Georgia RB hurdles defender on incredible touchdown run

In the annals of acrobatic high school football plays, Ashley Lowery's touchdown in last Friday's 45-18 White County (Ga.) High School victory over West Hall (Ga.) High might just be the most acrobatic of all.

Lowery, a running back and defensive back headed to Kentucky, saw an errant snap sail over the head of quarterback Cole Seagraves and instinctively went to snatch it up. As soon as he got the ball, he began directing blockers in front of him until he was faced with one final defender, mano-a-mano. That's when the magic happened.

Lowery didn't try to go around him. He didn't try to push past him. Instead, he took the up-and-over route, hurdling directly over West Hall defensive back Jacob Scarborough en route to a 33-yard touchdown run.

[Video: HS football player blindsided by goal post]

That wasn't the only highlight Lowery would produce, either. The future Wildcat finished with 118 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors, who head to Oconee County on Friday.

"[Lowery has] the ability," White County coach Gregg Segraves told "He ran hard, and I thought our offensive line played extremely well tonight. We moved some guys around, and they responded."

Still, it was Lowery's leaping gem that stole the spotlight in the game and quickly spread around the Internet. It probably doesn't hurt that Lowery's amazing play harkens back to the less successful vaulting attempt by then Houston Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels you see below, as pointed out by

There's a lesson to be learned here: Maybe pro-style quarterbacks should leave hurdling of defenders to incredibly athletic running backs. That seems to work best.

Want more on the best stories in high school sports? Visit RivalsHigh or connect with Prep Rally on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Other popular stories on Yahoo! Sports:
College football star's quirky ritual worries coaches
Photos: Soccer star's outrageous home decor
Video: Amazing time-lapse footage of Giants to Jets stadium swap

What to Read Next