The vast majority of the time, when a football team tries to lateral its way down the field in desperation, the result benefits the defending the team.
This was not the case in Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa's (Alabama) wild victory over Wetumpka on Friday.
According to AL.com, Wetumpka led 30-28 with 2.9 seconds left as Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa lined up to take the snap from its own 41-yard line.
A short pass in the flat started a series of laterals — Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa would advance before flinging the ball backward, sometimes going back across midfield. A frustrated spectator could be heard saying, "What are we doing?"
You’re not going to believe the end of the Hillcrest win over Wetumpka. pic.twitter.com/ulmOKUVcOt
Then, on the ninth and final lateral, after a trio of Wetumpka defenders failed to jump on the ball, a Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa player scooped it up and took off down the right side with no one in his path for the game-winning touchdown.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa coach Sam Adams told AL.com his team practices the play, — "Bronco," named after Boise State — every Thursday.
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