Roosevelt beats Waukee, ending city schools’ 13-year losing streak against suburbs

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WAUKEE, Iowa — Des Moines Roosevelt beat Waukee 19-3 Friday night, snapping a 13-year losing streak by the Des Moines Public Schools high schools against the CIML suburban schools in football.

Roosevelt junior Jamison Patton threw two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead the Roughriders to the historic victory over the Warriors.

Roosevelt’s win against a suburban school is the first for a Des Moines city school since 2008, when Des Moines Lincoln beat Urbandale 13-12.

Since 2009, the DMPS high schools had lost 128 straight games against the suburban schools before Roosevelt’s win. Roosevelt had not beaten a suburban school in 17 years.

“I told these guys that breaking the streak starts now, but this is just the beginning,” said Roosevelt coach Jared Barnett. “We have a long season ahead of us. We’ve got to make sure that we continue to be successful and we continue to go after all these teams. We want to win football games, and that’s what our team is focused on.”

Roosevelt improves to 2-0 overall this season. Waukee falls to 0-2.

Watch the full game between Roosevelt and Waukee here.

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