How do you beat blanket double coverage of a receiver in the end zone? You throw it where no one should be able to catch it, and then watch as he goes up and brings it down anyway.
That was the game plan used to great effect by College Park football team in Texas against rival The Woodlands. With the two teams locked in a defensive battle, the College Park Cavs decided to begin implementing Plan B: Have quarterback Roberts Ferguson just chuck the ball up for uber-athletic wide receiver Greg Maxie.
With the Cavs trailing by 10 in the closing seconds of the first half, College Park drove the field and, when up against a wall, had Ferguson toss a pass into full double coverage toward the rear of the end zone. Incredibly, Maxie went up and got the pass, keeping his team in the game. Unfortunately, that’s all that College Park could muster offensively, eventually falling to The Woodlands 17-6. You can see that College Park went back to that well later in the game as well.
Just don’t blame Maxie for the final score.
“He went up, and sometimes, players just make plays,” College Park coach Richard Carson told Your Houston News. “Sometimes kids have to step up and make a play. It was a good throw, and it was a good effort on his part to win the ball, and that’s what he did.”