It took five years, but the West Shamokin (Penn.) High football program finally fought its way back into the win column on Friday.
As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, West Shamokin rolled past Eastern Conference rival Pittsburgh (Penn.) Riverview, 25-6. The win snapped an incredible 45-game losing streak for West Shamokin, a losing stretch that stepped back to September of 2007.
To put that duration in perspective, there was still another full year of the Bush administration to run the last time West Shamokin won.
Finally, that streak is over, and star running back Andrew Wingard is a big part of the reason why. Wingard finished with 142 yards and a touchdown in the memorable victory for the Wolves.
Naturally, it's far too early to know whether the early season victory will set West Shamokin on a more promising future course. Still, one can be certain of this: 1-2 in 2012 -- and 1-45 since 2007 -- sure looks and feels a lot better than 0-3 and 0-46, respectively.