Tyrell Barnes said he remembers the play like the back of his hand.
It was Oct. 7 and the Hammond quarterback signaled to his wide receiver before the snap. Barnes knew exactly what was about to happen.
“I was calling the play and I saw the quarterback and from film I knew it was a slant coming,” he said. “I slide step, slide step, go through my progression and I see the slant, and right then I knew I got one. He’s not even looking at me. He turned his eyes but it was too late.”
Barnes hit the Golden Bears receiver over the middle of the field and, like a double-leg wrestling takedown, lifted him into the air and finished the tackle with authority. The play sparked a...