No. 39 Wake Forest captures third straight North Carolina high school football state championship

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It’s safe to say that Wake Forest’s 45th straight victory and third straight was a bit different. The Cougars, ranked No. 39 in the High School Football America 100, won North Carolina’s Class 4AA state championship with a safety with less than a minute to play against Vance, ranked No. 78 nationally.

After Vance blocked a Wake Forest 22-yard field goal attempt, Vance got the ball at its own one yard line with the score tied at 7-7. That’s when Wake Forest’s defense came-up with the play of the game, tackling Vance quarterback Nigel Summerville in his own end zone after a fumbled snap for a safety and a 9-7 victory.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.