The Middletown High School football team moved one step closer to an undefeated season Friday with a 72-18 thrashing of DelCastle Technical High School.
Senior running back Jamar Baynard led the offensive onslaught with four touchdowns, including an 86-yard kick return.
"The holes were wide open, the blocking was great and I just rolled with it," he said after the Cavs' homecoming win.
Junior split end Chris Godwin added two touchdowns on the ground, including an 84-year kick return.
Junior quarterback Darius Wade threw two strikes to senior split end Thomas Davis and ran one in himself.
Junior Kahlil Williams also ran in a touchdown, senior offensive guard Jacob Smulski added a safety, while senior defensive back Richard Arnold kept the Cougars on their heels with three interceptions.
"We got into a feeding frenzy there and took advantage of some of the mistake they made," Cavs' head coach Mark DelPercio said. "I couldn't be happier. The guys stepped up on offense, defense and special teams – really, across the board."
The undefeated Cavs led the winless Cougars 14-0 in the first quarter, after Arnold's first interception set up a 16-yard touchdown run by Godwin and a 63-yard pass from Wade to Baynard led to the senior's first touchdown run.
Middletown scored another 44 points in second quarter, including Smulski's tackle of Delcastle running back Lacey Evans in the end zone.
Delcastle scored a touchdown in each of the last the quarters, but had an extra point attempt blocked and failed to score on a pair of two-point conversions.
Middletown added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to seal the defending Division I champ's sixth win of the 2012-2013 season.
"It was definitely a great night – a great team win," Godwin said afterward. "So far, we're having a pretty successful season, but we're going to continue to take it one game at a time and look to improve every week."
The Cavaliers will next take their undefeated season on the road to face cross-town rivals Appoquinimink High School (3-3) on Oct. 19.
The Jaguars are coming off a 28-7 win over Glasgow High School (3-3) on Friday.
"Obviously, them being a cross town [rival], we want to focus on … improving and making sure we're playing our best football," DelPercio said. "They have a very good football team, they're coached well and I know they're going to play their A game against us."