Good evening everybody and welcome to another big night of Friday Football Extra. It's is already week number 6 of the regular season and tonight we'll have the highlights of a6 games for you as we again stretch it out from Danville to Forest to Craig and back to Chatham.
And we get things started tonight down Daleville where the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers - the cardiac Cavs after last week - hosted unbeaten William Byrd in a huge rivalry game for the two schools - that also was critical in the Blue Ridge race.
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Byrd boss Jeff Highfill would see his team dominate tonight taking a 16-to-nothing lead early. But unlike past weeks it was the Terrier defense that got the job done.
We pick it up with 31 seconds left in the first half, Botetourt from the three is denied not one, not two, not three, but four times as Tony Dickerson is stopped 4 times to keep the shutout in tact.
In the second half after recovering a muffed Byrd punt, the Cavs would score off a ten play drive with quarterback Anthony Ford dropping on over the middle to Michael Mikulicic. They get six, but miss the teo and still trail 16-to-6.
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But that was the only time the Byrd defense would break. And the Terriers "D" got plenty of rest as OJ Thomason helped control the clock with another 100 yard plus rushing effort as he flirts with the 1000 yard barrier. Byrd wins it 16-to-6.
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[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :11]
[OUT Q=...byrd played well."]
After last week's disappointing one point loss to Lord Botetourt on the extra point play, Northside returned home to the friendly confines of Viking Stadium tonight to take on the Christiansburg Blue Demons.
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This was head coach Jim Hickam's 25th homecoming game at Northside as the Vikings looked to get above the 500 mark on the year.
Christiansburg fumbled the opening kickoff to give Northside a scoring opportunity early. Senior Jubal Poindexter caps a 13 play drive with a 4th and one TD. Northside breaks on top 7-to-nothing Vikes.
Northside would strike again, but this time it was the "Big D" doing it as Richard Austin is pressured and intercepted by Jason Naldo, the junior linebacker
who makes the pick and sprints 46 yards down the right side to make it 14-to-nothing Vikings.
Northside wins it 28 to 7.
After opening the season with a huge win over Giles, the Blacksburg Indians have headed south losing three games in a row. Tonight they had the unenviable task of getting back on track against unbeaten Salem.
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Dave Crist's bunch have had some great moments against the Spartans in the past, but tonight would not be one of those.
We pick it up with Dennis Haley exploding through the Blacksburg defense in route to a 67 yard touchdown.
The Spartans take a 26-to-nothing lead at that point of the game.
On the Spartans next possession, E.J. Thomas gets into the act, as he gallops seven yards and lands in the zone to make it a 33-to-nothing tally.
Blacksburg's offense would attempt to avoid the shutout as Josh Goudy picks up 25 yards. But it was only cosmetic.
It's not a misprint just a mis-match as Salem wins it 40-to-nothing.
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[SUPER=50-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00]
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The Martinsville Bulldogs were home tonight at Dan Greene stadium looking to show folks that NASCAR wasn't the only entertainment in the Ville this weekend as they hosted the Chatham Cavaliers.
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Taylor Edwards and his Bulldogs celebrating Homecoming as the Cavaliers come to town.
The Dogs would take a big bite on their first possession quarterback Niquis Martin goes to the air and hits Marcus Manns on the pass play that covers 21 yards to the Cavalier 16 yard line.
5 plays later Travis White breaks out of a crowd and scores from the seven yard line and the Dogs led 7 to nothing with 5 minutes left in the first quarter.
Martinsville got it back on the Chatham 45 yard line after a punt and went to a strong ground game setting up another score.
This time on first and goal Rashawn Watkins breaks tackles and scores from the four yard line and the Bulldogs hold on for the 33 to nothing win.
The Group-A three-a boys will get a chance to shine next. Among other things we will find out if Pulaski County was able to snap its uncharacteristic three game losing streak..
But first a big batch of scores and some big instruments from the ____ band.
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[SUPER=64-Pocahontas, WV/20/Craig Co./14;]
[SUPER=64-Amherst Co./55/Staunton River/14;]
[SUPER=64-Wilson Memorial/21/Bath Co./6;]
[SUPER=64-Patrick Co./6/Floyd Co./25;]
Time now to take our cameras to Cy Dillon Stadium in "The Mount" where a couple of resurgent Roanoke Valley district teams
Cave Spring and Franklin County hooked up to determine which one is the contender and which one is the pretender.
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The crowd filled the seats and spread out to the banks as the Eagles and Knights squared off in the key R-V-D game.
Franklin County trailed 21 to nothing at the half and Mike Hamler takes this handoff and scoots down field on his way to a 34 yard gain to the Eagle 18 yard line.
The Eagle defense then tightened up. Cave goes for it on four and goal from the one but Franklin Tackle Brian Meador makes a nasty hit stopping Hamlar just short of the goal line.
The Eagles then went on the fly. Quarterback Nathan Angle goes up top and hits Devon Taylor on the 17 yard pass play and the Eagles moved to the Knights 30 yard line.
Angle would complete his next two passes including this 7 yarder to tight end Julius Jamison for the Eagles only score of the game and the score was 21 to 7 Knights with 11 minutes left in the game.
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The Knights would get the ball back with 5 minutes left keep it on the ground and Cave Spring beats Franklin County 21 to 7.
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[SUPER=50-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :]
[OUT Q=...second half on us."]
Down in Cougar Country, Pulaski County was in desperate need of a win as Joel Hicks team faced the Halifax Comets in a non district battle.
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The Pulaski County Cougars came into Kenneth Dobson Stadium looking to break a three game losing skid, something they haven't had to do in 21 years.
And it didn't take long for the Cougars to show what they're made of. On their second play of the night, Josh Calfee finds open running room down the right sideline as he rumbles 55 yards for the score. The Cougars would go up 7-nothing.
On the Cougars next possession, it didn't take long again for Pulaski to enter the Comet's atmosphere. Watch Frank Cobbs motor down the left sideline, setting up a score three plays later.
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Cobb finishes the drive as he comes up the middle for the 11 yard touchdown run and Pulaski wins it 51-to-8 to end a three game skid.
The William Fleming Colonels hit the road tonight in hopes of getting back in the groove after their upset loss to Cave Spring last week. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile and tonight the Colonels did just that traveling to Charlottesville to take on Albemarle.
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Albemarle came out with a deceiving 1-and-4 record - three of the Patriots' losses coming into the game were each by one point.
They would go up 7-to-nothing before the Colonels answered. After a long drive down to the six, Jermaine Hardy runs off tackle for Fleming's first TD tying the game at 7-all in the first quarter.
The Patriots would later be forced to punt and the booming kick sends Cadio Preston all the way back to his own 20. He fields it, cuts to the Colonels' sideline and turns on the jets going 80 yard to the house for the score. It's now 14-to-7 Fleming after a quarter.
The Pats came right back though with Nick Novac hitting a 23 yard field with only 1 second left in the first half.
The Colonels have a little bit of a struggle but they get the 31 to 25 win.
Down at Victory Stadium, the Patrick Henry Patriots were hoping for just that against E.C. Glass a team the Patriots should have beaten last year when they lost 22-to-21 in the hill city.
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Patrick Henry had some "doggone" good support tonight as the amazing "Chipper" again gets more TV time than his owner.
We pick it up in the third all tied up at 7 a piece. The Hilltoppers takes the lead on Carlos Waller's trick pass, as he comes from the end position, takes the pill, pulls up and hit a wide open Derrick Jones in the end zone to make it 14-to-7.
Glass would continue to control the game and clock in the second half as L.B. Cabell spins around and pitches out to Morico Bowling. He goes around the end, for a 15 yard pick-up.
The Toppers' Casey Allen would finish the job with a
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a two yard run up the middle. Glass controls the second half to beat the Patriots 21-to-7.
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The final Triple-A battle of the night we have for you comes from Danville where George Washington hosted Thomas Dale high school from just outside of Richmond in Chester.
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GW was on top at the half 6-to-nothing.
In the third the Eagles' Jeremy Motley would make the 25 yard pass down field to Ricky Sittle. He hauls it in for the score as the Eagles take a 12-to-nothing lead on their visitors.
GW would then go for two and Motley makes like he is going to run, put he slips on the wet grass and tosses it back to Micah Knight who takes it in for the two. It's now 14-to-nothing.
Late in the third Thomas Dale's defense looks to get it back in the game, by picking off Motley's pass
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but it would matter little as GW posts the 14-to-nothing non-district shutout tonight at home.
The Seminole district will be in the spotlight in just a moment as we head to Forest, Moneta and Campbell County - And we'll swing back down to Dry Fork.
But first more scores and more music with a band from _________.
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[SUPER=64-G.W. Danville/14/Thomas Dale/0;]
Welcome back folks. The Seminole district is still very much up for grabs at this point in the season.
But Jefferson Forest is not one of the team's in the hunt at the top right now. They may all change soon as the Cavs start to make a push in the final weeks.
Tonight they welcomed their neighbors from Liberty to Sabre Stadium.
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The transformer went out at half time tonight and the place went dark for a while, before things got back to normal.
Forest had 23-to-6 lead going to the third, and the Cavs' Doug Jones would look to add more to that total as he motors down the sideline as picks 45 yards to set up another score. It's now 29-to-6.
In the fourth, Liberty get it in gear with Steven Brawley making a sweet toss as he's falling down to Will Sloan. It will eventually turn into a 44 yard touchdown and the lead is cut to 29-to-13.
Later in the fourth, on a fourth down from the Liberty 24 - Forest will let Derrick Neal race up the middle for the first down and more as he score from 24 yards out.
It's 35-to-13 at that point and the Cavaliers light up the minutemen tonight 35 to 13.
Heritage has also had its share of problems this year, but tonight the Pioneers were hoping that they could straighten things out with a trip to Stinger stadium to take on the surging Brookville Bees.
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It was a brisk night at Brookville even though you would never know it by looking at these bare chested clowns!
The Bees Martellus Braxton would take this lateral in the third, but he fumbles the ball and Heritage recovers at midfield.
But it is almost the season to give and receive and not surprisingly Steven Key will intercept this Heritage pass and put the Bees back in business on the Pioneers' 35 yard line.
On the very next play - the Bees Dejon Kennedy would cut loose for a 12 yard gain up the middle.
The Bees get the 28-to-12 win to improve to 5-and-1. Heritage is now a game under 500.
Back in Bedford county the Staunton River Golden Eagles looked improve to 500 on the season tonight as they played host to always rough and ready Amherst County Lancers.
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The Golden Eagles were all charged up on this very pleasant night in Moneta.
But it didn't take long for the visitors to electrify the scoreboard as Amherst's Chris Carpenter gets the ball to Trae Tolliver for the 88 yard score as he breaks it on the far, finds a hole and plenty of clean air. It's a touchdown and a 6-to-nothing lead.
Then on the Lancers' next possession, Carpenter calls his own number, fakes the hand-off, rolls around to his right and into the open. It's a 43 yard touchdown run and it's 12-to-nothing after another foiled kick.
But here come the Golden Eagles. Number 5 Jermaine Moyer gets lost in the pack, then comes out of nowhere around the left end. He will head for the corner
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and make it in for the 40 yard TD. It's 13-to-7.
But Amherst is too much tonight - as it improves to 5-and-1 with the 55 to 14 win.
Another unbeaten member of the Super 7 poll coming into tonight's action, Tunstall was home in Dry Fork taking on Piedmont rival Laurel Park.
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The players flipped out at midfield tonight as the Trojans got the right side of the coin and the right side of the field.
But Laurel Park from its own 40 in the first quarter would make the first move as Aaron Moore fakes the punt and completes the pass down field to Tony Martin for a 20 yard gain and a first down on the unbeaten Trojans.
They would cash that trick play into a score later in the drive as they convert the 30 yard field goal by James Goins to make it 3-to-nothing in the second quarter.
But the Trojans Brandon Hairston would get the offense rolling with the pass to Termaine Hairston for the 26 yard gain moving the ball down in to Lancer territory.
Several plays after that the Trojans would light it up with Hairston hitting a wide open Jason Burnett on the 23 yard score.
The Trojans win again tonight 21 to 3.
We will close out the week six highlights in a moment as we check in on the Floyd County Buffaloes and see if they managed to stay unbeaten.
Also Craig County was back home tonight along with Hargrave Military.
All that a much more after we check out the _____ marching band.
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We are back and ready to get into the single-a ranks with a trip to Floyd
where the undefeated Buffs faced one of their biggest challenges to date against Group Two A member Patrick County out of the Piedmont.
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Coach Winfred Beale shouted offensive strategy to his Buffalo and what ever he said seemed to work.
Floyd took the lead in the first quarter as quarterback Adam Gardner gives to Josh Spence. Spence travels 19 yards for the score. Buffalos lead seven-nothing.
Then the Floyd County defense would step it up when the Cougars got into scoring position on the Buffalo two yard line. The "D" holds back Patrick County four times to prevent he score.
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The Buffalos continue to stampede down the field on offense and up their record to six and oh by beating he Patrick County Cougars 25-to-6.
The surprise team of the season at the midway point, Craig County, returned home tonight riding high on a three game winning streak.
Tonight's challenge came in the form of Mountain Empire district member Pocahontas, a team with just one loss on the year.
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The Rockets would storm onto the field anxious to prove they belonged as winners this season.
And check this out. On their second drive of the night, Craig will go to its air attack as Robert Hypes connects with John Fridley on this 20 yard touchdown pass. It's 6-to-nothing Rockets.
Pocahontas would be on the move right before the halftime break. Aaron Thompson rolls out and launches the ball, but Craig's James Hunter would be on the spot for the pick. The Rockets hit the halftime break on top 6-to-nothing.
Pocahontas would finally get on the board midway through the second half as Chris McCroskey hands of to Thompson, who scrambles all the way down to the one to set up the tying TD. It's 6-all.
The game end regulation tied that way. In fact it was all even after two overtimes.
In the third extra period - Craig would look for 6, as Hypes throws. But it's deflected in the endzone and it stays 14-all.
Pocahontas would take advantage of the window of opportunity. Thompson
runs it in right up the middle. Pocahontas gets a hard-fought 20-to-14 triple overtime win over craig County tonight in New Castle.
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[IN Q=what do you do...]
[SUPER=50-Rod Tenney/Craig Co. Head Coach ;:00]
[OUT Q=...A LONG WAY."]
Finally tonight we head back in to Southside for the early game today as Independents North Cross and Hargrave Military hooked up in Chatham.
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First year Hargrave head coach Mark Dodd gave his team a little pep talk to get things going this afternoon.
And Hargrave would go to its ground attack. Quarterback Ryan McGregor pitches the ball to Alvin Johnson who carries the ball all the way down to the one yard line on the back breaking play.
On the very next play, Johnson will take the handoff from McGregor and go in for the one yard TD. It's 22-to-nothing Hargrave in the second quarter.
With less than a minute left in the half, North Cross looked like it would score, but quarterback Charlie Glenn has the ball knocked loose in the air. Hargrave's James Younkin catches the pill and returns it all the way back for a TD. But a clip is called, the TD is wiped out and it stays 22-to-nothing.
North cross would rally with 16 points as Matt Stover scores on the two yard run. But Hargrave beats North Cross 28-to-16 down in Chatham.
The player of the week segment is on the way along with the week six, Super 7.
But first a reminder of what's you're actually watching from someone who knows even if you lost tonight - everything is gonna be all right.
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Only one change the Big 7 's Super 7 tonight.
The Super-7 from this week number six experiences the least amount of movement of any week this season.
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Salem stays number one while Floyd, Martinsville, Byrd, Tunstall and Alleghany move up and Roanoke Catholic moves in as the Super-7 remains loaded with all unbeatens.
And the pollbuster tonight is Brookville. The Bees have won five in a row since losing their season opener to Salem.
Craig County has a new coach, a new offense and a new attitude this season.
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And one of the reasons the Rockets have a shot at a winning season is the play of our player of the week - Thomas Horn.
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[SUPER=50-Thomas Horn/FFE Player of The Week; :14]
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[SUPER=50-Rod Tinney/Craig County Head Coach; :38]
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[OUT Q=....football extra."]
((Last year, Horn was catching passes from his wide receiver position. But when new head coach Rod Tinney took over and introduced the Rockets to the single wing Horn was a perfect fit at the tailback position.))
((THOMAS HORN/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((Last week against Bland, Horn played a major role in the Rockets third straight win of the season.
He had 14 tackles on defense and he carried the ball 12 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns.))
((ROD TINNEY/CRAIG COUNTY HEAD COACH:))
((It's still half a season left to play and Horn and his teammates have the Craig County community excited about Football.))
((Tinney is putting together a tape for Horn in hopes that he will get a chance to play football in college.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
And folks the sports doesn't stop here tonight on Your Hometown Station.
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Tomorrow at three - It's NCAA football on Your Hometown Station with Alabama battling Florida in the SEC.
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Then Sunday it's doubleheader action on Your Hometown Station as the Steelers meet the Jaguars and then at four the Jets hook up with the Broncos.
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And keep in mind that tomorrow night at 7 - News 7 sports will a half hour preview of Sunday's NAPA Auto care 500 at the Martinsville Speedway. We will hear from Gordon's new crew chief and chat with points leader Dale Jarrett.
All that and much more tomorrow night at 7.
See you next Friday night for Week number 7 of the season. Thanks for checking us out tonight. Take care everybody.
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