"It leads to some interesting conversation, and it's always good to talk about, but we all know that somebody's going to break it. Records are made to be broken. It's been a while, though. I don't know if I'm going to be around if it happens.''
The good folks around Ansted can breathe easy for at least a couple more years. Presently, the state's longest winning streak belongs to defending Class AA champion Wayne at 13 games.
If the Pioneers keep it going, they wouldn't threaten Ansted's claim to fame until at least the tail end of the 2013 season. In fact, Wayne would have to finish unbeaten this season and next season to get there, and capping it with a third straight title would bring the Pioneers to 37 in a row.
Before Friday, Martinsburg's last loss came in the 2009 AAA playoff quarterfinals at Laidley Field, as the Bulldogs were beaten by eventual champion South Charleston 38-28.
The start of the Mount View-Wyoming East game Friday was delayed for about 50 minutes, but it was indeed worth the wait for the Golden Knights.
Mount View scored its winning points with 11:13 left in the game when sophomore Tim Nowlin recovered a Wyoming East fumble in its own end zone, wiping out a 15-12 Warriors lead. The play before that fumble, East set up at its own 1-yard line after intercepting a Mount View pass.
The Golden Knights dodged disaster late in the game when East later drove to their 2, but another fumble was pounced upon by Mount View's LaQuell Martin to quell the threat.
"It was just a feeling that these seniors haven't had since 21/2 half years ago when they beat Big Creek as freshmen - that was the last time they won,'' Mount View coach Todd McCoy told MetroNews. "These sophomores and juniors on the team have never won as varsity players, and it was just an unbelievable feeling. This town needed that win.''
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