(9-18-21) Kirtland continues to win and extended their consecutive game winning streak last night to 45 in a row. Mason Rus ran for 192 yards and three scores as Kirtland beat Geneva, 37-7.
With the win the Hornets are tied for the 5th longest streak in Ohio tied with Cincinnati Moeller (1978-81).
Kirtland will host Chagrin Falls (3-2, 1-1) next Friday night at 7pm with an opportunity to move the streak to 46. The Tigers beat Orange last night 34-0.
Current US Consecutive Game Winning Streaks
- Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, Pa.), 64
Last game – September 17th (4-0) Win vs. Wyoming Area 37-30
- Fyffe (Ala.), 49
Last game – September 17th (4-0) Win vs. Brindlee Mountain 56-0
- Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah) 46
Last game – September 17th (6-0) Win 51-22 vs. American Fork
- Kirtland (Ohio) 45 – Last game – (9-17-21) beat Geneva 37-7
Wins to tie state record: 12; St. John’s (Delphos), 57 straight (1996-2001)
#1 Southern Are Columbia avoided an upset last night – Southern did so by driving 99 yards with just over three minutes remaining after stuffing Wyoming Area at the 1-yard line on a fourth-down run. Running back Gavin Garcia’s (258 yards rushing) 1-yard TD run with 31.8 seconds left and Wes Barnes’ ensuing two-point run gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 37-30.
Longest all US consecutive game winning streak-
- 151, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 1992-2003
- 109, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.), 2000-07
- 96, Sims (Union, S.C.), 1945-54 (92-0-4)
- 89, South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), 2003-08
- 82, Bedford County Training School (Shelbyville, Tenn.), 1943-50 (78-0-4)
- 79, Smith Center (Kan.), 2004-09
- 74, Maryville (Tenn.), 2004-08
- 72, Hudson (Mich.), 1968-1975
- 71, Jefferson City (Mo.), 1958-1966
- 71, Edgewood Academy (Elmore, Ala.), 2010-15
Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.