Is This Football Play Legal?
I’ve seen crazy plays in my life, but this one steals the show.A middle school football team in Corpus Christi, Texas ran a trick play in their championship game on Saturday, and the video has become an instant hit on YouTube. Is what they did legal?
After a penalty was called, the referee moved the ball five yards, and both teams lined up for the next play. But then the quarterback pretended the referee was stopping play again to mark off ANOTHER five yards, and he told his center to hand him the ball.
The center handed the quarterback the ball over his shoulder instead of hiking it through his legs which technically started the play. Then the quarterback calmly walked past the other team’s defensive line before making a mad dash to the end zone.The game ended in a 6-6 tie.