Quarterback Aidan Sanchez threw four touchdown passes, and Stephen Whaley scored three TDs, three two-point conversions and completed a pass for another two-point conversion to help lead the Eagles.

The Smyrna High School football team got back on the winning track in a big way Friday night with a 53-0 victory at Cape Henlopen.

After starting the season 0-2, the three-time defending state champion Eagles improved to 1-2 and will now host Caesar Rodney Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., in the "Be Bold, Go Gold" game for childhood cancer.

Against the Vikings, quarterback Aidan Sanchez threw four touchdown passes, and Stephen Whaley scored three TDs, three two-point conversions and completed a pass for another two-point conversion to help lead the Eagles.

In the first quarter, Smyrna jumped out to a 24-0 lead.

Whaley caught an 18-yard pass from Sanchez for the Eagles' first score, and Whaley ran for the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

Emon Roberts scored next on an 80-yard pass play from Sanchez, and Whaley's two-point conversion run gave Smyrna a 16-0 advantage.

Late in the quarter, Whaley raced 52 yards for a score, and Elijah Statham caught the two-point conversion pass from Whaley to make the score 24-0.

In the second quarter, Whaley raced for his third touchdown of the night, an 18-yard carry. Wayne Knight ran for the two-point conversion for a 32-0 advantage.

Roberts scored his second touchdown on a 22-yard pass from Sanchez. Whaley's conversion run made the score 40-0.

Before the half, Ron Jackson caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Sanchez for a 46-0 lead. The extra-point kick attempt was no good.

In the third quarter, Knight raced 19 yards for a touchdown, and Anthony Buscemi kicked the extra point for the final 53-0 score.