Streaks Snapped In High School Football


Two lengthy streaks were snapped last Friday night during the opening week of football among North Carolina High School Athletic Association schools.

West Rowan entered the 2011 campaign with the nation’s longest winning streak at 46, and the Falcons have won the last three NCHSAA state 3-A football championships. But last week at Joe Popp Stadium in Mooresville, the Mooresville Blue Devils ended the streak with a 21-14 victory.

Mooresville quarterback Deonte Black scampered 36 yards for a touchdown with 3:44 remaining to lift the Blue Devils to victory.

West had not lost since August of 2008 when the Falcons had fallen to Davie County.

Another long streak was snapped as well, as Green Hope of Wake County got into the win column to break a 38-game losing streak.

Green Hope rolled over Smithfield-Selma 38-0 to smash the streak with a vengeance. It was the Falcons’ first victory since the 2007 season.

Quarterback Will Nassif of Green Hope completed 13 of 15 passes for 182 yards for the winners.