Covering High School Sports in America


Young players are often told to never give up on a play, and DeShawn Smith just showed why.

The Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville, Fla.) sophomore running back appeared to be down after being tackled in last week's game against Pasco (Dade City, Fla.), but amazingly contorted his body, kept his balance without letting his knees hit the ground and spun away from the defense for a 50-yard touchdown run.

The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Smith rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in the 29-28 win over Pasco. It was his highest rushing total on the season.

We know it's still early, but this has to be a top contender for play of the year.