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Bath County kicks off high school football with a celebration of life

In Ali's memory, 500-600 colorful balloons were released at Friday's game.

Students getting ready to release balloons

IN-GAME UPDATES: Friday night high school football final scores

Stay up-to-date on high school football action. Be sure to share your scores with us by tweeting @WDBJ7FFE or texting/emailing scores@wdbj7.com.

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Franklin County students produce sports TV show

At Friday night’s Cave Spring game, a group of Franklin County High School students were on hand producing a TV show called FFE Playback.

FFE Highlights Reed

SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: Northside at Amherst

This week in Amherst, the Lancers hosted Northside. The Vikings were fresh off their 3A state title, while Amherst was out to erase the memory of a 3 and 8 campaign a year ago, the Lancers first…

Rural Retreat at Fort Chiswell

All three Wythe County schools have new head coaches this season and Friday two of them, Chris Akers and Tom Hale, met as Fort Chiswell hosted Rural Retreat.

Parry McCluer at Rockbridge

Last season Parry McCluer pulled a huge upset over Rockbridge County in week one. The Blues returned 15 starters including 2,000-yard-rusher Ryheem Dawson.

Covington at Alleghany

The annual battle for the Brackman Cup took place at Alleghany this week. Covington grabbed the Cup from its neighbors last year for the very first time.

George Wythe at Radford

George Wythe and Radford renewed their rivalry this week at Norm Lineburg Field. The Maroons and Bobcats have played some classics over the last decade.

Giles at Blacksburg

Blacksburg Coach Dave Crist began his 40th and final season on the sidelines this week at Bill Brown Stadium. The two time state champion coach, took on a team with a 15 game winning streak…

William Byrd at Cave Spring

At Bogle Stadium in Southwest Roanoke County, William Byrd hooked up with Cave Spring. The Terriers lost quarterback Zac Hill to graduation but Northside transfer Will Culicerto and Brent…

Eastern Montgomery at Bath Co

Another coach was making his head coaching debut this week, Eastern Montgomery's Jordan Stewart who had the Mustangs in Hot Springs to face Bath County.

Franklin Co at Salem

The news around the Spartans in the offseason centered around the recruitment of Coleman Fox and the selling of 8 skyboxes at Salem Stadium. But there is something else for Spartans fans to…

Hidden Valley at Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry hosted Hidden Valley Friday night at Gainer Field in Roanoke City.

Fluvanna at William Fleming

Fourteen starters returned for the Colonels who looked to take down the Flying Flucos from Fluvanna for a second straight season.

James River at Lord Botetourt

James River made the short trip south to Lord Botetourt, where the Cavaliers had plenty of new faces on their roster.

Friday Football Extra, high school season kicks off tonight

High school football season brings athletes, marching bands, cheerleaders, screaming fans and of course, Friday Football Extra.

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Magna Vista has to replace several starters

The high school football season opens Friday night and our final preseason stop takes us to Magna Vista where the Warriors advanced to the third round of the playoffs last season before losing…

A familiar face returns to lead the Jefferson Forest Cavalier's

After making it to the playoffs in back to back years, Jefferson Forest's football team failed to make the post season in 2013, finishing with a final mark of 4 and 6.

Christmas returns to Jefferson Forest

Heritage looks to have another strong season

The Heritage Pioneers have been one of the best teams in the area the past two seasons, making it to the state title game in 2012 and the state semis last year.

Heritage Pioneers still hungry for a state championship

James River looking for first-ever playoff win

The Knights fell in the first round of the playoffs last season, and open with county rival Lord Botetourt Friday.

Rural Retreat starts season with new head coach

After last season’s 4-7 record, longtime assistant coach, Chris Akers, has taken over the program and looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

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Bruins' head football coach to retire at the end of season

David Crist has been a staple on the Blacksburg sideline, but now entering his 40th season leading the Bruins football team, it will be his last, as Crist has decided to retire at the end of…

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New era of football at Pulaski County High School

A new era of football has started at Pulaski County High School, with Stephen James coming over from Fort Chiswell to lead the Cougars.

New era of football at Pulaski County High School

Dan River returns 11 starters

Dan River rode its speed and athleticism all the way to the post-season last year.
The Wildcats couldn't close the deal falling to Buckingham County.

Dan River returns 11 starters

The Liberty Minutemen are hoping for a better season on the football field

The Friday Football Extra preview bus pulled into Bedford on Monday to check in with the Liberty Minutmen who fell in a heartbreaking loss last season to Magna Vista in the opening playoff round.

The Liberty Minutemen are getting ready for football

Giles Spartans take on Hidden Valley in scrimmage

Friday marked the start of scrimmage season for area high school football teams and the Giles Spartans tried to knock off some rust at Hidden Valley.

Giles Spartans take on Hidden Valley in scrimmage

No time like the present for the Franklin County Eagles

Franklin County's football team finished the past two seasons at 4 and 6, missing the playoffs both of those years. Now in their sixth season under Head Coach Chris Jones, there's no time like…

No time like the present for the Franklin County Eagles

Christiansburg Blue Demons to start season with new faces on the field

Christiansburg's football team graduated 22 seniors from last year's squad, which means this year the Blue Demons have plenty of new faces and even some first-year players in the mix.

Blue Demons to start season with new faces on the field

Glenvar gets ready for a new season of football

Glenvar's football team relied heavily on quarterback Levi Mullins for the past two years, but with that major piece of their team gone, the Highlanders and Coach Kevin Clifford are working to…

Glenvar gets ready for Friday night football
Students getting ready to release balloons

Bath County kicks off high school football with...

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IN-GAME UPDATES: Friday night high school...

FFE Highlights Reed

Franklin County students produce sports TV show

SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: Northside at Amherst

Rural Retreat at Fort Chiswell

Parry McCluer at Rockbridge

Covington at Alleghany

George Wythe at Radford

Giles at Blacksburg

William Byrd at Cave Spring

Eastern Montgomery at Bath Co

Franklin Co at Salem

Hidden Valley at Patrick Henry

Fluvanna at William Fleming

James River at Lord Botetourt

Pulaski at Christiansburg

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Friday Football Extra, high school season...

Magna Vista has to replace several starters

Christmas returns to Jefferson Forest

A familiar face returns to lead the Jefferson...

Heritage Pioneers still hungry for a state championship

Heritage looks to have another strong season

James River looking for first-ever playoff win

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Rural Retreat starts season with new head coach

(img1)Bruins head football coach to retire at the end of season

Bruins' head football coach to retire at the...

New era of football at Pulaski County High School

New era of football at Pulaski County High School

Dan River returns 11 starters

Dan River returns 11 starters

The Liberty Minutemen are getting ready for football

The Liberty Minutemen are hoping for a better...

Giles Spartans take on Hidden Valley in scrimmage

Giles Spartans take on Hidden Valley in scrimmage

No time like the present for the Franklin County Eagles

No time like the present for the Franklin...

Blue Demons to start season with new faces on the field

Christiansburg Blue Demons to start season with...

Glenvar gets ready for Friday night football

Glenvar gets ready for a new season of football

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As determined by the WDBJ7 Sports team:

  1. 1. Salem 1-0

  2. 2. Northside 1-0

  3. 3. Heritage 1-0

  4. 4. Patrick Henry 1-0

  5. 5. Giles 1-0

  6. 6. Altavista 1-0

  7. 7. Lord Botetourt 1-0

Poll Buster: Parry McCluer 1-0

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