The Top two seeds in the 2023 CIF Clovis North Section Football Championships quarterfinals Division I, Clovis North and Clovis West, will square off in the CIF Division I Playoff on Thursday,9 November 2023. The Bulldogs enter the game after a dramatic double-overtime victory over CIF Clovis North Section Football Championships, while the Razorbacks are riding a four-game winning streak.
CIF Clovis North Section Football Championships quarterfinals Division I 2023
Matchup: Clovis North vs Clovis West
Game Type: FHSAA Division I quarterfinals
Date: Thursday,9 November 2023
Clovis West struggled in its opening game of the tournament, narrowly defeating Clovis West 2-1. However, the Bulldogs showed their resilience in the Playoff, coming from behind to edge out Texas A&M 3-2 in double-overtime. Nicole Vernis, Hannah White, and Croix Bethune each scored goals for Clovis West, while Jordan Brown made 11 saves in net.
Clovis North had a more straightforward path to the final, defeating Mississippi State 2-0 in the Playoff. Ava Tankersley and Morgan White scored goals for the Razorbacks, while Phoebe Carver kept a clean sheet with three saves.
When these two teams met during regular season play, Clovis North earned a narrow 2-1 victory at home. The Razorbacks are the favorites to win the 2023 CIF Clovis North Section Football Championships, but Clovis West is a dangerous team that is capable of beating anyone on their day.
Clovis West: The Bulldogs will need to find a way to slow down Clovis North’ high-powered offense. The Razorbacks have scored two or more goals in nine of their last 10 games. Clovis West will also need to get more production out of their offense, which has struggled at times this season.
Clovis North: The Razorbacks will need to continue their strong defensive play. They have allowed one goal or less in seven of their last 10 games. Clovis North will also need to get off to a good start and avoid falling behind early.
Clovis North is the favorites to win the 2023 CIF Clovis North Section Football Championships, but Clovis West is a dangerous team that is capable of beating anyone on their day. I predict that Clovis North will win the game 2-1.cription period.