By Brett Voss
To the victors go the spoils. And after taking the football program to new heights in each of the last three seasons, the Clifton Cubs garnered the accolades they had earned by winning their first district title since 2002, advancing to the playoffs for the third consecutive season for the first time since 1971, and winning their third straight bi-district championship while taking a seven-game winning streak into the area playoff matchup. As District 11-3A, Division II champions, the Cubs (6-0 in district, 7-5 overall) nabbed five of nine all-district superlative awards, including Most Valuable Player Marc Gutierrez, Defensive Player of the Year Clayton Bayer, Defensive Lineman of the Year Mason Oliver, Utility Player of the Year Clayton Caniford and Coaching Staff of the Year.
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