School history is being made on a weekly basis by Lingleville's first football team in 47 years.
The Cardinals added the school's first varsity win in a game held at its own field Friday, hammering defenseless Early Paradigm 46-0 to improve to 3-5 on the year.
"It was definitely nice to get one at home," Lingleville head coach Justin Del Bosque said. "Our junior high has won a couple games at home, but our varsity had a close one with Comanche Paradigm and couldn't pull it out, and had one against (Stephenville Faith) that was close going into the fourth quarter and we lost that. This wasn't even supposed to be a home game, but it got moved and our kids knew it was a good opportunity."
Lingleville was plenty confident, having dominated Early Paradigm in a pre-season scrimmage. That confidence was evident in the first half as the Cardinals exploded for a 40-0 lead at the break.
Taylor Griffin and Chris Carter each scored twice, giving Carter seven touchdowns in the last two games.
Robert Van Kranenburg passed a TD to Corey Stevens and Ernesto Nava was hitting consistently on 2-point kicks.
Edwin Chacon put the final nail in the coffin when he scored on the opening possession of the second half, bringing the mercy rule into effect.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Gustine, but was relocated. It appeared it would be the Cardinals' final home game of the season, but Del Bosque reported Saturday that the finale against Willow Park Trinity Christian has also been moved to Lingleville. Kickoff is next Friday at 4:30 p.m.