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Scobey Bests Bearcubs, Thunder And Coyotes For 57th Straight

Scobey Bests Bearcubs, Thunder  And Coyotes For 57th Straight Scobey Bests Bearcubs, Thunder  And Coyotes For 57th Straight

They Did It!

The Scobey boys’ basketball program is not only the current two-time defending Class C state champion but also owns another title — longest Montana High School Association boys’ winning streak for all


Fifty-seven consecutive games of scoring more points than the opposing team.

Scobey lost 63-57 to eventual runnersup Arlee Warriors in the first round of the State C Tournament in Billings on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The Spartans bounced back the next day with a win over the Plenty Coups Warriors and a history-making run was underway. The Melstone Broncs, in loser-out game, followed by the Fairview Warriors, in the consolation contest, were next to fall to the Blue and Gold, which placed third.

The winning streak grew to 28 games in the 2019-20 campaign following a 77-39 victory over the Manhattan Christian Eagles in the State C semifinals in Missoula. Due to health concerns all eight girls’ and boys’ state tourneys were shut down late Friday night, meaning the Spartans had to share the state title with Fairview. Costate champs it was called.

Two games into the 2020-21 season the Spartans passed the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks (29 straight wins, 1967-68). They kept climbing the ladder and surpassed the Laurel Locomotives (30, 1978-80), Malta Mustangs (31, 1969-70), Gardiner Bruins (36, 200405), Beaverhead County (Dillon) Beavers (37, 201517), Fairview Warriors (40, 2011-13) and Gardiner again (43, 1988-90). During the 2021 East C Divisional Tournament in Sidney the Arlee Warriors (49, 201619), Cut Bank Wolves (49, 2002-04) and Malta again (50, 1970-72) were overtaken. After winning three straight games at the 2021 State C at Lockwood High School in Billings to become two-time defending champs, the Spartans were knotted at 54 straight with the Choteau Bulldogs (54, 2014-16).

All that was left for Scobey was win the first two games of the 2021-22 season to tie the Missoula County Spartans (now called Missoula Sentinel Spartans) and their 56-game winning streak compiled from 196265 and three straight to become the out...