Clovis North coach Mike Jacot breaks down 3-0 start and what to look for against Edison
Clovis North, after winning just four games the last two years, is 3-0 and staring at a potential 4-0 record when the Broncos face a struggling Edison on Friday at 7:30 at Ratcliffe Stadium.
Behind quarterback Trenton Luera’s steady play (67% completion, six TDs, zero INTs) and a stout defense, the Broncos have beat Pttman 34-0, Sunnyside 10-0 and Bellarmine Prep 38-14.
“When you talk about team wins all three of our games have been team wins,” Clovis North head coach Mike Jacot said. “The Sunnyside game was pivotal for us. We were really struggling offensively and putting ourselves in a hole. The defense was bailing ourselves out and we couldn’t figure out what to do.
“In the second half we caught fire and when it counted got the drive we needed offensively and stayed the course.”
Luera sealed the Sunnyside game with an 11-yard TD pass to Brennon Lamee in the fourth quarter for a 10-0 lead that would stand up.
“That was a tell-tale sign of this team and what I’ve been most impressed with,” Jacot said, in his first year as the Broncos’ head coach.
Edison, meanwhile, comes in 0-3 on the season after losses to Central (47-12), Clovis West (25-7) and Buchanan (17-0). But they have a ton of talent including junior WR Velltray Jefferson who has verbally committed to USC and senior defensive back Dezjhon Malone, a Fresno State commit.
“We just have to contain their speed and don’t give up big plays and then just execute on offensive,” Jacot said about how to stop the Tigers. “This is going to be a big test for us.”