It’s been a tough year at Nevada Union of Grass Valley, normally a powerhouse program in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section but struggling against a difficult schedule this season.
Entering Friday, the Miners had already been nearly blanked in losses to Grant of Sacramento (46-6) and Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove (62-7) but had still improved their ongoing state record of scoring at least once in a game to 344. The last time they were shut out was in 1984.
This week’s opponent, Elk Grove, is ranked even higher than Grant or Pleasant Grove and ended Nevada Union’s scoring streak. The Thundering Herd won 43-0 so the state record streak is over.
A 344-game scoring streak is truly amazing, but more bad news for NU is that its record could be broken by the end of this season. According to our own Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book, Los Alamitos is next on the list in that category and after winning on Friday 42-6 have scoring in 339 consecutive games since 1987. The Griffins are 4-0 and if they score in their remaining regular season games they would get to 345 and would surpass Nevada Union’s state record.
If you’re wondering where De La Salle fits into this, the Spartans had scored in 308 straight games from 1979 to 2005 when they were blanked by Clovis West of Fresno. Three long streaks on the all-time state list also ended just last season — St. Bonaventure of Ventura at 253, Long Beach Poly and 225 and San Pedro at 222.