With upsets and exciting postseason moments, the top high school football plays of the week make you wish you could be at every game.
Hopefully, these can help give you a taste of football around the league.
With Thanksgiving approaching, here are the #HSSTop10 football plays of Week 14.
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10. Take the hit
Looking into the eye of an incoming blitzer, knowing you’re about to be tackled, and still making an on-the-money throw is difficult. You wouldn’t tell by watching Joshua Hardy.
— YurView Louisiana (@YurViewLA) November 23, 2019
This wasn’t just an impressive catch with elite reaction time. Judging by the way the defender reached out, Alex Rosano might have stopped a big defensive play, too.
— Graham Foley (@graham_foley3) November 23, 2019
8. One-handed grab
This crazy one-handed grab over a defender appears to be Izaiah Matheny of Lake County in Tiptonville, Tennessee. He helped the team improve to 14-0 on the season and get to the Final Four.
— Danny Goodman (@DannyGo76544965) November 23, 2019
7. Between two defenders
In the championship game, Mason Falslev was a force in the receiving and running game, but this interception may have been his top play in the championship performance.
— Jake Edmonds (@JakeKUTV) November 23, 2019
If you have a guy on your team who goes by Tank, you probably want to get him the ball as often as possible. Even if it takes a trick play like this. Looks like Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby can drag defenders. Great play design and execution.
Oh my what a play. Demetrius Coleman with a short completion to Antinez Blount, who pitches the ball back to Tank, and Tank goes the rest of the way for a touchdown, running over a few defenders in the process. Callaway leads Fitzgerald 21-10 late in the first half. Wow. pic.twitter.com/pUbFf1SG3M
— Kevin Eckleberry (@lagrangesports) November 23, 2019
5. Can’t give up
Here’s the weekly reminder to never give up on blown coverage or a ball that seems out of reach. Sometimes, all it takes is effort and a friendly bounce to corral it, which Trust Wells — another player with a great name — did.
— Iowa High School Sports Network (@Watch_IHSSN) November 22, 2019
4. Stay UP
This hit hurt us just watching it. No idea how Jaylan Knighton stayed on his feet.
Jaylan Knighton hit the truck stick in Deerfield Beach’s win at Vero Beach. pic.twitter.com/dYbPfvEXl9
— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) November 23, 2019
3. Off-balance throw, leaping grab
Heaving it across your body on the move is generally frowned upon. Sometimes, it’s all you can do. Kristian Story made a miraculous throw that somehow got through a defender’s fingertips and ended up in the leaping hands of Seidrion Langston.
This play couldn’t make the highlights because of time, but this play by @LanettPantherFB stars Kristian Story @kks___4 and @seidrion Langston…these guys just continue to WOW you. The Panthers are moving on to the Final Four! @WRBLSports @MaxPreps #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/8OEcGS92pV
— Jack Patterson (@JPattersonTV) November 23, 2019
2. Control it
Slow-mo replays are great, but at full speed at this angle, you can really take stock of just how fast the game moves and how difficult a catch this must have been for Devonta Smith.
— Jake Ryle (@JakeWCPO) November 23, 2019
1. The conversion
Rockwall and No. 9 Allen had gone back and forth all game, with explosive offense and little defense. Rockwall knew if it could get one stop, it could win. With 1:23 left, this trick play gave the Yellow Jackets the one-point lead and game-winning score over the national power.
My lord. @RHSYJfootball just took the lead on the most insane two-point conversion.
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) November 23, 2019