Middle school football is fun, but it just isn’t as clean, efficient, or skilled as high school, collegiate or professional football. That’s common sense. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t produce some terrific plays.
Case in point: This game-ending double-fumble touchdown return in South Carolina.
Unfortunately, we have very limited information about exactly what happened in this play. MaxPreps didn’t seem to have any better luck than we, either. Here’s what we do know: This touchdown return was turned in by Myrtle Beach Middle School against someone … though we’re not sure who.
We’re also don’t know the names of the players involved in this return, though we do know that the original kick returner lost the ball, which was scooped up by a teammate, who lost the ball at a point where it bounced directly to a teammate on the line … who then rumbled, bumbled and stumbled his way to the end zone.
It was a miraculous touchdown, borne of determination, notable lucky bounces and outright poor tackling. All of which scream middle school football, in the best and worst ways.