North Penn rolled past fellow Philadelphia-area playoff squad Coatesville by a score of 42-25, but the game wasn’t always so one-sided.
In the first half, the top-seeded Knights got out to a lead, but Coatesville remained within a touchdown heading to halftime. When the third quarter kicked off, North Penn was determined to take control, which it did thanks to a perfectly executed hook and ladder trick play.
As you can see in the clip above, North Penn quarterback Reece Udinski took the snap, pivoted and fired to wide receiver Jake Hubler on the right wing. Hubler was quickly cut off by the swarming Coatestville defense, but he was perfectly positioned to toss a well-timed lateral to senior running back Nick Dillon, who was cutting in behind the pass.
Dillon took the pitch and hit the sideline, rushing untouched to the end zone thanks to some protective blocking. As it turns out, that first score set the stage for a big offensive second half on the part of the Knights, and the gradual evolution of a tight game into a North Penn playoff blowout.