Loss ends states longest reg. season win streakPublished 9:47am Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Last Friday nights loss to Central High School of Clay County ended the state of Alabama’s longest regular season win streak at 34 games, as Dadeville has lost for the first time in the regular season since week four of 2009 vs. Trinity Presbyterian.
Dadeville lost to the newly formed Central-Clay by a score of 34-0 and Class 2A Tanner High School now has the lone longest regular season win streak in the state at 35 straight games.
The match-up between Class 4A No. 2 Central-Clay and Class 4A No. 3 Dadeville for the Region 3 title was one of the most anticipated games in the state last week.
The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first period before Central-Clay rattled off 34 unanswered points to win the Region 3 title in the first year of the schools existence.
Dadeville was held to a season low of -6 rushing yards in the contest and threw for 122 yards in the air.
Those offensive numbers are the lowest for the Tigers since at least the beginning of the 2011 season.
Although the regular season winning streak has concluded, the Tigers still own the states longest home winning streak at 25 games.
The last time Dadeville lost at Tiger Stadium was the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs to Gordo in 2008.
With the Central-Clay game now behind them, Dadeville will look to start a new win streak when they go on the road this week at Class 5A Russell County.
Russell County will not qualify for the Class 5A state playoffs and are 3-5-1 this season.
Dadeville will host a home playoffs game in the first round regardless of Friday night’s outcome vs. the Warriors.
See Thursday’s Outlook for the preview story between Dadeville and Russell Co.