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Falcons use trick play to spark victory over Bulldogs

Blair Oaks’ Derek Otto races toward the end zone after taking a pitch from Ben Cooper (at right) on a hook-and-ladder play as time expired in the first half of Monday night’s game with South Callaway at Mokane.

Blair Oaks’ Derek Otto races toward the end zone after taking a pitch from Ben Cooper (at right) on a hook-and-ladder play as time expired in the first half of Monday night’s game with South Callaway at Mokane. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

MOKANE, Mo. — With the score tied in the biggest game of the season, Blair Oaks coach Brad Drehle called a play his team had never run before, not even in practice. On top of that, it was a trick play.

The hook-and-ladder worked to perfection, going for a 58-yard touchdown as time expired in the first half and sparking the Falcons to a 14-8 victory over South Callaway in a Class 2 sectional game Monday night.

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