What happens when you're a high school football team that's been winning so much and "crushing" your opponents? You come up with new ways to keep the game fun. At least that's how the coaches for the Sherwood (Oregon) High School Bowmen explain their wild play on Friday night when the team unveiled a fake extra point called "The Wrecking Ball."
What exactly does "The Wrecking Ball" call for? Well, first the placeholder runs off the field like a monkey:
Then you snap the ball directly to your 240-pound kicker:
That kicker then charges forward, but at the last minute lofts the ball into the end zone:
"We have 32 seniors," Sherwood head coach Greg Lawrence told the site MaxPreps. "We're trying to get of them in on special teams. We've been winning most games. We've been crushing everyone, so we've been trying to find things to make it fun for the kids."
Still, he says, the monkey wasn't his idea.
"One of our other senior linemen asked if he could come off like a monkey, pick the tee up, and hop off the field like a monkey," Lawrence said. "Our special teams coach said 'Sure, why not? Let's do it.'"
According to MaxPreps, Sherwood is 9-0 and has outscored opponents 554-96.
Here's the wild play:
Still, it's not the first time they've stunned opponents with a trick extra point. Check out what they did earlier in the season and see if you can follow the ball: