High School Sports

Play call of the week: Kenny Turner’s big gain on trick play sparks Jefferson’s comeback


Play: Statue of Liberty

Set: Spread

Down and distance: Third-and-15 from Jefferson’s 14

Time remaining: Near end of third quarter

Score at the time: Kentlake, 14-9

What happened: Jefferson quarterback Mason Delacruz faked a throw to his right, but reached his left hand behind him, with the ball, and gave it to the 4A SPSL’s leading rusher, Kenny Turner, who ran 68 yards before being tackled at the Kentlake 18 to end the third quarter. Kentlake didn’t have any down linemen and Turner burst through a wide-open hole up the middle. “That’s normally a set we’ll pass out of, but we thought we could catch them off guard,” Jefferson coach Jeff Zenisek said. “The linemen did a great job.” Turner completed the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run, giving the Raiders the lead and kick-starting a 27-0 Jefferson run. The victory helped the Raiders gain the 4A SPSL North’s No. 2 seed to the district playoffs.

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