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TRAC magic numbers are 13 for Central, 41 for Clovis East

Central rolls past Clovis 53-14 in TRAC action

The Bee's top-ranked Central Grizzlies rolled past No. 8 Clovis 53-14 in a Tri-River Athletic Conference game at Deran Koligian Stadium on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
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The Bee's top-ranked Central Grizzlies rolled past No. 8 Clovis 53-14 in a Tri-River Athletic Conference game at Deran Koligian Stadium on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Central High flexed its muscles and then some, but Grizzlies football coach Kyle Biggs is looking for one thing from his top-ranked team after a 53-14 victory over No. 8 Clovis at Deran Koligian Stadium on Friday.

“We got comfortable after we got a lead and we need to keep playing for 48 minutes,” Biggs said. “I’m waiting for us to play our best game and we haven’t done that yet.”

They were pretty good Friday in what could’ve been a let-down game after knocking off then-No. 2 Buchanan last week. Senior quarterback Trent Tompkins completed 14 of 22 for 350 yards and three touchdowns. Tre Maxwell had nine carries for 123 yards and three touchdowns.

To be fair, the coach recognizes what he already has: “I’m proud of my kids for how hard they are playing and the effort they are giving,” Biggs said.

The Grizzlies (7-0, 2-0), eying a TRAC championship three-peat, rolled to their 13th straight TRAC victory. The Cougars fell to 5-2 and 1-1.

Clovis East 21, Clovis North 6 — The Timberwolves (4-3, 1-1) picked up the program’s first TRAC win in nine years in beating the Broncos (2-4, 1-1) at Lamonica Stadium. Clovis East lost 41 straight in the TRAC since a 35-28 victory over Madera on Nov. 12, 2009.

Buchanan 35, Clovis West 7 — The No. 3 Bears (5-2, 1-1) snapped a mini two-game slide with a win over the Golden Eagles (0-7, 0-2) at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Bears scored 35 unanswered points.

Buchanan junior running back Kendall Milton scored two touchdowns, and quarterback D.J. Stevenson had a passing touchdown and a rushing score.

The Golden Eagles’ worst season was in 1979 when they went 1-9, according to Central Section historian Bob Barnett.

Anthony Galaviz: 559-441-6042, @agalaviz_TheBee
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