Friday, July 24, 2009

Mighty Malta Mustangs

OK, I might be full of just a little bit more crapola than the average person. Maybe. Malta doesn't have the record for most consecutive wins in Montana history (56) but did win 50 in a row.

Here is a an article from the Billings Gazette talking about the incredible run the Mustangs made in the early 70's. If you like sports, you will really appreciate how good these guys were.

It was a Sunday afternoon in March, 1971, and the caravan stretched for miles. Six or seven miles long, according to some accounts.

They were there to welcome the basketball team of Malta High School. The team was known as the 3M Co., which stood for the Mighty Malta Mustangs.

And mighty they were.

On that afternoon, the Mustangs arrived home as State Class B champions for the first time in school history. Not only that, but they'd just finished with a perfect 29-0 record, a season that was a remarkable display of excellence and domination.

The '71 Mustangs were the centerpiece of a fantastic three-year run. From the 1969-70 season through the 1971-72 campaign, Malta won 50 straight games, claimed two state championships and a third-place finish, and fashioned an 87-3 record.


Read the entire article here.

Thanks to James the Third for sending me this.

2 comments:

kmwthay said...

I love that you still have much love for your highschool and all of it's glory - then and now. Now, 50 wins in a row is impressive. Do you follow how they do now?

I cannot wait for football season. I can taste it! 43 days and counting baby! OU plays its opener against BYU at the new Dallas Cowboy's stadium. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It would have been more fun if they saved it for the cotton bowl!

Milk River Madman said...

Kim,

OU playing in Texas against BYU? Whats up with that? I do love my home town. Saturday mornings I'm checking to see how they did in football, B-Ball etc. If they are playing a Saturday afternoon game and I'm watching MSU play (season ticket holder) I'm calling home every 20 minutes for updates. I refer to blue as "Mustang Blue". So yes, you could say that I still follow them.