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Video: Pearland Uses "Dead Man" Trick Play To Upset No. 5 Euless

Sara Ramsey |
December 20, 2010 | 8:29 p.m. PST

Staff Writer

It’s been a tough year for football in the state of Texas.

The Dallas Cowboys, coming off a 2009 playoff appearance and an 11-5 overall record, are now 5-9, tied for third in the NFC East. The Texas Longhorns are doing even worse, closing out their 2010 season 5-7 (2-6 Big 12).

One team the dedicated fans of the Lone Star State can be proud of is the No. 37 Pearland High School Oilers.

In some of the best football Cowboys Stadium has seen all season the Oilers pulled off a flawless “Dead Man” trick play en route to upsetting the No. 5. Euless Trinity Trojans, 28-24, and winning the Class 5A Division I state championship.

The Trojans were completely caught off guard by quarterback Trey Anderson, who received the snap and sent the football flying down the field with pinpoint accuracy to wide receiver Sam Ukwuachu.

Ukwuachu, who was apparently being chased by the only Euless player paying attention, ran the ball in for a touchdown, lifting the Oilers to a 21-10 lead in the third quarter over the much favored Trojans.

Watch below, as the Trojan’s players stand around oblivious, some even taking a knee, while the Oilers pull a fast one.



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