The Wildest play call you have seen a H.S. Coach make?

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The Wildest play call you have seen a H.S. Coach make?

Post by madpolecat » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:34 pm

What is the craziest gadget play you have see used in a high school football game?



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Post by boogerred » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:37 pm

The belly out of the gun without doing anything to get the defense to bump someone out of the box!

and the Polecat! There it is back.
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Post by MTSWNGRVSG » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:43 pm

I had got on here to post on the Polecat but it is gone, where did it go? Man!

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Post by madpolecat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:33 am

This one is for mtswngrvsg: :mrgreen:


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It's not exactly right, but hey, the thought has to count for something.

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Post by MTSWNGRVSG » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:38 am

THANK YOU!

I can smell it all the way to where I am now! :mrgreen:

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Post by jiveturkey » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:43 am

I know a coach who lined up in the polecat for an entire game once. Man that guy was dumb.... :lol:

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Post by madpolecat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:04 am

I have known a couple of coaches who found that against some teams the polecat was the only way that they could move the football.

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Post by earp » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:21 am

OMG! Thats the old "FUNKY CHICKEN" or the "MUDDLE HUDDLE" play! :lol: or those are 2 names I have heard it called!I saw Sciotoville East run that for almost a whole half a few years ago againist Symmes Valley! :lol:

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Post by boogerred » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:26 am

I remember it being called the quayle in the 80s

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Post by MTSWNGRVSG » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:56 am

Maybe it was a desperate move by a desperate man? :122246

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Post by madpolecat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:01 am

If one recall's Tiger Ellison's book, RUN AND SHOOT FOOTBALL: THE NOW ATTACK, the birth of the polecat in Middletown was a deperate act by a desperate man to begin with!

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Post by MTSWNGRVSG » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:08 am

Might have seen that book at one time?

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Post by madpolecat » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:13 am

The first time I saw it, it was placed in my hands by a wise old coach who knew -- and still knows -- a Hell of a lot more football than anybody has ever given him credit for.

My own copy has a special place on the shelf, these days.

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Post by WitnessProtection » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:15 am

Polecat left!
Polecat right!
Polecat for your momma!
Polecat for your wife!

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Post by WitnessProtection » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:21 am

KarlAgathon wrote:This one is for mtswngrvsg: :mrgreen:


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It's not exactly right, but hey, the thought has to count for something.



Hey, Karl!
Have you emailed this to The Vest to see if his Buckeyes can handle the Polecat? :lol:

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Post by I smell bad » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:44 am

I saw a team stop the Polecat wiht one defensive player lined up over where all those linemen are with the one back. The defensive player ran through untouched and intercepted the ball for a pick 6. Twice! In a row! The other team gave up on the ole Polecat. They should've spent time on blocking I guess? :122245

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Post by boogerred » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:30 am

That case is the exception - not the rule. A lot of teams run that as an extra-point wrinkle. The kids are told if the defense doesn't adjust to throw the ball behind the wall automatically. (misplaced modifier)

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Post by kantuckyII » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:11 pm

I NEVER SAW play calling like I did when Ironton traveled down to Lawrence County, Kentucky in 2004! It was like they knew there was no way in heaven's name that they could beat Ironton so they just started doing the craziest things I have ever seen before! It was so funny! like some kid on the playground was calling plays..'Jimmy, you go up there till you get to the Oak tree and then cut left...Bob..take three steps and turn and I'll hit ya...Mike...run to that big spot in the grass and cut hard to the right

Then..the officials? They tossed about 40 flags on Ironton and not a single one on LC till towards the end of the game when they finally reluctantly sent one up in the air for LC. I'll never forget what one of the chain gang turned and said to me then...he said, 'No, see...there's one for your guys!' He was serious as could be as well! too funny

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Post by nobodyspecial » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:43 pm

Ed Miller called a qb sneak in state championship game.We were 4th and 17 :lol: :lol: We lost.

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Post by @nd_1 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:46 pm

Not High School, but....

Jim Tressel, OSU.

3rd and 15.

Option around the Left End.

Loss of 2.

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Post by Sports 101 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:40 pm

last Sat. at the Burg game 4th and about 9 and the coach calls the old fumble ruski (where the rb gets it, and fakes like he sets it on the ground!!!)I mean roll out and let one of your athletes make a play...

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Post by nobodyspecial » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:32 pm

Sports 101 wrote:last Sat. at the Burg game 4th and about 9 and the coach calls the old fumble ruski (where the rb gets it, and fakes like he sets it on the ground!!!)I mean roll out and let one of your athletes make a play...

Thank you,couldn't figure out what in the world was happening on that play.It looked weird.One would have to had seen that in person to realize(it was right in front of me)how absurd that play looked.

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Post by GreasyRidgeGuru » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:24 am

I saws East run the polecat against my buddies Matewan team when they won like 64-62.they ran it to tie the game up. the first 2 times they ran it Matewan didnt cover it and the big TE ran right down the field unseen. the third time they ran it again and the east coaches obviously told their QB the TE was open. He connected for a TD. I know this isnt High School, but...
In the 90's I saw WV State run a play where the QB acted confused and walked toward the bench with his hands in the air like he didnt undestand the coach's. They snapped the ball and the QB took off flying down the sideline.They snapped it to the TB and he threw a fade to the QB for a TD. Very imprssive when they ran it.the entire defense relaxed and got caught off guard.Back in the 80's WV-Tech (a WVIAC teamn at that time) ran some CRAZY stuff just to stay alive. They would line up in a regular I with like 10 yard gaps between the tackles and the guards.

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Post by old-timer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:37 am

We ran a play when I coached at Wellston. We were playing at Vinton County. We broke the huddle. The coach calls for trip receivers wide to Vinton's side line, tight end to our side single back. Qb goes to line behind center, but don't go under. He started the cadence, got everyone set, then he trots towards our sideline (mumbling to himself out loud as if le messed up) as if to talk to the coach. When he gets about the #s, the Tailback calls for the snap out of shot gun. Pull play side guard, and start sweep towards our sideline, Qb runs streak route. Tb has option to run or pass. We passed & completed for easy touchdown. Defense stood up and started to walk to their sideline thinking time was given. REFEREES CALLED THE PLAY BACK, STATING IT WAS ILLEGAL FOR THE QB TO GO IN MOTION. Perfectly legal as long as the Qb never puts his hands UNDER center. Great trick play without great risk but possible great rewards.

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Post by yabbadabbadoo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:05 pm

nobodyspecial wrote:Ed Miller called a qb sneak in state championship game.We were 4th and 17 :lol: :lol: We lost.




Coach Miller only played in one state title game and that was in 1989 and the Burg won.

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