Plays of the Week

Plays of the Week

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Plays of the Week



Counting down the best high school football plays from the week. Vote for the top play below.


5. Houdini


We’re still not exactly sure how DeShawn Smith of Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville, Fla.) pulled this off.

4. So. Much. Determination.


Capital (Olympia, Wash.) trailed Tumwater (Wash.) 42-7 in the fourth quarter, but there was no quit in Capital running back Conner Kennedy. The junior shakes off four Tumwater defenders before bulldozing another en route to an 80-yard touchdown run.

3. Irondale’s Miracle


After letting a 19-0 halftime lead slip away, Irondale (New Brighton, Minn.) trailed Fridley (Minn.) 22-19 with four seconds to play. Then Jared Brenny did his best Johnny Manziel impression.

2. Kick Save

Logan-Magnolia (Logan, Iowa) receiver Dillon Wills uses his foot on an incredible touchdown receptioni against East Mills (Malvern, Iowa).

1. Wild 2-Point Conversion


One of the more absurd plays of the season.

  • DeShawn Smith’s Houdini act
  • Conner Kennedy’s TD run
  • Irondale’s miracle
  • Dillon Wills’ kick save
  • Crazy 2-point conversion

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