LATROBE is now only one week away from joining illustrious company in NTFL history.
The Demons remain unbeaten after yesterday's 144-point thrashing of Ulverstone and only Smithton stands in their way of going through the season without losing a game.
"It is not something I've pressed on the players but it would be a wonderful achievement," coach Dale Perry said.
If Latrobe can overcome Smithton next Saturday it will join Ulverstone (1993), North Launceston (2003) and Burnie (2004) who have previously gone through the roster season with an unblemished record.
The outcome of yesterday's clash against Ulverstone was never in doubt with the Demons dominating the game from the opening bounce.
"Every player performed and I thought some of the structures we had in place today worked very well," Perry said.
The Demons kicked five goals in the opening term and three in the second to lead by 40 points at half-time and then the rot set in for Ulverstone.
"To restrict Ulverstone to just two points after half time was a testament to the pressure the players applied," he said.
The Latrobe players had an added incentive to play well yesterday as the Dean Butler Medal was at the receiving end for the best Demon.
Dean Butler, son of club champion Rod Butler, died five years ago from cancer and Latrobe has instituted the medal to honour him.
The usual suspects were high in the voting with captain Josh Holland adding another accolade to his outstanding career by taking the medal over forward Adam Jeffrey and ruckman Tom Reynolds.
Jeffrey kicked seven goals to extend his lead in the NTFL goalkicking award.
Perry said the team that took to the field yesterday was close to the best Latrobe could name, with the exception of Kurt Wells who will return for the game against Smithton.
Ulverstone appears to be making up the numbers in fourth place on the ladder and next Saturday faces a tricky game against Central Coast rival Penguin.