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October 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Mercer Island runs hook-and-ladder play…to its center

OK, so we’ve all seen the hook-and-ladder play at least a couple of times. And chances are we’ve all run it once or twice in the backyard or during an annual Turkey Bowl game with friends and family.

But I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the play run by pitching the ball to an offensive lineman. That’s what happened in Mercer Island’s 29-15 win against Interlake on Sept. 28.

Islanders’ quarterback threw it quickly to receiver Matt Orehek, who then pitched it to center Alex Emanuels. Emanuels, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound senior lineman committed to play at Cornell, took the ball down the sideline for a big gain and actually broke a tackle.

Click here to watch the video of the play.

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