You won’t see better execution on a hook-and-ladder play than on this touchdown from David Crockett High against Cherokee in Tennessee.
First, Crockett quarterback Ryan Burger dropped back to pass and was given ample time to survey the field and pick out his man, in this case wide receiver Eric Day, who pulled in the catch while crossing in the middle of the field after starting out on the right flank. Just as a Cherokee defender closed in to deliver a monster hit — and you can bet Day felt it when it came — the wide out flipped the ball to teammate Justin Wade, who was crossing from the left flank.
Wade took the pitch and went the distance untouched, receiving a pair of solid blocks downfield from teammates who were all too happy to repay the damage felt by Day back in the middle of the field.
The touchdown was just one of a handful of offensive highlights for Crockett in a 40-21 victory on the road, coming at a particularly critical time with just 18 seconds remaining in the first half, giving Crockett a 28-14 lead instead of a one-touchdown spread. Needless to say, it’ll be the one they remember for some time ahead.