High-SchoolCalifornia: Earl Hansen

State’s Best Teams Ever For Wins

July, 19, 2012
California high school footballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSKevin Anderson (left) and head coach Earl Hansen are shown after Palo Alto won 2010 CIF Division I title.
For the latest installment of our Cal-Hi Sports state football record updates, here is the new list for schools with the most all-time reported wins. Bakersfield continues to lead while Palo Alto may be about to move up into the top four.

In the last three seasons, including a 14-0 CIF Division I state title team for 2010, Palo Alto’s football program has moved up two spots on the all-time state list for most varsity wins. If the Vikings continue to do well (they were 10-3 last season and reached the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division final), they could rise past two more schools this fall and settle in at No. 4.

Bakersfield, which went 13-0 in 2011 and appears to be just as loaded and maybe even better for 2012, has widened its lead over No. 2 Long Beach Poly in the last two years. The Drillers also are now six in front of the Jackrabbits on the list that does not include rugby results when rugby was considered as the alternative for 11-man football in the 1910s. Bakersfield and Long Beach Poly meet on Sept. 14 at Veteran’s Stadium.

Here is the list of schools with 500 or more all-time varsity wins:

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