If all streaks are made to be broken, then it was inevitable that Highland Park would lose another home game at some point.
Pulaski Academy, a private-school powerhouse from Little Rock, Ark., did the job in convincing fashion on Friday, beating the Scots 40-13 at Highlander Stadium to end HP’s 84-game home winning streak that dated to 1998.
To put that in perspective, some of the players on the current HP roster hadn’t witnessed a Highlander Stadium loss in their lifetime. It was also the first home loss for Scots head coach Randy Allen, who is in his 17th season at the school and has seen HP pull some upsets and unleash some stunning comebacks to keep the streak alive.
But there was no such luck on Friday, thanks to a Pulaski squad that established a 27-0 lead during a dominant first half, and withstood a mild HP rally in the third quarter.