Kutruff found Dallas Forler for a 16-yard scoring catch late in the first half, but Plainfield had an answering score as Brady Nichols connected with Garrett Patton to make it 14-6 at the break.
That deficit ballooned to 28-6 after Deaton had the kickoff return and Kutruff hit Forler for a second touchdown pass, this time a 5-yard slant.
But, credit Plainfield for not giving up.
“We have been digging ourselves holes and trying to climb out of it,” Woodard said. “It is not an effort issue or a heart issue. It is an execution issue.”
Quaker sophomore running back Jacob Maple was hard to stop after halftime as he ran for 152 of his 237 rushing yards in the second half. Maple finished off a 96-yard scoring drive with the final three yards. Later, he broke off a 69-yard scoring dash and two-point conversion that closed the Martinsville lead to 36-28 with 9:35 to go.
It was not enough, as Martinsville stalled the last three Plainfield possessions for just a single first down. The Artesians also had Cole Reichard tack on a 21-yard field goal for insurance late in the final quarter.
That closed the Quakers out of the 2013 regular season at 4-5, and under a four-game losing skid heading into the sectional opener against Lebanon (7-2).
“We need to keep in perspective that we have not lost to cupcakes, but our record shows who we are,” Woodard said. “I still think we are a good football team, and hopefully we get a chance to prove that.”