ROCKINGHAM — According to a forum posted on CarolinaVarsity.com, the Richmond Senior football program leads the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in winning percentage since 1960.
The list, which was uploaded by Jim West early Thursday afternoon, only included current NCHSAA programs that have won at least 50 percent of their games (minimum 300) in the last 56 years.
Richmond football has 472 wins, 103 loses and five ties since the school merger in 1971 — giving the program the best win percentage (81.8) in North Carolina. The program also has the state record for most playoff appearances (111) and playoff wins (85) to go along with its seven state championships.
First-year head coach Bryan Till is fully aware of the history in Richmond County and is excited about the opportunity to add to that winning percentage.
“I think this is the best job in North Carolina,” Till said late last month. “For me to get this job, I feel like God has blessed me tremendously. I’m ready to get started.”
Shelby (79.3), Thomasville (74.5), Southwest Onslow (74.4) and South Columbus (74.0) rounded out the top five winning percentages on the forum’s list. Conference rival Scotland (66.3) came in at No. 31, soon-to-be conference opponent Seventy-First (57.0) was No. 86 and Anson (50.8) popped up at No. 134 on the list.
Check out the full list at www.carolinavarsity.com/Forums/aft/66662
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Richmond Senior’s football program has the best winning percentage in the state in the last 56 years.