If there’s one thing that stands out about this week’s #HSSTop10 plays, it’s the sheer amount of ridiculous one-handed grabs and circus catches.
These catches leave us in awe. But it’s just not nice hand work. There are unique special teams play calling, some spins on a touchdown run and a last-second throw by an Ohio State commit to win the game.
Here is this week’s top 10 plays of the high school football week.
Remember to vote for your favorite at the bottom.
10. One last play
Buckeyes quarterback commit Jack Miller scrambled out of the pocket and heaved a prayer as he raced to his right and tried to avoid a defender. Somehow, his receiver, Sean Parker caught it and hung on for the Chaparral (Scottsdale, Arizona) win.
QB Jack Miller finds Sean Parker to win the game on the last play!
— YurView Arizona (@YurView_AZ) November 2, 2019
9. Boulder on his shoulder
The camera couldn’t quite keep up with the play, but it captured the important part: McKinney wide receiver Zariah Seid had a balancing act with his shoulder and managed to snag the ball, stay in bounds with nice footwork and dive in for the score.
— McKinney ISD Stadium (@McKinneyStadium) November 2, 2019
8. KOR lateral
The lateral is a fun play call, but pause the video between 0:13-0:14. There are half a dozen white jerseys around Jesse Valenzuela. He and his blockers did an impressive job making them all miss.
— FOX Sports Prep Zone (@prepzone) November 2, 2019
7. Snag the INT
They say it’s safer to overthrow a ball than underthrow. That is, when Josh Szwarcberg isn’t around. He made an outstanding interception.
— Jesse MacWilliam (@JesseMacTV) November 2, 2019
6. Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Ohio State commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba has made great catches in the past and he will in the future. Here’s another one that may be on his high school mixtape one day.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) is ridiculous, Part II.
The Ohio State commit makes this incredible one-handed grab and somehow stays in bounds.
— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) November 2, 2019
5. Getting dizzy
Kobe Clark pulled out his Madden moves for this run to the house. He spun around a pair of defenders and then juked another.
Schoolcraft’s Kobe Clark had quite an impressive touchdown run tonight against Hartford. pic.twitter.com/Sn3T49EkaP
— FOX 17 Blitz (@FOX17Blitz) November 2, 2019
4. Just how they drew it up
A blocked punt is one thing. Returning it for a touchdown is another. And doing it in this style? Incredible sequence by Creekview’s special teams unit.
— #WarHorse FB (@WarHorseNation) November 2, 2019
3. The concentration
This insane catch by Christopher Edwards, to go around the defender and grab the ball with one hand inches from the ground, ruined what had been a solid defensive play. What a wild catch.
— Quincy Edwards (@QuincyT25) November 2, 2019
2. Don’t give up on the play
Very similar to the play above — a good defensive effort knocked the ball away from Jax Wysong. But Wysong stayed in the play, dove, and made a great play.
— Sean Bower (@KELOBower) November 1, 2019
1. Do it with one hand
Logan Orvedahl made a spectacular catch. Take a look at the video, and then see the photo of it underneath. We’re not sure how he got up or held on.
Logan Orvedahl. And his one-handed catch. That’s the Tweet.
Oh and @MLWRRebelsFball is heading to state!
— CBS 3 Duluth (@CBS3Duluth) November 1, 2019
— Dave Harwig (@DHMN_Photos) November 1, 2019