Anatomy of a Touchdown

Taylor’s pass is in the air; the blocking looks great.

Even though our hard-luck high school football team has only won one game so far, our boys have found the end zone more often than in past seasons. Here’s a series of photos (snapped with my Nikon D300 and Nikon 70-200mm lens) of one of those scoring plays from last Saturday’s game:

First, Taylor, our senior quarterback, launches the football towards the invisible receiver, Josh K.

Josh K. catches the football in front of the defender.

The ball settles into Josh’s arms at the three-yard line. Can he score?

Time to s-t-r-e-t-c-h!

With the defender hanging on to his legs, Josh tries to break the goal-line plane with the ball . . . before his knee hits the ground and he falls forward.

Is there any doubt that Josh has scored?

Sam unofficially signals the touchdown.

None at all.

Now it’s official!

Sean adds on the extra point.

Make that seven points for the good guys!

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