The streak is dead.
Dressed head to toe in black, the Columbia High football team entered Friday night’s contest against Mountain Home riding a 25-game losing skid. But with a 22-8 victory, the Wildcats laid the streak to rest and scored their first win since Sept. 13, 2013, or 1,085 days.
“We wear black because we were burying that streak tonight, and this is a funeral,” said Columbia senior lineman Brandon Kipper, a four-year starter. “I am more happy than I will ever be to be at a funeral.”
Columbia trailed 8-6 until the 4-minute, 47-second mark of the fourth quarter, when running back Allamar Alexander broke a 44-yard touchdown run up the middle. He added a 46-yard TD run two minutes later to ice the game and the losing streak.
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We’ve been ready for a win for three years. I’ve never been happier in my entire life to get this win with my boys.