DaVonte Young patiently waited for his blockers and then charged around the corner untouched for 52 yards and into the end zone.
It was a fantastic run as Young, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound junior running back from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, glided past the defense, no one able to catch him as he ran away from everybody.
But there was a flag thrown behind the play. It was holding on the offense and the run was coming back.
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A testament to Young's maturity is that he didn't complain after the game about the call but said he went back to the huddle and tried to get everyone to move on. There was no use in looking back.
"You have to let that go right then and there and go back and try to do it again," Young said. "I take it as a learning experience and I hope my team does too and hopefully we never fall back again."
St. John Bosco lost to Los Angeles Loyola, 28-14, on Friday night and Young had a solid performance but said it wasn't good enough in his team's first loss of the season.
"It started off slow for us offensively," Young said. "I tried to keep everyone centered emotionally and tried to keep the momentum up at halftime. I talked to my boys, told the line to keep blocking hard and we ran hard. I did a good job running but it wasn't good enough to pull off the victory.
"I plan to go back to practice and lift hard in the weight room, take care of any injuries and let this be a big learning experience for our team."
After rushing for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns in his freshman season at Irvine, Calif., Young had to sit out last season because of transfer rules. But he's back in a big way and said many schools are showing new interest.
SMU has already offered the junior running back and he said Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Iowa State have all expressed recent interest. Cal, UCLA and USC have also been in the mix.
"A couple schools have been showing interest," Young said. "Actually, a lot of schools have been.
"All I'm focused on now is my grades, keeping those up, and focusing hard in the classroom and being a student-athlete. I know I have the talent and I know if I continue to do what I'm supposed to do then I'll make it in life."