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NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' recognizes Minnesota high school team for incredible touchdown

The Alexandria Cardinals pulled off an improbable touchdown last week.

Having already been recognized on SportsCenter, the crazy touchdown pass the Alexandria Cardinals pulled off during last week's high school football game was deemed the play of the week during the halftime show of NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Packers and Bears. 

The play, if you haven't seen it, has gone viral thanks to video from the Eric Morken of the Alexandria Echo Press. 

A bad snap sends the quarterback Matthew Carlsen running to retrieve the ball, and once he gets it he is chased to the sideline where he unfurls a left-handed throw that was tipped by a defender and caught in the end zone by Evan Lattimer for a touchdown. 

The score didn't give Alexandria the win, but it did pave the way for a go-ahead field goal later in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in a 17-16 victory for the Cardinals over Sartell-St. Stephen. 

Former Alexandria quarterback Jaran Roste, who is playing for Bethel University after one year with the Gophers, said seeing his high school make it on SportsCenter was "one of the coolest" things he's ever seen.  


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