Tyler Phillips of Weequahic High School in New Jersey wasted no time putting his name in the mix for the most incredible touchdown of the year. During the Indians’ season-opening game against the Morris Catholic Crusaders, the senior captain ran through the entire Crusaders defense en route to an unbelievable 65-yard touchdown run.
Throughout the game, Phillips, who plays defensive back and wide receiver for Weequahic, hauled in two catches for 111 yards and a touchdown.
However, it was the 65-yard scamper on fourth down that electrified the crowd in Newark.
Weequahic had lined up to punt on fourth down when Phillips took a bouncing snap from the punter position. Once the ball hit his hands, he made the magic happen and sprinted to the outside before going into full beast mode. Phillips ran through the entire Morris Catholic defense, breaking at least eight tackles on the way to the endzone.
You can check out the incredible highlight below.
Sure, the Morris County defense could have been better, but that doesn’t take away from the incredible effort from Phillips to take it to the house. That’s why they say to never stop moving your legs.
Phillips also contributed on defense, delivering a devastating hit that leveled a Morris Catholic ball carrier.
Weequahic beat Morris Catholic, 33-0.
You can check out his full highlights from the game — which include an 80+ yard touchdown reception — below, via Max Preps:
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Have yourself a day, young fella.
Weequahic, coached by Brian Johnson-Logan, is ranked as the 103rd-ranked school in the state of New Jersey. However, if Phillips can continue churning out highlights of this nature, it won’t be long until the program starts generating more buzz.
Next up for the Indians varsity football team is an away non-conference game against the Boonton Bombers on Friday, Sept. 7.
Where Is Weequahic High School?
Weequahic High School is a public high school with students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Weequahic section of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey.