St. Bede's Tyreke Fortney carries the ball during this year's homecoming game at the academy. The Bruins had the most wins of any Bureau County program the past decade, the only team with a winning record at 51-48.
St. Bede's Tyreke Fortney carries the ball during this year's homecoming game at the academy. The Bruins had the most wins of any Bureau County program the past decade, the only team with a winning record at 51-48. — Shaw Media photo/Scott Anderson

Who won the most games among the five Bureau County football teams in the past decade?

That would be St. Bede, which stands at 51-48 from 2010-2019. The Bruins were the only Bureau County program to finish the decade with a winning record.

St. Bede went 9-3 in 2011, reaching the state quarterfinals. The Bruins went 7-3 in 2012 and won seven games again in 2016, going 7-4.

Hall finished the decade 50-52, topped by a 9-3 campaign in 2015 to cap a 24-10 three-year run. The Red Devils, started the decade 6-21, went 20-12 the past three years to close out the decade.

Like Hall, Princeton had a rough start to the decade, winning just six games (6-36) in the first five years. However, the Tigers went 37-17 the last five years to finish at 43-53.

Princeton had the best playoff record among Bureau County schools over the decade, going 6-3 in three appearances. Hall (6-6) matched the Tigers in wins and having the most appearances with six.

Here’s a look at the past decade for Bureau County and TRAC football by the numbers:

BCR teams (overall record)

St. Bede 51-48

Hall 50-52

Princeton 43-53

Amboy-LaMoille 39-57

Bureau Valley 37-55

BCR teams (playoffs appearances)

Hall 6

St. Bede 5

Princeton 3

Amboy-LaMoille 3

Bureau Valley 2

BCR teams (playoffs record)

Princeton 6-3

Hall 6-6

St. Bede 3-5

Amboy-LaMoille 2-3

Bureau Valley 0-2