With its 28-6 victory over No. 7 Damascus last night, top-ranked Seneca Valley is one victory away from tying the longest winning streak by a Montgomery County public school.
And Screaming Eagles Coach Terry Changuris is excited, because his team can tie the record--set from 1967 to 1969 by Richard Montgomery--on the field in which he helped end Richard Montgomery's streak. As a senior at Wheaton, Changuris quarterbacked the Knights to a 6-0 victory over Richard Montgomery, ending the Rockets' winning streak at 34 games.
"The state championship is the most important thing," Changuris said, "but this would be neat."
Changuris recalled that the victory gave Wheaton a 9-1 record and a share of the county title with Richard Montgomery and Springbrook. There were no state playoffs at the time.
Changuris said he learned of the record from his coach at Wheaton, Billie Jones, who is a substitute teacher at Seneca Valley.
"I invited him to be there," Changuris said. "I think he will."
If Seneca Valley breaks the county record, the Screaming Eagles will have a long way to go before reaching another milestone. The state's longest winning streak is 54 games, set by City College of Baltimore from 1934 to 1941.