2016-09-27 / Front Page

Clovers beat Eagles in a tough game

by Chuck Hess
for the Spencer Evening World


Junior Haiden Davis runs for gain. (Photo by Chuch Hess) Junior Haiden Davis runs for gain. (Photo by Chuch Hess) The Cloverdale Football team won their final home game of the season, bringing them to three wins and no losses in their division, and three wins and three losses in the full standings, against the Brown County Eagles Friday night.

First quarter action, both teams fought for ground amid penalties, with neither team able to score a touchdown. Brown County would be the first on the scoreboard with a field goal with 1:43 left in the first quarter. It would be the Clovers to be successful from the red zone with a touchdown in the second quarter. They attempted a two-point conversion, but, were stopped well outside the end zone. It would be Nick Winders to make the last score of the first half with an interception, which he took over 40 yards for a touchdown. The teams headed for the locker room at half time with the score 12-3.3

The second half opened with the Clovers mak- ing two first downs and touchdown on a pass to Nick Winders, and with a well-executed extra point, the Clovers led 19 – 3. At the end of the third quarter, the score remained unchanged.


Junior Nick Winders intercepts and runs for 40 yard touchdown. (Photo by Chuch Hess) Junior Nick Winders intercepts and runs for 40 yard touchdown. (Photo by Chuch Hess) The Brown County Eagles fought hard in the fourth quarter, answering the Cloverdale interception and touchdown with their own interception and touchdown. They completed a two-point conversion, which brought the score to 19-11, and remained that way through to the end of the game. Emotions were high on the Cloverdale sidelines as the Senior football players’ names were announced during the game, celebrating their final plays on the home field for last time. Coach Tony Meyer in a short interview stated, “it was a hard fought game, but we worked through it, for a great win”.

The Clovers are traveling to Owen Valley High School to meet the Patriots next Friday night at 7 p.m.

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