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September 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Bellevue extends winning streak to 41, receives national ranking

MaxPreps came out today with their list of top 25 national high school football rankings.

Bellevue (1-0), the only school from Washington state, moved up from No. 16, coming in at No. 14 this week.

David Maley, de facto state historian for high school football, sent out information Sunday late afternoon, detailing Bellevue’s extended winning streak.

Here’s what Maley sent in an e-mail:

Last season, Bellevue tied and broke the big-school record for most consecutive games won when they beat Ferndale 28-0 (State 3A first round) and Peninsula 40-3 (State 3A quarterfinal), respectively.  After Saturday’s win against Skyline, the winning streak is at 41.

Former 4A/3A record-holder for most consecutive games won

37  Curtis (3A) (9/11/1970 to 11/2/1973; lost on 11/10/1973 to Stanwood 17-0, State 3A quarterfinal)

There are three more records that Bellevue could tie or break this season.

Most consecutive games won (all 11-man schools)

48  Toledo (B-11, 1A) (10/8/1965 to 10/2/1970; lost on 10/9/1970 to Ocosta 36-20, non-league)

Most consecutive games won (all schools)

49  Lacrosse-Washtucna (B-8) (9/13/2002 to 9/1/2006; lost on 9/8/2006 to Garfield-Palouse 46-18, Southeast B-8 League)

Most consecutive games without a loss (all schools)

51  Lake Washington (4A) (9/21/1956 to 10/27/1961; lost on 11/3/1961 to Mercer Island 7-6, Kingco Conference)     (48 wins and 3 ties)

And here are more quick hits about Bellevue football:

- After beating Skyline 45-7 Saturday night, Bellevue extended their lead in the all-time series to 8-5.

- In his 14th season as Bellevue coach, Butch Goncharoff now has a record of 159-12.

- Since 2006, Bellevue has only lost three times to in-state opponents (twice to Skyline and once to O’Dea).

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