Clever two-point conversion pass highlights Almond-Bancroft’s victory over Tri-County
By Jacob Heid
ALMOND — Highlight plays seem to happen every so often at any sports level. But, when it comes to high school football, the play impacts fans more than if it were a professional player doing it. Eagles quarterback TJ Lamb threw a miraculous behind-the-back pass to wideout Ayden Phillips for a two-point conversion in a 52-19 win for Almond-Bancroft over Tri-County on Sept 16. The video started going viral on the internet.
The play complemented an already impressive performance by the Eagles quarterback. Lamb had 383 passing yards and five touchdowns on the night. This is his second consecutive game with five passing touchdowns. Head coach Andy Louis talked about the insane pass Lamb completed and how it came to be.
“The QB (Lamb) is an all-conference basketball player, who was messing around throwing behind his back,” Louis said. “So, we put in a play for him to try it. Just like to let the boys have fun and make it exciting for them.”
Here is a video of the ridiculous play, courtesy of Jacob Omernik:
The play happened late in the game, with the Eagles nudging the gas pedal all night. Lamb’s favorite target of the night was wide receiver Shane Klismith. The six-foot junior reeled in seven catches, 178 yards, and four total touchdowns. Phillips, the recipient of the viral two-point conversion, finished the night with seven catches, ending in 142 yards and one touchdown.
“The offense is clicking better, but this week we play Wausau Newman, and it will be very hard to move the ball,” Louis said about his offense over the last few weeks.
Even though the offense stole the headlines, the defense held up nicely in the conference clash. The Eagles were led by senior Dalton Omernik defensively, tallying 10.5 tackles and two interceptions in the win.
Almond-Bancroft looks for three straight wins sitting at 2-2, as they face the Newman Catholic, the top team in eight-player football, on Sept 24 at 1 p.m.
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