CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Before Wayne played Sissonville last Friday night, the partisan crowd stood and recited the Lord's Prayer to protest a ruling that declared schools cannot offer prayer before games.
The way the Pioneers are playing, opponents might be saying a few prayers of their own when they have to face the top-ranked team in Class AA.
Wayne steamrolled Sissonville for a 42-0 win at Joe Sawyers Field to remain unbeaten. Each contest has been a blowout victory for the Pioneers (4-0).
The defending state champs were coming off a school-record 84 points in a win over Ravenswood the week prior and the closest margin of victory has been 39 in a 46-7 victory over Herbert Hoover on Sept. 7.
"We are rolling and doing our thing," Wayne senior running back Brandon Spurlock said. "We are just having fun and winning games. We won states last year and it was amazing. It's great because we have about the same people back."
The victory was the 13th straight for Wayne, which is the longest streak in the state after Class AAA No. 2 Martinsburg saw its 32-game winning streak come to an end in a 36-33 loss at Westminster (Md.) last Friday.
While all the routs this season have been good for Wayne, it's bad news for individual statistics because the starting unit has seen limited playing time in the second half.
The key recipient in losing carries and added stats is Spurlock, a 5-foot-7, 180-pound running back for the Pioneers.
The 2011 Class AA All-State first-team selection put up huge numbers in the first half against Sissonville, rushing for 157 yards on just 14 carries and four touchdowns before playing one series in the second half.
In fact, Spurlock has played in just two offensive series in the second half all season. He had only one second-half carry this season before Friday and doubled that, running for 50 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown run after halftime.