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Long streaks a rarity in IM-K football rivalry

IM going for fifth win in a row

October 4, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Since the Iron Mountain-Kingsford football rivalry began in 1925, a five-game win streak in the series has only been accomplished five times.

Iron Mountain opened the series with eight straight wins from 1925 through 1933, (the 1926 game was cancelled) with two scoreless ties following before Kingsford claimed its first victory with a 13-0 decision in 1936.

Iron Mountain also owns the next two longest win steaks in the rivalry. The Mountaineers put together seven straight wins from 1983 through 1988.

Iron Mountain had six straight triumphs from 1945 through 1950. Then there was a tie in 1951 ahead of two more Black and Gold W's.

Kingsford's longest streak was five wins twice, from 1954-58 and 1989 through 1993. The Flivvers went for five in row in 2008, but were stopped in a classic.

That 84th Twin City football meeting saw the Flivvers jump out to 14-7 halftime lead, before Iron Mountain's Pat Flood threw a 15-yard strike to Bruce Romagnoli and pushed in from two yards out to open a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter.

Kingsford answered when Chris Siegler connected with Nelson Wienke for 66 yards, but a high snap botched the tying extra-point attempt.

Kingsford's final possession began at its 14 with 5:10 showing. Mountaineer pressure led by Tim Obradovich and Shane Collins wrapped up Siegler on the final two attempts.

The 21-20 decision was the first win of the Mountaineers' current streak.

 
 

 

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