Remember the "Wrecking Ball"? The two-point conversion pulled off by Sherwood High (Sherwood, Ore.) made its way around the nation, with fans equally fascinated by the monkey screeching and the rather unique rush to the line of scrimmage and subsequent jump pass.
As strange as the Wrecking Ball may have been it can't outdo the 'Flapjack' for both originality and ingenuity.
Brought to Prep Rally's attention by MaxPreps, the Flapjack was the brainchild of the Ozark High (Ozark, Mo.) coaching staff. The Tigers were facing off against Glendale High (Glendale, Mo.) in the Class 5 District 5 playoffs. Ozark emerged victorious, 56-7, but the play of the night came after a touchdown had already been scored.
First, Ozark lined up in a traditional setting, then shifted the line to the right side. All of that would indicate that a run was forthcoming. What happened next was far more confusing. First, the snap went to the halfback lined up just behind the center. This was a surprise, with the quarterback lined up in shotgun formation.
As the quarterback rolled right the Glendale defense went with him. That's when the back who received the ball flipped the ball to another back lined up behind the line of scrimmage, who in turn swiveled so he was facing away from the goal line and flung up a blind jump pass toward the back of the end zone.
Incredibly, the ball landed safely in the hands of a receiver, completing one of the more bizarre two-point conversions in recent memory. Now, no matter what happens with the rest of Ozark's playoff run, the Tigers will have a happy playoff memory to look back on.
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