Pearland's Trick Play: Way To Go?
High school football is usually the best provider of trick plays, because hey, it's high school and kids are easily distracted.
Pearland High won the 5A state crown in dramatic fashion over the weekend, knocking off favored Euless Trinity 28-24 in front of 43,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium.
Included in the Oilers' scoring was the trick play embedded above.
The defender actually gets pretty good coverage on the play -- the receiver looks like he just blows by him -- and the pass had to be good, so it's not like it was a gift from the Trick Play Gods.
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Still, this stuff hits us like coaches calling timeouts two microseconds before a kicker attempts a field goal.
Line up and play the game. Plus we hate to hear the word "trickeration," which we're sure was used more than once this weekend.
Still, congratulations to the Oilers, tricks or not.
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