De La Salle’s 30-year unbeaten streak in Northern California comes to an end

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30 years is a long time. Friday night, St. Francis (Mountain View) beat national power De La Salle 31-28, ending the Spartans’ 318-game unbeaten streak against Northern California opponents

St. Francis pulled-off the upset of DLS, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the High School Football America 100 powered by NFL Play Football, when with 16.7 seconds left, quarterback Matthew Dougherty Jr. found Nicolas Andrighetto for the winning score.

The streak against North California opponents began in 1992 after the Spartans lost their final game in 1991. That ’91 game was a loss to Pittsburg in the North Coast Section championship game.

During the 318 game streak, De La Salle was 316-0-2. The two ties came against Clayton Valley Charter and Palma in 2004, which came after the Spartans’ national record 151-game win streak came to an end on September 5, 2004 against Bellevue (Washington). That streak covered a 12-year period.

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