Marlboro County vs.Clover Preview

A preview of what to expect this coming Friday, August 23, at Clover High School when the Clover Blue Eagles challenge the Division II Defending State Champions. This preview also consists directions to Clover Memorial Stadium.

    The Clover Blue Eagles are the great unknown on the Marlboro County schedule. The one Eagle that is well known is running back/safety Ronnie McGill.

    As a junior, McGill rushed for 870 yards and 12 touchdowns adn racked up 540 yards and five touchdowns receiving. On the defensive side of the ball he made 77 tackles and had four interceptions.

    The Blue Eagles have used the Wing-T offense in the last couple of seasons but are rumored to be switching to the I-formation to better feature McGill.

    Clover finished last season with a 5-5 record just out of the Class AAA playoffs. They did upset York and nearly missed upsets against Broome and Union. By: Dan McNiel

General Clover High Information

The Bulldogs will travel to Clover's Memorial Stadium Friday night to compete in their first of 11 regular season games. This will also be the third consective game/scrimmage that the Bulldogs have played at a Memorial Stadium this year.

*August 16- Florence Memorial Stadium
*August 17- Charlotte Memorial Stadium
*August 23- Clover Memorial Stadium
The dawgs held victory at both previous scrimmages, so there shouldn't be a jynx of any sort.

Clover High School was effected with the SCHSL Realignment this year, moving them from Region 3-AAA to Region 4-AAA. Last year's enrollment at Clover High School was 1,220.

2002 Clover Football Schedule

Directions to Clover

    There are multiple ways of reaching Clover. The simplest way, but longest, is as follows: Take Highway #9 from Bennettsville to Chester. At Chester, take Hwy. 321 North to York and Clover. When in Clover, turn right on Knox Street. At the third intersection, turn right onto Clinton Avenue. Stadium is at Clover Middle School.

    This route may take up to 3.5 hours. An alternative route would be to go to York, turn onto Hwy. 321 to reach Clover. Going this route may save up to 30 minutes driving time.

    A third possiblility, and the one suggested by, is to go through Charlotte and on to Gastonia, turn onto Hwy 321 and travel south to Clover.

Clover Stats

Coach: Marty Woolbright, 140-160 overall, Coach Woolbright has already announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2002 season. He is a former starter at USC.

Last Season: Blue Eagles started 4-1 before loosing McGill to an injury. Finished 5-5 and out of the playoffs.

Returning Starters: Offense (6)- Ronnie McGill RB; O'Bryan Potts RB; Kyle McNier OL; Josh Faulkner OL; Mikel Riley OL; Daris Jackson TE. Defense (5)- Keyon Douglas DB; Jermaine Lindsay DB; Potts DB. As a junior, Ronnie McGill rushed for 870 yards and 12 touchdowns adn racked up 540 yards and five touchdowns receiving. On the defensive side of the ball he made 77 tackles and had four interceptions.

Starting Offense

Marlboro County Bulldogs:
WR #21 Rod Broady
WR #18 Douglas Jennings
RB #20 Bernard Galloway
QB #17 Syvelle Newton
WR #24 King Veiga
WR #19 Lendale McCall
T #70 Robin Hurley
G #63 Chonti Littles
C #50 Hawk Grooms
G #58 Jason Bethea
T #78 Dexter Stroman

Clover Blue Eagles:
HB #3 Tavius Johnson
FB #1 Ronnie McGill
QB #7 Tony Cook
HB #21 O'Bryan Potts
TE #44 Jordan Payne
T #79 Mikel Riley
G #74 Josh Faulkner
C #60 Josh Soucy
G #64 Kyle McNier
T #75 Robert Gibson
SE #08 Jermaine Lindsay

Starting Defense

Marlboro County:
CB #14 Ricardo Patterson
S #23 Rahquise Williams
CB #11 Byron Davis OR
   #22 Antwan Ratley
OLB#44 Jermaine McKinnon
MLB#41 Melvin Simmons
OLB#07 Darnell McLaughlin
Dawg#9 Devon Douglas
Dawg#42 Robert Ayers
T #77 Eric Cooper
NG #70 James Manning
T #85 Darnell McLaughlin

Clover Blue Eagles:
CB #8 Jermaine Lindsay
LB #5 David Grant
S #10 Keyon Douglas
LB #01 Ronnie McGill
LB #14 Nick Thompson
CB #21 O'Bryan Potts
E #09 Brandon Martin
T #65 Darrius Jackson
NG #99 Keron Meeks
T #33 Vince Star
E #28 Tommy Wallace

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