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Wake Forest football team receives championship rings after winning third title

April 13, 2019 GMT

Wake Forest High School football team members received their state championship rings on Friday night during a ceremony.

The rings feature a blue “WF” logo on the top with three footballs, one for each state championship the Wake Forest team has won. Along the side are the words “4AA State Champions” with “Cougars” and a red No. 1 over the state of North Carolina

Wake Forest won its third consecutive 4AA state championship in December, beating Vance 9-7 in a thriller. The Cougars, known for their tenacious defense, won the state championship with a safety in the final minute.

The title was the third in as many years for Wake Forest. The Cougars won their first state championship in 2016 with a 29-0 win over Page. The following season, in 2017, Wake Forest shutout Mallard Creek 21-0 to repeat as champions.

The Cougars have not lost a game since 2015 when Page defeated the Cougars in the second round of the state playoffs. Since that game, Wake Forest has won 45 straight games.

Wake Forest also appeared in state championship games in 2010, 2013, and 2014. The Cougars finished as the state runner-up each of those seasons.