Clovis West High hasn’t had the luxury of suiting up Tennessee commit Adrian Martinez at quarterback this season.
But the Golden Eagles still are finding plenty of ways to light up the scoreboard.
And while their first two games featured the passing of junior Dante Chachere, they went to the ground again and again Friday in a 42-12 win against intersectional opponent Rocklin at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Chachere ran for two scores, Rodney Wright also had a pair and the Eagles, ranked fourth in The Bee’s Top 10 coaches’ poll, finished with six rushing touchdowns on the night.
I really feel like I’m giving myself a head start in the game.
Clovis West QB Adrian Martinez on leaving high school after the fall semester
Clovis West (2-1) has scored at least 30 points in each of its games and is averaging 34 for the season.
Martinez, who amassed 3,869 total yards and 41 touchdowns, is expected to miss the entire season while recovering from a torn labrum in the right shoulder.
He announced this week that he’ll skip his spring semester at Clovis West to enroll early at Tennessee, in part to better rehab his shoulder.
“It’s a risk worth taking,” Martinez said while on KMPH this week. “I get to start college. They’re paying for this. Start spring practice. Get affiliated with the playbook and coaches and some of the players.
“I really feel like I’m giving myself a head start in the game. The pros outweigh the cons.”
Eagles linebacker D.J. Schramm, a Boise State commit, also is expected to leave Clovis West after the fall to start college early.
Chachere, by the way, has filled in valiantly, throwing for five touchdowns on the season.