Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 | 11:24 p.m.
In the second quarter of a scoreless tie, Devion Clayton punted the ball straight up and watched it land before even crossing the line of scrimmage. The senior, who is also a star wide receiver for Silverado, then picked up the ball and ran it 40 yards for a touchdown.
It was one of the most improbable scores in all of Las Vegas high school football this season, and ended up being the only score of the game in Silverado’s 7-0 win over Canyon Springs Friday night.
“It’s a trick play that we have. Or at least that’s what I’m going to call it,” Silverado coach Randall Cunningham joked. “We drew the play up right after it happened.”
The Skyhawks defense dominated Canyon Springs throughout the game, especially through the air.
Canyon Springs’ quarterbacks combined to complete only 2-of-15 passes for 27 yards.
The win, along with Las Vegas High’s loss to Liberty, moved Silverado into second place in the Northeast League and earns the Skyhawks a home playoff game.
Silverado will host Foothill next Friday in the first round of the playoffs. The Falcons won the first matchup on Sept. 4 by a score of 45-22.