The Washington and Dunlap football teams both took to the air Friday.

The Panthers emerged with a 21-7 Mid-Illini Conference home victory in which all the scoring was done in the first half at Babcook Field.

The Washington and Dunlap football teams both took to the air Friday.

The Panthers emerged with a 21-7 Mid-Illini Conference home victory in which all the scoring was done in the first half at Babcook Field.

Washington (4-0, 2-0) quarterback Luke Ludolph threw three long touchdown passes to counter an early Eagles strike.

The Panthers, the No. 5-ranked team in the Associated Press Class 5A state poll, ran their winning streak against Dunlap to seven games.

Ludolph passed for just under 200 yards to four different receivers.

A 39-yard TD toss to Andy Rettke, followed by JD Eddy's extra point, tied the game in the first quarter.

Later in the period, Ludolph hit Hayden Bodine for a 97-yard TD pass to put Washington in front.

According to the Panther football record book, which was updated at the end of last season, the completion was the longest in the program's history.

The previous top pass play was from Clay Fuller-to-Tom Williams for 80 yards in 1989.

Washington advanced its lead to 14 points on a Brown 25-yard TD reception in the second quarter.

Eddy followed with his third extra point in a row.

The Panthers were much more productive in the running game as Austin Harrell and Ludolph combined for more than 100 yards.

The Eagles had negative rushing yards as QB Jake McKown was sacked repeatedly by the Washington defense.

Dunlap (1-3, 0-2) hit pay dirt on a 62-yard completion on its first drive.