It was 10 years ago this month when Little Elm was trying to beat Frisco but struggling with its own mistakes. Among those mistakes were inconsistent shotgun snaps, including a pair that went over the head of the quarterback, who was forced to chase them down.
Somehow, that quarterback managed to corral the bad snaps and still run for gains on the play. It helped, obviously, that the quarterback was a future NFL player.
Back in 2007, Cole Beasley was Little Elm's quarterback. The current Cowboys receiver, a former SMU star who is now in his sixth NFL season, was known for the way he could turn broken plays into big plays at Little Elm.
"The best thing they did was snap the ball over his head," Frisco coach Vance Gibson said after losing to Little Elm 10 years ago. "We did a great job containing him in the first half, but when you lose containment on him, he has the ability to create plays on his own."
Beasley was a star in multiple sports at Little Elm. He was a standout point guard in basketball, a regional qualifier in track and field (long jump, high jump, sprint relay) and pitched and played shortstop for the baseball team.