After Charleston (Miss.) defensive lineman Jamal Brock scooped up a fumble by Hazlehurst (Miss.) running back Demetrious Cain during the fourth quarter of Saturday's Class 3A state title game, he had visions of a Vince Wilfork-like return.
Hazlehurst's Dycelious Reese had other ideas.
As Brock started to head up the field, Reese, who was split out wide on the play, stripped the ball from Brock and ran five yards into the endzone for the go-ahead score. Hazlehurst tacked on a two-point conversion for a 21-13 lead and held on for a 21-20 victory.
“I seen the ball pop up in the air, I was like, ‘Oh Lord,’” Reese told the Clarion-Ledger. “I seen No. 78 pick the ball up, I knew he wasn’t a running back, I knew he didn’t know how to hold (the ball), so I immediately went for the ball and try to strip it."
It was quick thinking my Reese and a tough lesson in ball security for Brock.
Thanks to Prep Rally for the heads up.