Quarterback Hamish McClure of Crespi Carmelite (Encino, Calif.) High School made a play as fantastic as his name Friday night.
After taking the shotgun snap, McClure faked the screen pass to the left. The next instant, he escaped the grasp of a Loyola defender who had rushed up the middle, then eluded another defender who had come off the edge. After escaping the pocket, the player the announcer dubbed “Hamish Houdini” throws on the run to Ryan Milkovich, who does the rest in racing to the end zone.
Unfortunately for Crespi, the second-quarter touchdown was the last it scored on the night, as a 17-7 halftime lead became a 28-17 defeat.
If that play was any indication, though, there will be another magic trick or two from Hamish Houdini.