On Monday, Prep Rally introduced you to one heck of a grab from an Austrian teenager, earning the catch of the week while temporarily taking that completely mythical and highly subjective title overseas. If defensive players could earn catch of the week, however, young Nikolaus Rabitch would have had some serious company.
The play you see above, sent Prep Rally's way by the Play On network, came during a South Carolina faceoff between powerhouse programs Irmo (S.C.) High and Greenwood (S.C.) High. On an early Irmo drive, the Yellow Jackets ran a designed trick play, with a wide receiver in the flat letting fly with a deep pass.
Greenwood defensive back Kaleb Chalmers read the play from the outset and dropped deep to provide extra coverage. Then, as the ball floated downfield, Chalmers somehow morphed into Superman, leaping in the air and pulling down an interception almost reminiscent of a Calvin Johnson-style reception.
Ladies and gentlemen, you won't see many interceptions more impressively athletic than that.
In the end, Greenwood emerged from the faceoff victorious, pulling out a big 21-7 victory on the road, thanks in large part to six turnovers.
While all six of those plays may have been important, none were as memorable or impressive as Chalmers' pick, which Greenwood and Irmo fans will probably be talking about for some time.
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