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Another amazing hurdle touchdown, but this one doesn't count

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Remember when future Kentucky running back Ashley Lowery hurdled a defender en route to an acrobatic touchdown earlier this year in a Georgia football game? Well, history repeated itself on Friday night, though the play had very different consequences: It was called back as a penalty.

As you can see in the clip above, East Liverpool (Ohio) quarterback Marky Thompkins hurdled directly over an upright defender on a quarterback sneak just before heading into the end zone. Markey's acrobatic, mid-air splits might be even more impressive than Lowery's, given the positioning of the defender he leapt over.

Still, unlike Lowery's play, Thompkins' touchdown was called back, because Ohio High School Athletic Association rules dictate that hurdling a defender who has either one or two feet on the ground is illegal. So, instead of a touchdown, Thompkins got a penalty.

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It's possible that should have been the case with Lowery as well. Two different Georgia readers have written in citing NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) football rules which prohibit hurdling another player. In fact, rule 9.4.3d in the NFHS rulebook does prohibit hurdling a player, so maybe Lowery got away with one.

Regardless, Thompkins didn't earn a touchdown on his run, though his team eventually pulled out a gutsy, 28-21 overtime victory over Struthers. The Potters are back in action on Friday against Martins Ferry.

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