A trick play in a football game is always fun to see, but it’s a special treat if you get to see two or even three in the same contest. That’s why the 2007 Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and Oklahoma is so memorable. The Broncos stunned the Sooners on trick play after trick play. But, what happens when you get a double trick play rolled into one play? Get ready to have your socks knocked off!
Let me set the stage for you. It was Enterprise High School and rival Paradise High School duking it out for the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Northern Section Division I final on Saturday. The teams traded touchdowns in the first half, leaving the game tied at 21 with one play left before the break. Here’s how it played out:
Since the play-by-play announcer did a terrible job of describing the play, let me help you. Quarterback Zack Trueblood took the snap and pulled off the Statue of Liberty (fake the pass, hide the ball and then hand it to the running back), giving the rock to Brad Woods. In my eyes, Woods deserves all the credit on this double trick play. He somehow stays on his feet and forces the entire Paradise defense to collapse on the ball. That leaves Taylor Angley-Holman wide open for the pitch and go-ahead touchdown (reminiscent of The Play, but not nearly as dramatic).
The double trick play gave Enterprise a 28-21 lead at halftime, but the fun didn’t end there. Paradise eventually jumped out to a 35-28 lead late in the fourth quarter, but Enterprise drove 80-yards to score a touchdown to make it 35-34 with 25.6 seconds left in the game. Instead of going for the extra point and the tie, Enterprise went for the two-point conversion and were successful. The gamble paid off as Enterprise beat Paradise 36-35 for the championship.
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