Heading into the 2016 season, Highland Park has won more football games than any program in the state’s history. Since they began playing football 93 years ago, Highland Park has won 787 football games. That’s an average of eight games per year for 93 years in a row. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Surprisingly, the Scots have only captured three state titles, but hold the record for all time wins, number of playoff appearances and number of 10-plus win seasons.
With the 2016 UIL realignment sending them back to 5A, Highland Park will likely extend their dominance in the history books of Texas High School football. Right now, the closest program to catching the Scots is Amarillo High with 764 all time wins.
During post season, Highland Park is consistently a familiar face, having made an appearance in the playoffs 56 times. A culture of winning has been created at Highland Park and unless they drain the talent pool completely, they will continue their reign as the all time win record holders.
On the flip side of the record books, Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis hopes to relinquish their title as the school with the most consecutive losses, standing at 57 heading into the new season. The last time Diamond Hill-Jarvis won a game was on September 18, 2010 when they defeated Dallas Jefferson 31-7.
As for playoff appearances, those have eluded the Eagles as well. The last time they advanced in the postseason was in 1954. There could be a glimmer of hope for the Eagles as they return eight players on offense and seven on defense this season. A win could spark the team and give them some confidence. However, with Kennedale, Mineral Wells, Springtown, Lake Worth and Fort Worth Castleberry in the Eagles district, making the postseason will be a daunting task.
But, records are made to be broken, right?