Clovis West kicked off the Valley high school football playoffs Thursday night with a 44-21 win over Stockdale of Bakersfield.
The Golden Eagles, seeded eighth in Division I, jumped on the number nine seeded Mustangs early and often.
Clovis West's first three scores were provided by special teams, the offense and the defense.
Greg Gonzalez blocked a punt for a safety before Kordell Hoffman threw a touchdown pass to Andre Chachere. Andrew Salazar then returned an interception for a touchdown.
Clovis West advances to round two.