Good evening once again everybody and welcome to Friday Football Extra as we continue to celebrate our 10th season.
Tonight, we have a baker's dozen of highlights for you, plus a new player of the week, a fitting Flashback and we have tickets to give away to Tech-Syracuse game on October 11th.
But let's get started tonight in the City of Champions where the Salem Spartans hosted the unbeaten Fleming Colonels.
The two longtime rivals are now longer members of the same district, but you'd never know it.
[SUPER=53-Salem/William Fleming vs. Salem; :00]
Retiring Virginia High School League program director Larry Johnson was on hand tonight to give Salem the VHSL Wachovia Sportsmanship award.
Fleming also would also give the Spartans a gift or two tonight. The opening kickoff of the second half is bobbled, and Austin Casey covers the loose ball to puts Salem in scoring position.
Five plays later Salem will take it right up the gut with Joey Daniels bouncing and stretching his way into the endzone to make it 21-to-7.
Fleming would try to get back on its feet late in the third, with Dere Hicks dropping back and throwing to his right. But Billy Cameron steps in for the pick and he will return it 24 yards to the Colonels' 27 yard line.
The Spartans would settle for the field goal and Grant Hall drills it home from 35 yards out. It's now 24-to-7.
Salem would add a safety in the fourth as the Spartans neutralize the Colonels' speed and get the 26-to-7 win.
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[SUPER=51-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=51-Andre Hairston/Salem Running Back; :12]
[SUPER=51-Keith Smith/Fleming Head Coach; :23]
[OUT Q=...SALEM DID A SUPER JOB."]
Byrd got Salem two weeks ago, but last week Liberty put the smackdown on the Terriers.
Tonight, Jeff Highfill's team was looking to regroup against a Christiansburg club that was 3-and-1 coming into tonight.
[SUPER=53-Christiansburg/William Byrd vs. Christiansburg; :00]
It was homecoming in Christiansburg as the court took center stage at halftime and then hoped the Blue Demons would also shine.
But Byrd was tough this evening. Jeff Highfill, Junior throws the ball to Kyle Allen and he will make the catch over the middle and take it the rest of the way to complete the 80 yard score. That made it 31-to-13 Byrd in the third.
Christiansburg would strike back on the first play of the fourth. The Blue Demons' Andrew Hoffer throws the 10 yard pass to Nick Thompson and he will carry it in. It's now a 31-to-19 game.
Then the Blue Demons Chad Chapman would get the two point conversion to make it 31-to-21 Byrd.
But Byrd would not be denied tonight as Highfill runs it in from 47 yards out. The Terriers beat the Blue Demons 38-to-21.
Another Blue Ridge- River Ridge game was played tonight in Blacksburg as the artist formerly known as the Indians hosted winless Lord Botetourt.
[SUPER=53-Blacksburg/Lord Botetourt vs. Blacksburg; :00]
The Bruin band was not about to miss a beat tonight as their team led 28-to-zip to start the second half.
But to start off the third, the Cavs would capitalize on a Blacksburg turnover that gets them down to the 19 yard line. Matt Witt puts it in the air to Dustin Dean, and he pulls it in at the cone for the TD. It's 28-to-6.
The Cavs then recovered an onsides kick and got busy again - Witt throws another one. This time Austin Tuell catches it over the middle and cuts back for another Botetourt TD. It's now 28-to-14.
The Bruins would regain their composure and David Houff - connects with Sam Wheeler on the right side and the tandem will pick up a dozen yards on the pitch and catch.
Shane Bennett will then take it up the gut and pound out a 23 yard
touchdown. The Bruins beat Lord Botetourt 35 to 20 and improve to 3-and-1.
Pulaski County could not afford another non-district setback tonight with wildcard playoff spots like gold this year.
The Cougars hosted slumping E.C. Glass this evening.
[SUPER=53-Pulaski Co./E.C. Glass vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
The Cougars took midfield hosted by their band as the Pulaski County crowd gets ready for the Hilltoppers.
Things get going late in the first as Cougars' quarterback Britt Shumate gets the hand off to Brandon Anderson, and he will take it through the hole on the left side for the 15 yard TD. It's 6-to-nothing.
Glass would get a break in the second, the Topper punt is muffed by the Pulaski return man, and Glass recovers on the Cougars' nine yard line.
On the very next play, Nick Anderson keeps the rock and rolls in for the touchdown.
[SUPER=50-E.C. Glass/20/Pulaski Co./12;]
And E.C. Glass upends Pulaski County 20-to-12 tonight to drop the Cougars to 3-and-2.
The spotlight game of the night is coming up soon as Steve Mason checks in from Bedford County with tonight's battle of unbeatens - Heritage and Jefferson Forest.
Plus, we'll see how Liberty did tonight against Triple A Franklin County.
But first the week five scores.
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[SUPER=64-Graham/28/Richlands/21/Roanoke Catholic/41/Fishburne/0/Glenvar/0/James River/19;]
[SUPER=64-Lebanon/35/Chilhowie/0/Liberty/21/Franklin Co./20/Buckingham Co./39/Chatham/21;]
[SUPER=64-Northside/12/Hidden Valley/16/Laurel Park/8/Tunstall/52/Galax/12/Patrick Co./17;]
[SUPER=64-E.C. Glass/20/Pulaski/12/Martinsville/7/Magna Vista/30/William Byrd/38/Christiansburg/31;]
[SUPER=64-Parry McCluer/6/Auburn/34/Buckingham Co./39/Chatham/21/P.H. Glade Spring/31/Fort Chiswell/27;]
[SUPER=64-Gretna/45/Nelson Co./0/Craig Co./20/Bland Co./18/North Cross/13/Hargrave Military/26;]
[SUPER=64-George Washington/15/Reidsville, NC/25/Marion/14/Carroll Co./26/William Fleming/7/Salem/26;]
[SUPER=64-Bassett/6/Floyd Co./26/Lord Botetourt/20/Blacksburg/35/Narrows/14/Grayson Co./7;]
[SUPER=64-Luray/15/Riverheads/48/Appalachia/13/JJ Kelly/16/Rockbridge Co./17/Spotswood/7;]
[SUPER=64-Fieldale-Collinsville/42/Dan River/14/Madison Co./14/Bath Co./52/Heritage/14/Jefferson Forest/7;]
[SUPER=64-Brookville/20/Amherst Co./23/Staunton River/20/Rustburg/21/Patrick Henry/15/Princeton, WV/41;]
[SUPER=64-George Wythe/33/Holston/0/Giles/46/Twin Valley/16/Prince Edward/22/William Campbell/43;]
Welcome back to Friday Football Extra here on week five.
It is time now for the Spotlight game of the week and for that we need to head to the heart of the Seminole district
where Jefferson Forest hosted Heritage.
The Pioneers came in with a 17 game winning streak, while Forest came in with one of the stingiest defenses in the state.
Steve Mason checks in from Sabre Stadium where this one appropriately went to overtime.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=53-Forest/Heritage vs. Jefferson Forest; :00]
[SUPER=51-Jimmy Spinner/Two Interceptions for Cavaliers; :]
[SUPER=51-Chris Cook/Two Interceptions for Heritage;]
[SUPER=51-Donnie Foster/Scored Game Winning TD;]
[SUPER=51-Terry Smith/Jefferson Forest Head Coach;]
[SUPER=51-Chris Jones/Heritage Head Coach; ]
[SUPER=49-Steve Mason; ]
[OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."]
The Liberty Minutemen, the number one team in all of Friday Football Extra land was in the Mount tonight trying to take care of business against Western Valley district member Franklin County.
[SUPER=53-Rocky Mount/Liberty vs. Franklin Co.; :00]
The young bloods were gving their vocal cords a workout tonight at Cy Dillon Stadium.
We pick it up in the third with Franklin County looking at a first and goal from the 10. Ronnie Edwards will sweep right and take it to the house and the game is on - we're tied at 14 a piece.
After trading turnovers, Liberty looks to go back on top and Damien Dobyns will take it up the middle, cut to the outside and move the ball into scoring position at the Eagles' 4.
From the one, Chris Spinner goes up the gut and the point after it good. Liberty leads it 21-to-14 in the third.
In the fourth, Daniel Brooks pass is picked off by Liberty's Dobyns.
The Minutemen stay perfect with the 21-to-20 win over the Eagles.
The Staunton River Golden Eagles played their second game in five days tonight.
The Eagles beat Patrick County on Monday night, and this evening they had to travel to Rustburg to hook up with the unbeaten Red Devils.
[SUPER=53-Rustburg/Staunton River vs. Rustburg;:00]
It was homecoming tonight at Rustburg as the members of the court were paraded by the fans.
Staunton River also was on parade as Mike Elliott opens the scoring in the second with this pass to Bret Steele for a 16 yard touchdown. It's 7-to-0 Golden Eagles.
The Red Devils on their next possession would let Steven Tweedy connect with Daniel Cruz on the screen. And Cruz will cruise 64 yards for the field for the quick score. We're tied at 7-all.
Late in the second half, here comes Tweedy again with the deep ball.
But Wiley Foxx is their for the interception as the game hit the half tied at 7.
Early in the third, Tweedy would be forced to scramble in the pocket, but again that sly Wiley Foxx is right their for the pick.
The Red Devils win it 21 to 20.
Cave Spring looks to stay unbeaten and Hidden Valley finally gets a home game.
Those stories are straight ahead.
But first the rest of tonight's scores.
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[SUPER=48-P.H. Glade Spring/31/Fort Chiswell/27;]
[SUPER=48-Craig Co./20/Bland Co./18;]
[SUPER=48-North Cross/13/Hargrave Military/26;]
[SUPER=48-George Washington/15/Reidsville, NC/25;]
[SUPER=48-Madison Co./14/Bath Co./52;]
[SUPER=48-Patrick Henry/15/Princeton, WV/41;]
[SUPER=48-Prince Edward/22/William Campbell/43;]
[SUPER=48-Halifax Co./3/Mount Tabor/49;]
[SUPER=48-John Battle/14/Rural Retreat/21;]
It is time now to head down to the Henry County area
Where the Magna Vista Warriors hosted the Martinville Bulldogs.
Collectively, the two powers were a very uncharacteristic 2 and 4.
[SUPER=53-Ridgeway/Martinsville vs. Magna Vista; :00]
A big crowd tonight as these two rivals squared off in the place affectionately known as the "Hole."
Just before the half - Matt Duffy runs a little play action and hits Travis Wilson over the middle for the 10 yard score. That turns out to be the game winning score.
Magna Vista beats Martinsville 30-to-7 and improved to 500 on the year with the win.
The Cave Spring Knights have had the best turnaround of the year to date.
After going 0-and-10 last year - the Knights opened this 2003 campaign 3-and-0.
[SUPER=53-Low Moor/Cave Spring vs. Alleghany; :00]
Tonight Cave was in Low Moor facing the best 2-and-2 team in the state in Alleghany. And it was homecoming with quarterback Gavin Haynes the king and Autumn Nicely the queen.
It was nip and tuck through the first 24 minutes, but Cave would get a big play on special teams to put themselves in position to take the lead. Beau Austin fields the punt at his own 10. He ends up returning it 85 yards to the Mounties' five yard line.
That leads to Jeremiah Overstreet going straight up the gut and into the endzone for the TD. The five yard score gives the Knights a 13-to-7 lead after the missed kick.
We jump to the fourth as Alleghany looks for the equalizer with Bosco Williams, who makes the acrobatic catch, but fumbles the football and Austin is their for the recovery - his second big play of the night.
That leads to Matt Currie's four yard TD run.
Cave also gets the two point conversion and makes a big statement tonight with a 27 to 21 win.
While Cave Spring was on the road in Low Moor - Hidden Valley was finally playing its first home game of the season against Northside.
[SUPER=53-Roanoke Co./Northside vs. Hidden Valley; :00]
Cave Spring and Hidden Valley are sharing Dwight Bogle stadium this year with both members of the River Ridge.
Northside would be forced to punt early as the here come the Titans. Nick Viar, the transfer from Patrick Henry, gets a hand on the ball and Hidden Valley recovers on the Vikings' 46.
Four plays later, Brad Oliver will turn into "Turbo Man" as he goes straight through the Vikings' on the quarterback keeper. Oliver will find the zone. It's 7-to-nothing Titans.
In the second quarter, the Vikings call in place kicker, Jeremy Theis, who hits the 37 yard field goal. It's a 7-to-3 game.
Hidden Valley would be forced to punt, and Shayne Anthony will field the punt, bobble it, and eventually gather himself in a huge way as he take it 57 yards down the left side. Northside is now in front 10-to-7.
But Hidden Valley comes back to get the 16-to-12 win and improve to 2-and-2.
Hidden Valley and Cave Spring meet on the final night of the regular season, and it has been suggested by some that the players, the bands and the students at Cave Spring and Hidden Valley be allowed into the stadium, while the parents from both schools be forced to walk across the street to Cave Spring Baptist and learn how to get along with their neighbors.
Big highlights from Single A powers Bath and William Campbell are coming up - but right now it's time to give away some football tickets.
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Right now I'm looking for the 7th caller to win a pair to the Virginia Tech - Syracuse game on Saturday - October 11th.
Again, be the 7th caller and get a pair of tickets to see the Cuse and Hokies.
We'll have the winner for you later in the show.
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Time now to take a ride to the top of Warm Springs mountain.
where Bath County stepped out of district for the second straight week to take on Madison County - which is 20 miles north of Charlottesville right off of Route 29.
[SUPER=53-Hot Springs/Madison Co. vs. Bath Co.; :00]
Madison County coaching legend Eddie Dean, who is second in wins of active coaches 302 brought his team into Carl Williams Stadium.
Early the game the Bath offense let him know that win 303 would not come easily. Jacob Phillips finds a wide open Michael Colaw on the 58 yard strike. The Chargers immediately take control with a 7-to-nothing lead.
Virginia Tech wide receiver coach Tony Ball and William & Mary assistant Wayne Lineburg also made the trip to Hot Springs to check out the Phillips brothers.
And they would give the coaches something to talk about as Jacob and John hook up on the 23 yard gain over the middle to the Bath 43.
A few plays later, Bath is headed in another direction, but it doesn't matter. Jacob Phillips, last week's player of the week - slices
[super=50-Madison Co./14/Bath Co./52;]
his way through the Mountaineers' defense on a 51 yard run.
Bath County continues to roll with the 52 to 14 win.
[GRAPHIC=PRINCE EDWARD VS. WILLIAM CAMPBELL]
Many already believe that Bath County is on a collision course with William Campbell in the Group A state title game.
But tonight - the Generals were after Prince Edward.
[SUPER=53-Naruna/Prince Edward vs. William Campbell; :00]
Brad Bradley - was sky high tonight getting his teamed pumped for the night.
Prince Edward has the ball first, but not for long. James Haley picks off the Paul Desam pass at the 23 yard line. The Generals are back in business.
Three plays later - Cedric Pearman takes the handoff and races around the right side 23 yards. The two point conversion is good and it's 8-to-nothing.
Prince Edward would regroup and Desam will keep it this time and dash in from 25 yards out. The conversion is good as we're tied at 8-all.
Early in the second, the Generals add another as Pearman gets in from the two.
[SUPER=50-Prince Edward/22/William Campbell/43;]
William Campbell wins a shootout with Prince Edward 43 to 22.
Finally tonight we close out the week five set of highlights in Riner where Auburn was trying to improve to 4-and-0 on the year.
[SUPER=53-Riner/Parry McCluer vs. Auburn; :00]
It was homecoming tonight in Auburn as the Eagles hosted Parry McCluer.
Late in the first quarter Auburn is faced with a second and six from its own 42, and Anthony Barnes will take off on a 40 yard gallop to the two. That would set up the first score. 7-to-nothing Auburn on top.
After a fumble recovery put Auburn up 14-to-zip, Parry McCluer will try to get back in the game. But Chris Olinger will have other plans as he sacks the Parry McCluer quarterback for a five yard loss.
Tommy Johnson would try to get 3 on the board, but his kick is no good and Auburn beats Parry McCluer 34 to 6.
It's time now for tonight's Flashback segment.
Earlier tonight, we began the program with highlights from the Fleming-Salem non-district encounter at Salem Stadium.
Tonight's Flashback takes us back to September 18th of 1987 when both were still members of the Roanoke Valley district.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=53-Salem/Sept. 18, 1987; :00]
[OUT Q=....a two point conversion"]
(( Mid-September on a perfect night for football in Salem, and the Spartans were moving the football with quarterback Timmy Smith and tight end David Sweeney.
With 9:12 left in the first half - Lamar Daniels scored from the three on this run to make it a 7-all game at halftime.
The Colonels broke back on top in the third, as Mike Holland hits Allen Pannell on this screen pass. Pannell will do the rest as he cuts back to the middle of the field and eventually the right endzone. It's 14-to-7 Colonels.
Fleming appeared to seal the game - when Smith was stripped of the football by Warren Arrington on a third and 10. Albert Wilson recovers the loose ball and the Colonels are in business on the Salem 32 with a first and 10.
But the officials ruled that the ball was already blown dead and Salem retained possession.
The Spartans would go on to win the game 15-to-14 on a late Daniels TD and a two point conversion.))
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There's plenty of football on Your Hometown Station this weekend. Arkansas and Alabama hook up tomorrow afternoon at three.
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And Sunday - we have the Redskins-Patriots game at one.
Keep in mind you can come by the Digital Broadcast Center on Sunday and check out the game in HDTV and enjoy free pizza.
Friday Football Extra continues right after this.
[GO TO BREAK][Super-7]
Time now to check on the fifth Super 7 poll of the season.
And there are again a few small changes in the poll.
[GO TO SUPER 7 CHYRON BOARD]
Liberty nips Franklin County and stays number one, William Campbell beats Prince Edward and Heritage wins its 18th straight game beating Forest in overtime.
Bath moves up to fourth and Gretna is now 5th.
Amherst is now number 6 and Cave Spring debuts in the 7 spot.
[go to pollbuster]
And the pollbuster is Carroll County.
The Cavaliers are now 5 and 0 on top of the Southwest district.
[GRAPHIC=Player of the Week]
It's time now for our Player of the Week segment. And for that we head down to Gretna where Vicqual (Vi-KELL) Hall has the Hawks flyin' high. Travis Wells has more on Hall and how he stung the Brookville Bees.
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[SUPER=53-Campbell Co./Gretna vs. Brookville; :14]
[SUPER=51-Robert Senseney/Gretna Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=51-Vicqual Hall/FFE Player of the Week; :57]
[SUPER=49-Travis Wells; 2:03]
[OUT Q=Friday Football Extra."]
((By any name Hall is a nightmare for opposing defenses.
Against Brookville, he victimized the Bee-fense by completing 10 of 13 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. The 5-11, 170 pound junior signal caller also tallied 58 yards rushing in a 41 to 7 win.
With Gretna's rich railroad history, Hall is the perfect conductor for Senseney's offense, a unit that is averaging over 50 points per game.
Hall is quick to give credit to his supporting cast. Together they form a group known as the dog soldiers, a concept that began with former Gretna coach Robert Prunty.
Travis: Hall is also a model citzen. He carries a 3.3 grade point average and has perfect attendance over the last three years. Travis Wells, Friday Football Extra.))
That does it for this week'd edition of Friday Football Extra.
But before we go we need to unveil the winner of tonight's tickets.
[GO TO WINNER'S PINNACLE]
Congratulations to Mike Grissin from Wytheville the winner of a pair of tickets to the Tech - Syracuse game on Saturday, October 11th.
Be sure to join Travis Wells tomorrow night on News 7 at 11 for all of tomorrow's college football highlights from the Commonwealth.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
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