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High school football player Bexley in the national spotlight

BEXLEY, Ohio (WCMH) – The community of Bexley celebrates an incredible goal scored by one of its high school football players.

The Bexley Lions Boys college football team played at Columbus Academy on Wednesday for the Ingwersen Cup. It is a match played between the two teams every year.

With around 11:30 to go in the game, Bexley led 2-1. The Lions descended on the field. Senior striker Michael Brenner got a pass and then swung the ball over the keeper’s head towards himself. Then he scored with a bicycle kick.

“I was like a holy cow, I just did a bike stunt. I was like, what am I doing to celebrate,” Brenner said.

Brenner says he has practiced riding the bike and has tried it in games before. Wednesday was the first time he scored one.

“Once I saw the ball was in the air I was like I had to go, so I went and it worked,” he said.

He was battling injury when he scored the goal which helped increase the team’s lead. Coach Jason Goggins calls the impressive goal a special moment in a special game with a special player.

“One of the parents summed up the moment pretty well, it was a Michael Brenner type goal, it’s something you expect from him,” Goggins said. “It was really a team goal, so, yeah, Michael gets a lot of credit for it, but it was definitely a team goal.”

The play attracts national attention. He was number five on SportsCenter’s Top 10.

“I woke up and the first thing I see is my mom in my bed showing me the SportsCenter clip and how I made it into the SportsCenter Top 10. I was like, well, it woke me up in the morning,” Brenner said. “I thought it was pretty cool that a small town could be big for just a moment.”