All-time highschool soccer wins in the direction of 2021
There’s a tightening at the top of the all-time American high school football wins list.
Louisville’s Male High School is now within 15 wins of No. 1 Valdosta, Georgia after being forced to lose seven wins in 2020 after using ineligible players. The Bulldogs, who won eight games in the fall and finished second in the Kentucky 6A standings, now have 914 all-time wins, putting them second all-time after Valdosta’s 929 wins.
Massillon Washington, runner-up in Ohio Division II, won his 900th game in 2020 and lost Valdosta’s lead with 10 wins. The Tigers, ranked 48th in the 2020-21 National High School Football America 100 rankings, have won 909 games since their first game in 1894.
The list below is based on the National Federation of High School State Associations record book combined with the results we found from the 2020-21 high school season. And before everyone reaches each other across the list, we acknowledge that there are other sources that have different amounts of winnings. We’ll be addressing that among the NFHS Top 50.
Two other Kentucky teams round out the top 5. Mayfield ranks 4th with 908 wins and Ft. With 906 W, Thomas Highlands is No. 5 in the overall ranking.
Pennsylvania has the most teams in the top 50. Keystone State has eleven teams on its list of all-time high school football wins, followed by Kentucky with ten.
All-time victories in high school football
|School state||Wins||All-time record||1st year football|
|No. 1 Valdosta (Georgia)||929||929-245-34||1913|
|No. 2 Male (Louisville, Kentucky)||914||914-332-49||1893|
|No. 3 Washington (Massillon, Ohio)||909||909-294-36||1894|
|# 4 Mayfield, Kentucky||908||908-260-32||1919|
|# 5 Highlands (Ft. Thomas, Kentucky)||906||906-251-26||1915|
|No. 6 (hardback) Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania||868||868-333-59||1895|
|No. 6 (hardback) Muskegon, Michigan||868||868-282-43||1895|
|# 8 Easton, Pennsylvania||857||857-366-54||1894|
|# 9 McKinley Canton, Ohio||852||852-361-42||1894|
|# 10 Parkersburg, West Virginia||838||838-335-33||1906|
|# 11 Everett (Massachusetts)||834||834-377||1893|
|# 12 Steubenville, Ohio||827||827-325-36||1900|
|# 13 Berwick, Pennsylvania||826||826-345-43||1888|
|# 14 Hampton, Virginia||824||824-276-43||1920|
|No. 15 (hardback) Lawton, Oklahoma||814||814-364-34||1902|
|No. 15 (hardback) Clinton, Oklahoma||814||814-295-38||1919|
|# 17 Haynesville, Louisiana||808||808-187-22||1907|
|No. 18 (hardback) Brockton, Massachusetts||806||806-347-64||1897|
|No. 18 (hardback) Pine Bluff, Arkansas||806||806-355-55)||1901|
|# 20 Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tennessee)||805||805-255-28||1921|
|No. 21 (hardback) Washington (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)||802||802-340-38||1899|
|No. 21 (hardback) Bakersfield, California||801||801-277-43||1897|
|No. 23 East St. Louis, Illinois||799||799-205-36||1925|
|No. 24 (hardback) Little Rock Central, Arkansas||797||797-359-25||1907|
|No. 24 (hardback) Paducah Tilghman (Kentucky)||797||797-343-25||1904|
|No. 24 (hardback) Steelton-Highspire (Pennsylvania)||797||797-446-61||1894|
|# 27 Danville, Kentucky||792||792-259-34||1924|
|No. 28 St. Xavier (Louisville, Kentucky)||783||783-309-20||1917|
|No. 29 New Britain (Connecticut)||782||782-354-51||1892|
|# 30 Owenboro, Kentucky||771||771-388-30||1893|
|# 31 Jeannette (Pennsylvania)||767||767-320-48||1900|
|# 32 Lawrence (Kansas)||761||761-304-38||1891|
|# 33 Amarillo (Texas)||750||750-328-19||1920|
|No. 34 Temple (Texas)||753||753-378-51||1907|
|# 35 New Castle, Pennsylvania||747||747-410-69||1892|
|No. 36 (hardback) Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Michigan)||736||736-453-38||1891|
|No. 36 (hardback) Thomasville (Georgia)||736||736-351-46||1910|
|# 38 Arcola (Illinois)||733||733-344-40||1894|
|# 39 Baylor School (Tennessee)||733||733-327-39||1908|
|# 40 Williamsport, Pennsylvania||723||723-483-55||1892|
|No. 41 (bound) Bowling Green, Kentucky||721||721-343-35||1922|
|No. 41 (hardback) Creighton Prep, Nebraska||721||721-236-23||1893|
|No. 43 (hardback) Ashland Blazer (Kentucky)||719||719-405-41||1900|
|No. 43 (hardback) Seminole, Oklahoma||719||719-370-34||1912|
|No. 45 Martins Ferry (Ohio)||717||717-385-36||1907|
|# 46 Somerset, Kentucky||716||716-409-43||1907|
|# 47 Philadelphia Central (Pennsylvania)||709||709-441-61||1887|
|# 48 Dover, Ohio||708||708-371-44||1896|
|No. 49 William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)||707||707-373-53||1887|
|No. 50 (hardback) Huntingdon, Pennsylvania||703||703-386-39||1907|
|No. 50 (hardback) Pottsville, Pennsylvania||703||703-531-46||1893|
The list is based on the National Federation of High School State Associations record book combined with results from the 2020-21 high school season
Now is the time to reach out to teams that are not in the NFHS record book but have significant winning numbers according to reputable sources.
Let’s go to Texas, where Joe Lee Smith has a website called Texas High School Football History. The website actually lists 18 teams in the 700 win club, led by Highland Park with 854 wins. It should be noted that the top ranked Texas team on the NFHS website is Amarillo High with 750 wins.
According to Texas High School Football History, Amarillo is number 2 in the state with 799 wins through 2021.
Texas high school football wins over the history of Texas high school football
No. 1 Highland Park – 854 wins
No. 2 Amarillo – 799 victories
No. 3 Mart – 791 victories
No. 4 Temple – 784 victories
No. 5 Plano – 773 victories
No. 6. Bronwood – 754 victories
No. 7 Refugio – 749 victories
No. 8 Longview 746 wins
No. 9 (tie) Cameron Yoe – 737 wins
No. 9 (draw) Cuero – 737 wins
Football Friday Night is another source with multiple teams not listed on the NFHS record book. Below is the FFN list for the 2019 season.
Football Friday Night through 2019
Finally, another respected source is the late Dr. Roger B. Saylor, who did extensive research on New Jersey and Pennsylvania high school football teams that resulted in additional wins not on the NFHS list.
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