Here’s something you don’t see every day … or perhaps ever on the football field.
During a season-opening matchup in Brunswick, Ga. between Glynn Academy and Benedictine, the homestanding Glynn Red Terrors attempted one of the most bizarre trick plays of all time on a fourth-and-short, sending senior offensive lineman Joshua Anderson wriggling along the line of scrimmage, quite literally.
Before the snap, Anderson went into pre-snap motion and then dropped to the ground, snapping himself up and down using the dance technique known as ‘The Worm.’
The stunt was an elaborate attempt to draw Benedictine offside, and it worked. Anderson eventually got up after the referee blew Benedictine sophomore defensive lineman Jaden Hardy for encroachment, and Glynn was able to pad its field position by five yards. That didn’t keep Glynn from trotting off its offensive unit in favor of the punt team, but it did help with subsequent field position.
No, ‘The Worm’ play, as it will officially be known from here out in history, wasn’t successful in generating a first down. That doesn’t mean that Glynn Academy won’t try to employ it again later this year when it has a chance to take advantage of a third or fourth-and-short situation.
After all, it only takes one defensive lineman to jump when Glynn is within five yards to make Glynn coach Rocky Hidalgo look like a genius.