And Now, A Defensive Lineman Intercepts A Quarterback’s Spike Attempt
The refs from the Seattle-Detroit Monday Night Football game would have been totally confused by this, and would have made the wrong call. But this high school ref got it right.
It happened late in the second quarter of a game on Friday between Gillett (WS) High and Crivitz High, as Gillett senior defensive tackle Brian Zahn actually intercepted a ball that was being spiked to kill the clock. Yep. Crivitz quarterback Sebastian Atwood fired the ball straight down -- into the waiting hands of Zahn. MaxPreps:
Zahn told MaxPreps Monday that two plays earlier, he noticed that when Atwood spiked the ball, it bounced up and hit him in the hip.
"It was so close to me, I thought to myself, 'If he does it again, I should just try to catch it,'" said Zahn, a three-sport standout at the small Northern Wisconsin school. "What have I got to lose?"
On the interception, Zahn was chop-blocked at the line and just dove where he thought Atwood might spike it and put his hands out.
"I couldn't believe it landed in my hands," he said. "I just got lucky. I can't believe the referee noticed too."
Zahn has a 4.10 GPA, which might have something to do with this.
Be the first to know
Want FREE Fantasy and Gaming Advice and Savings Delivered to your Inbox? Sign up for our Newsletter.