Storylines are aplenty for Thursday night's Tri-River Athletic Conference football showdown matching the Central Section's No. 4 Central (4-2, 1-0) and No. 5 Clovis (5-1, 1-0) at Lamonica Stadium. Chiefly, they are:
Clovis' R.J. Hartmann (1,505 passing yards, 67.9% completions, nine TDs, one interception) versus a Central secondary led by safety Devon Brewer, an Arizona commit.
Grizzlies running back Nick Wilson, another Arizona commit, versus a Clovis rushing defense anchored up front by Nick Nevills and John Paz.
Central's passing combination of quarterback Eric Jimenez and wide receiver Michiah Quick, a national recruit, versus a Cougars secondary featuring safety Alan Crowley.
Clovis is 4-0 in the past three seasons against Central while giving up only five offensive TDs against Grizzlies units loaded in the skill positions. That included a 21-7, 26-0 sweep of TRAC and Division I playoff games in 2011.
Play Thursday night also matches Madera South (1-5, 0-1) and No. 1 Edison (6-0, 1-0) in the County/Metro Athletic Conference at Sunnyside and Hanford West (2-5, 1-2) and No. 9 El Diamante (5-1, 2-0) in the West Yosemite League at Golden West.