posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 02:18 AM
Saturday, September 4, 2004
ESPN.com news services
De La Salle High School's win streak ends at 151
One hundred, fifty-one football games.
De La Salle High School lost 39-20 Bellevue (Wash.), ending the Spartans' record high school winning streak Saturday night in Seattle.
The Spartans, who hail from Concord, Calif., a suburban community east of San Francisco, had not lost since Dec. 7, 1991.
Their average victory was by 38.2 points, and 43 of their 151 wins were shutouts during their 151. De La Salle also was crowned with five USA Today
national championships during the span. Coach Bob Ladouceur has now lost a total of 15 games in his 26-year career.
The streak included games against highly touted opponents, including Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. The inevitable loss for De La Salle came at the hands
of the three-time defending Washington state 3A champions at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Qwest Field.
Bay Area papers had speculated about the Spartans' chances of escaping this season unscathed. In addition to Bellevue, the team also has games
scheduled against strong California teams from Mission Viejo, Clovis West and Palma.
It's an incredible streak. The last time they had lost, the first George Bush was President. :party-smiley-018:
[Edited on 9/5/2004 by Ben]