California QB outdoes even Cam Newton’s elusiveness on wild Hail Mary TD

Cameron Smith

Eat your heart out, Cam Newton. Even you won’t be able to top this remarkable touchdown pass.

As time closed out on the first half of a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Southeast Division semifinal between Muir High (Pasadena) and Norwalk High (Norwalk) late Friday night, Muir quarterback Dejon Williams had to find a way to buy time so his receivers could get free down field. To be more precise, the 6-foot-3 passer had to kill 18 seconds before he could find a free man downfield in the end zone.

In the process, Williams eluded between four and eight defenders (depending on what you count as an attempted tackle), then connected with teammate Marceles Clash in the end zone on a pass play that officially registered 38 yards but included a pass that was definitely released from farther out than that. Heck, Clash probably ran more than 38 yards in his own backfield before passing the ball.

Unfortunately for Williams and his teammates, the wild touchdown would be the final truly fantastic highlight of Muir’s season; while the touchdown gave Muir a 28-14 lead at halftime, Norwalk rallied in the second half to capture a 35-28 victory.

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