The Wyoming High School Football team, affectionately known as the Cowboys, is on a winning streak that’s nothing short of historic. Last Friday, they notched their 72nd consecutive regular-season win, trouncing Taylor High School 38-0. This smashing victory breaks an Ohio state record that has been in place since the ’70s and ’80s, a record formerly held by Cincinnati’s own Archbishop Moeller High School.
A Journey Eight Years in the Making
The Cowboys haven’t lost a regular-season game since October 23, 2015. That’s nearly eight years of unbeaten runs, making them the epitome of high school football excellence in Ohio. The man behind this extraordinary success is Head Coach Aaron Hancock. Since taking the reins in 2012, Hancock has led the team to an astounding 127-17 record. The team clinched the Division IV state championship in 2018 and went undefeated into last year’s title game, where Glenville High School of Cleveland narrowly defeated them.
This Season’s Close Shaves
It hasn’t been smooth sailing all the way, though. This fall, the Cowboys have had a couple of close games. They edged out Ross High School of Hamilton in a 16-12 win during the season opener and recently outlasted Madeira High School of Cincinnati with a 28-20 victory.
Up Next: The Return of an Old Rival
Looking ahead, Wyoming’s next game is against Reading High School, the team responsible for their last regular-season loss back in 2015. Reading is looking strong this season with a 4-1 record and an offense averaging over 40 points per game. It’s shaping up to be a game that could potentially end Wyoming’s legendary winning streak, making it a must-watch match for high school football fans.
Will the Cowboys keep their historic streak alive or will Reading steal their thunder? Either way, the Wyoming High School Football Record is already etched into Ohio’s high school sports hall of fame.