Winders paces Clovers past Brown County with 3 TDs
NASHVILLE — Cloverdale senior Nick Winders scored three touchdowns Friday as the Clovers had their biggest offensive outburst more than seven years.
The Clovers defeated Brown County 53-18.
Winders was the star of the night for Cloverdale (2-4, 2-1 WIC), returning two first-half punts for touchdowns — one for 60 yards and another for 55 yards.
He added a third-quarter rushing touchdown as well as an interception.
Like other area games Friday night, the contest at Brown County was delayed in the early going by lightning, not finishing until shortly before 11 p.m.
Winders’ first punt return TD accounted for the only score of the first quarter, giving the Clovers a 6-0 lead.
The CHS offense began to find itself in the second quarter with a pair of rushing scores. Winders’ second punt return put an exclamation point on the half and made it 26-10 Cloverdale at the break.
Rushing TDs from Winders, Tyce Jackson and Parker Watts broke the game open in the third, as Cloverdale led 46-18 after three.
A 20-yard run by senior Jerry Burton brought the scoring to a close in the fourth quarter.
The Clovers haven’t had such a high-scoring night since Week 2 of 2011, when they down Anderson Prep Academy 53-0.
Cloverdale 6 20 20 7 — 53
Brown Co. 0 10 8 0 — 18