Minneapolis Miracle: The Sequel – Inside New London-Spicer’s State-winning shocker

“Trips Right, 290 All Clear” sounds simple enough. But the way the New London-Spicer football team executed the play will go down in the all-time annals of high school sports in Minnesota.

Trailing Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 26-22 with 4-seconds left in the Class 3A State Championship game, the Wildcats ran the play – with an unexpected twist – to pull off arguably the greatest finish in the 40-year history of the Prep Bowl State Football Championship.

Click the video box above to watch KSTP Sports’ story as we went to New London to have the three Wildcats players who pulled off the miraculous play walk us through how it happened, as well as reaction from Vikings WR Adam Thielen, NL-S grad and current Detroit Lion Shane Zylstra and NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss

After D-G-F scored with 24-seconds left to take that 5-point lead, New London-Spicer took over possession without any timeouts.

They managed the clock and gained enough yards to stand at the 48-yard line with 4-seconds to go.

Having relayed the “Trips Right, 290 All Clear” call to his huddle, sophomore QB Blake Schultz called for the snap, drifted to his right and heaved the ball as far as he could.

What happened from there defies logic, probability and sanity… but they pulled it off.

Click the video box above to see how the play ended up, along with reactions from the Wildcats players about the legacy their play may have – and reaction from all around the football world including Randy Moss, Adam Thielen and New London-Spicer grad and Detroit Lions tight end Shane Zylstra.

Also, click the video box below for extended highlights from the “instant classic” that was the 2022 Class 3A State Football Championship game between New London-Spicer and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.