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Goal-Line And Overtime Short-Yardage Package Produces Points

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© December, 2004

by B. Scott Smith
, Head Coach, Independence High School, Independence, Tenn.

EVERY COACH NEEDS an arsenal of plays that he can call upon during the times when his team is at the goal-line, needs a 2-point conversion or has a short-yardage situation that calls for a critical first down.
The following plays have been effective for us in these situations. The first three plays come from our short yardage-throwing package on the goal line. Two are standard plays, but �50 Crossers� has become a great play for us.

The second series of plays in this article deals with how we handle overtime situations when we know we must score a touchdown. Practiced every Thursday during our walk-throughs, this package features plays from a formation that�s not normally used with our base offense.

Goal-line Throwing Package, 2-Point Series

DIAGRAM 1: Trips Right Tight, 80 Pick (Banana).

For this play, the offensive line executes 80-sprint blocking. If you�re on the goal line, instruct the offensive line to cut down their splits to better stop blitzes.

The fullback executes 80-sprint blocking, attacking the last man on the line of scrimmage, while the tailback drives into the flat off the natural rub or pick of the two ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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