Kit Carson was just a game away from tying one of the most impressive streaks in Colorado high school basketball.
Heading into Thursday night's game with Class 2A No. 1 Limon, the Wildcats had won 77 consecutive games. The state record for consecutive wins by a program is 78.
Sadly, it wasn't meant to be as the Badgers won the game 50-15, putting an end to one of the most impressive runs of any team in any sport in recent memory.
The 77-game winning streak for Kit Carson (0-1 overall) began on March 11, 2016. They lost the previous day in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament, but won their two games in the consolation bracket.
The next three seasons, Kit Carson finished 25-0, claiming three state championships in the process. They entered this season having to replace four starters from last year, which is a tough challenge for any team.
With Limon firing on all cylinders, tying the state mark just wasn't meant to be.
"Losing hurts no matter when it is," Kit Carson coach Sara Crawford told Kevin Shaffer of Colorado Preps. "This had a little extra sting."
One loss does not a season make. Even though the Wildcats are starting 0-1 for the first time in over a decade, they have a chance to get back on track with a game against Wiley on Friday.