Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Video: Prep team executes backwards-bounce-pass for long touchdown
This was the play unleashed by Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) offensive coordinator Jimmy Robertson last Friday in their game against Coral Springs Charter. The team had practiced the play all summer long and was just looking for the perfect opportunity to bust it out. That moment came on the first play from scrimmage on Senior Night.
Running back Spencer Saliba takes the snap from the shotgun and proceeds to throw a backwards pass that skips off the ground to quarterback Ray Sharp, who had lined up as a receiver on the outside.
Sharp corralled the pigskin and then chucked a bomb down the field to wide open receiver Andrew James for an incredible 80-yard score.
"It was senior night. I wanted them to go out with a play they remembered," Robertson said. "It was a play I've been hyping up since camp, and they thought we'd never run it. We decided to do it."
And now the play will live in infamy. Nice call, coach.