CLOVER AT DUTCH FORK
Clover notes: The Eagles have become a playoff fixture under Jet Turner, including a Class 4A Division II title run in 2007. The Eagles are 59-18 over the last six seasons under Turner, and enter postseason play this season with a 9-2 mark Clover is similar offensively to White Knoll. In other words, the Eagles prefer to stay on the ground. Clover is averaging 303 yards per game by land, only 42.5 per game by air Aaron Miller is the maion man of the attack. He has 1,235 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns on 219 carries, and is 24-for-80 passing for 467 yards and three TDs.
Dutch Fork notes: True to his word, Tom Knotts made the Silver Foxes a winner in his first season in the Midlands. DF, which went a combined 4-18 and failed to make the playoff cut in 2008 and 2009, went 9-2 during the regular season and won the Region 4 championship under new management RB Brandon Quattlebaum (169-1206-21), TE/WR C.J. Cannon (43-577-8) and QB Justin Suber are the Silver Foxes’ offensive mainstays. Suber is 116-for-195 passing for 1,502 yards and 12 touchdowns, and has 940 rushing yards and eight TDs on 152 carries Defensively, Jared Pryor (170 tackles, 19 TFL, 6 sacks), Brett Shore (161 tackles, 20 TFL, 5 sacks) and Brandon Fulton (110 tackles, 9 TFL, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles) are the big-play men.
Playoff history: Neither team has a distinguish postseason history. Clover is 11-12, while Dutch Fork checks in at 9-13. The Eagles have one title on the books. Ironically, all nine of DF’s playoff wins came during advances to the semifinal round in 1994, 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The State