Eight plays were all the Newman Comets ran in the first quarter against Riverdale during a Week 5 meeting in 2012.
Four of those plays ended up in the end zone, and after 12 minutes of play, the Comets led 32-0.
It didn't get any better for the undermanned Rams in a 53-6 loss to the eventual 3A semifinal team.
The Rams come to Roscoe Eades Stadium on Friday with more players, a new coach in former Eureka head man Mike Goodwin, and a sense that the program is heading in the right direction.
But, even those positives haven't resulted in any wins. The Rams are 0-5, and in many of those games, points have been scarce.
"There are positive signs," Newman coach Mike Papoccia said. "I know Coach Goodwin from his days in Eureka, and I know that he knows how to coach football, but the change isn't going to happen overnight.
"They've always had the athletes there. You can see on tape they've got a few guys that are 6-4, 6-5 and 220 pounds. They have a good backfield. They are not a team to look past."
The main threat out of the backfield is senior Terry White, who also stars on the wrestling mat during the winter.
White has rushed 123 times for 553 yards and five touchdowns. That accounts for 30 of the 52 points that the Rams have scored this season.
They were shut out in losses to Rockridge and Amboy. They also scored only a safety in a Week 1 loss to Sherrard.
"The fullback is like a bowling ball," Papoccia said. "The tailback, though, is the one we have to worry about. They run out of the I-Formation and do a lot of nice traps and counters."
The constant misdirection will put pressure on linebackers like Mac Olson. It will be important that they read keys and not get fooled.
"You have to stay focused," Olson said. "We have to the play the game the way that we know how to. We each know our responsibilities, and we have to stick to them."
After dropping the first game of the season, the Comets have been on a roll the last 4 weeks.
They've won the last four games by an average of 48-7.
"Our goal is to get better every week," Olson said. "If we don't do that, then there really isn't a point to keep playing. We know that we can get better and that we can learn something from every game."
The Riverdale matchup comes before a tough three-game road stretch to conclude the season.
The Comets play at Erie next week against the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers, who share the Three Rivers lead with Newman.
In Week 8, they play a Three Rivers crossover game against Sherrard (3-2). They end the season at rival Amboy (2-3).