Prep Rally - The action unfolded in Washington State, where Tumwater (Wash.) High was facing off against highly-ranked Olympia (Wash.) Capital High. In a tight game, Tumwater quarterback Jayden Croft connected with tight end Jamie Bryant on a 4-yard touchdown grab with just under 3:00 remaining. The grab brought Tumwater within two-points at 21-19, setting up a two-point conversion to tie the game or, in all likelihood, seal a loss. The resulting play was one of the gutsiest, most bizarre calls anyone could imagine. Keep in mind: This play was no fluke. From the snap to the catch, Tumwater’s game-tying 2-point conversion was designed to play out exactly as it did. The fact that Otton had the gusto to call it with the game on the line is nothing short of remarkable.
Ballsy call. I mean this play didn’t trick anyone. Literally nobody was fooled. The defender was locked in and had him well covered. Just a simple fact of I’m bigger than you and can jump higher than you and you can’t stop this so we’re going to chuck it up backwards over our heads and dare you to stop it. Probably could have run the same thing with a normal lob pass but that’s not how you end up going viral and making Sportscenter so well played.