Nothing lasts forever, and after nearly four years, even Severna Park High School's vaunted girls soccer team has finally been forced to learn this fact of life.
For the first time since Oct. 11, 1987 -- and 46 games -- the Falcons failed to win a soccer game last night. Not that they lost. They tied visiting South River, 1-1, in overtime to keep yet another streak alive -- 54 games (52-0-2) without a loss.
Severna Park's winning streak was the longest in the nation, eclipsing 41 by Agura (Calif.) High in 1987-91. Like the three-time defending state champions they are, the Falcons did not give up easily, outshooting South River 27-10, including 6-0 in overtime, but they could not prevail.
Not that all is lost. There's another goal now -- Franklin (Tenn.) High School's 96-game non-losing streak (1981-88). Which is only another four years' worth of games away.