Clovis East (CA)
September 9, 2023 Noon
2940 Leonard Avenue
Clovis, CA 93619
Head Coach Brandon Nagle
It will be amazing to be back at Oak Ridge High School who will host The Honor Bowl for the second time. Game One of the 2023 NorCal Honor Bowl again will be a nice interstate matchup.
This will be the second Honor Bowl for the Clovis East Timberwolves who will travel up from Central California to pay once again. New Head Coach Brandon Nagle is up for the challenge and has revved his team up to understand the significance of the Honor Bowl. Jr QB Tyrus Miller had a stellar ’22 season with 2411 YDs passing and 25 TDs along with 589 YDs rushing and 9 TDs. Jr. WR amassed 606 YDs receiving and 6 TDs and should be a prime target for Miller in ’23. Defensively, Jr. LB Joshua De La Cruz will continue to add to his tackle stats where he led the Timberwolves in ’22 with 83 tackles. Jr. LB Jax Koontz will also help defensively.
Clovis East High School, so named for its geographical location within CUSD’s boundaries, was not always going to be “Clovis East.” The name Clovis Colony High School was initially approved by CUSD’s Governing Board for the first new high school the district had built in 10 years.
The idea for the “Colony” name was a tribute to a time when, in the late 1800s, various small area schools annexed themselves into larger ones to form schools that became known as colonies. Early local colonies included Temperance Colony, Garfield Colony, Jefferson Colony, Kutner Colony, and Nees Colony.
Despite its basis in the historical shaping of what would eventually become Clovis Unified School District, the Colony name met with significant community concerns that its modern connotation didn’t accurately reflect the positive environment hoped for the new campus. With school spirit wear and signage already on order, the governing board responded to the concerns by selecting the alternative recommendation of Clovis East High School as the new name.