Wagoner High School didn’t win the football state championship this year.
That, in itself, might be news because the Bulldogs had won three straight titles in Class 4A and four in the past six years.
But this isn’t about what Wagoner didn’t do, but about what it did. And that was simply continue its winning streak until it became the longest in 11-man high school football in Oklahoma history.
Wagoner beat Miami, 55-0, on Oct. 10, 2014, to set the streak in motion, won three championships along the way and were not taken down again until Blanchard upset the Bulldogs in the second round of the state playoffs, 23-14, on Nov. 17, 2017.
WHS beat McLain, 62-22, for its 43rd and record-breaking victory on Oct. 6.
Wagoner topped the previous mark of 42 straight, which was held by Ada. And although a comparison between the two streaks is not really fair, Wagoner’s streak went one further than the 47-game streak put on by the Oklahoma Sooners from 1953-57.
No. 1 – Stars softball is simply sensational
No. 2 – OU repeats and repeats and repeats
No. 3 – Lions go undefeated through regular season
No. 4 – OCU WBB picks up fourth title in six years
No. 5 – Owasso breaks through
No. 6 – SGU shuts down
No. 7 – Three-peat for Randall
No. 8 – 48 straight
No. 9 – OCU’s Animat, Shaw dominate NAIA cross country
No. 10 – Luper, Stallard and the Bronchos