Friday Night Blitz – Game of the Week Podcast

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The Friday Night Blitz “Game of the Week” podcast, presented by WFXR Sports, previews our featured match-up of the week in high school football. Listen for extended interviews with the head coaches as well as a recap of the previous “Game of the Week”.

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Friday Night Blitz airs at 11:00 p.m. on Friday nights after WFXR News First at Ten. You can follow WFXR Sports online on Twitter (@wfxrsports) and Instagram (@wfxr_sports).

Playoffs Week 2 – Hidden Valley at Lord Botetourt

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Playoff Week 2 edition of “Game of the Week” as we preview the VHSL Region 3D Semifinal between Hidden Valley and Lord Botetourt. The episode features extended interviews with Titans head coach Scott Weaver and Cavaliers head coach Jamie Harless. We also speak with Hidden Valley senior middle linebacker Luke Arner and Lord Botetourt senior quarterback James-Ryan Salvi. But first, as always, we look back at the previous Game of the Week match-up, which featured Roanoke Catholic and St. Michael in the VISAA Division III final.

Playoffs Week 1 – VISAA Championship Preview

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Playoff Week 1 edition of “Game of the Week” as we preview the two VISAA Championship games involving Roanoke Catholic and North Cross. The episode features extended interviews with Celtics head coach Bob Price and Raiders head coach Stephen Alexander. We also speak with Roanoke Catholic senior Jackson Rice and North Cross senior Isaac Harris. But first, as always, we look back at the previous Game of the Week match-up, which featured Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

Week 11 – Blacksburg at Christiansburg

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 11 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the Blacksburg Bruins and the Christiansburg Blue Demons. The episode features extended interviews with Bruins head coach Eddie Sloss and Blue Demons head coach Alex Wilkens as well as Blackburg senior Joshua Gholston. We also look back at the Week 10 overtime thriller between E.C. Glass and Heritage.

Week 10 – E.C. Glass at Heritage

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 10 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers and the Heritage Pioneers. The episode features extended interviews with Hilltoppers head coach Jeff Woody and Pioneers head coach Brad Bradley. We also look back at the Week 9 match-up between Radford and Glenvar.

Week 9 – Radford at Glenvar

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 9 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the Radford Bobcats and the Glenvar Highlanders. The episode features extended interviews with Bobcats head coach Matthew Saunders and Highlanders head coach Kevin Clifford. We also look back at the Week 8 match-up between Amherst County and Jefferson Forest.

Week 8 – Amherst Co. at Jefferson Forest

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 8 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the Amherst County Lancers and Jefferson Forest Cavaliers. The episode features extended interviews with Lancers head coach Bob Christmas and Cavaliers head coach Paul White. We also hear from JF senior and UCF verbal commit Keenan Cupit. We also look back at the Week 7 match-up between Salem and Patrick Henry.

Week 7 – Salem at Patrick Henry

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 7 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the Salem Spartans and Patrick Henry Patriots. The episode features extended interviews with Spartans head coach Don Holter and Patriots head coach Adam Fiddler. We also look back at the Week 6 match-up between E.C. Glass and GW-Danville.

Week 6 – E.C. Glass at GW-Danville

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 6 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers and the GW-Danville Eagles. The episode features extended interviews with Hilltoppers head coach Jeff Woody and Eagles head coach Nick Anderson. And a bonus segment, we preview our Player of the Week and hear from Northside senior Christian Fisher. We also look back at the Week 5 match-up between Hidden Valley and Franklin County.

Week 5 – Hidden Valley at Franklin County

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 5 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the 3-1 Hidden Valley Titans and the 2-2 Franklin County Eagles. The episode features extended interviews with Hidden Valley head coach Scott Weaver, Titans tight end Kelly Mitchell, Franklin County head coach JR Edwards and Eagles strong safety Tyshaun Ziegler. We also look back at the Week 4 match-up between Auburn and Eastern Montgomery.

Week 4 – East Mont at Auburn

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 4 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring the battle for the “Golden Helmet” between Auburn and Eastern Montgomery. The episode features extended interviews with Auburn head coach Cam Akers and East Mont head coach Jordan Stewart. We also look back at the Week 3 match-up between James River and Parry McCluer.

Week 3 – Parry McCluer at James River

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets your ready for our Week 3 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring a rivalry match-up between Parry McCluer and James River. The episode features extended interviews with Parry McCluer head coach Mark Wheeler and senior defensive end Holden Kerr as well as James River first-year head coach Tim Jennings.

Week 2- Lord Botetourt at Blacksburg

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets you ready for our Week 2 edition of “Game of the Week” featuring two teams that made it to their respective state semifinals last season — Lord Botetourt and Blacksburg. This episode features extended interviews with Lord Botetourt head coach Jamie Harless and Blacksburg head coach Eddie Sloss. We also have a bonus interview with Bruins quarterback Luke Goforth. 

Week 1 – Galax at Glenvar

WFXR’s David DeGuzman gets you ready for our first “Game of the Week” match-up of the 2019 season — Galax vs. Glenvar. This episode features extended interviews with Glenvar head coach Kevin Clifford and Galax head coach Mark Dixon as well as a bonus interview with Maroon Tide senior starting center Andrew Wilcher. 

2019 Preview Show

The 2019 season premiere of the Friday Night Blitz – Game of the Week podcast provides a preview of the upcoming season.

We’ll sit down with William Byrd head coach Brad Lutz, who takes over for Jeff Highfill after 38 seasons at the helm for the Terriers.

Then we check in on the defending VHSL Class 3 state champs, the Heritage Pioneers.

Sports Director Jermaine Ferrell sits down with Floyd County head coach Winfred Beale, who enters his 39th season with the Buffaloes.

And WFXR Sports Reporter Ryan Moye takes a look at how E.C. Glass is using football to heal the school community after an unthinkable tragedy claimed the life of a teammate.

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