Usually when a defender tips a pass it’s a good thing for the defense, but every once in a while it creates a huge play for an opportunistic receiver. Check out two incredible plays involving deflections from the past weekend in high school football, plus a few other eye-popping highlights.
Clinton High School (S.C.) Running Back Snatches Deflected Pass for Score
Friday night, Clinton running back Koko Richey made one heck of a catch and managed to score. In the second quarter, quarterback Charlie Craven threw a pass meant for another receiver but it was deflected right into the outstretched arms of Richey. He then outpaced each defender and scored from 66-yards out on one of the most unlikely plays in football.
Liberty (Nev.) Returner Scampers Through Kickoff Wall for Touchdown
— Patrick Moniz (@CoachMoniz) October 24, 2016
Liberty return star and receiver Darion Acohido managed to break free from Silverado’s kickoff defense for a 90-yard return. Even though he’s met by a wall set up by the opposition at the 20-yard line, Acohido turns on the afterburners the exact moment he finds an opening. Liberty won the game in blowout fashion, 58-13.
Interboro (Pa.) Receiver Nabs Go-Ahead Touchdown Catch With Seconds Left
— Matt Smith (@DTMattSmith) October 22, 2016
After Interboro quarterback Nate Murtha evades pressure in the pocket, he heaves a pass down the sideline that appears to be too short, but it is tipped and caught by Shane Beckwith. With the catch, Beckwith and Interboro ended Academy Park’s (Pa.) undefeated stretch to start the season.
Hebron (Texas) Safety Delivers Huge Hit to Scrambling Quarterback
— Steve Tennenbaum (@SteveTennenbaum) October 19, 2016
This week, just one defensive play made the cut, but it is the type of hit that makes you appreciate defensive players and the toughness of the offensive players that brush off big hits like these. Hebron safety Kyle Burford times this hit on Flower Mound receiver William Seykora perfectly as he tries to escape on the edge. Seykora also tried to throw the ball before Burford hit him but it didn’t turn out well.