Ithaca’s (Michigan) 69 game win streak snapped

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by Jeff Fisher

The nation’s longest active 11-man win streak came to an end Friday when Ithaca lost to St. Mary Catholic Central 22-12 in the Michigan Division 6 championship game.  The loss ended Ithaca’s 69 game win streak that began back in 2009.  It also left the Yellowjackets three short of the state record of 72 straight win held by Hudson High School.

Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook said this to the Detroit Free Press after the game, “We’ve had maybe more talented teams, I’m going to be honest and that’s no knock on this football team. But I’ve never coached a football team that has more heart or shown more resiliency and that’s going to back to the teams we’ve had the last four or five years.”

Now the nation’s longest active win steak belongs to Bellevue (Washington).  The Wolverines, ranked #9 in the High School Football America final regular season Top 25, have won 67 straight.

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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.