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This week, we continue our Best of News 5 Sports with the 'Defensive Play of the Year' from the high school football season.
Mustangs make some magic
In a week 2 match-up between Manitou Springs and Valley, the Vikings were driving down the field looking to score another touchdown. Instead Valley quarterback Servando Perez would drop back and looking for his running back on the screen play. Instead, the ball goes off of Jeff Gore's hands, then off of a Manitou Springs players hands and ends up in the arms of defensive lineman Jack Fournier for the interception. The INT would stop the drive, but Valley would go onto win this game 41 to 29.
Scippio skips in for the pick-6
In a game between Harrison and Sand Creek, Scorpion QB Syncere Loftis would drop back and look for a cut back by his wide receiver. Instead, Loftis would find Harrison's Makeah Scippio, who would pick off the pass and skip right on into the end zone for the pick-6. Harrison would roll over Sand Creek in this game.
Thatcher snatches the strip sack fumble
In a rivarly game in the Steel City between Pueblo East and Pueblo Centennial, Eagles QB Jaxson Herring would feel the pressure right off the snap. After two pump fakes, the Bulldogs defense would swarm Herring for the strip sack, and it would be defensive lineman Josh Thatcher, who would pick up the ball and be taken down at the 5 yards line. The Eagles would go onto win this game 19 to 7.