Tumwater was facing No. 1-ranked Capital High School of Olympia and scored with under three minutes left to make it 21-19. They decided to go for two to tie the game, and the result was the spectacular — and improbable — play you see above.
Quarterback Jayden Croft tossed the ball over his head with two hands, much like the way a bride throws her bouquet, and it was caught by 6’5″ receiver Jaimie Bryant (a Washington commit), who also caught the touchdown pass. The play was termed a “wedding bouquet” play by Deadspin after it worked out perfectly, leading to a tie game and double-OT win for Tumwater 35-28.
“Jaimie was awesome,” coach Sid Otton told The Olympian. “If you get (two-point conversion play) wrong, you’re just a dumb coach, which I can take. But if you get it right, it’s such a big momentum changer.”
And now he looks like a genius.
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