Posted: 9:43 pm Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Forest Hill’s 37-game losing streak ends 

By Post Staff

UPDATE: The Post’s Michael LaForgia has more here.

Coach Lamar Powell and his team has a few reasons to celebrate. (Drew Angerer / The Post)

Coach Lamar Powell and his team has a few reasons to celebrate. (Drew Angerer / The Post)

Forest Hill’s 37-game losing streak is over.

The Falcons (1-7) beat Spanish River 12-7 on Friday night for their first win since Oct. 20, 2005 — a season-ending 43-29 victory against Olympic Heights.

The streak was the longest current losing streak in the state. Forest Hill owns the state’s longest streak at 43 games (1999-2003).

Forest Hill trailed 7-6 for most of the game but scored in the fourth quarter to win.

Spanish River (0-7) has struggled for most of the season, particularly on offense. Friday was no different for the Sharks, who managed only a first-quarter touchdown. Spanish River has scored only 21 points this season.

The win was only the fifth in the decade for Forest Hill.

The Post’s Michael LaForgia will have more in a bit.

Longest state losing streaks
Gms – School – Years
43 – Forest Hill – 1999-2003
39 – Zephyrhills – 1941-46*
38 – Interlachen – 1998-2001
38 – Tampa Bay Tech – 1979-83
37 – Forest Hill – 2005-2009
* Interrupted by World War II

Longest national losing streaks
Gms – School – Years
82 – Glascock County HS (Ga.) – 1990-99 *
80 – Jefferson Davis HS (Houston) – 1984-93
79 – Sturgis HS (S.D.) – 1997-06
* Was given a forfeit win in 1997

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