The teams had battled it out to a one-to-one draw in a three-game series and Jojuan’s team needed only one more score to win. His team was knocking at the door of his opponent’s 10 yard line.
Jojuan was lined up out wide and made his way to the back corner of the end zone but was blanketed by two defenders.
The quarterback threw the ball anyway and he threw it high, seemingly out of reach. But Jojuan went up uP UP UP and caught the ball over the two defenders and held on with a vice grip to score not just the winning touchdown but series winner.
The Kid–sorry, didn’t catch his name–scooted away with the Play Of The Day last Saturday on his first day out for a heads-up play on defense.
The opposing team began their drive at the goal line with a short pass that looked to result in a short gain. But as the receiver was crossing the middle of the field a defender poked the ball from his grasp. The ball skidded between two players as they dove for it but The Kid was there to scoop it up and, expertly following his blocks, stepped left, jumped right, took a couple of short steps forward, and weaved through a lane to the end zone for the score.
Ty hauled in the Play Of Day last Saturday by hauling in a tipped ball for which he perfectly positioned himself.
As a teammate and a defender went up for a long ball tossed high, Ty overran the jump to be in place to snare the tipped ball without breaking stride on his way to the end zone.
Newcomer Isaiah made the most of his time on the field by hauling in an interception to stall a drive and capture the coveted Play Of The Day last Saturday.
Honorable mention goes to Tony for scoring by plucking the ball over the shoulder of a defender who was all up in his grill.