NCHSAA Record Uncovers Another Record Streak In Football

        One of the things about the North Carolina High School Association Record Book—any record book, for that matter—is that it is an ongoing, never ending project.

        Records are constantly being broken or performance listings updated, and now that the Record Book is done on line it is updated on almost a daily basis as record applications come in.

        Sometimes a record is established and publicized, and that brings forward another record, and that has just happened in the NCHSAA.

Recently Mount Airy High School sent in appropriate documentation for a record streak for scoring in football games. Following Mount Airy’s game on the last night of the regular season against East Surry, the Granite Bears have scored in 223 consecutive games, which was a North Carolina High School Athletic Association state record.

The last time Mount Airy was shut out was in the fourth round of the NCHSAA playoffs in 1996, when Murphy beat Mount Airy 19-0 as Mount Airy finished an 11-4 campaign. All the appropriate paperwork and documentation was submitted.

After we ran a feature story about the achievement on the front page, we got some information that a school may have exceeded that performance.

Although we didn’t hear from school personnel, several media members in the Reidsville area have informed the NCHSAA that Reidsville streak, through the end of the 2013 regular season, was at 230 games.

The Rams have scored in every football game they have played since getting shut out 14-0 by West Brunswick in the opening round of the 1997 playoffs. The streak includes five 16-game seasons in which Reidsville won a state championship.

        So now there are two tremendous streaks that are active and both are now listed in the NCHSAA Record book.