Forestview rolls over Clover 38-16

Herald correspondentAugust 25, 2012 

— Calvin Johnson tormented the Clover Blue Eagles on Friday.

The Forestview senior shares the name, number and position of the Detroit Lions superstar. Although slightly less imposing at 6-foot-3, Johnson provided a pair of uncanny ‘Megatron’-like plays to lead the Jaguars to a 38-16 win in Week 1 action.

The Jaguars defeated Clover (0-2) for the first time in nine meetings.

“They’re a quick strike offense with some talent,” Clover coach Dan Devine said. “They found some big targets to pick on us with.”

The teams combined for 35 points in a something-for-everyone first quarter. Clover’s JeVaughn Starr jumped a route on the second play from scrimmage, and that resulted in a 23-yard interception return for a score. Starr has two interceptions in two games.

Forestview (1-1), however, rattled off 21 points over the next 10 minutes. Bishop Ford scored on an 8-yard run, and the Jaguars tacked on a 10-yard touchdown connection from Logan Bradley to Moe Neal. On the next possession, Bradley fired a bubble screen to Johnson, who pulled up and lofted a pass to a wide-open for Mykelti Armstrong for a 72-yard score.

The Blue Eagles responded with a wrinkle of their own. Clover showed a spread formation, and quarterback Scott Jackson hit Shawn Anderson on a wheel route for a 73-yard score. The Blue Eagles trailed 21-14 after one quarter, but that is as close as they got.

Forestview scored 17 more unanswered points in the second quarter. Johnson provided another dagger with a 31-yard touchdown catch on a bootleg from Bradley. A 33-yard field goal by Colton Rouse provided a 38-14 halftime lead.

The Blue Eagles tightened up in the second half and gave up no points and one first down, and added a safety on a bad punt snap.

“That’s what we talked about at halftime,” Devine said. “This is a tough, physical bunch, but our weakness right now is we’re not mentally tough enough.”

Clover also squandered two chances in the red zone.

Forestview 38, Clover 16



C-JeVaughn Starr 23 interception return (Evan Edmunds kick)

FV-Bishop Ford 8 run (Colton Rouse kick)

FV-Logan Bradley 10 pass to Moe Neal (Rouse kick)

FV-Calvin Johnson 72 pass to Mykelti Armstrong (Rouse kick)

C-Scott Jackson 73 pass to Shawn Anderson (Edmunds kick)

FV-Ford 5 run (Rouse kick)

FV-Bradley 31 pass to Johnson (Rouse kick)

C-Safety punt snap out of end zone


First downs99
Passing yards89220


RUSHING — CLOVER: C.J. Woods 24-71, Jackson 13-34, Nick Jakabs 4-15, Javon Blake 4-4, Anderson 1-(-9). FORESTVIEW: Ford 4-34, Montavis Rogers 7-13, Neal 4-8, Bradley 4-0.

PASSING — CLOVER: Jackson 5-9-0, 89 yards, Johnson 1-1-0, 72 yards. FORESTVIEW: Bradley 8-15-1, 148 yards.

RECEVIING – CLOVER: Anderson 3-79, Starr 2-10. FORESTVIEW: Armstrong 3-90, Johnson 2-54, C.J. Bumgarner 2-59, Neal 1-10, Ford 1-7.

RECORDS: Clover 0-2, Forestview 1-1.

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