(8-25-17) Kimberly (Wisc) extended their national best winning streak to 58 wins in a row with a 42-28 win over Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln.

D.J. Stewart led the Papermakers as he rushed for 259 yards (9.2 avg.) and three touchdowns.

The Papermakers will go for win #59 in a row next week against Stevens Point, who they beat last year in the play-offs 28-7.

		Q1	Q2	Q3	Q4	Final
Lincoln		 7	 0	14	7	28
Kimberly	14	14	 7	7	42

National power Bishop Gorman (Nev) extended their winning streak to 55 straight in a 35-23 season-opening win over DeMatha (Md.) Friday in Las Vegas in the nationally televised GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff.  Next week Bishop Gorman plays at national power Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California.

Gaels’ QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Senior), who is committed to UCLA, in his first start at quarterback, passed for almost 300 yards, five total touchdowns, three passing and two rushing.

Gorman Head Coach Kenny Sanchez told the Las Vegas Sun after the game:

“That’s a pretty good team we just beat. That’s a big, physical team.”

In Alaska, the Soldotna Stars (3-0) keep rolling picking up their 52nd straight win in a 52-7 win over South Anchorage. To make the night extra special it was also the 100th coaching win (just 5 losses) for Coach Galen Brantley, Jr.

Current Alaska Football Winningest Coaches

  • #1  Buck Nystrum, 31 seasons   (Eielson and North Pole)   150 wins
  • #2  Rod Christiansen, 27 seasons  (Palmer)   148 wins*
  • #3  Bruce Shearer, 21 seasons  (Kenai, Chugiak and East)  130 wins
  • #4  Bob Boudreaux, 22 seasons  (SoHi, Kenai and Service)  105 wins
  • #5  Jim Beeson, 19 seasons  (Kenai)  103 wins
  • #6  Galen Brantley, currently in 11th season  (Soldotna)   100 wins*

* active Alaska coaches

The Stars scored two touchdowns on their first three plays of the game and never looked back.

Soldotna’s quarterback Brandon Crowder threw three touchdown passes and ran for a another. Brenner Furlong rushed for over 250 yards, with touchdown runs of 73 and 67 yards . Tight end Galen Brantley III added a pair of touchdown catches.

Next week the Stars travel to Oregon to play Crater, it will be the first game of the season for the Comets.

	        Q1	Q2	Q3	Q4	Total
South		 0	 0	 0	7	 7
Soldotna	15	14	23	0	52

The Pella (Iowa) Little Dutch won their 42nd game in a row with a 35-7 win over Oskaloosa. Avery Van Zee rushed for 101 yards on 17 carries, while Sam Warner added 96 yards on just eight rushing attempts. Next week they will be on the road to play Dallas Center-Grimes.

Bishop Guilfoyle (Pa) opened their season on Saturday (8-26-17) night vs Bedford and they extend their winning streak to 48 in a row with a 42-6 win.

Next up for the Marauders is Westmont Hilltop, who they beat last season 35-7.

Longest Current Consecutive Winning Streaks

1. Kimberly (Wis.) — 58. WIN – Kimberly 42, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln 28 Aug. 25, up next (September 1st) vs. Stevens Point
2. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) — 55. WIN – Bishop Gorman  DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) Aug. 25th, up next (Sept 1) at Mater Dei (Calif)
3. Soldotna (Alaska) — 52. WIN – Soldotna 52 South Anchorage 7 Aug. 25., up next (Sept 1) vs. Crater (Oregon)
4. Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona, Pa.) — 48. WIN – Bishop Guilfoyle 42 Bedford (Pa.) Aug. 26, up next (Sept 2) vs. Westmont Hilltop
5. Bremond (Texas) — 47. Opens vs. Whiteright (Texas) Aug. 31
6. Pella (Iowa) — 42. WIN – Pella 35 Oskaloosa (Iowa)  7 Aug. 25, up next (Sept. 1) vs. @ Dallas Center-Grimes
7. Wagoner (Okla.) — 37. Opens at Coweta (Okla.) Sept. 1