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Here at With Leather, the Illinois state football playoffs are the most important thing in the world.
What you're about to watch happened (allegedly) during a football game between two Kansas high schools -- Dodge City and Garden City.
Following in the footsteps of the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/good-morning-heres-an-8th-grader-kicking-a-63-yard-field-goal" target="_blank">8th grader who kicked a 63-yard field goal in practice</a> and a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/high-schooler-67-yard-field-goal-video-record" target="_blank">high-schooler connecting from 67 yards out in a game</a> is this clip of a Florida teen punting a football as well as you'll ever see it punted.
Last Friday night, 9-0 Placer high school of Auburn, California defeated 4-5 Colfax 24-7 in a much-hyped revenge game, and that’s fun because, Yay sports.
This clip, courtesy of Cameron Smith over at <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/complete-front-flip-middle-scrimmage-td-run-play-151944069.html;_ylt=AsnCXrZrkLHwURbQeWSqHXDYupV4;_ylu=X3oDMTFkcjhsYWZxBG1pdANTdXBlciBCbG9nIEluZGV4BHBvcwMxBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dJbmRleA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFlamZvM2ZlBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3" target="_blank">Prep Rally</a>, features a high school running back getting flipped, landing on his feet and running it on for a touchdown.
Maybe the best football play of the year, and it happened in a high school scrimmage.
<a href="http://www.maxpreps.com/video/watch.aspx" title="Go to MaxPreps Video to see more high school sports video." > There are a lot of factors at play when I'm deciding what to write about -- whether or not the story will bring in traffic, whether or not I can approach the story with a unique perspective -- but no modifier gives a story a bigger push onto With Leather than "Brandon couldn't do this if you gave him 10,000 tries". Enter: the bounce pass to hail mary. The football bounce pass is among the rarest of the trick plays, and it was pulled off with peak accuracy by Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy on the first play from scrimmage in their victory over Coral Springs Charter. It was a special play designed for Senior Night, and the only way it would've been better is if they'd brought brooms on to the field and curled that shit into the end zone. Here's a rundown of the play, courtesy of <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/wild-trick-play-td-accounts-first-bounce-pass-102112797.html" target="_blank">Prep Rally</a>: Traditional Westminster running back Spencer Saliba lined up as the team's quarterback, taking a snap in the shotgun.
Step aside, <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/10/good-morning-heres-an-8th-grader-kicking-a-63-yard-field-goal" target="_blank">63-yard field goal kicking 8th-grader</a>, there's a new sheriff in town.
Austin Rehkow of Central Valley High School kicks a 67-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to tie the game at 55-55 on October 18 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, WA.
That's 14-year-old Blake Carter kicking a 63-yard field goal in practice.
I've prepared separate intro blurbs, depending on who you are.
Last year, 16-year-old Texas cheerleader Miranda Ferguson did 20 back-handsprings.
Jayden Croft of Tumwater High converts a late two-point conversion to tie the game by tossing an over-the-shoulder pass to tight end Jamie Bryant.
The <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/09/heres-the-most-ridiculous-intramural-flag-football-touchdown-pass-of-the-year" target="_blank">behind-the-back flag football Hail Mary</a> already has a challenger for objectively unimportant but amazing football play of the year.
Between Nike’s Employee of the Year Lebron James fawning over Oregon’s admittedly awesome uniforms and me declaring that the Seattle Seahawks uniforms don’t look that bad (our opinions are equal, naturally), it was really only a matter of time before a team somewhere at some level tried to emulate this new era of uni-swag and fail miserably.
"Here's the story, of a lovely lady.
In case you'd forgotten that Alabama sports fans still think <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/01/university-of-alabama-goes-full-hate-crime" target="_blank">"you are gay" is the best possible insult for rival teams</a>, feast your proud, heterosexual eyes on these Spanish Fort High School students and their "Purple.
If you're going to overthrow your receiver by ten yards, you might as well knock a referee over.