“That might have been, in my time at Castle High School, the overall best football game we ever played,” Lidy said. “From the offense to the defense to the kicking game, the whole bit. There might have been a little over-confidence, a lack of respect at play for Martinsville. They asked who we were before that game, but I guarantee you, they knew who we were after that.”
After the thrashing, Martinsville complained — about the long bus ride; about the crown of Castle Stadium, which they said was like playing on the side of a hill; and about whether the best team had really won.
“Wins like that — when you’re not only give no chance to win, but are being told you don’t even belong on the same field of battle — are special,” Lidy said.
The Road to Paradise: How the 1982 Castle Knights Upset Indiana’s Football World
Chapter 5: Learning to Win