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Stratford football ties state record with 11th straight shutout

The Stratford Tigers are not only on to level 3 of the playoffs, they’ve done so without allowing a single point all season long.

With a 51-0 win over Spencer/Columbus Catholic tonight, the Tigers have now shutout 11 teams in 11 weeks this season.

According to records kept by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, four school have previously posted 11 shutouts in one season.

Stratford becomes the fifth, and in doing so, sets a new school record.  They had ten shutouts in the 1986 season (they gave up just 13 points in their other two games combined).

Shiocton was the last to shutout 11 teams in one season back in 2013. Edgar did it in 2009, Sheboygan Falls did it in 2000, and Cashton shutout 11 teams in 1981.

The 11 straight shutouts also moves them into third all time for most consecutive shutouts. St. John’s Military Academy shutout 18 straight teams from 1904-1906, and Cashton posted a shutout in 13 straight games in 1980-1981.

The Tigers haven’t just shutting teams out, they’ve been dominating them.  They’ve now scored 595 points this season, which is an average of 54.09 points per game.

Stratford will face the winner of #1 Northwestern and #5 St. Croix Falls next week in Level 3.

Brad Hanson

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