ARMONK, N.Y. One minute before returning to the field for the second half, Port Chester High School football coach Greg Domestico added an offensive play to the playbook.
Domesticos decision had a major impact as halfback Trevor Chambless hit C.J. Falk with a 90-yard touchdown pass, fueling Port Chester's 21-20 win over Byram Hills in a Section 1 Class A football game Saturday.
We ran the play last year and it worked, but then our receiver fumbled the ball on the 1-yard line, Chambless said. We had never run the play this year, even in practice.
Domestico felt it was an opportune time to pull the play out of mothballs. It came on Port Chesters first play of the second half, which came three minutes into the fourth quarter.
Its a toss, pass play and weve liked to run it in the past, Domestico said. I drew it up about one minute before we came out for the second half. I felt it was a great time to run it because we were on our 10-yard line and I knew Byram Hills would be flying up the field. Chambless took the toss from quarterback Kyle Drummond, took a few strides as if it was a running play, and hit Falk in stride at the Port Chester 40-yard line. Falk did the rest, racing down the field for the score. I saw the cornerback step up and let it go, Chambless said. I knew it was a good pass when I threw it.
Falk admitted he was somewhat nervous when the play was called, but that would change.
I was focused on the ball, Falk said. I was not taking my eyes off of it. I just extended my arms and the ball fell into it. Once I caught it, I just ran as fast as I could. They werent catching me.
Once Chambless released the pass, he started racing down the field himself.
I knew C.J. was going to get the touchdown so I just ran downfield celebrating, said Chambless smiling.
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