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Thursday, August 9, 2012
State’s Most Prolific Football Champions

By Cal-Hi Sports Staff

California high school football
Lineman Jared Conway looks to block for Oceanside during 2009 CIF state bowl game.
From most league titles to consecutive section titles and most undefeated seasons, updated all-time state leaders from the Cal-Hi Sports record book in numerous postseason team categories shows Bakersfield with almost as many top totals as De La Salle of Concord.

With 20 straight league championships, 20 straight CIF North Coast Section crowns and three straight CIF Open Division state bowl titles, there’s no secret that the legendary De La Salle of Concord football program owns a truckload of state records. But the Spartans are not alone as a storied program in the Golden State. Bakersfield still tops all schools for most section titles, most CIF state titles and most undefeated seasons.

Here is an updated look at the Cal-Hi Sports state football postseason team success categories (prior to the start of 2012 season):

Most Consecutive League Championships
(round robin; including co-titles or shared titles)

20 - Concord De La Salle, 1982-1997, 2008-2011 (current)#
18 - Salinas Palma, 1984-2001*
18 - Dos Palos, 1985-2002
17 - Long Beach Poly, 1992-2008
16 - Sylmar, 1990-2005
15 - Ventura St. Bonaventure 1996-2010***
13 - Oakland Skyline, 1988-2000
13 - Newhall Hart, 1991-2003
12 - Berkeley, 1920-1931
12 - Fresno, 1927-1940**
12 - Ferndale, 2000-2011 (current)
11 - Carpinteria, 1946-1956
11 - La Puente Bishop Amat, 1985-1995
10 - Loomis Del Oro, 1988-1997
10 - Bakersfield, 1992-2001
*No. 17 in 2000 was forfeit from Hollister.
**Doesn't include 1937-1938 when Fresno wasn't in a league.
***Doesn’t include 2009 forfeited league title.
#De La Salle was not in a league between 1997-2007. The school joined the East Bay Athletic League in 2008 and has extended its record by four more years.
Note: SJ Capistrano St. Margaret’s enters 2012 season with nine straight league titles.

Most League Championships
47 - Dos Palos, 1927-2010
45 - Berkeley, 1900-2011 (including six in rugby)
39 - Eureka, 1946-2010
Note: Includes co-titles.

Most CIF Section Championships*
35 - Bakersfield, 1916-2011
27 - Concord De La Salle, 1982-2011
18 - Long Beach Poly, 1919-2008
15 - Dos Palos, 1936-2006
15 - Modesto Central Catholic, 1972-2007
13 - Mountain View St. Francis, 1977-1998
13 - Ferndale, 1975-2008
13 - Oceanside, 1963-2010
13 - Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep, 1973-2011#
12 - Wilmington Banning, 1958-2000
12 - San Francisco Galileo, 1974-2001
11 - Corning, 1973-2002
11 - Carson, 1966-2003
11 - Oakland Skyline, 1989-2004***
10 - Berkeley, 1915-1930 (including two in rugby)
10 - Los Angeles Manual Arts, 1934-1984%
*Playoffs are required to have a section championship.
**San Francisco Section began in 1945
***Oakland Section playoffs began in 1989 plus 1983
#Won 10 titles as eight-man football program before winning first 11-man CIF Southern Section title in 2005.
%The Toilers won the City League seven times before the creation of the Los Angeles City Section in 1934.

Most Consecutive CIF Section Championships
20 - Concord De La Salle, 1992-2011 (current)
10 - Bakersfield, 1920-29
7 - Corning, 1982-88
7 - Modesto Central Catholic, 2001-07
7 - Oceanside, 2004-2010
6 - Wilmington Banning, 1976-1981
6 - Mountain View St. Francis, 1991-96
6 - Westlake Village Oaks Christian, 2003-08
5 - Dos Palos, 1997-2001
5 - Lancaster Paraclete, 1997-2001

Most Consecutive CIF Section Title Game Appearances
28 - Concord De La Salle, 1984-20011 (current)
10 - Carson, 1981-1990

Most Consecutive Section Playoff Appearances
32 - La Mirada, 1980-2011 (current)
32 - Long Beach Poly, 1980-2011 (current)
30 - Concord De La Salle, 1982-2011 (current)
29 - Dos Palos, 1979-2007
29 - Newhall Hart, 1981-2009
28 - Salinas Palma, 1984-2011 (current)
27 - Los Angeles Dorsey, 1985-2011 (current)
26 - Fontana, 1974-1999
25 - Carpinteria, 1981-2005
25 - Los Angeles Loyola, 1981-2005
25 - Bakersfield, 1987-2011 (current)
25 - Norco, 1987-2011 (current)
24 - Carson, 1971-1994
24 - Santa Ana Mater Dei, 1987-2010

Most CIF State Championships
6 - Bakersfield, 1920-27
4 - Berkeley, 1915-1924 (including two in rugby)
4 - Concord De La Salle, 2007-2011

Most Consecutive CIF State Championships
4 - Bakersfield, 1920-23
3 - Concord De La Salle, 2009-11 (current)

Most Undefeated Seasons
23 - Bakersfield, 1897-2011
20 - Concord De La Salle, 1982-2010
15 - Eureka, 1901-2003
14 - Berkeley, 1918-1966
13 - Los Angeles, 1893-1965

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