It’s a play that will go down in St. Michael-Albertville High School football lore.
With just under 2 minutes remaining in the game, STMA coach Jared Essler called a for a 2-point conversion following Tyler Hayes’ touchdown grab and run that pulled the Knights within a point, 21-20, vs. Rogers.
Playing at home, and for a conference title, Essler went to a play that called for some quick misdirection, and a pinpoint throw from quarterback Jackson Greenwaldt.
Last year, the Knights tried a crossing route in an effort to get the win a similar situation – at Rogers, in overtime.
This time, it was a simple stop, slide and toss from the quarterback to a wide-open Tyler Berg, who stood in the left corner of the endzone, watching as the entire defense watched the line, running back Jordan Joseph and Greenwaldt himself shift right off the snap.
Watch as Greenwaldt stops, shifts his hips and then zips it back to his left.
In a spot where Berg is one-on-one with his defender, Greenwaldt throws it right where it should be, to the outside. The Rogers back has no chance, and Berg snatches a pass that should go down in STMA football history.