Archive done: 55 years of Del Oro

Players from Del Oro of Loomis get excited after clinching berth in last year's CIF Division I state bowl game with win over San Mateo Serra. Photo: Norbert von der Groeben/SportStars.

Players from Del Oro of Loomis get excited after clinching berth in 2013 CIF Division I state bowl game with win over San Mateo Serra. Photo: Norbert von der Groeben/SportStars.

As the first school in the state to order the new Cal-Hi Sports football archives project, we’ve determined that Del Oro of Loomis’ all-time winning percentage since 1960 of 69.5 percent is strong enough to get listed in the state record book.

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In scanning the 55 years of football that has been played at Del Oro of Loomis, the most impressive feat is that in all that time the longest losing streak is just five games.

This proves that the best programs not only know how to win but when times are tough the losing is kept to a minimum.

Del Oro’s three five-game losing streaks also were never in the midst of one season. All five started in one season, then extended to the next. In fact, the school has never even had a one-win season with just three two-win seasons in its all-time archive.

After putting together Del Oro’s archive, the school’s reported all-time record of 403-174-9 with a winning percentage of 69.5 actually is good enough to be among those on the all-time state list. The Golden Eagles are now sandwiched in between Carson (69.8 percent) and Los Angeles Loyola (67.8 percent).

Two seasons ago, head coach Casey Taylor guided the Golden Eagles to a berth opposite Bakersfield in the CIF Division I state bowl game. They couldn’t handle the Drillers’ speed and lost, which was similar to the team’s other CIF state final appearance in 2011 in a loss to Helix of La Mesa.

In recent years, Del Oro’s schedule has become brutal, including last year when the squad faced both De La Salle of Concord and Folsom. Still, the win-loss record was a respectable 6-6.

In many years when the Golden Eagles have played all of these difficult schedules, they’ve tended to surge toward the end of a season. It turns out that late season surges are more a part of Del Oro’s DNA than imagined. In the school’s very first two seasons – 1960 and 1961 – the team went 5-0 after starting 0-3 and then 5-0 after starting 1-2.

Here are some other Del Oro records that the school now has in its possession courtesy of this archive initiative:
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Best Records For Single Season
13-0 – 1993
13-0 – 1997
13-0 – 2005

Worst Records For Single Season
2-7 – 1964
2-7 – 1977

Most Points Scored (Single Game)
70 VS. Nevada Union (Grass Valley), 2013
64 VS. Lindhurst (Olivehurst), 1975
64 VS. El Dorado (Placerville), 2003
63 VS. Lindhurst (Olivehurst), 1994

Most Lopsided Wins
64-0 VS. Lindhurst (Olivehurst), 1975
60-0 VS. Vintage (Napa), 2009
58-0 VS. Lindhurst (Olivehurst), 1995

Most Points Allowed (Single Game)
56 VS. Bakersfield, 2013
52 VS. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa), 2008
52 VS. De La Salle (Concord), 2014

Most Lopsided Losses
52-0 VS. De La Salle (Concord), 2014
47-0 VS. Colfax, 1964

Records Against Notable Opponents
32-8-1 VS. Roseville
29-9 VS. Oakmont (Roseville)
24-11 VS. Placer (Auburn)
17-5 VS. Rocklin
16-3 VS. Woodcreek (Roseville)
16-10 VS. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills)
13-6-2 VS. Lincoln
11-10 VS. Nevada Union (Grass Valley)
10-3 VS. Colfax
8-9 VS. Granite Bay
4-4 VS. Folsom

Longest Winning Streaks
25 – 1992 to 1994 (won last 11, then 13-0, then won first)
23 – 1994 to 1995 (won last 11, then first 12 of ensuing season)*
*Team won 48 of 49 games.

Longest Losing Streaks
5 – 1967 to 1968 (lost last, then first four of next season)
5 – 1998 to 1999 (lost last, then first four of next season)
5 – 2011 to 2012 (lost last, then first four of next season)

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Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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