MARSHALL -- After three tough weeks of football, Cloverdale coach Kyle Winkler was looking for his team to get a check in the win column.
Traveling to Turkey Run High School, the Clovers were looking to ruin the Warriors homecoming. They did just that by handing them yet another loss on the season, as they blanked the Warriors 40-0.
"We came out tonight and tried some new kids in some new positions to see how they would respond," said Winkler. "We were looking for a spark in our offense."
Turkey Run came out and played the Clovers strong after recovering a Cloverdale fumble on their 21 yard line. The Warriors and Clovers then exchanged possessions as they both went four and out on the next three possessions.
Cloverdale sophomore Jordan Brinkman caught a 36-yard pass from junior quarterback Jordan Hayden and turned it into a touchdown after a 21-yard run to complete a 57-yard two play drive with 1:24 to go in the first quarter.
The Clovers didn't look back as they smashed the ball through the less experienced defensive line of Turkey Run.
On the night the Clovers had 335 yards of rushing and 86 receiving yards.
With 9:24 left in the second quarter, Brinkman again caught a 4-yard pass from Hayden in the left corner of the endzone to make the score 14-0.
On the night, the Cloverdale offense forced Turkey Run into six punts and two interceptions. They held the Warrior's offense to 124 yards on 42 carries an average of 2.9 yards per carry.
"I was satisfied with how our defense performed tonight," said Winkler. "They came out and played a good game."
Sophomore Donavan Scisney had a big night for the Clovers as he returned a punt 62-yards with 5:54 to go in the second quarter for a score, making the score 20-0. The two-point conversion attempt failed.
On the night Scisney had 13 carries for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
Jaquan Moore added another touchdown with 14.3 seconds left in the first half making the score 26-0 at half time.
In the second half, Scisney scored his second touchdown of the night and senior Dillian Gray also found the endzone.
Winkler said, that he was looking for some of his guys to step up this week and do what the coaching staff asks of them during the game. Even though they came out a little slow, Winkler seemed to be optimistic about the direction his team was heading.
After an extended break for an injury time out that saw Turkey Run freshman Riley Sunderman carted off the field by emergency personnel, Winkler decided to give his reserves a chance to see a little action.
Quarterbacking the team from then on was freshman quarterback Justin Wilson. Wilson came in for six plays and the Warriors offense found a little light with the less experienced Clover defense in the game.
Next week the Clovers will look to put all of the distraction of homecoming week behind them as they look forward to hosting Cascade.
"We need to keep the distractions down to a minimum next week," said Winkler. "We also need to look to cleanup a few mental mistakes during the week."
At Turkey Run
Cloverdale 8 18 14 0 -- 40
Turkey Run 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Cloverdale -- Hayden 36-yard pass to Brinkman 21 yard run at 1:24 (Dale two point conversion)
Cloverdale -- Hayden 4 yard pass to Brinkman at 9:24 (Fidler kick failed)
Cloverdale -- Scisney 62 yard punt return 5:54 (two point conversion failed)
Cloverdale -- Hayden 3 yard pass to Moore at 14.3 seconds (two point conversion failed)
Cloverdale -- Scisney 39 yard touchdown at 8:26 (Fidler kick)
Cloverdale -- Gray 2 yard touchdown at 4:53 (Fidler kick)
CL -- Scisney 13-168; Gray 8-51; Couse 2-18; Golden 1-7; Brinkman 1-57;
TR -- Allgood 1-21; Martin 12-41; Kelp 13-(-35); Sowers 3-3;
CL -- Hayden 4-7-2-0 86
CL -- Brinkman 2-61; Moore 2-24
TR -- Kelp 5-11-0-2 20 yards
TR -- Woods 1-3; Jeffers 3-17
Next game -- Cloverdale will host Cascade Friday at 7 p.m.