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Ansonia ties school record with 36th straight win

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Senior running back Arkeel Newsome scored three touchdowns — two rushes and one punt return — as Ansonia won its 36th straight game, defeating Watertown 41-7 on Thursday. (File Photo)

Senior running back Arkeel Newsome scored three touchdowns — two rushes and one punt return — as Ansonia won its 36th straight game, defeating Watertown 41-7 on Thursday. (File Photo)

With a 41-7 rout of NVL foe Watertown on Thursday afternoon, top-ranked Ansonia moved to 8-0 on the season. The win was the 36th straight for the Chargers, tying a school record.

The streak — dating back to Dec. 11, 2010, a 49-28 loss to St. Joseph in the Class S state championship — is also the second-longest in state history, joining the 1975-1978 Chargers.

It’ll take into next season to top Cheshire’s record 49 straight wins, compiled from 1992 to 1996. If Ansonia wins out — including the NVL championship game and Class S state final — it will finish the year with the streak at 43.

Here’s a look at the state’s longest streaks:

1. Cheshire-49 games (1992-1996)

T-2. Ansonia-36 (1975-1978)

T-2. Ansonia-36 (2010-2013)

T-3. Bloomfield-35 (1996-2000)

T-3. Ansonia-35 (2005-2008)

T-3. Stamford*-35 (1911-1914)

T-4. Derby*-34 (1966-1970)

T-4. New Canaan-34 (1967-1970)

T-4. Xavier-34 (1970-1974)

T-4. Fitch-34 (1999-2001)

5. Southington*-33 (1962-1966)

*Includes ties, two for Stamford and one each for Derby and Southington.

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