Football's winning streaks heading into the 2016 season

Buena Vista Crowley County football

(Bill Cronin)

Heading into the 2016 season, five football teams have put together winning streaks in the double digits.

Each of those schools — Buena Vista, Pueblo East, Sedgwick County, Bayfield and Valor Christian — won state titles last season. Not surprisingly, the other champions — Windsor and Eads — also rank highly on the in-state winning streak list.

Each are chasing history. The longest winning streak in state history belongs to Limon, which won 50-straight games from 2003-06. The longest current streak nationally belongs to Pahranagat Valley, a 1A program in Nevada, which has won 93 consecutive games dating to the 2008 season. The national record is 151.

History, of course, is what makes the grueling offseason and preseason practices in triple­-digit weather worth it.

Here's a list of the longest current winning streaks of in-state football teams:

Consecutive Wins
Rank Class Team Games Won Date Started
1 1A Buena Vista 13 9/4/2015
3A Pueblo East 13 9/5/2015
8-man Sedgwick County 13 8/28/2015
4 2A Bayfield 12 8/28/2015
5 5A Valor Christian 11 9/18/2015
6 4A Windsor 7 10/22/2015
7 6-man Eads 5 10/24/2015
2A Weld Central 5 10/9/2015