FORT MILL — The Clover Blue Eagles headed into Friday nights game with a new coach and what they hoped would be a return to fundamentals.
Unfortunately for Clover, the Nation Ford offense was the same one that has been piling up points all year. Nations Fords passing attack helped the Falcons roll to a 41-13 win.
The Falcons struck on the very first play from scrimmage, as Dalton Helms found Dijuan Ussery open down the middle for a 68-yard score. Clover took the lead on a 38-yard Kevis Adams run, but it didnt last long. Ussery returned the ensuing kickoff 81 yards to make it 12-7 Falcons.
Helms started out red hot, completing his first five passes for 232 yards and two more scores, one to Ussery for 80 yards and the other to McCoy for 77. That made it 25-7.
Clover continued to have some success at running. The Blue Eagles rushed 67 times for 246 yards. The Blue Eagles defense, though, never could stop Helms, Ussery, and McCoy.
For the game, Helms was 14 of 22 for 372 yards and five touchdowns. Ussery scored 4 times, and had five catchs for 151 receiving yards. McCoy had three for 146 yards and two scores.
Nations Ford 41, Clover 13
NF-- A K McCoy from Dalton Helms 68 yd pass (kick failed)
CHS-- Kevis Adams 38 yd run (Evan Edmunds kick)
NF-- Dijuan Ussery 81 yd ko ret (pass failed)
NF-- Ussery from Helms 80 yd pass (pass failed)
NF-- McCoy from Helms 77 yd pass ( Condon kick)
NF-- Ussery from Thomas 6 yd pass ( kick failed)
NF-- Corey Condon 41 yd fg
CHS-- Landon Harkey 35 yd fg
CHS-- Edmunds 36 yd fg
NF-- Ussery from Helms 36 yd pass (Condon kick)
Rushing-- Clover-- Ladarius Adams 21-88, Kevis Adams 19-90, Scott Jackson 5-6, Chris Rodriguez 13-40, Jakob Morrison 4-12, Trenton Harris 3-8, Nick Jakabs 1-0, Tanner Whitley 1-1, Matt Cavanaugh 2-1.
Nations Ford-- Daniel Jackson 8-35, Dalton Helms 3-22, Marques Coleman 1-(-2), Taylor Hemphill 1-(-2).
Passing-- Clover-- Scott Jackson 1-2-10-0-0, Nations Ford-- Dalton Helms 14-22-370-4-0, Taylor Hemphill 0-1-0-0
Receiving-- Clover--Jakab Morrison 1-10. Nations Ford-- Dijuan Ussery 5-151, A K McCoy 3-146, Riley Hilton 3-35, Hank Tuipulotu 3-38.
Records: Clover 0-5, 0-1 region 3-4A. Nation Ford 4-1, 1-0.