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Photo by Lonnie Webb

Current Michigan super sophomore Trey Burke (left) and former head coach Satch Sullinger, shown here after a 2011 win over Rice of New York, were key cogs in Northland's seven-year streak of success in league play.

High school basketball's most visible winning streak belongs to two-time defending Xcellent 25 national champion St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), which has won 83 games in a row.

But Northland (Columbus, Ohio) has put together a streak that rivals that of St. Anthony – 100 consecutive City League victories dating back to the 2006-07 season.

The Vikings reached the century mark last Friday following a 65-45 win over Centennial. They upped the number to 101 Tuesday night against Columbus East.

Northland is 17-0 this season and on the cusp of being nationally ranked once again. With Jared Sullinger and Michigan's soon-to-be first team All-American Trey Burke on the roster, the Vikings finished No. 16 in the final 2010 Xcellent 25 and No. 9 in 2009. Those squads were coached by Satch Sullinger (Jared's father), who retired following the 2010-11 campaign.

The program's last loss in league play came Feb. 3, 2006 against Mifflin. Their overall record since the start of the 2006-07 season is an incredible 160-8.

Sean Taylor replaced Satch Sullinger on the sideline two years ago and has gone 39-2. This year's Vikings feature a balanced scoring attack led by senior Armani Towns (13.8 points per game) and juniors Derick McKeithen (12.0), Ty Hairston (11.8), Jalen Tucker (11.1) and Shemar Waugh (9.3). Highly-touted freshman Seth Towns is also contributing 9.7 points per outing.

Looks like a streak that may live on for a while.

Northland commissioned this poster to commemorate consecutive victory No. 100.