During a four-plus season losing streak, Berea Community was a favorite Homecoming opponent for plenty of schools.
And with good reason.
"It's never fun when you get off the bus and you see the floats and the princess and stuff," Berea coach Aaron Stepp said. "It kind of let you know what people think of you."
However, things have changed.
Now, the Pirates (6-0) are ruining Homecoming for other teams.
Berea stayed undefeated on the season with an impressive 49-6 win over Dayton on Friday night in Northern Kentucky.
"It was nice to turn the tables (on Homecoming)," Stepp said. "I'm sure our kids felt great about doing that."
Senior quarterback Jaylen Whitaker had four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) and Timmy Thompson added two rushing scores as the Pirates extended their winning streak to seven games.
The Green Devils (4-2) entered the game on a four-game winning streak, but Berea quickly took control.
On the their first possession, the Pirates picked up four first downs before Thompson scored on a two-yard run.
After a Dayton punt, Whitaker scored on a 66-yard run to give Berea a 14-0 lead with 2:28 left in the first quarter.
Jaiden Cunningham provided the next two touchdowns. The sophomore running back scored on a 3-yard run, then took a screen pass from Whitaker and despite being hit at the line of scrimmage bounced off a series of tacklers on the way to a 54-yard touchdown.
Dayton scored just before the half to cut the Berea lead to 28-6.
Whitaker got loose on a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and then added a two-yard TD run moments later.
Thompson gave Berea a 42-point lead in the fourth quarter with another TD run.
Berea is set to return to action Friday at home against district rival Kentucky Country Day.