Rather than being sad about the streak being over, it should be looked at as an honor to have accomplished it.

With a 40-11 loss against DeKalb on the gridiron, Geneseo’s streak of 55-winning season came to an end in DeKalb on Friday, Oct. 19.

Rather than being sad about the streak being over, it should be looked at as an honor to have accomplished it.

Like the Green Machine name itself, the streak rolled on year-after-year.

Geneseo Coach Larry Johnsen knows this season’s Green Machine is more than wins and losses.

“They should be known for how hard they played,” Johnsen said. “They dealt with a lot of adverse situations that nobody will ever understand. They didn’t complain, they didn’t argue, they did the best that they could.

“If you go back in time and look at some of the teams — (this team) was better. We just could get to five wins to keep the streak going. Hopefully, the people who are real Green Machine fans will look at it as more than the team that lost the streak because there’s more to them than that. There’s a lot of great individuals in that locker room and I was just happy to work with them.”

Every player on the team this season was a part of keeping the streak alive last year in the face of insurmountable odds.

Now it’s time to start again.

“They will learn from this,” Johnsen said. “They will deal with that adversity, and they played hard and that’s all that we asked.”