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Funeral for slain Grant player set for Nov. 28

A memorial for Jaulon Clavo stands in the locker room before the game as the Grant Pacers host the Beyer High School Patriots in the Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Division II first round playoff game, Monday Nov 16, 2015.
A memorial for Jaulon Clavo stands in the locker room before the game as the Grant Pacers host the Beyer High School Patriots in the Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Division II first round playoff game, Monday Nov 16, 2015. Special to the Bee

The funeral for slain Grant High School cornerback Jaulon “JJ” Clavo will be Nov. 28, two days after Thanksgiving.

The service will be at Calvary Christian Center, 2667 Del Paso Blvd., in Del Paso Heights, at 10 a.m. Some of Clavo’s football teammates will be pallbearers.

A public viewing also is planned, but the details have not been finalized.

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Clavo, 17, was shot by an unknown assailant Friday afternoon at an intersection about 2 miles from Grant. He was driving four teammates to get some lunch just hours before the Pacers were scheduled to play Beyer of Modesto in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs. A teammate was able to move Clavo to the back seat and they rushed back to Grant for help. Clavo died later that afternoon at UC Davis Medical Center.

After the shooting, Friday’s game was postponed and rescheduled for Monday. Before Grant beat Beyer 35-0, Clavo’s mother, Nicole Clavo, wearing her son’s jersey No. 5, led the Pacers onto the field, and balloons were released into the air.

Nicole Clavo also spoke to the team in the locker room before kickoff and hugged players after the game.

“It’s this support, this wonderful love and support of my son and our family that keeps me going,” Nicole Clavo said. “I cannot thank people enough for their kindness.”

Grant will host Granite Bay on Saturday at 6 p.m. in a second-round playoff game. If Grant wins, it would host a third-round game on Nov. 27 between the winner of Saturday’s Del Oro-Wood game.

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Joe Davidson: 916-321-1280, @SacBee_JoeD

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