In 2010, two high school players in Kentucky and Ohio pulled off incredible, awe-inspiring runs on which they hurdled directly over defenders. Both ended in the end zone, though one was called back because of a regulation in Ohio's officiating code.
Now a third young star has joined that group a year later, with the first of many touchdowns his formerly RivalsHigh 100-ranked Cocoa (Fla.) High team would rack up in a 30-3 rout of Merritt Island (Fla.) High.
As you can see in the first clip on the highlight reel above, Cocoa running back Antwan Lee didn't just get creative to get around a pile of Merritt Island defenders at the line of scrimmage on a play that looked like it was stopped at the line of scrimmage; he got athletic. With nowhere to go laterally, Lee had little choice but to leap over the defenders that had been in front of him, yet fell just before they lined up a tackle.
With that first great escape landed, Lee was still some 14 yards from the end zone. The speedy 5-foot-10 back broke through two other tackle attempts, ducking under the first and shrugging off the second, then made a bee-line for the left corner of the end zone.
Eventually, he made it in ... by about a toe.
The touchdown helped Cocoa set the stage for a dominant Broward County performance, the first of what the team hopes will be many. After falling on the road to larger schools in Ohio, Texas and at home to perennial power Miami (Fla.) Central High, the Tigers may finally be hitting their stride.
"They're as fast or faster than they've been on defense," Merritt Island football coach Jeff McLean told FloridaToday.com. "They're a typical Cocoa team, physical and fast."
Lee is certainly a big part of that team speed, and his agility can leave quite an impression, too, as he showed on one special down on Friday night.
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