Eight high school football teams will enter the 2012 campaign with 30 or more consecutive victories.
It's a mixed bag of large and small schools, but leading the group is Class A powerhouse Clairton (Pa.)
, which has won 47 consecutive games and three consecutive state championships. The Bears have a great shot at the state record, which is 59 straight victories.
Mike White, longtime preps writer from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, told MaxPreps, "I'd be surprised if they didn't go undefeated into the postseason. They lost a lot of linemen, but they still have guys who are really good."
Leading some outstanding skill players is senior running back Tyler Boyd
, who has more than 20 college scholarship offers. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder rushed for 2,400 yards and scored 48 touchdowns as a junior. Veteran Tom Nola has called Boyd the best player he ever has coached.