Mallard Creek Mavericks defensive lineman Jonathan Neal (11) dumps a cooler of water on head coach Mike Palmieri as the team celebrated their 25-14 victory over the Wake Forest Cougars in the NCHSAA 4AA State Championship game at BB&T Field at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Mallard Creek Mavericks defensive lineman Jonathan Neal (11) dumps a cooler of water on head coach Mike Palmieri as the team celebrated their 25-14 victory over the Wake Forest Cougars in the NCHSAA 4AA State Championship game at BB&T Field at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Mallard Creek Mavericks defensive lineman Jonathan Neal (11) dumps a cooler of water on head coach Mike Palmieri as the team celebrated their 25-14 victory over the Wake Forest Cougars in the NCHSAA 4AA State Championship game at BB&T Field at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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