Royale Review: The Streak

After Royal beat Freeman in the first round of the playoffs, we take some time to reflect on where Royal stands in the record books.

Royal football’s current winning streak 10th best in nation; best in the state

“Quarterback Sawyer Jenks (7) leads the offense in a huddle in the second half of the Knight’s playoff game against Freeman.” photo

The Royal Knights have consistently been one of the most dominate teams in Washington State high school football since the late 90s, but the run of recent success they’ve enjoyed is unprecedented, even for this program.

Royal’s current win streak of 38 is tied for the 10th best current winning record in the nation. There are currently two teams on a 37-game winning streak, and three teams on a 39-game winning streak, so it’s a tight race on the national scene.

Royal’s streak is the longest current streak in the state, with the second current longest being held by Selah at 14. Selah’s five game winning streak last season was too little, too late for the playoffs, but paired with the 9-0 season they’ve enjoyed so far this year led to that streak.

If Royal wins out and takes another state title, they’ll end with a 14-0 record and will be sitting on a 41 game winning streak.

During this winning streak, generated by the Jenks’ brothers, Royal has outscored their opponents an unbelievable 1,868 to 252, with the highest scoring offense being in 2015 and the stingiest defense coming in this season.

If the Knights have anything to say about it, this winning streak will continue, and the next step is this Saturday against Okanogan.

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