Before the IVC’s Jewett-Scio merged into Harrison Central in 1999, Jewett-Scio also had a 42-game winless streak that included one tie in 1981. The streak began at the start of Jewett-Scio’s 1980 season and was broken when Jewett-Scio won the third game of the 1984 season (beating Indian Valley South, 27-20).I know the above list came from the OHSAA website but I have always had a bit of an issue with this list as it is titled. The category is listed as Consecutive Losses however Youngstown North did not lose 64 consecutive games. They did have a 64-game winless streak but two ties are included in those 64 games. It may be a subtle difference but for me a consecutive loss streak should end with a tie or victory. They obviously counted the two ties in the total games played during the streak so why is it listed as 64 consecutive losses? Even if the two ties were not counted as games played it would span a total of 62 games not 64. The Bulldogs lost 20 in a row, had a tie, lost 25, had a tie, lost 17 and then finally got a win. Now if the category is changed to Consecutive Winless Games then North would be correct.
IMO as the category is listed Richmond Hts. holds the record with 55 consecutive losses.
The last game that Jewett-Scio won before the streak began (scroll to 1979):
The streak ends (scroll to 1984):