For years, it has waited.

Since 1980, Bruceville-Eddy was denied one district title after another, being forced to patiently hope for change for almost four decades.

Friday night, the anticipation finally ended.

With a dominant 34-7 victory at Moody, the Eagles clinched at least a share of the District 8-2A, Division I championship. Now, Bruceville-Eddy (8-1, 5-0) looks to secure the outright district title with a win against Bosqueville in next week’s regular season finale to cap off the program’s winningest season since 1983.

In 1985, the Eagles won their zone of district and earned a victory against Salado in the bi-district round of the playoffs but have experienced little success since.

Bruceville-Eddy was never truly challenged by the Bearcats on Friday, though.

After recording the game’s first touchdown, Moody never crossed the goal line again as the Eagles posted 34 unanswered points, including 14-point outbursts in the second and third quarters. Coming off a bye, Bosqueville brings an overall record of 4-4 and a district record of 3-1 into Bruceville-Eddy this week to conclude the regular season.