Sometimes, a fake handoff is so good, even the referee is fooled.
This time, it cost Centennial High School (Corona, Calif.) a touchdown.
On the first drive of the playoff game between Super 25 teams No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and No. 7 Centennial, a play action gave Carter Freeland a wide open hole, which he took to the house for what would have been a 50-yard touchdown.
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However, as the running back way laid out hard by a defender, the referees blew the play dead.
What would have been a huge touchdown for the Huskies against one of the top teams in the country was called back.
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Because the referee had blown the whistle, the play was called back and Centennial had to replay its down.
Mater Dei, 10-2, and Centennial, 12-0, are No. 2 and 3 in the Super 25 western region rankings, respectively.
The winner on Friday will play in the Trinity League championship game.
We’ll let you decide: Should the touchdown have counted?