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question about prep football losing streaks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by kusportsfan, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. kusportsfan

    kusportsfan New Member

    I am looking for information about current high school football losing streaks. i know parkview high school in springfield, mo., has lost 44 consecutive games entering this year, and i am trying to find out if there are any teams with longer streaks than that.

    also, what is the longest losing streak anybody can remember, and what was the name and location of the school.

  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    In my state, the longest losing streak was 50 games, set by a team that enters this season on at least a 20-game losing streak. And I know that wasn't a national record. As for longest active losing streak, couldn't tell you.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You might try the National Federation. They may have the national record.
  4. Doug Huff, semi-retired sports editor of the Wheeling (W.Va) Intelligencer could probably help you. He has written a couple of books on National High School records.
    I think there is also a website affiliated with the National Federation of High Schools?? that lists such things.
    PM me and I'll give you Doug's email address. He may not respond immediately, but he's always been pretty helpful to me.

    I once called him with a question during a prep playoff game to verify a tidbit for my story.
  5. bueller

    bueller Member

    I had a boys basketball team 10 years ago with a losing streak approaching triple digits and five years. I called the National Federation about it and they told me they don't track "negative" records.
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Don't want to hurt Billy's feelings I guess.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Sturgis, South Dakota, was well over 50 in a row before they finally won one last year, I think.
  8. azom

    azom Member

    Sturgis actually had its streak go to 79 losses in a row before they won one last year. The unofficial national record is 82 straight by Glascock County HS in Georgia, from 1990-99.
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Bear in mind, however, that while Glascock sort of perversely refused to claim them, there were a couple of forfeits in there, caused by teams violating what was then the five-quarter rule. Whether it's officially considered the record, I can't be arsed to check.

    Of note, Georgia changed its five-quarter rule a few years ago so that the clock begins ticking with Friday night's varsity game. As most JV games are played on Thursdays, it sort of defeats the purpose, one would think, if the purpose was to keep kids from getting hurt through fatigue.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Their motorcycle team, however, is undefeated.
  11. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Excuse the (still)-noob. What was the five-quarter rule?
  12. Finding a current streak is pretty hard. From Kentucky, Louisville Atherton has lost 27, Fulton City 14 (including forfeits)

    Traip, Maine, snapped a 51-game losing streak Oct. 6 of last year with a 15-8 win at Madison, Maine.


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