All-Time High School Football Wins

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Two new high school football teams joined the 800 all-time high school football wins club in 2018 and several more are in striking distance to join the exclusive club this year.

Both high schools that won their 800th last year are from Oklahoma — Lawton and Clinton. That brought the total number of teams to sixteen that have won 800 or more games.

Valdosta (Georgia) still leads the way with 919 victories, but three Kentucky teams — Highlands, Male and Mayfield — are within striking distance of entering the 900 win club in 2019.

On the brink of joining the 800 win club in 2019 are: Pine Bluff (Arkansas) with 798 wins, followed by Brockton (Massachusetts) with 797, Sioux Falls Washington (South Dakota) with 795, Bakersfield (California) with 793, Little Rock Central (Arkansas) with 787 and Danville (Kentucky) and Dobyns-Bennett (Tennessee) with 786 victories apiece.

The victory total are based on the National Federation of High School State Association‘s record book. Now, it should be noted that there’s another source out there — Football Friday Night that has a different set of numbers in many cases.

For example, FFN has Valdosta with 926 victories. It also has 22 teams in the 800-or-more wins club. From my hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania, the NFHS has the Red Rovers with 831 wins, while FFN has them with 845 victories, which is the number that Easton school officials believe is accurate one.

We’re also checking on Highland Park in Texas. According to TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com, the Scots own 826 victories. They aren’t on either list.

You can see the Football Friday Night list below the NFHS list.

NFHS All-Time High School Football Victories

#1 Valdosta (Georgia) – 919 wins (919-232-34)

#2 Highlands (Kentucky) – 895 wins (895-240-26)

#3 Male (Kentucky) – 892 wins (892-329-49)

#4 Mayfield (Kentucky) – 887 wins 887-256-32)

#5 Massillon Washington (Ohio) – 885 wins (885-291-36)

#6 Mount Carmel (Pennsylvania) – 856 wins (856-329-59)

#7 Muskegon (Michigan) – 846 wins (846-279-43)

#8 Canton McKinley (Ohio) – 837 wins (837-355-42)

#9 Easton (Pennsylvania) – 831 wins (831-352-54)

#10 Parkersburg (West Virginia) – 827 wins (827-327-33)

#11 Everett (Massachusetts) – 823 wins (823-374)

#12 (tie) Berwick (Pennsylvania) – 816 wins (816-337-43)

#12 (tie) Steubenville (Ohio) – 816 wins (816-318-36)

#14 Hampton (Virginia) – 813 wins (813-270-43)

#15 Lawton (Oklahoma) 805 wins (805-354-34)

#16 Clinton (Oklahoma) 802 wins (802-286-38)

Football Friday Night All-Time Wins List

All-TimeSchoolStateRecord (’18)Win%
1ValdostaGA926-235-34 (9-5-0)78.912
2HIGHLANDSKY895-240-26 (10-3-0)78.208
3LOUISVILLE MALE TRADITIONALKY892-329-49 (14-1-0)72.165
4MAYFIELDKY888-256-32 (14-1-0)76.871
5MASSILLON WASHINGTONOH885-291-36 (14-1-0)74.505
6MOUNT CARMEL AREAPA852-322-57 (10-3-0)71.527
7MUSKEGONMI845-280-43 (13-1-0)74.187
7EASTON AREA HSPA845-359-52 (9-4-0)69.347
9HAMPTONVA839-276-45 (6-7-0)74.267
10CANTON MCKINLEYOH837-355-42 (10-3-0)69.530
11SummervilleSC819-229-25 (11-3-0)77.493
11EVERETTMA819-375-79 (9-1-0)67.439
13STEUBENVILLEOH816-313-34 (10-2-0)71.625
13BERWICKPA816-332-43 (9-3-0)70.319
15ANSONIACT814-238-57 (11-1-0)75.969
16CLINTON HSOK809-289-37 (11-2-0)72.907
16PARKERSBURGWV809-327-33 (7-5-0)70.616
18SHELBYNC808-311-50 (11-3-0)71.257
19BrocktonMA807-393-64 (6-4-0)66.377
20PINE BLUFFAR806-345-54 (4-7-1)69.129
21LITTLE ROCK CENTRALAR804-369-49 (1-8-1)67.799
22ADA HSOK801-336-24 (5-6-0)70.026
23MaryvilleTN797-221-34 (12-2-0)77.376
24HAYNESVILLE JR./SR.LA796-181-22 (13-2-0)80.781
25LONG BEACH POLYCA793-327-52 (8-2-0)69.881
26BAKERSFIELDCA789-273-43 (9-4-0)73.348
26LEOMINSTER SENIORMA789-413-64 (5-6-0)64.850
28Dobyns-BennettTN786-249-28 (4-6-0)75.259
28NASHVILLEAR786-334-29 (10-3-0)69.669
28DANVILLEKY786-255-34 (5-8-0)74.698
28PADUCAH TILGHMANKY786-335-25 (9-4-0)69.677

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.