Let's put things in perspective.
Miami High School's 1972 boys' basketball team went 27-0 while winning the Class 3A state championship.
Shattuck's Blake Holley and Kyle Bentley have not lost a game in four years of high school.
They hope to cap off their careers with one final win Saturday night in the Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association all-star game at Commerce High School.
Shattuck routed Grandfield 50-12 in the Class championship game, making the Indians just the third school to string together five consecutive titles. In the process, they ran their winning streak to 69 games.
Class B Morrison ran off seven straight championships while winning 90 straight games.
“It's an experience most kids have never had - a chance to even go a season without losing a game,” said Holley, who started at tight end and defensive end for the Indians. “It makes you feel really fortunate to have worked that hard and to have been that successful throughout your career.”
“It felt good,” Bentley said. “I just went from game to game. I didn't really think about it much. I tried not to, because that makes me nervous.”
Both Holley and Bentley said Shattuck head coach Troy Bullard never mentioned the streak.
“He never talked about streak until the season was over,” Bentley said.
A 50-30 win over Waynoka was the Indians' closest call this season. They came back and flattened Medford 52-6 in the semifinals then rolled over Grandfield.
Despite having minus-9 yards total offense in the first quarter, Grandfield trailed just 20-12 at the break.
However, Bentley ran the third quarter kickoff back to the Grandfield 35, setting the tone for the second half.
Bentley then broke loose for a 35-yard touchdown on the next play, added a 39-yard TD on the Indians' ensuing drive and intercepted a pass five plays after that to blunt a Grandfield threat.
Bentley accounted for 130 of the Indians' 642 points on the season while scoring 17 touchdowns and 14 conversions.
He rushed for 565 yards on only 75 carries while splitting time at running back and wide receiver. Bentley also caught 14 passes for 226 yards and one score.
He also had 112 tackles as the Indians starting safety.
“There were three of us who had over 500 yards rushing,” said Bentley, who will play baseball at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. “We spread it out, the pass and the run.”
Holley caught 19 passes for 389 yards and nine touchdowns.
“We didn't throw unless we were in long yardage situations,” he said. “We were mainly a running team.”
Holley plans on attending Central Oklahoma at Edmond this fall, but he won't be playing football “unless someone comes and gives me a good offer.”
“With all the kids who are coming up, they could do it again next year if they work hard,” Holley said. “They should have a good team again this year.”