High school football is arguably one of the most popular sports in Texas, especially at the community level. Look no further than the many million-dollar stadiums across the state and MaxPreps’ top 10 high school football teams in the country. The sport provides many memorable moments every fall.
But a typically mundane moment on Sept. 15 became one of the most unusual plays of the high school season. Brice Helton, athletic director at Live Oak Classical School in Waco, Texas, called it a “one in a million catch.”
In a six-man football game between Live Oak and Gordon High School, Gordon’s kicker lined up for an extra point. The kick splits the uprights easily with plenty of distance. The ball crossed the field and the fence to go down towards the street which runs alongside the field.
It was perfect timing for recent Baylor graduate Kennedy Irwin to catch the ball, according to KWTX, in the passenger seat of an SUV driving by the game.
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Look at the “one in a million” take:
Irwin was reportedly leaving a downtown Waco Airbnb to go to dinner with four friends when their route took them past Live Oak Field at the perfect time.
The crowd erupted after a catch more suited to a Dude Perfect video than a high school football game.
Gordon ended up winning the game 58-8 over Live Oak, but the players, coaches, fans and Irwin will remember that moment more than the score.
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