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Clovis vs. Bullard: Players to watch, quick hits, series history

Austin Kemp breaks down No. 5 Clovis at No. 4 Bullard. (PHOTO BY AN EYE FOR IT ALL PHOTOGRAPHY)

We have a regular season rematch on Friday when No. 5 Clovis takes on No. 4 Bullard. Bullard won the first matchup between the two schools by a score of 19-7 in week three. This is the first time that the Cougars and Knights have gotten together in the postseason since the Valley Championship game in 1970 — where Clovis won 27-15.

Date: November 15

Game Time: 7:00pm

Venue: McLane High School

Clovis West players to watch:

  • QB, Isaiah Robles (Sr.) — 1,819 passing yards, 17 TDs, 3 INT. 94 rushes, 403 yards, 9 TDs.
  • RB, Tristan Risley (So.) — 151 rushes, 1,246 yards, 13 TDs.
  • WR, Grant Lake (Sr.) — 48 catches, 953 yards, 9 TDs.
  • WR, Nate Johnson (So.) — 35 carries, 336 yards, 2 TDS. 37 catches, 534 yards, 6 TDs.
  • DL, Keanu Williams (Jr.)
  • OL/DL, Ayden Merrihew (Jr.)

Bullard players to watch:

  • QB, Jaden Pierucci (Sr.) — 915 yards, 12 TD, 1 INT.
  • QB, Bryce Weiner (Jr.) — 1,015 yards, 11 TD, 5 INT.
  • All-purpose, Shalom Welch (Sr.) — 156 carries, 829 yards, 10 TDs. 28 receptions, 396 yards, 3 TDs.
  • WR/CB, Dre Greeley (Sr.) — 33 receptions, 518 yards, 9 TDs; 2 INTs, 2 kick return TDs
  • DB, Jalen O’neal (Sr.) — 12 sacks, 20.5 TFL

Quick Hits:

  • Starting QB Bryce Weiner was injured in Bullard’s loss to Memorial a month ago. Jaden Pierucci has been the guy since and has led Bullard to a 4-0 record in Weiner’s absence, but was injured in the final game against Edison. We’ll see who lines up at QB this time around.
  • Risley has emerged as a bona fide top-tier running back and will be relied on heavily in the offense. Calm and collected for a sophomore, the playoffs don’t seem to be too big for him.

Series history (Playoff games listed second):

2019: Bullard 19-7

2018: Clovis 17-14

2017: Clovis 17-13

2016: Clovis 35-28

2009: Bullard 48-14

2008: Bullard 31-15

2007: Bullard 46-12

2006: Clovis 75-0

2005: Bullard 29-24

2004: Bullard 21-15

2003: Clovis 28-26

2002: Clovis 42-13

2001: Clovis 42-26

2000: Bullard 21-20

1999: Clovis 34-6 

1998: Clovis 45-0

1997: Clovis 32- 0

1996: Clovis 39-14

1995: Clovis 29-13

1994: Clovis 33-6

1993: Clovis 34-23

1992: Clovis 27-7

1991: Clovis 40-14

1990: Clovis 21-14

1989: Clovis 16-6

1988: Clovis 21-7

1987: Clovis 17-3

1986: Clovis 42-10

1985: Clovis 34-7

1984: Clovis 28-13

1983: Clovis 41-13

1982: Clovis 20-10

1981: Bullard 14-7

1980: Clovis 36-7

1979: Clovis 27-17

1978: Clovis 23-10

1977: Clovis 17-7

1976: Bullard 28-7

1975: Bullard 31-18

1974: Clovis 38-0

1973: Bullard 34-13

1972: Clovis 7-0

1971: Bullard 21-7

1970: Clovis 20-19, Clovis 27-15

1969: Bullard 21-20

1968: Bullard 33-6

1967: Bullard 45-21

1966: Bullard 25-13

1965: Bullard 13-0

1964: Bullard 18-14

1963: Bullard 13-6

1962: Bullard 25-7

1961: Bullard 35-7

1960: Clovis 13-6

1959: Bullard 13-6


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