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

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Post by boogerred » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:26 am

Once saw a kid fair catch a short punt and then the team got a free-kick opportunity right before halftime. The kid from John Glenn barely missed the field goal.



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Post by madpolecat » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:36 am

I saw that in an NFL game a few years back. That would be scary considering the legs on some NFL kickers.

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Post by boogerred » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:13 pm

I bet very few coaches know about the free kick after a fair catch rule.

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Post by The Riepo Man » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:17 pm

boogerred wrote:I bet very few coaches know about the free kick after a fair catch rule.


The Wheelersburg Pirates do!!!!!! You should have seen all of our faces as they attempted to explain that rule to us every year before the playoffs started.

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Post by madpolecat » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:18 pm

That rule is the kind of rule that would probably get taken off the books if too many teams took advantage of it.

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Post by Attack » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:34 pm

i remember calling the mid-line QB follow on 4th and 10+ on our own 9 yardline at symmes valley one year. this was after 3 successive punt snaps had sailed over the punters head and into the endzone. people in the crowd were yelling to fire the dumba## calling the plays. about the time the dumba## part came out, our qb was streaking down the field for a 91 yard touchdown. which happened to be our only score of the game. :122246 later in the year we automaticed to fake punt run right, again on our own 9 yardline, when miller overloaded the left side of our offense in an attempt to block our punt. 6 points again. desperate plays by a desperate coach, but hey they worked. :122245

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Post by Frank Reagan » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:19 am

boogerred wrote:Once saw a kid fair catch a short punt and then the team got a free-kick opportunity right before halftime. The kid from John Glenn barely missed the field goal.


I've only seen it attempted once in my life. I believe Green tried it against St. Joe sometime in the early 80's. It was no good. Way no good.

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Post by boogerred » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:54 am

XandOs wrote:
boogerred wrote:Once saw a kid fair catch a short punt and then the team got a free-kick opportunity right before halftime. The kid from John Glenn barely missed the field goal.


I've only seen it attempted once in my life. I believe Green tried it against St. Joe sometime in the early 80's. It was no good. Way no good.



Did you watch the Cardinals and Giants game this weekend? Whisenhunt tried it from 68 yards right before halftime. One advantage high school has is the use of the tee.

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Post by Frank Reagan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:35 am

Surprising they couldn't use a kick-off tee. I know the NFL doesn't use a tee for XP and FG kicks, but in high school, they can use a kick-off tee for this play, boogerred. Hmmmmmm.

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Post by boogerred » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:53 am

I am actually surprised it isn't done more often in high school.

You can also in the NFL (not sure about HSFB) extend the game by letting the ref know that you are going to fair catch a kick at the end of a game. If you do, you can try for the FG even if the clock has expired.

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Post by boogerred » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:15 am

I just think it is hilarious that I started talking about the fair-catch kick on Friday, Nov. 21 and Whisenhunt tried it on Sunday, Nov.23.

Pretty cool, since I hadn't talked about that since 1998.

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Post by mattash » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:09 pm

Halfback pass 3 times in a row

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Post by Burgfan/grad85 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:02 am

What about Burgs 4th and one play in OT against Eastwood in last year's title game. Carmichaels pass to Holden the Tim Tebow play I thought that was a real gutsy call from coach Woodward thank God it worked!

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Post by The Flush » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 am

Waverly JV pulled off a perfect hook and ladder play at Oak Hill in the pouring rain this year. About 60 yards for the TD.

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Post by OSU22 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:49 pm

Burg's jump pass on 4th down in OT in the State Championship last year. My jaw literally hit the floor!

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Post by bfry » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:20 pm

Not running the "touchdown play" enough. Swear, had a parent say that.....guilty as charged. :shock:

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Post by farmer » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 am

Coach calls time out after the running backs run to the wrong hole 3 times in a row with 4 mins to go in the fourth quarter. With his team up 8 points. It was 4th and 10 at the other teams 40. Coach comes out to rip his players in the huddle. While in the huddle he turns and points to number 78 of the other team. Telling him that is where his team would run the ball. Then telling the rest of that team to get ready because the ball would be run right at #78. Back in the huddle the the QB says I guess we are running the ball at #78. The team runs the ball at #78. When it is measured they came up about 4 inches short. Only to force a fumble and recover it. To then run the ball to run out the clock.


The first game that year that team ran QB sneak 8 straight times to end a game for the win.

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Post by OVC » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Kind of like what Michigan State did yesterday, but in his last game as head coach at Rock Hill, Todd Knipp called a time out while his team was on defense with over a minute left. Coal Grove was behind by 2(I think) and was driving. Todd had his team stand down and not go after the runner and let Coal Grove score a 15 yard touchdown so Rock Hill would have one last possession to win it. Almost worked too, Rock Hill got it to the Coal Grove 25, and had it not been for a controversial no call of pass interference, Rock Hill may have won that game.
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Re: The Wildest play call you have seen a H.S. Coach make?

Post by efarns » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 am

Fort Frye hired an ex pee wee coach in the mid 2000's for high school. They ran crazy formations every series. It didn't work.

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Post by dilligaf » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:24 am

hp go for it on just about every 4th down regardless of where the ball was

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Post by Mr 1000 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:01 am

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Post by rxburgfan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 pm

Anyone see the winning touchdown call for Burg to win State Championship. Not a commonplace play call!

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

Post by Tartanblue » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 pm

Seen a coach once punt it on third down

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Post by mhs95_06 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:28 am

Tartanblue wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Seen a coach once punt it on third down
Was it a quick kick on 3rd down on their own 2 yd line with them up by 2 with 8 sec left, and the defense had a time-out left? If so, it may have been an attempt to run out the clock with the ball rolling on the ground, instead of running it into the line, the defense taking a time-out, and then punting into a fair catch and a free kick gets converted into a one point win by the defense! Am I wrong that you can still get a free kick if you make a fair catch after the clock expires?

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

Post by packers80 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:18 am

Saw Portsmouth throw a screen pass with the lead, very little time left, from inside their own 10. It ended up being a pick 6 and they lost.
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