With a loss by Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio) last weekend, five of the 10 longest winning streaks in the nation entering the season have now come to an end.
Christ Church Episcopal (Greenville, S.C.), Buford (Ga.), Booker T. Washington (Miami), and Junction City (Ark.) began the year on win streaks of 40-plus games and have since lost. Marion Local’s streak was at 43 when it lost in the final seconds on a field goal to Coldwater.
So, whose winning streaks are still going from among the top 10 and which schools have remained perfect to push their runs of success into the best ongoing streaks in the nation? We take a look:
1. Edgewood Academy (Elmore, Ala.) — 66
Entered the season on a nation’s best 58-game winning streak and has opened the season with eight consecutive victories with two more regular-season games to play. Edgewood was challenged by Escambia Academy in the season opener on the way to a 33-21 victory but has put up at least 60 points in five of seven games since and been unchallenged.
2. Maine-Endwell (Endwell, N.Y.) — 57
Based outside of Binghamton in New York’s Southern Tier, the Spartans are 6-0. The closest game was a 28-21 victory in Week 2 against Chenango Forks in what was expected to be their biggest challenge of the season. Since then, Maine-Endwell has broken the New York State record that had stood since the 1950s. Massena went 54-0-1 over nine years in a run that ended in 1957. Among those on the sideline for the record-breaking win were former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who gave the pregame speech, and Hall of Fame running backs Jerome Bettis and Franco Harris. M-E was retiring the No. 9 worn at the school by Steelers part owner Thomas Tull and members of the organization came out to support him.
3. Allen (Texas) — 50
Allen, ranked No. 3 this week in the Super 25, has established the second-longest winning streak in Texas, posting win No. 50 last Friday. The Eagles have the bye week this week before beginning the push in hopes to winning another state championship. Allen has remained on top despite the loss of quarterback Kyler Murray, now at Texas A&M. The combination of Mitchell Jonke and Seth Green has Allen looking strong yet again.
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4. Eden Prairie (Minn.) — 38
The Eagles are 9-0 entering the start of the postseason with a game against Roseville. Eden Prairie moved into the Super 25 for the first time this season at No. 25 this week. Eden Prairie has won four consecutive state championships.
4. Soldotna (Alaska) — 38
The school already bested its own state record for consecutive victories and now goes for its fourth consecutive state medium schools championship when it plays Kenai Central for the title. Soldotna is 9-0. Given the climate, the season begins and ends earlier in Alaska.
4. South Fayette (McDonald, Pa.) — 38
The streak equals the third-longest in Western Pennsylvania history and the Lions (6-0) have yet to be challenged in the fourth quarter. Greensburg also won 38 in a row from 1913-1916. The next Western Pa. milestone is Braddock, which won 46 in the late 1950s. Clairton won 66 from 2009-13.
4. Valle Catholic (St. Geneveve, Mo.) — 38
Valle Catholic is 8-0 and has not had anything resembling a competitive game. The tally is 510 points for and 53 points against thus far. Valle has not lost since the 2012 state championship game. The school is tied with Webb City for most state championships in state history with 14.
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8. Maryville (Tenn.) — 37
The Rebels have won 12 state titles since 1998 and only lost four times in the last decade. Maryville (7-0) has been dominant as usual. The most anticipated game in Tennessee in years was Maryville vs. Fulton in Week 2. The result was a 49-18 victory for Maryville.
9. Kimberly (Wis.) — 36
Aside from having a great name, the Papermakers have rolled to an 8-0 record entering the final game of the regular season. Kimberly will be looking to defend its first state Division 1 title. The school had won three previous state titles before changing classifications.
10. Webb City (Mo.) — 36
As we have chronicled here, Webb City has built a dynasty in its small city and continues to roll up victories. Ranked No. 18 in this week’s Super 25, Webb City is aiming for another state title but first need to finish conference play. Webb City has won 80 consecutive conference games dating back to 1999 in two leagues.
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