Georgia’s Valdosta becomes first high school football team to 900 wins

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For Valdosta fans, there was probably no better way to become the country’s first-ever high school football team with 900 wins.  The Wildcats beat crosstown rival Lowndes 38-13 Friday nightin the game that is known as the Winnersville Classic.

The game was never in-doubt for Valdosta, which owns 23 Georgia state high school football titles and six national championships.  It was Valdosta’s third straight win against its rival, giving the Wildcats a 37-18 lead in the all-time series.

Related: Valdosta going for win #900 vs. Lowndes

The Wildcats began playing in 1913 and now own a 900-220-34 all-time record.

Entering the 2016 season, ten teams have won more than 800 games.  Below is that list from theNational Federation of State High School Associations.

Valdosta (Georgia) – 900 wins

Fort Thomas Highlands (Kentucky) – 877 wins

Male (Kentucky) – 860 wins

Massillon Washington (Ohio) – 853 wins

Mayfield (Kentucky) – 848 wins

Mount Carmel (Pennsylvania) – 833 wins

Canton McKinley (Ohio) – 814 wins

Parkersburg (West Virginia) – 809 wins

Easton (Pennsylvania) – 807 wins

Muskegon (Michigan) – 807 wins

*win total through August 19th games


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