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Coach Speak: Ty Slanina

Coach Speak: Ty Slanina

It was the last, and second-shortest of Ty Slanina's touchdown runs on the night. But that one play also served to show why the prospect is one of the state's best football players.

The recently-crowned Texas Class 2A Player of the Year handed the ball off, but the running back fumbled the ball backwards. Slanina, ever present, batted the ball forward, away from defenders, scooped it up on the next hop or two like a shortstop, accelerated past defenders and carried one into the end zone. "You don't coach that," panned Brahmas coach Jerry Long, shaking his head. But it should...

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