December 21, 2010

High School Uses Trick Play to Win State: In the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship, Pearland High used the "Dead Man" trick play to score a touchdown in a 28-24 upset of Euless Trinity High this week. As eight teammates faked being in disarray and calling no play, the quarterback, center and one wide receiver caught the entire defense napping.

posted by rcade to football at 05:01 PM - 7 comments

That was good execution. But, the entire defense wasn't napping. The corner did try to cover the receiver but the receiver was too much for him by himself. He did give it a good shot.

posted by jjohn24680 at 06:04 PM on December 21, 2010

I appreciated the composure level of the commentators. Matter of fact, businesslike. It's at the other end of the scale from the infamous "I done wet my breeches" Texas HS football moment.

posted by beaverboard at 06:08 PM on December 21, 2010

Oh man. I bet there was some hard crying after that play.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:14 PM on December 21, 2010

Doesn't the offensive line need to be in the set position for one second? Are the rules diferent there? Or is standing motionless at the line qualify as being in the set position?

posted by cjets at 06:56 PM on December 21, 2010

I thought "set" just meant motionless in your stance, whatever that stance happens to be.

posted by graymatters at 07:40 PM on December 21, 2010

I both hate trick plays and love them. Love 'em because they're exciting, hate 'em because they're kind of hack. This was great fun to watch, though. Doesn't make me respect Pearland High, but, hey, they won, right? Who am I to judge.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:21 AM on December 22, 2010

As long as you are not moving, you are set. you do not have to be in a 3 point stance as long as you have enough men on the line.

posted by Debo270 at 11:15 AM on December 22, 2010

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