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Good evening folks and welcome to yet another jam-packed edition of Friday Football Extra.
Tonight we have the highlights of 16 game for you as we stretch out from Danville to Wytheville to Bastian to Amherst.
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But we begin our travels tonight in southwest Roanoke County where the well-rested William Fleming Colonels returned to action after a week off to open Roanoke Valley district play against Cave Spring.
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Ben Foutz rounded up the Knights to offer words of encouragement as Cave Spring went in search of it fourth victory over the Colonels this decade.
And the Knights would take the board first with a field goal in the first quarter, this second period 35 yarder by Daniel Payne gave Cave Spring a six to nothing advantage.
In the final minutes of the first half the Knights used their hurry up offense to move the ball. Jacob Lewis teams up with Brian Hamilton for the 29 yard pass play.
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The two team up again to close out the first half with this 11 yard touchdown pass the Knights go into the locker room with a 13-nothing lead. And down the second ranked Colonels lose it 29 to 14.
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[Danville]


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In Danville tonight, the Pulaski County Cougars looked to get their season back on some kind of track against the George Washington Eagles.
The Cougars came into southside riding an uncharacteristic two game losing streak.
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Danville mayor Ruby Archie was taking in the game supporting her Eagles, and she would get to see a good show tonight.
In the third, GW is back to punt but Pulaski comes through with the block. Lorenzo walker picks it up and runs it in for the score as Pulaski County gets on the board. But GW still led 25-to-16 at that point.
In the fourth GW's Jeremy Motley will hand of to Micah Knight. He scores from the four. And the Eagles now find themselves in front of the Cougars 32-to-16.
Later in the fourth GW would put the ball in the hands of Demetrius Jackson and he will take it in the
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house from 68 yards away. GW rolls over Pulaski 39-to-16. Pulaski has now lost three in a row.
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[Glass]


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At City Stadium in Lynchburg, the E.C.Glass Hilltoppers hooked up with the Franklin County Eagles. Franklin County came in with a 3-and-1 mark while the Toppers came in 1-and-3.
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The records may have been reversed, but make no mistake the talent balance was still in check.
Glass is on top 17-to-7 in the third when the Toppers start making some more noise as Marico Bowling races down the left sideline for the 35 yard pick up. The Toppers are down to the Eagles' 32.
A few plays later, the same man, Bowling bowls in from the 9. The Hilltoppers are now on top 23-to-7 in the third.

The Toppers would put the game out of reach in the fourth. Lorenza Russell takes it down the right side
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for a 49 yard touchdown run. The Hilltoppers get back in the groove with the 40 to 7 win over Franklin County.
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[Amherst]


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With Amherst County dropping back to the Double A ranks this year, folks in the Seminole knew that tonight's Jefferson Forest-Lancers game would likely be go a long way toward settling the district championship.
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It was party time before kickoff as the Lancers celebrated Coach Mickey Crouch and his son Noah's birthday.
In the first quarter Amherst is on the move and looking good, but the Cavs are looking better as Chris Carpenter is pulled down for a loss by Pete Tarziole.
Jefferson Forest would give it right back as quarterback Bryan Neal fumbles the exchange and Sidney Sparrow recovers on the Lancers' 43 yard line.
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Four plays later - Amherst would come back as Noah Crouch hits the 27 yard field goal tie the game at 3-all.
Amherst wins it tonight 31 to 16.
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Five more games are set for the next grouping of highlights as we visit with the Blue Ridge district's members and check in with Steve Mason at the Martinsville-Magna Vista battle.
But first, the Magna Vista Warriors marching band. [go to scores and band-a]
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Martinsville and Magna Vista renewed their rivalry on the warriors reservation tonight. Steve Mason has the story of a game where winning or losing was HARDLY the most important thing.
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[Rockbridge]


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The Super 7's top ranked Salem Spartans opened defense of their Blue Ridge district championship tonight as they traveled up 81 to play Rockbridge County, a team that got its first win of the season just last week.
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The Wildcat was working the crowd tonight, but he put should have put on a uniform and jumped in the mix.
In the first with the Spartans on top 7-to-nothing, Andy Mullins gives it to Dennis Haley for the two yard score. It's now 14-to-nothing Salem.
Spencer Christley would then take it through the line and press out a 15 yard gain for the Spartans setting up another score.
E.J. Thomas would finish it off with the run to the far side to make it a 21-to-nothing game in favor of Salem.
The Wildcats would get on the board as Jonathan Wilson lets Bruce Cooper dive in the corner of the gola line.
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But it hardly matters as Salem calls the score and posts a 52-to-7 win over Rockbridge County.
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[Botetourt]


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Now to the game that produced the wildest finish of the night we head to Daleville where Lord Botetourt hosted its neighbors from Northside.
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The third quarter in this shootout began in a 7-all tie.
Botetourt junior Anthony Ford takes the snap on a third and 17. he scrambles right and finds a wide open Austin Bousman who strides 78 yards into the Botetourt zone to make it a 14-to-7 game in favor of the Cavs.
Botetourt would come back again, but this time Ford goes to his left and he hits Kevin Lyle in the flat, he sidesteps a Viking defender and chews up 33 yards and gets another score. Botetourt has a comfortable 21-to-7 lead. Yeah right!
Here come the Vikings. Northside scores on a 16 play drive and then with 20 seconds left in the game they come calling again with a wild 5 yard scramble from junior quarterback Tommy Morgan. he scores it's 21-to-20 Cavaliers.
The Vikings play to get into overtime, but an awkward snap causes the holder to make a move for the ball. He gets it planted and the kick if good to tie the game.
But no! The officials say he raised up his knee and then touched it down causing the play to be dead.
But if you look at the replay it's a hairline call at best.
Botetourt holds on to win by a knee 21-to-20.
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[Byrd]


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The William Byrd Terriers hosted Blacksburg in a much calmer setting tonight in Vinton.
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Well, maybe it wasn't any calmer as this young lady take showing your team colors to the extreme.
On the opening kickoff - sophomore Jerome Mann bobbles the momentarliy but gathers himself and theball and he will weave in and out of the Indians in route to a 95 yard touchdown return as Byrd takes a 7-to-nothing lead.
After an interception, Byrd would have a first and 10 in the Indians' 14 - OJ Thomason takes the snap directly and scores directly. It's now 14-to-nothing in favor of the guys with the Orange helmets.
Byrd would strike again with a six play drive. On the inside trap, Chris Trent the senior goes in for
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another score. William Byrd stays unbeaten with the 40-to-6 victory over Blacksburg.
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[Christian]


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More Blue Ridge action tonight in Christiansburg where Mike Cole's Christiansburg Blue Demons hosted the Alleghany Mountaineers.
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The Blue Demons were trying to get juiced up in this one and get a much needed win in gthe Burg. Alleghany was on top 10-to-nothing before Paul Kirkner got this 30 yard dash all the way down to the Alleghany 10 yard line for the Blue Demons.
Christiansburg would then let Kirkner take it in the house for the score. The Mounties' lead is chopped to 10-to-6 after the failed 2.
After getting the ball back after a botched fake punt, the Mounties Terrell Givens decides to put a little
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more of a comfort cushion between the two teams. he bolts down the sideline and scores from 49 yards out.
Alleghany beats Christiansburg tonight 23 to 6.
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In just a moment we will take a little trip to Floyd County to see if the Buffaloes were able to stay unbeaten tonight.
Plus, Radford, Riner and Buchanan will dot out week five road map.
But first as always more scores and more music from the award winning Lord Botetourt marching band. [go to scores and band-b] [2FFE-Scores]

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[Floyd]


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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra as we get set to check on another of the teams that
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has held down a spot in the Super-7 since the preseason - the Floyd County Buffaloes. Tonight Winfred Beale's team played host the Three Rivers disitrct rival Shawsville.
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These guys were looking to see a good football game tonight and, by the way, nice hat young man!
The Shawnee offense drove the ball down the field on the favored Buffs. But on thier 10th play of this drive Josh Hatfield has his pass picked off by Issac Spence, who will take a straight path to the endzone and score from 70 yards out.
On the two point conversion a bad snap still ends up in something positive. As Jason Turner catches the ball to make it 8-to-nothing in the first.
Floyd would continue to rack up the yards and points as Adam Gardner finds Doug Sewell on the quick pass to complete the 29 yard touchdown play.
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The Buffaloes win again to move to five and oh with the 55 to 0 victory over Shawsville.
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[Auburn]


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In Riner tonight, Auburn stepped out of the Three Rivers district tonight to take on Mountain Empire member Galax.

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The Maroon Tide was hoping to stretch out its 12-to-nothing lead in the second half of this one.
After an Auburn score they would do just that as Jason White gets the touchdown from three yards away and it's now a 20-to-6 Galax advantage.
But the Eagles would not back down as quarterback Levi Day goes deep to T.J. Wirt, who makes the catch off the Galax tip with some nice concentration. Auburn scores and it's now an 8 point game.
But the Galax ground game was too much for the Eagles as Jason White
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gets the five yard touchdown and the Maroon Tide wins it 28-to-12 over Auburn.
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[Radford]


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Fellow Three Rivers member, Radford, was back home again tonight at Bobcat Stadium hosted Southwest district member Tazewell.
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Tazewell has been one of the hot shots of the first half of the season. Tonight the Bulldogs looked to move to 5-and-0.
After a lengthy drive Radford draws first blood when quarterback Josh Woods finds tight end Lamar Martin open the endzone for the touchdown, and suddenly the Cats are the hot property.
Tazewell would find its own air attack on its next possession as Drew Barrett hooks up with number 3, Joey Mabry to the tie the game at seven a piece on the TD toss.
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Midway through the second quarter the Bulldogs do it again. This time Brandon Viney flies over the pile and gets the score to make it 14-to-7.
The Bulldogs win again 30 to 14 - the final.
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[James River]


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The James River Knights have had a rough season to this point, but tonight the team hoped to turn things around with a win over the Glenvar Highlanders.
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James River opens court tonight by crowning Sarah Marshall and Chance Craft the new queen and king.
The Highlanders would lead this thing 21-to-13 at halftime and in the third the Highlanders' Brandon Carroll would sell the fake and give it to Josh Bishop who dives into the endzone to cap the 24 yard score. It's now 28-to-13 Glenvar.
James River would then show it cane move the ball as Marcus Thompson makes the shuttle pass to Brandon Blankenship. He'll cut back inside and crunch it out for 17 yards.
The Highlanders would stop that drive and control the clock the rest of the way. Anthony Hackett
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goes around the left end and he picks up 25 yards and another near score. Glenvar gets by Jams River tonight 28-to-13.
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We will extend ourselves into southwest Virginia in just a moment as we head to Bastian and Wytheville after we polish off the week five scores and check out an encore performance from the Covington band. [go to scores and band-c]
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[George]


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Welcome back everbody to tonight's show as we roll into the hometown of our own Roy Stanley - Wytheville and check

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in on tonight's county showdown between once beaten George Wythe and unbeaten Rural Retreat at Pendleton Field.
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With the game tied at 14-all heading to the second half, Indians' head coach Dean Rhea is busy lighting a fire under his team.
Late in the third, the Indians' talented Timmy King would put his team on top 21-to-14 as he goes into the zone on a seven yard run.
Late in the fourth, King would rise to his throone one more time as follows a good block up the gut to get his second score of the half. It's now 28-to-14.
George Wythe would close the gap with under a minute to play on Lance Goff's roll out on the quarterback keeper.
He would make it a 28-to-21 game.
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The Maroons would have one last chance after recovering an onsides kick. But Goff's hail mary in intercepted by Jordan Walters.
Rural Retreat stays perfect with the 28-to-21 win.
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[Bland]


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Time now to head from Wythe County to Bland County where the Bears hosted surging Craig County in the town of Bastian.
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It was homecoming for the Bears tonight as Bland Co. high school senior Ashley Tate takes home the crown.
Midway through the first quarter, Craig County would get its newly acquired single wing offense in gear up the middle the middle and rumbles through Bland's defenders for 19 yards before being tripped from behind.
The Rockets would light up the scoreboard four play later as Daniel Francisco goes around the right side, cuts back and breaks a couple of tackles. he eventually drags a Bland defender in the zone. It's 6-to-nothing Craig County.
Bland's offense would jump start its offense in the second as P.J. Vaughn runs the quarterback keeper around the right side and deep into Rocket territory.
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Two plays later, Casey Elliott would take the inside handoff and break through the "D" for a seven yard TD run to tie the game at 6-all.
Craig wins the game 32 to 22.
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[Tunstall]


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Finally, we wrap up the week five highlight reel with a shootout in Pittsylvania County as Dan River hosted unbeaten Tunstall in Ringgold.
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The Dan River band was tooting its own horn in the pregame tonight.
In the first quarter, Tunstall's Brandon Hairston hands off to Tim Robertson for a 14 yard touchdown as the Trojans make an early statement on their rivals soil.
Tunstall would continue to have things its own way as Hairston keeps around the end and drives his way into the zone for a five yard score. It's 14-to-nothing Trojans at that point.
And on their third possession, Hairston would keep working it. This time he gives the rick to Lamont Law. He scores from the four to make it 21-to-nothing.
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In the second quarter Dan River turned a Tunstall turnover into a touchdown as Sammy Lee score. But it's not nearly enough as Tunstall beats the Wildcats 57 to 19.
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[Gene]


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[Super-7]


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More changes in the poll tonight on Big 7 tonight thanks in part to Cave Spring's upset of Fleming.
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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 stays number one while Floyd, Martinsville, Byrd, Tunstall and Alleghany move up and Rural Retreat moves in as the Super-7 remains loaded with all unbeatens.
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And the pollbuster tonight is Cave Spring. Ben Foutz - the first year Knights' head coach get the big win over previously number two William Fleming.
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This Player of the Week is no stranger to the honor.
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In OJ Thomason's four year career he's taken this spot in the Friday Football Extra show a record four times.
Denise Allen tell us this year's award is a product of personal growth.
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The Terriers were unstoppable last week scoring a school record in their 70 to 42 win over Bassett.
O.J. Thomason entered the end zone five times and tallied up 299 yards on 16 carries.
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Before the Terriers fourth game of the season O.J. averaged nearly 12 yards each time he touched the ball.
That translated into 729 yards on 62 carries and 13 touchdowns in the first three games of the season.
Coach Highfill says O.J.'s early success is due inpart to better preparation in the off season.
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O.J. is on pace to break the record NFL back Terry Kirby set at Tabb High School--7428 yards and 103 TD's in four years.
But he says that milestone is not on his mind.
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O.J. Thomason has come a long way from freshman year and playing both ways to a senior year of record setting runs.

But more importantly he says he's turning his attention to the books and the goal of reaching the next level.
Denise Allen Friday Football Extra. ))
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Thanks Denise. More football is coming your way tomorrow on Your Hometown Station. Join us three on Saturday for the West Virginia-Syracuse game.
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Then Sunday - its the NFLToday at Noon, followed by the Steelers and Seahawks at one right here on WDBJ-7.
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The High school party continues next weekend. I'll see you back here on Friday for week number 6 of the regular season.
Have a safe weekend everybody. [go to break]