So here we were, sitting around the GameTimeCT home office on football hump day, making paper airplanes out of CIAC playoff sheets, firing rubber bands at each other and playing desktop football. Y’know… trying to pass the time until Friday’s games.
Then New Canaan football’s official Twitter account wrested us from the downtime doldrums with an insane trick kick video.
I mean, you see the vid and you watch sophomore, 6-foot-1 kicker Peter Swindell nudge the ball, and you’re all like ‘Huh? Well that wasn’t very good.’
And then you see the ball do this little dance and then RISE UP ON ITS OWN and SPIN.
And then he kicks a field goal from 30 yards out and gets bummed rushed by his teammates. (Guess his successful try meant they didn’t have to do wind sprints).
UPDATE: Confirmed. That’s exactly what happened.
Offensive coordinator John Marinelli said Swindell saw the trick performed on a YouTube video somewhere and needed just five days to learn it.
“Just five days,” John Marinelli said. “And he was fooling around with it at practice (Wednesday). Usually we end practice on a field goals and extra points, so we put him on the spot and said, ‘If you can do it, we’ll end practice. If you can’t we keep going.”
First try and Swindell nailed it.
“He’s going to be a good one,” head coach Lou Marinelli said. “He’s only a sophomore.”
So WATCH. WATCH AND LEARN, football fiends.
Aside: Don’t let this team anywhere near the 30-yard line with time running down in a tight game. You will feel pain.
Oh, and just so you know the Rams are taking this whole burden of No. 1 very seriously, they posted another goof video. A prank on backup (now starting) sophomore QB Mike Collins.