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After two winless seasons, Klahowya head football coach resigns

After two winless seasons, Klahowya Secondary School head coach Lyle Prouse resigned from his position, school Athletic Director Todd Winters said Monday.

Prouse went 0-20 in two seasons with the Eagles, who currently hold the state's longest losing streak at 22 games. Prouse told his players Nov. 5 following a 50-0 loss to Fife High School on the final night of the season that he would not return in 2011. The former head coach informed Winters of his decision moments later.

Winters said Monday that he will advertise the open position soon, but wants to focus on winter athletics.

During Prouse's tenure the team gave up about 500 points a season, or about 50 points per game.

Klahowya has the state's longest losing streak for 11-man teams. The other possible contender for the dubious distinction is perennial Seamount League underdogs Tyee High School, which did not field a team in the 2010 season.

Winters said the Eagles will not forfeit next season's games due to a lack of player turnout.

"As far as I know, we will always try to field a team every season," he said. "There's no reason to believe we won't have a team next year."

All coaching positions are currently vacant, but Prouse's assistants can re-apply for their respective positions.

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