A Texas high school football team may have to send its special teams playbook to a few college and professional teams in the coming weeks, after running a trick play to perfection in a state championship game on Friday night.

This weekend, the Shadow Creek Sharks and Denton Ryan Raiders met in the 5A-DI state championship game in Texas, a battle of two unbeatens. It didn’t take long to see a little trickeration in the game.

Following a first quarter score by Shadow Creek, Denton Ryan answered quickly with a touchdown of its own, returning a kickoff 99 yards to the end zone. But this wasn’t just speed and elusiveness that got the Raiders across the goal line, it was a designed trick play.

It was run to perfection and gave Denton Ryan its first touchdown of the contest. Below is the video, as tweeted out by FOX Sports Southwest:

A few coaches from the college and professional ranks may try to get their hands on that play.

While the trick play was certainly highlight-reel worthy, it wasn’t enough for Denton Ryan to get the win. A last-second Hail Mary heave fell incomplete and Shadow Creek held on for a 28-22 victory to claim the title.


Denton Ryan didn’t hold anything back on Friday night, but it just wasn’t enough to get the win.