Only in Canada...
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
We saw DeadSpin tweet the following video out this morning from a Canadian high school that is, without question, the craziest play we have ever seen.
In order to even remotely understand what happens in the clip, you first have to read the explanation that DeadSpin provides (via Prep Rally) on why the play is not illegal in Canadian football
Unlike American football, Canadian football holds that once a punt travels more than 10 yards downfield, the kicking team can recover the free ball and regain possession. In this way, Canadian punts are essentially just like American kickoffs.
However, in a nod to rugby, Canadian football holds that on scrimmage kicks (i.e., punts and missed field goals), the returning team can respond by immediately punting the ball back to the other team, creating a free-for-all where whichever team gets to the ball first will retain possession.
Yep. Only in Canada....