What you need to know about Booker T. Washington and its impressive win streak

Re-posted from USA Today High School: Florida high school football team has long winning streak.

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Former Booker T. Washington coach Tim "Ice" Harris was the ALL-USA Coach of the Year in 2007 (Photo: Eliot J. Schechter, USA TODAY Sports) Former Booker T. Washington coach Tim “Ice” Harris was the ALL-USA Coach of the Year in 2007 (Photo: Eliot J. Schechter, USA TODAY Sports)

MIAMI – Booker T. Washington has won 41 consecutive games heading into Friday’s nationally televised season opener against defending Class 7 state champion  St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale).

RELATED: Unranked but undaunted: Booker T. Washington (Miami) looks to carry on the streak

So what do you need to know about Booker T. Washington and its history? Take a look:

  • Located in the Overtown section of Miami, Florida;
  • Demographics of the student body: 54 percent black; 44 percent Hispanic of any race; 2 percent white non-Hispanic;
  • 1926: BTW opened as an all-black school, serving students who came from as far as Palm Beach County (90 minutes north).
  • 1967: In an effort to desegregate the county’s educational system, BTW was converted into a middle school.
  • 1999: It was…

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