Danville wins 2A State Championship over Mayfield, 35-21

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Titletown is back.

After falling in the 2016 2-A state title game, Danville captured its 11th championship on Saturday with a 35-21 win over Mayfield.

Coupled with Boyle Co.'s win in the 3-A title game on Friday, the city known as Titletown has bragging rights for another season.

The Admirals' Dmauriae VanCleave rushed for 113 yards on 10 carries and accounted for three touchdowns. Vancleave also racked up two interceptions and 218 all-purpose yards in the win.

VanCleave, the state's 2-A Player of the Year, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

"He's a playmaker," Danville coach Clay Clevenger said. "Every coach has shot plays. Our shot plays is to give it to number seven and let him make plays. He's a special football player."

"This means everything to me and my team," VanCleave said. "We worked hard to get here."

Clevenger won two state championships as a player under Sam Harp. But Clevenger says winning one as a coach is even better.

"Being able to continue that legacy that he set, that coach Duffy set, that coach Callahan set in 1962, it means a lot," Clevenger said.



 
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