Earlier in the week, we brought you a hook-and-ladder (or hook-and -lateral) play that won an eight-man football game in Iowa.
The play, of course, is even tougher to execute when each side has 11 men. Cypress Ridge (Houston) defied the odds with a terrific play Friday night at Cypress Ranch.
Trailing 24-16 and with the ball on the opposing 43 yard line with under four minutes to play, Cy Ridge dialed up a doozy. As you can see above, quarterback Tyson Williams took the snap and fired the ball to his left to wide receiver Kevin LeDee at about the 38. Upon making the catch, LeDee pitches the ball to running back Trelon Smith. Smith does the rest, of course, racing toward the end zone.
Per TexasHSFootball.com, Cy Ridge tight end Sloan Selmon then caught the two-point conversion to tie the game at 24-24 with 3:30 remaining. The opposing coach took notice.
“What a great play,” Cy Ranch coach Gene Johnson told TexasHSFootball.com. “I was hoping they would flag them for cheating, but it wasn’t cheating. They had a great play set up and the kids executed it so well. They made a play when they needed to, and boy, it was big.”
Johnson’s team ended up driving to kick the winning field goal with no time left, taking the 27-24 decision and improving to 9-0. But we won’t soon forget the spectacular hook and ladder/hook and lateral that brought Cy Ridge (now 7-2) back into the game.