Kyle Pape may have made not just the interception of the year in high school football but the play of the year in the entire country.

Such was the balance of athleticism and concentration by Pape in the Indiana State Championship Game, as the Westfield defensive back broke to the ball, broke up the pass, saw it hit off his helmet as he’s falling backwards, tip it up a split-moment before hitting the ground and then somehow securing the interception while lying on his back.

It was David Tyree stuff in the Super Bowl from Pape (sorry New England Patriots fans).

The senior defensive back has had a solid season for Westfield, who lost to Center Grove 38-14 in the 6A state title game.

Maybe Purdue, given that they allowed Rutgers to put up 37 points against them in a home loss on Saturday, should consider fast-tracking a scholarship offer to Pape sooner rather than later. Couldn’t be worse than what they put out on the field against the Scarlet Knights.