 500 yards of offense against Staunton River.
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((With Hurricane Floyd coming through, one might wonder if Anthony Ford has to wear ankle weights to keep his 144 pound, five foot 10 frame firmly rooted. But last Friday this junior tornado went through the Golden Eagles in leading the Cavaliers to a 44-28 win.
Ford is in just his second year of football, but you would have a hard time convincing his receivers of that, a group that has benefited from eight Ford TD tosses in just two games.
The smallest starter on the team also has the biggest work ethic. In addition to throwing hundreds of balls, he spends fours hours a week at least in the film room. His love for the game is reminiscent of another small player who, while on the other end of the ball, made some big time plays with a small time physique.
Ford's ability to pick up football so quickly is a true testament to his athleticism, he's the point guard and the second baseman for the cavaliers. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
We hit the halfway point - week five next Friday. I hope to see you then folks. Take Care and have a safe weekend.[go to break]