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Ultimately, that’s what Teague will be remembered for. Not for a record-setting kick in September. Not his struggles in October.

In his program’s grandest stage, Teague followed his own advice, treated each opportunity the same and helped the Mids beat their rival for the 10th straight year.

“Bouncing back from the middle of the season, it’s always hard,” Teague said. “That’s the thing with kicking. Obviously, I know all these guys do more physical work than I do, but kicking is at least 90 percent up here in the head. It’s definitely a mental game. It’s a battle. After the middle of the season, you just had to keep pressing forward. The thing that helped me out the most was my brothers had my back.”

Then he had theirs when it mattered the most.