Nunnery Jr. makes memorable play in Shadow Creek playoff win
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HOUSTON – Ronald Nunnery Jr. stood at the base of the large white painted "X" in the word Texans.
The Shadow Creek senior was back there just in case. Just like former Auburn player Chris Davis was in 2013 in the 78th Iron Bowl against Alabama.
Nunnery Jr. was awaiting San Antonio Wagner kicker Omar Guevara to put toe-to-ball. As the 36-yard attempt went end-over-end towards the end zone, Nunnery Jr., just like Davis did on November 30, 2013, caught it and took off.
"I had a feeling that he was going to miss it," Nunnery Jr. said.As the University of Houston verbal commit cut to his left and came out of the end zone the blocks developed in front of him.
First it was Sharks' linebacker Darrion Brown and defensive back Trey Palmer that laid the first clearing block of Wagner offensive lineman Jaylon Blackburn that really sprung Nunnery Jr. free.
Once past there, it was a footrace down the sideline.
"We were going for the tie and hopefully go into overtime and they made a big play," Wagner coach Charles Bruce told the Houston Chronicle. "Credit to them."
Standing on the sidelines watching as this play developed was Shadow Creek senior quarterback Jamarian George.
"Hey man it's not his first time," George said with a big smile and laugh. "He's the GOAT for that one."
As Nunnery Jr. crossed midfield, running in front of a roaring, rally-towel waving Shadow Creek fanbase and his teammates and coaches it became more real he could do it.
"I was sure hoping he was going to get there," Shadow Creek coach Brad Butler said.
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