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Caledonia nearing top-10 longest winning streaks in US history

Sixty-eight straight wins and five straight state championships.

Caledonia High School's 26-0 victory over Minneapolis North in the Class AA state championship extended the nation's longest active high school football winning streak to 68 games. 

Caledonia hasn't lost since falling 21-0 to BOLD in the 2014 state semifinals, and they haven't lost more than one game in any season going all the way back to 2006 when they finished 8-3. 

  • 2019: 14-0 - state champs
  • 2018: 13-0 - state champs
  • 2017: 13-0 - state champs
  • 2016: 14-0 - state champs
  • 2015: 14-0 - state champs
  • 2014: 12-1 - lost in state semifinals
  • 2013: 10-1 - didn't reach state tournament
  • 2012: 13-0 - state champs
  • 2011: 13-1 - state champs
  • 2010: 14-0 - state champs
  • 2009: 11-1 - lost in state quarterfinals
  • 2008: 13-1 - state champs
  • 2007: 13-1 - state champs
  • 2006: 8-3 - didn't reach state tournament
  • 2005: 13-1 - lost in state championship game

Add up the wins and losses and that's a combined record of 188-10 since 2005, with 14 trips to the state tournament and 10 championships. 

The closest game they've played during their 68-game win streak was a 34-27 victory over Triton in Week 2 of the 2017 season. In that game, Caledonia extended its then-30-game winning streak by rallying from a three-touchdown deficit. Fast forward to present day and they're just one more dominating season from cracking the list of the 10 longest high school football winning streaks in U.S. history. 

According to Max Preps, these are the 15 longest prep football winning streaks in our nation's history, and Caledonia checks in at No. 15.

  1. 151 - De La Salle (California)
  2. 109 - Independence (North Carolina)
  3. 104 - Pahranagat Valley (Nevada)
  4. 92 - Shattuck (Oklahoma)
  5. 90 - Morrison (Oklahoma)
  6. 89 - South Panola (Mississippi)
  7. 87 - Sacred Heart (Nebraska)
  8. 79 - Smith Center (Kansas)
  9. 76 - Stephen Argyle (Minnesota)
  10. 74 - Maryville (Tennessee)
  11. 72 - Hudson (Michigan)
  12. 71 - Jefferson City (Missouri)
  13. 70 - Kimberly (Wisconsin)
  14. 69 - Ithaca (Michigan
  15. 68 - Celina (Texas), Caledonia (Minnesota

If Caledonia begins next season with six straight wins they'll be tied for the 10th-longest streak of all time, and an 8-0 start would equal the longest streak in Minnesota history, 76, set by 9-Man power Stephen Argyle between 2003 and 2008. 

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