The person who came up with the phrase “breakaway speed” had a player like Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.) junior running back Shaun Shivers in mind.
Watch as the Auburn commit takes the handoff, breaks a tackle to the left and uses a pure burst to outrun the Oxbridge (West Palm Beach, Fla.) defense all the way to the end zone for the 97-yard touchdown sprint. The long touchdown run came at a crucial time, too, as Chaminade-Madonna led Friday night’s region 4-3A playoff game by a slim 16-13 margin in the fourth quarter.
That was when Shivers said “Bye, Felicia” to the Oxbridge defense, helping Chaminade-Madonna earn the 30-13 win and a berth in the state semifinals. Shivers is ranked as the No. 6 all-purpose back in the Class of 2018 by the 247Sports Composite.
“I knew if I kept pushing, I would finally break through,” Shivers told the Miami Herald. “The offensive line kept making holes for me and I got the big run.”
A big run, indeed.