Check out this week’s top plays from high school playoff action.
Lamar (Texas) High QB Dives for One-Handed TD Catch
— Trevon Lewis (@Tre98_24) November 26, 2016
Senior quarterback Owen Holt played exceptionally for Lamar’s football team in a losing effort this weekend, and proved that signal callers can catch too. Down 7-0 early, the Harvard commit lines up behind center and jets to the right corner of the endzone, as he doesn’t catch the hiked ball. Instead, one of his teammates secures the football and tosses it up for Holt, who then comes down with it in the endzone for one of the best catches (of any position) this season.
Chaminade-Madonna (Fla.) Linebacker Delivers Monstrous Block on Punt Return
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— Hunter Bucknam (@Hunter_Bucknam) November 26, 2016
Some of the biggest blows in football come on special teams, despite the sheer volume on defensive tackles. For instance, this hit Hunter Bucknam lays down in Chaminade’s latest playoff win came on a punt return. Chaminade went on to win, 42-17, and advances to the state playoffs. By all accounts this was a legal, but very hard, hit.
San Angelo Central (Texas) Receiver Makes Athletic One-Handed Catch Look Natural
— Tim Dennis (@TDennisSportTog) November 26, 2016
When you are 6-foot-8, a lot of things become easy. High shelves are no longer intimidating, spotting someone in a crowd is a breeze and catching footballs over defensive backs is usually the job for you. San Angelo’s Adam West skied over a rival Allen defender in this weekend’s contest for a spectacular score. The Harvard recruit’s play landed him on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays and he’ll likely team up with fellow Texan and Lamar QB Owen Holt next year, who also made this list with an outstanding catch.
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) Running Back Throws Draped Defender to the Turf
— Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) November 26, 2016
In football, you have to play to the whistle. Those that don’t, often regret that decision. St. Thomas’ Kyshaun Bryan appears to be stopped near the line of scrimmage, but he takes a defender that he is almost wearing like a cape and stiff-arms him to the ground. Bryan then escapes the scramble and waltzes into the endzone for the score.