#HSSTop10: Top high school football plays in Week 5

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#HSSTop10: Top high school football plays in Week 5


#HSSTop10: Top high school football plays in Week 5


It seems unbelievable that some teams are nearing the midpoint of the season, but as September nears its close, some schools have played five or six games.

The top plays are as fresh as ever, though.

Take a look at what caught our eye, including game-winning a interception, broken tackles, more broken tackles, and an eighth grader doing his best OBJ impression.

As always, don’t forget to vote for your favorite at the bottom.

10. Game-winning pick-six

Tied 10-10 with less than a minute left, all you’re trying to do is get a stop.

Or maybe take it all the way to the house and get the win. That’s just what Tai Peleti did.

9. How do you bring this guy down?

If hitting him doesn’t work, and wrapping him doesn’t work, and spinning him doesn’t work, we’re not sure how you can take down Jaylen Thompson.

8. Just flip it out

Avoid the sack and get it to your playmakers. That’s what this Wilson Magnet (Rochester, N.Y.) quarterback was able to do, and Jah’kier Moore took care of the rest with a couple nice blocks

7. Flash

Ja’sean Lee has his 40-yard dash time of 4.5 in his Twitter bio. That’s a warning sign this quarterback did not see — just like he didn’t see Lee ready to flash in and nab the interception.

6. Rip and run

Tackling a ball carrier is nice. Ripping the ball from his arms and turning a long gain into a touchdown for yourself is even nicer. Nice play by Tizelle Thomas of Wayne (Fort Wayne, Indiana).

5. Hit stick, R1

Sean McDermott looks like a video game character in this touchdown run for Vista Murrieta (Calif.)

4. How many broken tackles?

It looks like Dréden Owens got touched by seven defenders, but only the eighth could down this Lake High School (Uniontown, Ohio) running back — and by then it was too late.

3. Eighth grade age, varsity hands

This kid is ready for high school. That’s all we have to say.

2. Flip out

Typically this space is just for varsity players, but if we acknowledged an eighth grader, who are we to deny a deserving freshman? Kainoa Acia’s ability to stay on his feet is simply remarkable.

1. Juke, flip, go home

Another flip here – and the thing that separates it is that this was a game-winner. Tyler Fortenberry completed the 80-yard drive as time expired with a juke and a flip.


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