Friday, September 17, 2010
The Streak is Over
Earlier this week Plymouth High football fans were saying how they weren't getting enough respect. After all, they did have the longest winning streak in the country at 57 games. Well, I give them respect for putting NH on the map, and for having a great program.
But all good things must eventually come to an end. And folks, the streak has officially come to an end, as the Kennett Eagles defeated Plymouth tonight 20-9. Congrats to Kennett for the win, and congrats to Plymouth for the streak.
Paying Homage to Plymouth & the Streak
57 games. Not too shabby. Like I said, these guys put NH on the map and they have put together an outstanding program. Give coach Chuck Lenahan plenty of credit. Some people give them flack and try to belittle the value of the streak because the Bobcats only play in the state's fourth biggest division. But I don't care what you're division you're in. Winning 57 games is an incredible accomplishment. Along the way anything can happen - injuries, sickness, silly penalties, or on a particular week the players just don't have it (after all they are still just kids). It would be understandable that for any of those reasons they happen to lose a game or two somewhere along the way. But they didn't...until now. Sure, maybe the streak would have been more impressive if all of the wins came against D-I opponents. But that's not being fair to Plymouth, because they only have half the enrollment of the D-I schools. They played in the Division that their enrollment put them in, and they won 57 straight. Respect it. Congrats to Plymouth and Coach Lenahan.
Congrats to Kennett
Plymouth has built a great program. o one has beaten them in 5 years. So while we pay homage to the streak, we also must congratulate the Kennett Eagles on such a HUGE victory. They did what no one else has been able to do for the last 5 years. It will be interesting to see how both teams respond next week after this game.
I Hate to Say I Told You So, But...
I called it. Way back on May 18 I predicted that Plymouth's streak would end this year. I was right about it ending this year, I was wrong about who would beat them. I thought ti would be either Trinity, Hanover or Laconia. I underrated Kennett, so I give them their props.