In the Texas Class 5A Division I Championship, 43,321 high school football fans packed Cowboys Stadium to see the Pearland Oilers take on the Euless Trinity Trojans.
Pearland entered the game at 15-0, but Trinity was ranked No. 1 in the state...and in the nation.
It was the goal of the Oilers to topple the country's topped ranked team.
And they did, 28-24.
But after the game the talk of the sports world wasn't the game itself. It was one particular third-quarter play—the "dead man" play, as Pearland coach Tony Heath calls it.
The entire Pearland offense stood still, except for the quarterback, center and wide receiver.
The Oilers quarterback then took the snap and hit his wideout on a 54-yard bomb after only one Trinity defender moved on the play.
The trickery gave the Oilers a 21-10 lead, helping them win a state championship in the process.
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