Winningest teams in Pennsylvania since 2000

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 By Mike White | Thursday, Oct. 29, 9:45 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson's success in the WPIAL over the past decade has been well-chronicled. But the Jaguars are getting close to becoming the winningest team in the entire state since 2000.

At the start of the season, Don Holl of Pennsylvania Football News published a list of the winningest teams in the state since 2000. Southern Columbia was ahead of Thomas Jefferson by five at the time. But Southern Columbia is only .500 this season (4-4 record). So Thomas Jefferson is gaining ground.

Here is an updated list of the dozen teams in Pennsylvania that have won the most games since 2000 (WPIAL teams in bold).

Southern Columbia   120-18

Thomas Jefferson     119-14

Manheim Central      110-19

Rochester                108-22

Selinsgrove               106-21

North Penn               105-22

Aliquippa                   104-17

Central Catholic        104-19

St. Joseph's Prep      101-20

Strath Haven             100-22

Lakeland                    99-23

Jeannette                   98-19

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