Covering High School Sports in America
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Max Browne was part of a memorable play in last week's playoff game.

The top high school quarterback in the nation according to MaxPreps, Max Browne has thrown plenty of touchdown passes in his career.

But the most memorable pass of his four years might be one that he threw straight into the ground.

On the opening play of the second half, Browne took the snap and turned as if he was going to throw a quick strike to receiver Matt Sinatro. Instead of the ball reaching Sintaro in the air, however, it bounced off the turf and directly into his hands.

Sintaro then fired the ball 49 yards down field to a streaking Nic Sblendorio, who ran into the end zone for the touchdown.

Browne, a USC commit, had another gaudy stat line (29-32, 387 yards, 4 TDs) to lead his team to a 51-28 victory and a date with Bellarmine Prep in Saturday's Class 4A championship game at the Tacoma Dome.