Clover 2016 schedule

August: 19 Ashbrook (N.C.); 26 at Forestview (N.C.)

September: 2 Open; 9 South Point (N.C); 16 Franklin Christian; 23 at York; 30 Nation Ford

October: 7 Fort Mill; 14 at Northwestern; 21 at Rock Hill, 28 Boiling Springs


Howdy neighbor

Clover has set its 2016 schedule up in a way that almost all of its non-region matchups could be considered rivalries. With the points system falling by the wayside, the Blue Eagles turned north to schedule several Gastonia schools from across the border.

Clover - the 13th biggest school in the state and the largest in The Herald's coverage area - could use a confidence-rebuilding season, and while the N.C. neighbors won't be easy, they probably won't be as tough as Westwood and Westside, teams that the Blue Eagles struggled against last fall during a 1-10 campaign, that are no longer on the schedule.