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Football Officiating => National Federation Discussion => Topic started by: Ralph Damren on November 20, 2017, 12:41:20 PM

Title: And the TD pass is caught by...the snapper!
Post by: Ralph Damren on November 20, 2017, 12:41:20 PM
SCENE : State Championship Game

SITUATION : 4th & goal @ B's 5
                   0:10 to go in 2nd quarter, A 14,B 13
A shifts into the following :

85 75 65 60 55 50                   14
   11                               25     QB    6
                                             
                                 
                                             

B covers the key players :
                                    B1   B2   B3   B4
                                              14
                                      25     QB     6

                                             

The Play :   (1) ball snapped  to QB
                 (2) B1 covers 25, B4 covers 6
                 (3) B2 & B3 rush QB
                 (4) no one bothers to cover 14
                 (5) QB bothers to throw 14 a pass
                 (6) 14 has bothered to catch it...

IN THE END ZONE
 ^good ^good ^good ^good ^good ^good ^good

This was my alma mater
This was their 4th straight state championship game
this made me proud (maroon - school color)

 aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd aWaRd

MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE


                                               

 EDITOR'S NOTE : the aligned numbers above may not read well on your screen. The formation was of the "swinging gate" variety usually used on PAT kick situations and usually resulting in failure. I was at the game as a fan but was asked by several : "When can the center catch a touchdown pass ??? :o ??? "

I answered : "When he holds on to the pass in the end zone AND WHEN HE HAS A RECIEVER'S NUMBER AND WHEN HE'S ON THE END OF THE LINE  8] "
Title: Re: And the TD pass is caught by...the snapper!
Post by: Rulesman on November 20, 2017, 01:20:11 PM
Legal play.
Title: Re: And the TD pass is caught by...the snapper!
Post by: riffraft on November 20, 2017, 01:42:10 PM
Something like Iowa did to Ohio State a couple of weeks ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F3p-ZgJlrg
Title: Re: And the TD pass is caught by...the snapper!
Post by: AlUpstateNY on November 20, 2017, 02:13:38 PM
Sounds like an offensive coordinator bothered to read the rule, and unfortunately, s defensive coordinator didn't bother.
Title: Re: And the TD pass is caught by...the snapper!
Post by: Ralph Damren on November 21, 2017, 12:30:38 PM
Sounds like an offensive coordinator bothered to read the rule, and unfortunately, s defensive coordinator didn't bother.
The loyal opposition called a TO when they first saw the shift. I can only assume that they assumed:
 (1) MCI wouldn't run the same play shift now that they have shown it.
 (2) IF they shifted into that, they would still only have the snapper, QB & RB alone at ball.
 
They assumed wrong on both...

MCI again shifted into the "swinging gate"
         BUT
This time MCI had snapper, QB AND TWO RBs at the ball.

B had sent 4 to cover...2 would cover the receivers and two would box the QB.

The ball was snapped....
 B1 & B2 rushed the QB......
   B3 & B4 covered the two running backs....
     The snapper jogged into the end zone.....
       The QB flipped him the ball like a dart to a board...
         It was a bull's eye....
           The snapper hugged the ball..
             The half ended....
               The opponents never recovered...

...AND THE BAND PLAYED ON!!