Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013 AT 3:44 PM / Updated at 10:04 AM
Photos: Millard West’s Harrison Phillips spectacularly blocked a punt with his foot during a cartwheel
Nebraska Prep Zone Omaha World-Herald

During Friday night’s Class A semifinal between Millard West and Omaha Westside, Wildcat senior Harrison Phillips (a Stanford recruit and member of our Super Six team) had one of the most eye-popping plays of the season, and local photographer Cindy Maurer (of C’s Photography) captured a series of shots showing the unlikely play unfold.

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First, lining up on defense during a fourth-quarter punt, Phillips (at center) gets into the backfield as the punter receives the snap (at left). Meanwhile, a Westside defender goes low to block Phillips:

As the punter kicks the ball, the charging Phillips flips over the blocker and extends for the football:

Phillips, a 6-foot-4, 251-pound defensive end, then essentially cartwheel-kicks the airborne punt, deflecting it:

Phillips landed gracefully. Due to the deflection, Millard West got the ball back in Westside territory:

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Warriors went on to win 28-23. But a heck of a play by Phillips, no less.

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