CHARLOTTESVILLE — It was thought a resurgent Wes-Del squad would give Eastern Hancock its first serious challenge in a month Friday night.
Wes-Del, two victories away from its first winning season in 23 years, initially moved the ball well against a Royal defense that had blanked its last two opponents by a 127-0 count.
But the Warriors, like Knightstown and North Decatur before them, found themselves in a world of hurt thanks to EH.
And also in the Royals’ record book.
For the second time in three weeks, EH scored more points than it ever had in a single game, this time laying on Wes-Del 72-6 on homecoming.
The Class 1A sixth-ranked Royals (7-0), who blasted Knightstown 65-0 Sept. 20, also on Friday established a school mark for greatest margin of victory.
“We played a little sloppy on offense in the first half, but the defense came in and picked us up,” EH coach Pat Echeverria said. “Like I said before, they’re getting better and better each and every week, and that’s all I can ask for.”