Philadelphia High School Sports
Streaks of Note, Football/Basketball

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FOOTBALL

Consecutive Winning Seasons
  38, Frankford, 1969-2006 (PL)
  21, Malvern, 1969-89 (I-A)
  16, Judge, 1974-89 (CL)

Consecutive Outright Championships
(Not Including Enrollment Era)

   12, Penn Charter, 1913-24
   7, Malvern, 1974-80
   4, Germantown, 1923-26

   4, West Catholic, 1943-46
   4, Ryan, 1990-93

Consecutive Wins, Overall
   35, St. Joseph's Prep, 2001-03 (ended in '04 opener with loss to Pittsburgh CC)
   32, La Salle, 1995-97 (ended with 14-13 loss to Ryan)
   *21, Haverford School, 2014-16 (ended with 27-24 loss to Perkiomen Valley)

Consecutive Wins, League, Excluding playoffs
   55, SJ Prep, 1999-07 (ended with 31-17 loss to La Salle in first game of '08)
   *43, West Catholic, 2006-16 (ended with 28-6 loss to Conwell-Egan in first game of '16)
   43, Bok, 2002-10 (ended with 28-6 loss to Imhotep in second game of '10; achieved in AA division)
   42, Penn Charter, 1912-24 (ended with 41-0 to Haverford School in first game of '25)

   36, Frankford, 1973-78 (ended with 12-12 tie with Washington)
   34, Malvern, 1973-81 (ended with 13-6 loss to Episcopal)
   *29, Wood, 2008-15 (ended with 43-24 loss to SJ Prep in first game of '16)
   *-these two streaks and the one by HS in consecutive wins, overall, all ended on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Consecutive Wins, League, Including Playoffs
   52, West Catholic, 2006-14 (ended with 32-14 loss to Neumann-Goretti in playoff final)
   45, Wood, 2008-  (alive entering '16 season)

Consecutive Wins, League/Playoffs/City Titles
   52, Wood, 2008-15 (ended with 20-14 loss to Imhotep in City Title)
   46, West Catholic, 2006-12 (ended with 40-8 loss to West Catholic in City Title)

Unbeaten League Streak, Including Playoffs
   47, Ryan, 1990-94, 45-0-2 (ended with 10-0 loss to McDevitt in playoff quarterfinal)

Consecutive Games Without Scoring
   27, Edison, 1978-82 (ended with 20-18 win over University City; the TD that broke the
         drought came on a 59-yard punt return by Nick Stinson)

Winless Streak
   58, Edison, 1984-91, 56-0-2 (ended with 22-20 win over Gratz; Jose Montanez passed
         29 yards to Robert Selby for a late TD and Frank Granger added a conversion run.
         Edison briefly had 10-8 win over Gratz in Nov., 1986, but had to forfeit due to the
         use of an ineligible player. This streak began with 51 consecutive losses before a
         6-6 tie with King)

Losing Streak
   56, Southern, 1990-96 (ended with 12-0 win over Overbrook on TDs by Brian Bradley
         and Terrance Gardner)

League Losing Streak
   37, Dougherty, 2001-06 (ended with 43-6 win over Kennedy-Kenrick as Bryan Williams
         ran for four TDs)

BASKETBALL

Consecutive Championships (outright only)
   6, Roman, 1989-94
   6, Neumann-Goretti, 2009-14

   5, Roman, 1924-28
   5, Penn Charter, 1940-44
   5, West Phila., 1974-78

Consecutive Wins, Overall
   68, West Phila., 1976-78 (ended with 62-61 loss to Overbrook)

Consecutive Wins, League
   107, Gratz, 1989-98 (ended with 54-46 loss to Dobbins)
   67, Neumann-Goretti, 2008-13 (ended with 65-62 loss to La Salle)
   55, West Phila., 1974-78 (ended with 62-61 loss to Overbrook)
   40, Roman, 1989-92 (ended with 53-46 loss to O'Hara)
   36, Penn Charter, 1939-44 (ended with 34-32 loss to Friends' Central)

Consecutive Wins, League and All Playoffs Except for Finals
   134, Gratz, 1989-98 (ended with 54-46 loss to Dobbins)

Consecutive Wins, League and Playoffs
   *73, Neumann-Goretti, 1909-13 (ended with 65-62 loss to La Salle)
   66, West Phila., 1974-78 (ended with 62-61 loss to Overbrook)
   49, Roman, 1989-92 (ended with 53-46 loss to O'Hara)
   (*-in 2011, N-G became the first team in CL history to storm to three
   consecutive titles while winning every game in the regular season and
   playoffs -- 19-0, 19-0 and 16-0; also did so a fourth time in '12 at 16-0.)  
   (Special note: On Jan. 4, 2006, Central's girls' team defeated Lincoln, 63-25,
   to win its 67th consecutive PL game, including playoffs. That streak was
   extended to 100 on Jan. 23, 2008, with a 86-41 win over visiting King. The
   streak ended at 101 on Jan. 30, 2008, with a 53-51 loss at Northeast in the
   final game of the regular season.)

Consecutive Playoff Wins
   20, Roman, 1989-95 (ended with 72-65 loss to Carroll in title game)
   20, Neumann-Goretti, 2009-15 (ended with 64-59 loss to Roman in title game)

Consecutive Playoff Wins, All Varieties
   33, Neumann-Goretti, 2010-13 (won three CL, one CT and five state games
in '10, '11 and '12; won three CL, one CT and two state games before losing
to Donagel, 55-50, in a quarterfinal)

Consecutive Wins, by District 12 in State Playoffs
  
19, in 2015, D-12 won the final four first-round games, based on starting times,
that were played on March 7, all 10 in the second round (five apiece on March 10
and 11), then all five in quarterfinals played March 13. The first game to be
completed on March 14, also a quarterfinal, was La Salle vs. Lancaster McCaskey
in AAAA. The Explorers fell, 60-59.

Consecutive Losses, League
  
69, Bodine, 1999-04 (ended with 79-76 win over Swenson)
   53, Kennedy-Kenrick, 2002-06 (ended with 49-48 win over Carroll)
   42, Kennedy-Kenrick, 2006-09 (ended with 46-41 win over McDevitt; this was the
         third win in 99 league games)

Consecutive Losses, Overall
   75, Bodine, 1999-04 (ended with 55-54 win over Penn in fourth game of season)