This Bizarre High School Football Play Turned A Surefire Interception Into A Great Touchdown

10.31.15 2 years ago

When a team is undefeated, things just seem to go their way no matter what.

Opelika High School (AL) was without a loss and going for their first unbeaten season since 2003 against Enterprise on Friday and, while they still probably would have won without this play (they ended up securing a comfortable 44-27 victory), there’s no arguing that luck was on their side.

Opelika quarterback Jake Bentley went back to pass in the red zone, but his pass was thrown directly to a Enterprise defensive back who only had to hold on to a ball thrown right at him to secure an easy interception.

Instead, the Enterprise defender couldn’t hang on, and bobbled it as he was falling to the ground. This created a golden opportunity for Opelika wideout Jaleel Heard, who was running in to make the tackle but, instead, took full advantage of the Enterprise mistake and scooped the ball out of the air at the last second for the unlikely touchdown.

Max Preps says that Bentley (who has offers from Auburn, Stanford, and Clemson among others) has thrown for 23 touchdown passes thus far in his high school career, but I think it’s safe to assume that that was by far the weirdest.

(Via OA Now)

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