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Nation's longest football win streak ends at 109

Posted by Trish18 on Sep 26, 2007 1:07:00 PM

Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder ended the nation's longest football winning streak—just barely—with a 41-34 overtime victory over Charlotte (North Carolina) Independence. Charlotte Independence won 109 games in a row, a streak that spanned exactly seven years.


During the run, the Patriots, who have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press state 4-A poll since the beginning of the 2001 season, became the first team to win seven straight state championships in North Carolina.


For a football program that almost graduated two full cycles of high schoolers who never knew defeat, I can’t imagine it has gone over very well. I have a feeling they’ll be back on track soon and working hard to secure their eighth state championship.


This reminded me of another team that got noticed for ending another impressive streak—but on the other end of the spectrum. Last winter, Caltech’s basketball team beat an NCAA Division III school for the first time in more than a decade, ending a 207-game losing streak by beating Bard College 81-52. The Beavers, hadn't beaten a fellow Division III school since the 1995-96 season.


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