Snap: The quarterback receives the ball in an unconventional manner, tricking opponents into believing the play has not started

As an act of gamesmanship, it was as stunning as it was audacious.

A middle school quarterback is handed the ball at the snap in such a manner that his opponents believe the play has not begun.

And the teenage player then brazenly strolls through the opposing ranks without a finger laid on him before realising his ploy has come good.

He then sprints more than half the length of the pitch, evading a single desperate pursuer and scores an incredible touchdown to the delight of his team-mates.

The outrageous score was made by the young player for Driscoll Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas and footage of the play was placed on YouTube.

The move has sparked vigorous debate on the website, with some comments suggesting the score may have not been legal.

A side hike is legal in case anyone was wondering…

Now that right there…was Class A play calling! Salute to those youngsters!

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