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    50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    I was just listening to the QC local TV broadcast. They mentioned that the Geneseo, Illinois high school football team just completed their 50th consecutive winning season.

    I'm curious whether any Iowa high schools are close to anything like that.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    I can assure you that Clinton High has not come anywhere close to that mark.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Clinton has won the Most Odiferous Town in Iowa for longer than that.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Emmetsburg is at least to 30. Since 1974 they've only missed the playoffs twice: 2007 (5-4) and 1982 (n/a). Depending on their '82 record, they could be at 39.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by HuxleyClone View Post
    Clinton has won the Most Odiferous Town in Iowa for longer than that.
    Cedar Rapids smells worse. I've lived in both places. I feel I am qualified to make that determination.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    I was talking bout the sheer stench of despair.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Harlan had like a 5 year stretch of not losing a football game. I believe they had a year where they won football Boys basketball boys track and baseball state championships



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    http://www.iahsaa.org/football/2012_FB_Stat.pdf

    TEAMS WITH THE BEST WIN-LOSS PERCENTAGE, 1972 through 2011
    Listed below are the 23 schools that have produced a 70% or better winning percentage since 1972 and thestart of the playoffs through the 2011 season. All regular season contests plus play-off games are included in thefigures.
    THE TOP FOUR (.800 or better)
    School ................................................................W.............L. .........%
    Harlan Community .......................................... 408..........53 ..... .885
    Emmetsburg ................................................... 378..........62 ..... .859
    Bettendorf ........................................................ 353..........83 ..... .810
    Dowling Catholic, WDM ................................. 349..........86 ..... .802

    The Next 19 (.705 thru .795)
    Sigourney-Keota................................ 314-81 ........795
    Solon ................................................. 329-88 ........789
    Aplington-Parkersburg & Parkersburg 317-88 ........783
    West Bend-Mallard & West Bend ..... 319-89 ........782
    Bishop Heelan, Sioux City ................. 321-98 ........766
    Wapsie Valley, Fairbank..................... 309-97 ........761
    Pekin ................................................. 309-97 ........761
    West Branch ................................... 299-102 ........746
    WACO, Wayland ............................... 276-98 ........738
    West Hancock, Britt ........................ 293-106 ........734
    Central Lyon & Central Lyon/G-LR .. 285-104 ........733
    West Lyon, Inwood .......................... 293-108 ........731
    Cedar Falls ...................................... 288-106 ........731
    Pella ................................................ 292-108 ........730
    Valley, WDM .................................... 308-116 ........726
    Iowa City, City High .......................... 294-114 ........721
    Ankeny............................................. 288-119 ........708
    St. Albert, Council Bluffs .................. 283-117 ........708
    Decorah .......................................... 271-113 ........706


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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    What makes Harlan have such a great record?



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by ShopTalk View Post
    What makes Harlan have such a great record?
    "We don't rebuild, we reload" -Coach Bladt.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by ShopTalk View Post
    What makes Harlan have such a great record?
    "We live in Harlan, IA, WTF else you gonna do but play football, you ever seen it on a map???" -Coach Bladt.

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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCy View Post
    I was just listening to the QC local TV broadcast. They mentioned that the Geneseo, Illinois high school football team just completed their 50th consecutive winning season.

    I'm curious whether any Iowa high schools are close to anything like that.
    The Geneseo HS football program emerged under Coach Bob Reade, who later when on to Augustana College, where we won 4 NCAA Div III championships in a row in the 1980's and 87% of all games. Reade was an innovator, developing a youth football program that fed the high school with a continuous flow of well-schooled football players. The high school continues with the tradition and successes.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    "We live in Harlan, IA, WTF else you gonna do but play football, you ever seen it on a map???" -Coach Bladt.

    That sums it up. Is that Coach Bladt the Impaler?

    And thanks for the map. It helps.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by leroycyclone View Post
    The Geneseo HS football program emerged under Coach Bob Reade, who later when on to Augustana College, where we won 4 NCAA Div III championships in a row in the 1980's and 87% of all games. Reade was an innovator, developing a youth football program that fed the high school with a continuous flow of well-schooled football players. The high school continues with the tradition and successes.
    This is the biggest reason Harlan is continually good too. The high Schoolers all coach flag football and start instilling Harlans plays at a very young age. Good coaching from 4th grade on up helps.



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    Re: 50 Consecutive Winning Seasons

    they have some big boys over in Harlan


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