(8-16-17) This week for the Kimberly (Wisc) Papermakers they are hoping to add another win to their 56 consecutive game winning streak, best in the nation. For two West Virginia schools they will try to stop two of the longest losing streaks in the country.
Hundred has lost 38 straight games and their last win came in Novemebr of 2010 when they beat Rappahannock County (Virginia) 53-13. That would lead to the Hornets not having a program at all in 2014 and playing a very limited JV schedule in 2015.
Hundred has fewer than 50 boys in grades 9 to 12, which has also led to small numbers on the football team.
The Hornets will try and pick up that first win on opening night (August 25) at home against Clay-Battelle who they lost to last season 57-0.
Class AA Poca is just one loss behind Hundred with 37, the Dots last win was September of 2013 when they beat Buffalo 32-28. Poca opens the season (August 25th) against Nitro who the Dots narrowly lost to last season 9-6.
Seth Ramsey, Poca’s Third-year Head Coach told the Charleston Gazette-Mail during the summer:
“Losing is just as contagious as winning and it’s hard for kids to get that out of their mind. But what we try to do is just stay the process and make sure we’re doing the little things right. Not looking in the rear-view mirror and looking at the task at hand, and staying with that and moving forward that way.
“If we get caught looking in the rear-view mirror, then we’re going to continue to see that thing get bigger and bigger. But I think this group, they’re doing a pretty good job this year and staying on task and living in the present and doing what they can to make sure the end result is what we want come Friday night in the fall.’’
In Wisconsin, Richland Center has lost 31 in a row with their last win (9/6/13) over Prairie du Chien, 39-29. The Hornets open the season at home against Iowa-Grant, who they lost to last year 46-28.
Yes, Poca is The Dots, here is a look at their mascot–