Good evening folks and welcome to another edition of Friday Football Extra here on Your Hometown Station.
People often ask me why the title of the show has "Extra" in it. Well, it's simply because we try to go the Extra mile both figuratively and literally.
Tonight we'll demonstrate the literal sense of the word in the form of an alliteration as we take you from Abingdon to Alleghany to Amherst to Appomattox.
But before we jump on the "A" train we need to check in on the number one team in the Super 7, the Salem Spartans.
Tonight Salem was home taking on Blue Ridge rival Lord Botetourt.
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The Spartans put on their game faces and never looked back tonight as their opening drive only lasted 22 seconds and ended in a touchdown.
Manuel Lewis took the short jog into the zone and it's seven-nothing Salem.
Still in the first quarter the Spartans were on the move again. On first and 10 at the Cavalier 45, Andy Mullins finds Dennis Haley with the pass. Haley gets his first score of the night and puts Salem ahead 14-nothing.
Haley gets his second score of the night when he takes this hand off, moves to the outside and travels 65 yards for the score. The Spartans remain undefeated by beating district rival Lord Botetourt 63 to nothing.
Another of the Blue Ridge district's unbeatens was in action tonight at home in Low Moor as the Alleghany Mountaineers hosted the Blacksburg Indians.
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Homecoming would bring smiles Ben Craft and Megan McCue as they were crowned the king and queen of Low Moor.
But that fun would be short lived as Indian running back Josh Goudy would rule this court.
With Blacksburg up 20-to-nothing midway through the third, Goudy picks off the Mountainer pass on his own 38 and returns it deep into Alleghany territory.
Goudy would continue to make his presence felt in the fourth quarter.
On a first and ten from the Mounties' 36 -Junior quarterback Dwayne Washington throws into a crowd and Goudy emerges with the ball for another pick. he finds room down the right side and he will score on the play. It's 26-to-6.
Alleghany finally came alive with CW Clemmons fighting in for the score. But Blacksburg stuns Alleghany on homecoming 26-to-7.
The last of the three Blue Ridge unbeatens coming into tonight was on the road.
William Byrd traveled across Roanoke County to take on the Terriers' longtime rival Northside at Viking Stadium.
Steve Mason was there and he has the details of the Terrier's 21 to 7 win.
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[SUPER=50-Jeff Highfill/William Byrd Head Coach; :53]
[SUPER=50-O.J. Thomason/257 Yards Rushing, One TD; 1:12]
[SUPER=50-Bo Royal/Threw Two TD Passes; 1:39]
[SUPER=52-William Byrd/21/Northside/7; 1:55]
[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; 2:05]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 2:23]
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The Triple-A ranks were a little thin tonight as Fleming, Cave Spring and Patrick Henry all had the night off.
That left the Pulaski County Cougars and Franklin County Eagles to carry the banner for the RVD.
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Joel Hicks' Cougars were looking to notch their first RVD win tonight as they opened conference play in the Cougars' den.
The Cougars would waste little time getting on the board as Josh Calfee rambles 16 yards for the touchdown as the Cougars are on top 7-to-nothing.
The Eagles would then take their turn as picking up yards. But they would have very little success as Nathan Angle gets stopped on the sideline.
Pulaski would capitalize on good field position later in the first half. Calfee takes in on the 8th play of the drive.
[SUPER=52-Franklin Co./20/Pulaski Co./35;]
The Cougars get the first of what they hope will be four straight RVD wins with the 35 to 20 victory.
Just as soon as we come back from commercial break we will head into the Piedmont region and travel from Bassett to Ringgold to Gretna.
But first some of the week seven scores and the sounds of the Alleghany Mountaineers' marching band.
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Welcome back folks as we get ready to check in on yet another unbeaten.
The Martinsville Bulldogs took their 99 show on the road tonight to play their neighbors and long time rivals from Laurel Park.
[SUPER=51-Henry Co./Martinsville vs. Laurel Park; :00]
The Laurel park coaches were getting high fives from their squad members as they prepared to face this challenge.
We pick it up in the second with Martinsville's Niquis Martin gives the ball Travis White at the 30, he goes down field for 10 yards and a first down.
Then a few plays later, Rashawn Watkins takes the package through the line and in for the score to make it 7-to-nothing Bulldogs.
Martinsville would get the ball back and get in the zone again. From 12 yards out Watkins scores off the
left side. he takes a few hits but battles back in. And Martinsville stays perfect on the season with a 21-to-6 win.
The Piedmont's other unbeaten, the Tunstall Trojans won't get a shot at Martinsville until the final week of the season. Tonight the Buddy Brown's boys rolled into Bassett looking to stay perfect.
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Brown also got some sideline help from his longtime assistant Bill Oates, who is also the Trojans head hoop coach.
We pick this one up in the third with Tunstal on top 21-to-7. The Bengals tighten up the game with Cedric Watkins dropping back from his 39 and completing the pass to his tight end for the 61 yard touchdown. It's now 21-to-14.
The next time Tunstall got the ball back, Brandon Hairston hands off to Lamont Law at midfield and he will take it around the left end, and work his way all the way down to the two yard lien with a varirty of moves. The play covers 46 yards.
A few plays later, Law will finish it off from 2 yards out. It's 28-to-14.
Then with less than two minutes left in the game, Tunstall will let Rontate Martin carry the load around the end and down the sideline.
He will score from 50 yards out and Tunstall win it tonight 35-to-14 to stay unbeaten.
More Piedmont action tonight in Ringgold where the Dan River Wildcats got to go head to head with the Cavaliers of Fieldale-Collinsville. This one was tie at 6-all at halftime.
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[SUPER=50-Ken Meadors/Dan River Head Coach; ;00]
[OUT Q=...challenge them a litle bit."]
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In the third, Meadors' team would respond to the challenge as Jason Murphy hands off to Anthony Witcher. He will break it off up the middle and get in the big house from 8 yards out to make it 12-to-6.
This next time Murphy calls on Chris Meadows and he will score from two yards out to make it 18-to-6 Wildcats in control.
The next play in the third would see Witcher get back into the act. He starts up the middle breaks a few tackles, heads to the sideline and takes it 85 yards for the score. Now it's 26-to-6 Dan River.
In the fourth, Dan River would do it again as Murphy passes to Kevin Wells.
It's a 45 yard TD up the middle and Dan River wins big 34-to-6 with an explosive second half.
The Dogwood district is starting to heat up and tonight things got warm in Gretna where Robert Prunty's Hawks entertained Chatham.
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The Gretna ROTC Color guard was proudly displaying the stars and stripes tonight.
Gretna would make some racket on its first possession of the game as Carlos Van Hook gives the ball to Brian Logan for the two yard touchdown. The Hawks soar in front 6-to-nothing.
Chatham would answer on its first possession of the game. Marc White hands off to Willis Dodson for the four yard TD run. Chatham would miss the two point try and we're tied at 6.
The Gretna fans were hungry for some more action.
And Chatham's Cameron Hodnet would excite them as he fumbles the ball and it's recovered by the Hawk's Marcus Clements and the Hawks take over.
Several plays later, Gretna is in scoring position again, but they fumble it back on the one yard line.
The Hawks are able to win the game 30 to 6.
More Dogwood action in on the way from Appomattox, plus highlights from the seminole showdown tonight between Amherst and Rustburg.
And we'll check in on the southwest district where Carroll traveled to Abingdon.
But first some scores and music from the Martinsville Bulldogs' band.
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[SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./35/Franklin Co./20;]
Welcome back folks as we now head down to Amherst and check in on the top Seminole district game of the night.
Rustburg and Amherst each came into tonight's showdown with unblemished district marks and only one loss overall.
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As you would expect for a game of this magnitude, the joint was jumping in Amherst with fans wall to wall.
The Lancers would make a statement on their very first possession with a 10 play drive. Warren Braxton got 28 yard on this play - moving the ball to the ten yard line.
That would set up this 22 yard field goal by Noah Crouch. It's now 3-to-nothing Lancers.
On Rustburg's next possession quarterback Brandon Mills runs the option, makes a nice gain, but he is POPPED by the Amherst linebacking crew. The ball flies out and number 32 Jason Cox recovers at the Red Devils 26 yard line.
Five plays later, Braxton sweeps left and scores from the seven yard line. It's now 10-to-nothing with Amherst on top early in the second quarter.
Following another Red Devil fumble - Amherst quarterback Chris Carpenter runs the option to the right side and he will pick up 24 yards and a touchdown on the play. Not so suddenly it's 17-to-nothing.
Late in the second quarter, the Lancers defense would get the ball back in the hands of Carpenter
on a third and 16 from the 25 he rolls right and finds tight end Timmy Sandidge at the 15. He gets a block and strolls into the endzone untouched. Amherst wins it in a breeze 31 to 0.
In the preseason, if you had told football fans in the area that when Heritage and Jefferson Forest played each other on week seven that neither school would have a winning record they would have laughed at you.
But that was the case tonight as the two met at City Stadium.
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The Pioneers' cheerleaders were working hard to keep their team in the game tonight.
Early in the fourth they had a lot of cheer about with Heritage up 12-to-7. But Forest caps a long drive with Derrick Neal plunging in from two yards out it's 15-to-12 after the two point conversion.
Late in the fourth Forest would try to eat up the clock, but Ryan Brandt will fumble the ball and the Pioneers recover on their own 35 yard line.
Heritage would take over with a minute to go and Joey White drops back and fires down field - but the pass is picked off by Mike Serro.
Forest gets above the 500 mark and Heritage drops to 2-and-4 with the 15-to-12 setback at the hands of Forest.
Time now to swing over to the Dogwood district where the talented Appomattox Raiders hosted Altavista.
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Coach Larry Kidd and his Raiders were certainly in the right frame of mind tonight for this showdown.
The Raiders G.W. Reynolds takes it in the house from two yards out to make it a 28-to-nothing game in favor of the home boys.
The Colonels' Jay Clark would try to make something positive happen, but his pass is picked off by Jamie Terry, and the Raiders are back in business.
Four plays later, Appomattox would score again as Adam Lucado keeps and scores from 21 yards out to make it a 35 to nothing game.
Appomattox rolls tonight to the 48 to 7 win over Altavista.
Friday Football Extra is in its 16th season, but occasionally we do this venture into previously untested waters.
Tonight one of our crews made its first regular season trip to Abingdon where the Falcons out of the Highlands district hosted Carroll County of the southwest.
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The Falcons would hope to scratch and claw their way to a victory tonight at home.
While the visiting Cavaliers were looking to bounce back from their first setback of the season last week.
Early in the contest the Falcons' offense would soar as Nick Leeson hits a wide open John Rutledge across the middle. He will jet up the right sideline before he's brought down at the Carroll 46 after the 39 yard gain.
Later in the first half, the Abingdon defense would take center stage as Rutledge picks off the Casey Buchanan pass and stop a Cavalier drive at the Abingdon 23.
The Falcons marched down the field on the way to what they hoped would be their first score of the night, but Leeson's pass is batted down.
Carroll would take advantage of that play right before halftime as Buchanan hits wide open D.J. Leftwich, who motors up the right sideline
going 60 yards into the endzone untouched. Carroll County beats Abingdon tonight on the road 28 to 0.
Radford, Covington and Chilhowie make up our final three venues tonight. We will check in with those sites right after we close out the week seven scores and check out the Amherst County marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Nelson Co./27/William Campbell/26;]
[SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/31/Halifax Co./7;]
[SUPER=64-Rke. Catholic/Sat./Blessed Sacrament/2 p.m.;][Radford]
The Three Rivers district has been a chase to Floyd this season.
And tonight Giles and Radford two of the preseason favorites to win the district met at Bobcat Stadium in Radford.
[SUPER=51-Radford/Giles vs. Radford; :00]
Steve Ragsdale's Spartans enjoyed a 21-to-14 lead at halftime in this three Rivers shindig.
The Cats were hoping to shift the momentum in third as Johnny Haley takes the kickoff to start the second half 31 yards, but they could not capitalize.
The Spartans would take their turn on a fourth and three. Cooney Ratcliffe takes the pitch around the end and he will pick up a big first down for Giles.
The only score of the entire second half would come just one minute and 42 seconds from the finish as Ratcliffe
gets into the zone from two yards out. Giles is able to beat Radford 27-to-14 to keep its playoff hopes alive.
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[SUPER=50-Steve Ragsdale/Giles Head Coach;:00]
[SUPER=50-Norm Lineburg/Radford Head Coach; :13]
[OUT Q=...kid's fault."]
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The James River Knights have been struggling all season long, yet tonight they rolled into Covington with a 1-and-0 mark in the Pioneer district.
[SUPER=51-Covington/James River vs. Covington;:00]
The Covington Cheerleaders were firing up the home crowd at Boodie Albert Stadium.
But James River senior tailback Brandon Blankenship would keep the Cougars defense on their toes in the early going with runs like this one. The Knights would get close but fail to convert.
Covington would get the ball back in the second quarter after a Knights' fumble. Sophomore Wesley Hostetter fires the pill to Chris Dolan who turns and rambles down the sideline for 19 yards to the james River 7.
Covington would feel the heat on fourth and goal.
But Dolan punches it in on tackle to give the Cougars the 32 to 6 win over James River.
Finally tonight we wrap up the highlights in far southwest Virginia where the Chilhowie Warriors hosted the Rural Retreat Indians.
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The Friday Football Extra crew received a very warm welcome from the Chilhowie cheerleaders tonight and we thanks them for their hard work!
But Rural Retreat was the one drawing a path to the endzone tonight. Timmy King weaves his way through a group of Warrior defenders and zips up the right side, following his blockers en route to a 64 yard touchdown run. It's 35-to-7 Rural Retreat in the third.
The Indians defense was just as impressive tonight as Jordan Walters goes up top and picks off the Michael Little pass to stop the Chilhowie drive in Indian territory.
Rural Retreat would turn the turnover into a big gain as Joey grubb breaks through the line and rumbles 25 yards before he is brought down from behind.
The Indians would show more defensive dominance as Deke Willard and Daniel Crockett team up to
sack Little. Rural Retreat wins big tonight 35 to 13.
We'll meet this week's player of the week and check on the week 7, Super 7 right after we hear from some young ladies - musical fans of the football.
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Again only one change in the Big 7 's Super 7 on this October evening.
The Super-7 from this week is just like last in that there is only one change.
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Salem stays number one while Floyd, Martinsville, Byrd, Tunstall and Roanoke catholic move up.
Alleghany loses and drops out. Amherst County a preseason pick returns to the poll after posting a 31-to-nothing shutout of Rustburg.
And the pollbuster tonight is Rural Retreat. The Indians improve to 5-and-1 tonight with a 35 -to-13 win over Chilhowie.
Time now for our player of the week segment.
Early in his career at Cave Spring Michael Hamlar was a diamond in the rough.
But now, The Knight running back has come full circle and is one of the top running back's in this part of the state.
Roy Stanley has his story.
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[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=50-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :13]
[SUPER=51-Franklin Co./October 1; :29]
[SUPER=50-Michael Hamlar/FFE Player Of The Week; :44]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 1:12]
[SUPER=50-Brandon Semones/Cave Spring Asst. Coach; 1:26]
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((Hamler is ranked among the top 25 high school players in the state. And this year the Cave Spring captain has taken over a leadership role and it's shown in his stats and the Knights record.))
((BEN FOUTZ/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
((But right now, Foutz is trusting Hamlar to run the Cave Spring offense and he's doing a pretty good job.
Last friday night at Franklin County, He scored two rushing touchdowns and he returned a kickoff back for a score for 318 all purpose yards as the Knights took over first place in the R-V-D.))
((MICHAEL HAMLAR/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((Hamlar has caught the attention of college scouts all across the country. However, there are those who say he may be a little to soft to play college football.))
((BRANDON SEMONES/CAVE SPRING ASST. COACH:))
((Hamlar is definitely a college prospect and his dream is to play college football. Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra."))
Finally tonight, we say congratulations to one of the high school icons in the Roanoke Valley.
Jim Carroll, the longtime radio voice of high school football and basketball in the area on WROV, J-93 and currently "The Game" will get some long overdue recognition this coming week.
Wednesday night at the OMNI Hotel in Charlottesville, Carroll will be inducted into the Virginia High School League's Hall of Fame.
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[OUT Q=...respect for it"]
Carroll will be part of the tenth class of inductees into the hall bringing the total number of members up to 120.
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Coming up tomorrow here on Your Hometown Station the SEC will be back in the spotlight as the Florida Gators take on the LSU Tigers.
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And Sunday don't forget we have another NFL doubleheader as the Steelers take on the Bills at one, followed by the Colts and Dolphins at four.
Hope you enjoy all the football this weekend on Your Hometown Station. Take Care everybody and thanks again for gi[go to break]
ving us a little bit of your weekend tonight.