It was a dominant performance for Skyline on Friday night as they blanked visiting Norwich 46-0 in a game abbreviated to three frames by the mercy rule.

It was a dominant performance for Skyline on Friday night as they blanked visiting Norwich 46-0 in a game abbreviated to three frames by the mercy rule.

The Thunderbirds controlled both sides of the ball, the defense shutting out the Eagles while the offense scored early and often. The T-Birds never had to punt all night, while forcing the visitors do so several times.

Skyline head coach Andrew Nation felt that his Thunderbirds played the most aggressively they had all season, which contributed to their seizing control of the game.

“I saw the boys play the most physical game they have all season in all three phases,” Nation said. “It definitely was the difference.”

Seth Bower got Skyline on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a 3 yd. plunge. He would follow that up with a 5 yd. TD and the Thunderbirds were up 14-0 after the first quarter.

In the second stanza, Bower shook loose for a 60 yd. scamper, the 2 pt. conversion making it 22-0 SHS.

The T-Birds also took to the air, with a Braden Tyler to Eli Temanson 20 yd. TD strike and a 44 yd. Carson Lee to Jackson Dunn bomb.

Skyline held a 38-0 advantage heading into the break.

Following intermission, the T-Birds took up where they had left off. Carson Lee punched in another score on the ground to run the count to 44-0.

Later in the third quarter, the game would end appropriately. Skyline’s defense had been throttling the Eagles all night. It seemed only right that Zack Urban would tackle the Eagle ball carrier in the endzone for a safety. In that manner, the defense got to post the decisive score.

The 2 points put the T-Birds up 46-0, enough of a lead to bring the game to a halt.

The Thunderbirds imrove to 1-3 with the victory. They will travel to Attica/ Argonia Friday to take on the Titans.