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Middle schoolers' trick play goes for a touchdown -- then goes viral

November 9, 2010 |  2:43 pm

It may not have been fair -- and possibly not even legal. But the trick play run by Driscoll Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas, has become an Internet sensation.

Trailing Wynn Seale, 6-0, in the second half of Saturday's city championship game, Driscoll quarterback Jason Garza drew the opponent offside with a long snap count. After the officials marked off 5 yards, Driscoll somehow convinced everyone 5 more yards were needed to be counted off.

That's when this happened:


Apparently, it was considered a legal snap when the center handed Garza the ball over his shoulder (although the matter currently is being debated in the comment section on YouTube).

Speaking of YouTube, the clip has already gotten more than 3.5 million views. According to the New York Daily News, the play has been discussed on a website in London and Driscoll Coach Art Rodriguez and the school have received calls from CNN, Fox News and CBS' "Daily Show."

"This has been one of the highlights [of my 31-year] career," Rodriguez told the Daily News.
By the way, the game ended in a 6-6 tie, and Wynn Seale was awarded the city title based on their 2-1 red-zone advantage.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.