Wilson High School has broken Bilingual's 29-game winning streak in soccer with a 1-0 victory and in doing so remains the only Interhigh team to have beaten the Northwest school.
"It was a suprise to me when I found out that they had not lost a game since 1982," said first-year Wilson Coach Edward Del Rio. "The players never told me about Bilingual's winning streak, but continued to tell me that they were the best in the league."
The Tigers got their goal with less than three minutes gone. Center halfback James Levin scored on an assist by striker Mark Litton.
"It happened so quickly," said Levin, who has scored three goals and assisted on five this season. "I was standing close to the goal wide open and Litton got me the ball just where I wanted it.
"But I didn't think my score would be enough to beat them. Bilingual is tough and I thought for sure we would have to score at least three goals."
Wilson is 4-4-1 and Bilingual, in its fifth year of existence, is 0-1. Both schools are playing independent schedules this fall.
"Wilson is the one team that always gives us a lot of problems," said Prospero Torres, who has coached Bilingual to two straight championships. "They always give us a tough time."
Wilson defeated Bilingual, 3-2, in 1981 to win the Interhigh championship and won, 1-0, the next fall in a regular season game, the last loss for Bilingual. A year ago, Bilingual won twice in repeating as league champion.
"This was my first loss in two years of head coaching," Torres said. "But we'll meet Wilson again this season and hopefully the outcome will be different."