(WLBT) Monday night’s JV football game in Brandon, Mississippi began just like any other game for Brandon Bulldog’s quarterback Mason Mathieu.
His team scored quickly and was up 21-0 against the Northwest Rankin Cougars in the second quarter. Then, the Cougars quarterback got hurt and couldn’t continue.
“They tried to play some other kids at quarterback, and any other position would have been fine because you got other linemen, receivers, runningbacks, but you only a lot of times have one quarterback,” Brandon coach Brad Peterson says.
The Bulldogs had two quarterbacks to utilize, and the Northwest Rankin Cougars had none.
It was about this time that Coach Peterson approached Mathieu and said he had a plan.
“They called me up during halftime, I met with the coach, of course he made a joke, ‘You do bad for us I’ll send you back over there’,” Mathieu says.