(12-4-21) Kirtland came into tonight’s D V state title game hoping to win its 4th consecutive OHSAA state football title and a nation leading 55 game consecutive winning streak. Both streaks came to an end tonight. Versailles would lead from start to finish to beat the Hornets .
The Hornets made a fourth quarter rally scoring the final 13 points of the game.
Ohio Consecutive Win Streaks
57 – Delphos St. John’s (1996-2001)
55 – Kirtland (2018-2021)
54 – Versailles (1993-1997)
49 – Dayton Jefferson Twp. (1970-1975)
48 – Niles McKinley (1959-1964)
NOTE: Chardon with 28 consecutive wins and back-to-back state titles now has the longest consecutive game winning streak.
Did you know…
Kirtland’s last two losses have been in a State final game, both losses were to members of the Midwest Athletic Conference, Marion Local and Versailles
2017 D VI title game – Marion Local 34 Kirtland 11
- Versailles 7 (2021, 03, 1998, 95, 94, 93, 90)
- Kirtland 6 (2020, 19. 18, 15, 13, 11)
Until tonight…Kirtland had not trailed since the third quarter of week 11 in 2019
With the loss Delphos St. John’s retains the Ohio consecutive game winning record at 57, the Hornets had won 55 in a row.
Current US Consecutive Game Winning Streaks
With Kirtland’s loss to Versailles in the D V state final game tonight, two schools now have the longest consecutive wins streak.
1-Bixby (Okla) 49 wins beat Deer Creek 63-14 on Dec. 2nd
1-Riverheads (Va) 49 wins – 12-4-21 beat Essex 56-12
Bixby is Oklahoma’s’s all-time winning streak holder for 11-man high school football after a 63-14 win over Edmond Deer Creek in the Class 6AII state title game Thursday night at Chad Richison Stadium The Spartans have won four consecutive state titles and seven in eight years.
Riverheads will play for a 6th Virginia state championship in a row next Saturday