Cruising on homecoming
After Turkey Valley’s defense forced a 3-and-out Friday against Clarksville, the offense traveled 72 yards in six plays and scored on a Marcus Herold 2-yard run and conversion run to take an 8-0 lead.
The Trojans didn’t keep up that 12-yard average per play the entire night, but after a quarter they were up 22-0 and, despite some fairly heavy rain, at the half it was 54-0, with little doubt as to the final winner. Turkey Valley went to 6-0 with a 62-8 win over the Indians.
“We knew going into the week that we can’t overlook anyone,” center and kicker Treyton Hulbert said after the win. “But kicking off homecoming with a nice win like this, it’s really special.”
The Trojan junior didn’t seem at all affected by the rain.
“Honestly, I was kicking a little bit better in the rain….I have some weird tendencies, I guess it matches my personality.”
Hulbert did kick a couple out of bounds, but most of the others went for touchbacks, alleviating any runback chances. “Other than those that went out, I think it’s the best I’ve ever kicked. It felt really good,” he said as he did a ‘flex’ pose.
And again, Hulbert and his offensive line buddies opened some large holes. Turkey Valley ran for 299 yards, those yards were distributed pretty evenly as sophomore Oliver Schmitt led with 79 yards, Carson Busta was right behind with 77 yards, while Marcus Herold and Noah Hanson added 65 and 64 yards, respectively.
— For more on this story, see the Oct. 5 Tribune