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Since beating Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech, 28-18, in the 2014 season finale, Wilby of Waterbury suffered through three-consecutive winless seasons and then lost three more to start the 2018 season.
That’s a 33-game losing streak.
Wilby hadn’t even scored a point in its first three games of the season.
But congratulations are in order. Not only did Wilby score its first points of the year, it has — at last — won a football game.
The Wildcats romped Crosby, 46-14, at Municipal Stadium Friday night.
It was actually a close game just before halftime, with the Wildcats ahead 19-14 on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Kenneth Figueroa to DaShaun Wilson.
With time running down and Crosby trying to score before halftime, the Wildcats got a sack, a fumble and a recovery by end Stephon Morris, who rumbled for the touchdown.
It was all Wilby in the second half as they rolled to that first, glorious win since the current seniors were in eighth grade.
For those wondering, the 33 losses in a row is nowhere near the state record of 63, held by Bassick from 2001-2007. Wilby’s streak was No. 9 all-time.
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