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Unstoppable

January 16, 2006

Cuthbert -- Two years ago the Randolph-Clay boys basketball team went 32-0 on their way to the state championship.

Last season the Red Devils were perfect again, this time with 29 victories for the title.

Despite losing two Division I players, this years team has kept the streak alive, and has a chance to make history.

Coming off back-to-back state championships, the Randolph-Clay boys basketball team has gotten off to another good start.

"Yeah, we've won fifteen in a row," said head coach Joe Williams with a smile. "Fifteen in a row."

Those fifteen wins don't tell the whole story, though, as dating back to 2003 the Red Devils have won an impressive 76 consecutive games.

The streak matches the run put together by Irwinville from 1950 to 1952 for the best ever in Georgia, but the Red Devils say they're focused on this season.

Coach Williams says, "I don't know about the other seasons. That's in the past. All we count is the fifteen we won this year."

Senior Coreeliun Price says, "We don't pay too much attention to it. We play game-by-game, and we don't focus on anything but the next game."

Coach Williams says he was unaware of the record until very recently.

"We won 75 or something like that to tie a record. We didn't know anything about it until we read it in the paper the other day."

Senior Martavious Allen adds, "We'd like to do it. We just found out about it after Saturday's game. We'd like to do it. It'd be great."

But Williams keeps it simple.

"We don't mention a championship. We don't talk about a streak. We just play."

The last time the Red Devils suffered a loss was against Pierce County at the Macon Coliseum in the 2003 state high school playoffs.

Randolph-Clay will look for its record-breaking 77th straight win tomorrow night at Bainbridge.

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