With a 58 to 50 win, against South Pittsburgh, on February 13th, the Van Buren County boys basketball team won their 57th straight game in district play. The Eagles have not lost to a district opponent since January 22nd of 2015.
“(The streak) was obviously started a while back by some really good players that have now graduated from the program,” head coach Dustin Sullivan said. “It is something that the guys that are still here take a lot of pride in. They are very aware of it.”
On January 22 of 2015 Van Buren County lost, a then region game, to Sale Creek 79 to 70 on the road in Chattanooga. The Eagles would go on to win the three district games left on their schedule that season, against Marion County, South Pittsburg, and Whitwell.
In the 2015 and 2016 basketball seasons Van Buren County would post back to back 12-0 season. The 2017 season brought district realignment and Van Buren County joined a four team region that included South Pittsburg, Richard Hardy Memorial School, and Whitwell.
However, the wins continued to pill up as the Eagles have gone 6-0 for the past three seasons.
“It shows that every night we have had a district that they have been ready to go and not looked past anybody,” Sullivan said.