It wasn't enough for Dallas (Tx.) Prime Prep Academy wide receiver James Proche to pull off a series of freakish athletic moves to reach the end zone near the end of the first half of his team's victory against Dallas (Tx.) Parish Episcopal School. He had to thoroughly embarrass a series of Parish Episcopal would-be tacklers in the process.
Go ahead and watch that video again, this time in The Count from Sesame Street mode. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 … 7. Seven! Seven missed tackles! Ha ha ha ha ha!"
Yes, Proche forced seven Parish Episcopal defenders to whiff at bringing him down. Eventually he danced into the end zone, the result of an 84-yard scamper that came just before the break, handing Prime Prep a 16-12 lead after a successful two-point conversion. The touchdown gallop also earned plenty of praise from the Prime Prep coaching staff, including Deion Sanders himself.
That edge helped lead Prime Prep to an eventual 43-26 victory, a much more auspicious start to the 2013 season than Deion Sanders' school had in 2012. Now, with some of the concerns about Prime Prep's inaugural season behind it, there is reason for more optimism.
Clearly one of those reasons is Proche himself. Don't look now, Sanders might just be accumulating some of the athletes he aimed to land when Prime Prep first opened its doors.