While a host of Bulldogs quickly surrounded him to sniff for signs of a pigskin, Wildcats Ashton Shelton and Twan Terrell both acted like they had the ball, too, as they swept around the right side of the Woodland line, making aggressive moves in another direction to tantalize any Forsyth players who would bite.
The Bulldog defenders around Turner bit on the ruse and all but one peeled off.
Turner, who wears the familiar No. 6 jersey, said he was able to step out of the remaining Bulldog's grip on his leg, then spring loose through the Forsyth Central secondary.
The well-executed play netted a 68-yard touchdown for the Wildcats and proved to be the first of four touchdowns scored by Turner on the night.
Even Turner was impressed by the effectiveness of the deception.
"I could hear Central Forsyth players saying Twan had the ball," he said.
The Woodland featured running back scored two more touchdowns in the regulation part of the game -- from 27 and 69 yards out -- and rambled in from 15 yards out in overtime.
It was, to say the least, a banner night for Turner, whose 13 carries netted 202 yards and helped the Wildcats to their first win of the season, a 36-35 victory over Forsyth Central.
Turner said the only other time he scored four touchdowns was with his freshman football team and he was glad his breakout night came when it did.
"We were trying really hard to win," he said, noting Woodland had not won a game this season until it visited Forsyth Central.
The Wildcat has covered a lot of ground since he first started playing football as an eighth grader at Woodland.
Turner said he decided to try the sport because some coaches had seen him run on the track team and said he might enjoy it.
They were right, too.
"It felt natural playing football," he admitted. "When I started playing, I felt this is the place for me."
It still is, too.
Turner, a junior, is in his first year as the featured back for the Wildcats.
Last year he split time as a running back with senior Vincent Mitchell, gaining around 900 yards.
As the go-to back this year he's already galloped over 778 yards on 71 carries, head coach Steve Hamilton said, noting that's about 11 yards per carry.
"Cambrell is really a great back for our offense," Hamilton said. "When you want some tough yards, he can really hit. He also has great speed and is capable of making a touchdown when he gets a little room."
He's also compact, just 5' 6" but weighing 205 pounds and packing a lot of muscle and toughness.
The coach said those skills are only part of what's needed to make the Woodland offense work, though.
He said in addition to the blocking that is required, the other backs must play out their roles, such as being effective decoys.
Like Turner, he gave a lot of credit for the back's 68-yard run to Terrell but also noted quarterback Ashton Shelton had a huge following as he rounded the right side.
"There were a couple of fakes that broke Cambrell loose," he said.
Also drawing a lot of Bulldog attention on the evening was Shelby Townsend, who scored the Wildcats' first touchdown of the evening.
Hamilton said the Woodland offense has been picking up steam as the season has progressed.
"We've scored 80 points the past two weeks," he said. "Our kids are really buying into what we're trying to do."
Hamilton noted that Shelton, who's rushed for around 600 yards on 69 carries, had a hand in five touchdowns for the Wildcat the previous week, against Johns Creek.
"We're looking for the game when both Cambrell and Shelton go over 200 yards and spread the TDs out," he said.
He added that this year's Wildcats are a close group that understands the game is about teamwork.
"There's no attitude on our team," he said. "Cambrell can have the kind of game he had Friday night and you wouldn't even know it watching him today."
He said Turner is more than a good ball player for Woodland.
"The cool thing about him is he's a better person than he is ballplayer. You want to see great things happen to people like him."