11/19/2013 06:49 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

This May Very Well Be Football's 'Trick Play Of The Year' (VIDEO)

In the words of Sherlock Holmes, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."

The coaches of El Camino Real's football team likely couldn't agree more, after having successfully pulled off this deceptive play during a game against Cleveland High in Los Angeles.

In a video posted to YouTube by high school sports blog MaxPreps, El Camino's junior varsity quarterback Jahlil Pinkett takes his place behind center, leans in to receive the snap, then stands up and jogs toward the sideline, shouting something about "having the wrong ball."

But once he clears the edge of the defensive formation, Pinkett tucks the ball, makes a sharp left turn and runs into the end zone. A referee, clearly caught off guard, sprints down the sidelines after him.

The Los Angeles Times has labeled it football's "trick play of the year," noting that the 80-yard touchdown contributed to a final score of 52-6.

We couldn't agree more.



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