The photo, shown here, was taken by Mahopac resident Patrick Tewey during the Section 1 football championships at Mahopac High School in November 2013.
Another Section 1 photo football by Tewey was also selected among MaxPreps' Top 20 images -- of Sleepy Hollow's football team and its legendary mascot.
The photos were selected among images by more than 1,000 freelance photographers in MaxPreps' professional photographers' network nationwide.
Each photographer had the option of submitting three samples from his or her 2013-14 archives.
From the 20 images published here - which were chosen by the photo editor and director of photography from all submissions - three will be selected in an upcoming vote of the MP pro photo network to determine the top three, for cash awards.
New York high schools were represented in six of the 20 images in the feature overall.
The complete gallery of the year's best pictures from around the nation is available by clicking here.
For more of Tewey's recent work, visit patricktewey.com.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Putnam and receive free news updates.