The longest losing streak in Georgia high school football is over.
Meadowcreek, a Gwinnett County school with a 1-94 record over the past 10 seasons, defeated Habersham Central 21-14 on Friday on homecoming. Meadowcreek led 21-0 in the first half and held on.
The victory ended a 53-game losing streak, the second-longest in state history. Glascock County’s 82-game losing streak, which ended in 1999, remains the longest. (That streak technically is 62 games, as Glascock got one loss overturned by forfeit.)
Meadowcreek’s previous victory had been a 24-14 decision against Duluth in 2008. Congratulations to George Pugh, the veteran coach who took the job on an interim basis last summer.
In other news from Class AAAAAA:
- North Gwinnett can get off the deck. The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs trailed Mill Creek 47-26 with 6:24 left Friday but won 50-47 after scoring three touchdowns and three conversions in one of the most remarkable games of the season. Nate Brown had four touchdown receptions for North Gwinnett (6-0).
-North Cobb, ranked No. 7 in preseason, might be the team many thought it could be. Tyler Queen passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-17 victory over No. 6 and previously unbeaten Hillgrove. North Cobb lost early to unranked Walton and fell out of the Top 10.
-Lowndes still runs Valdosta. The underdog in this series for the first time since 2002, Lowndes beat 10th-ranked Valdosta for the ninth time in the past 10 meetings, the first by shutout since 2005.
- Norcross is looking like its old self. The defending state champions beat ninth-ranked and previously unbeaten Collins Hill 28-0. It was the first time Collins Hill had been shut out in five years.