10 to Remember: No. 3, 11/4/89 - Mosley puts an end to Pine Forest’s 31-game streak

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 02:19 PM.

Part VIII in a series counting down the 10 most memorable performances in the history of Tommy Oliver Stadium

Mosley wasn’t lacking for motivation when when Pine Forest came calling for a rare Saturday night high school football game.

How could it be? Pine Forest had claimed back-to-back state championships, won 31 consecutive games and not only was ranked No. 1 in Class 5A, but No. 1 in the nation by USA Today.

Then there was no small matter of the previous meeting at Tommy Oliver Stadium between the schools. The Dolphins then bragged a No. 2 state ranking and were mentioned in the national poll, only to suffer a narrow defeat.

This time they were ready, and the Eagles and head coach Jerry Pollard knew it.

“It’s the toughest 5A district in America,” Pollard said prior to the kickoff. A brief comparison of the teams foreshadowed a bruising defensive battle.

Pine Forest, 7-0, had allowed only five touchdowns all season and an average of 143 total yards per game. Mosley, 6-1, had yielded seven TDs and an average of 159 yards.

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