Fairmont senior Garrett Myren said he did everything he could to stay upright on a successful fake-punt attempt midway through the fourth quarter of the Class 3A quarterfinals Saturday against Cannon Falls.
The play resulted in a 15-yard completion to tight end Thomas Johnson and sparked a go-ahead touchdown drive as the Cardinals defeated the Bombers 27-21 at Hopkins High School.
Myren rushed for a 44-yard touchdown on the ensuing play and added another rushing touchdown later in the quarter before Fairmont’s defense held off a late rally by Cannon Falls (5-7).
“I just did everything I could to stay up,” Myren said of the fake-punt attempt. “I threw it up, and Thomas Johnson went up and made a play.”