Max Kohll is 11, his favorite subject is math, and his fifth-grade gut tells him that the North Carolina Tar Heels are going to win it all this year.
Max is so sure about the Tar Heels he didn't want to let this insight go to waste — so the blossoming entrepreneur decided to organize his own NCAA tourney pool at Columbian Elementary in west Omaha this week.
Fill out your brackets, Max told his friends. Bring your $5 entry fee to school. Winner gets half the pot, and second and third split the rest.
Max was so sure of success that he hit up his mom, Janet Kohll, for a $5 loan to pay his own entry fee.
No biggie, Max thought. I'm going to win this thing, I can pay her back, and I won't have to work off the loan by scooping up Riley the dog's droppings in the backyard.
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