Football has been around since the late 1800s, so it’s hard to believe coaches are still coming up with creative ways to score a touchdown or two-point conversion. Since video is so prevalent in the game these days, most of the new plays are caught on tape — including the ‘Bouquet Toss’ trick play.
The ‘Bouquet Toss’ trick play happened in last week’s game between Tumwater High School and Capital High School (both are schools I cover in Washington). After mustering -2 yards of total offense in the first half, Tumwater needed to make noise in the second half — and they did. Trailing 21-13 with six minutes left, quarterback Jayden Croft connected with University of Washington commit Jamie Bryant for a touchdown to make it 21-19. Tumwater — the heavy underdog — then went for two and the tie.
This is the play that’s making headlines…
Croft took the snap and faked the hand off to one of two running backs in the backfield. The Capital defense bit on the play action, but Croft still had the ball. With his back turned to the end zone, Croft lofted the ball over his head to Bryant — much like a bride tosses a bouquet into the crowd. It was a jump ball, but the 6’5″ 255 pound Bryant came down with it to tie the game and eventually sending it to overtime.
Take a look at the ‘Bouquet Toss’ trick play!
“If you get (the two-point conversion) wrong, you’re just a dumb coach,” Tumwater head coach Sid Otton told The Olympian after the game. “But if you get it right, it’s such a big momentum changer.”
That’s exactly what the ‘Bouquet Toss’ trick play did. It helped Tumwater rally and eventually upset Capital in double overtime, 35-28.
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