As if the long trip to Lepanto wasn't bad enough by itself, to make matters worse, the East Poinsett County Warriors were primed and ready when the Salem Greyhounds rolled into town Oct. 10.
The homestanding Warriors jumped out to a 19-0 lead at the half and sent the Hounds home with a 39-6 loss in 3-2A action.
EPC (3-2, 3-1) racked up over 300 yards in total offense in the game, while holding Salem (1-5, 1-3) to 145 yards in the Warriors' victory.
Dustin Beatty ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for EPC.
Beatty scored the Warriors' first touchdown on a 17-yard run with 2:44 left in the first quarter.
Lando Bass then crossed the goal line from four yards out for EPC's first TD of the second quarter.
Later in the frame, quarterback Carson Tyler hit Bucky Chamberlin with a 50-yard scoring pass to give the Warriors a 19-0 halftime lead.
The Warriors opened the third quarter with a 12-yard touchdown run from Byron Ford, before the Greyhounds managed to rack up their lone score of the contest.
Bass ran in for a 3-yard score, and then Ford capped the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth to end the Warriors' 39-6 victory.