(8-31-18) Fort Worth (Tx) Diamond Hill-Jarvis ended their 77-game losing streak Thursday night, beating Conrad 40-12 in the season opener for the program’s first win since 2010.
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The losing’ streak was the second longest in Texas High School football records, just trailing the 80-game losing streak by Houston Jefferson Davis. The Jefferson Davis’ streak was 1985 to 1993.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis’ last win was 31-7 over Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 18, 2010, almost eight years to the day.
Eddrick Hampton ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns, had 94 yards receiving and returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown for Diamond Hill-Jarvis. A Conrad team coming off a 1-9 season was outgained 383-240 at Handley Field.
H-J Head Coach Oscar Castillo told the Ft. Worth Telegram-Star after the game
“I’m just proud of these boys. I told them to listen to the people that cared about you and themselves and not all the outside stuff. I just hope they take that with them beyond this.”
Next week the Eagles will try to make in two in a row when they face North Dallas.