Published on Oct 7, 2012
With a 7-0 lead in the 2nd quarter Lawrence Free State (Kansas 6A ranked #3) was defending on a Shawnee Mission East (Kansas 6A ranked #2) punt attempt. SME's Connor Rellihan was back deep in his own end zone to kick but instead
decided to try to scramble for the first down, Zach Bickling (#82 Junior TE DE) didn't take the bait of Rellihan's multiple feints. With a wide open field behind him Bickling strung him out along the goal line until there was no more room and Rellihan tried to turn the corner for some yards, that's when Bickling took him down and stripped the ball from his hands. Smelling blood, the rest of the Firebirds squad was closing in fast to help finish him off when the ball popped out and right into the hands of Free State's Joe Dineen (#12 Junior FS) on the 9 yard line who took it into the end zone untouched.
Free State went on to win their homecoming game that night with a score of 28-0 to advance their record to 5-1 while the previously undefeated SME is now at 5-1, the #1 ranked 6A team in the state (Derby) also lost that night.
http://youtu.be/DU57YTgqOgE Zach good hit on QB
http://youtu.be/RjjVOU4ubfk Zach block for TJ
http://youtu.be/aIKOR53ktt8 Zach strip on punt for Dineen TD
http://youtu.be/2g_XS-tuIao Zach hits 3 triples in same game, use of field & pitch count
http://youtu.be/dS838WOk1BM Zach wood bat BP - Bat Speed=89 mph