Air Dillon and the Duke
October, 26, 2011
By Lucas O'Neill | ESPN.com
The video above features Apopa's K.J. Dillon with the play of the week — and maybe the year. The senior running back's TD flight helped the Blue Darters take down West Orange, and Jim McCormick has the story on the ESPNHS Football blog.
From the 14-yard line Dillon took a reverse into the end zone, with a good five yards spent flying in the air heels over head. His experience competing in track, and particularly in hurdles events, seems to have paid off, as the daringly athletic play confirms. Dillon is regarded as the No. 51 safety in the nation for the class of 2012 by ESPNU and has offers from West Virginia, Purdue and South Florida, to name a few.
- In The Huddle, Lem Satterfield has a great profile of Miami Norland running back Randy "Duke" Johnson, the Miami commit who is tearing up the gridiron for the Vikings this fall. Johnson's father passed away a few years ago, and Duke tries to honor his memory.
"When something like that happens in your life, you just sort of live for them," said Randy Jr., of his father's death. "You live the way that you know that they would have wanted you to, pretty much."
- And finally, Corey Long has a story on North Marion teammates LaTroy Pittman and Sean Price, who received their jerseys for the Under Armour All-America Game on Tuesday. But before that, the dynamic duo have other things on their minds:
"I just really want to bring a state championship to the school, the community and the coaching staff," Price added. "The coaches have always put us in a position to succeed and taught us the right things. The community is so supportive and shows up every week.