Middle schoolers have all the fun.
It may not be the most sophisticated or well-diagramed play of the week, but the touchdown pass you see above was easily the most unlikely. In a game from Plainville, Minn., the Plainville-Elgin-Millville (PEM) 7th grade team drew up a play straight off the sandlot. The team’s quarterback took the snap, turned to hand off to a running back and instead launched it backwards, over his head, straight toward the end zone.
That’s where one of his wide receivers was waiting, pulling in the catch in front of a pair of closing defensive backs.
It wasn’t the perfect trick play, but it sure was gutsy, and it was executed to perfection. That’s enough for us.