Wildcats’ win streak among nation’s bestPublished 9:19am Wednesday, October 9, 2013
On Friday nights at Charles P. Storrs Field it’s hardly ever discussed.
The signs along the sideline don’t mention it.
It’s a just win mentality at Edgewood Academy.
And that mentality has led the Wildcat football team to three straight Alabama Independent School Association titles.
During the run, Edgewood has gone on to win 38 games in a row, which happens to be the seventh longest active winning streak in the nation.
That’s right, the nation.
“Who would have thought we would be where we are right now this season with just two starters on offense and just one full time starter returning on defense,” Wildcats coach Bobby Carr said. “Right now, our guys have that refuse to lose attitude.”
That attitude dates back to Edgewood’s last loss, which was a one-point setback to Glenwood in late October 2010.
Since then, the Wildcats have strung together a win streak which now ranks among the best in the nation.
The longest current active winning streak is 63 games by Pahranagat Valley High in Alamo, Nev.
“This is great for our program,” Carr said. “It’s good enough to be recognized in the state and now the nation.”
Among winning streaks within the state of Alabama, Edgewood would rank fourth all-time among Alabama public schools.
Clay County High (1994-97) holds the longest win streak — excluding tie games — with 55 games.
Verbena (1950-54) is second at 50 games and Tuscaloosa High (1926-31) is third at 49 games.
“We’ve been preaching for the last 13 years about putting Edgewood on the map,” Carr added. “This team and guys before them have worked hard to do just that.”
The Wildcats (7-0) will look to extend their streak this Friday when it faces 2-4 Crenshaw Christian.