Updating the nation's longest football winning streaks

Updating the nation's longest football winning streaks

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Updating the nation's longest football winning streaks

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Edgewood's Jackson Tate (3) breaks up a pass in the end zone as time runs out to secure the win against Marengo at the AISA State Championships (Photo: Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser)

Edgewood’s Jackson Tate (3) breaks up a pass in the end zone as time runs out to secure the win against Marengo at the AISA State Championships
(Photo: Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser)

A number of the nation’s longest active win streaks ended over the weekend, including the 44 in  row by South Fayette (McDonald, Pa.) and the 42 in a row by Webb City (Mo.).

A few others could still fall before the season ends with teams still competing in state playoffs.

As it stands right now, here are the longest active 11-man streaks:

1.Edgewood Academy (Elmore, Ala.) — 71

Edgewood’s season is over and it will enter next season with the longest active streak. Edgewood survived a last-play throw into the end zone in the championship game to win an unprecedented sixth consecutive Alabama Independent Schools Association championship. Edgewood beat Marengo Academy (Linden), 40-34, for the Class AA title. The 71-game streak is tied for No. 12 overall all time.

2. Allen (Texas) — 56

The Eagles are still going strong in their bid for a fourth consecutive state title in Texas. Allen, currently ranked No. 5 in the Super 25, faces Ryan (Denton) in a 6A-I state quarterfinal Saturday in Arlington.

3. Valle Catholic (Sainte Genevieve, Mo.) — 45

Valle kept its winning streak alive with a 61-36 victory against Penney (Hamilton) in the Missouri Class 1 title game. Valle (15-0) also won a third consecutive state title and the 14th state title in school history, moving it past Webb City for the most in state history.

4. Maryville (Tenn.) — 44

The Rebels are on their way to their 12th consecutive Blue Cross Bowl this weekend after beating Oakland (Mufreesboro) 27-13 in the Class 6A state semifinals.  Maryville (14-0) will play Ravenwood (13-1) for the title in a rematch of last year’s title game that Maryville won 35-34 in overtime.

5. Kimberly (Wis.) — 42

The Papermakers scored four consecutive second-half touchdowns after trailing by as many as 21 points to stun Arrowhead 49-42 in the WIAA Division 1 state title game to became just the seventh school in state annals to capture at least three consecutive championships. Kimberly is now six wins away from equaling the state record.

6. Soldotna (Alaska) — 39

Way back in mid-October, the Stars won their fourth consecutive medium school state football title and eighth in 10 years with a 33-18 victory against Kenai. The victory capped a 10-0 season and will be remembered for the team’s amazing gesture to an injured senior.

7. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) — 38

The Gaels, the defending Super 25 champion and the top-ranked team this year, aim for their seventh consecutive Nevada state title when they face Liberty (Henderson) on Saturday.

8. Dillon (S.C.) — 36

Dillon is on the verge of another state championship this weekend. Dillon faces Newberry in the 2A state title game on Friday in Columbia.

 

 

 

 

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