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High school quarterbacks throwing bounce passes? How? Why? Woah (VIDEO)

Nov 28, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT


I have no idea why a regular backwards lateral that flies through the air without touching the ground wouldn’t work here either, but quarterback Max Browne of Skyline high school seems to prefer showing off some insane ball skills to execute a perfect football bounce pass to his WR Matt Sinatro, who turned and heaved the rock as far as his arm would take it into the waiting arms of WR Nic Sblendorio, the latest benefactor of the in-my-opinion very risky and dangerous football bounce pass. Reminds me of a good Rex Grossman throw.

Imagine if Michael Vick loved trying to do these. He’d average eight turnovers a game.

We have seen a plethora of high school football trick plays this year. This play, courtesy of Skyline (Wash.) High, led to a 49-yard touchdown that gave Skyline a 51-28 Class WIAA Class 4A state semifinal victory was against rival school Camas (Wash.) High.

The play starts out with senior quarterback Max Browne of Skyline taking the snap from the gun, then tossing a bounce pass laterally to his wide receiver Matt Sinatro. Sinatro caught the ball, then paused for a brief second before heaving the ball downfield to fellow wideout Nic Sblendorio. Sblendorio caught the pass and scored the touchdown with ease.

And if you’re wondering why a football bounce pass seems familiar to you, that’s because it also happened in Florida, by Westminster Academy. Get your own wacky plays, Skyline! POSERS!


  1. manchestermiracle - Nov 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    It would appear to have been designed to make the DBs stop. From their position downfield they wouldn’t be able to tell it wasn’t a forward pass. The first WR stops as though it was an incomplete pass before heaving it. It seems like a gimmick play that wouldn’t work twice, but you never know. Browne is a USC commit, but after this season he might be reconsidering.

    • Josiah Schlatter - Nov 30, 2012 at 4:27 AM

      Great explanation, thanks! Fake the defense into thinking it was a muffed throw and the play is over, then BAM. Andy Reid dreams of these plays and then executes them poorly all the time.