La Cañada High's Scott Gray came back to the sideline and apologized to his coach for a broken play in the team's season opener Thursday against Alhambra.
It wasn't too difficult for Spartans football Coach Dan Yoder to forgive him, considering the drawn-up pass play instead became a 15-yard scramble, good for the first touchdown of a game that ended with a 17-0 La Cañada victory.
When Gray, the Spartans' quarterback, rolled out to pass he saw a clear lane into the endzone, and he waltzed in untouched.
"I saw it was wide open and I knew I could get there before anyone could tackle me," said Gray, who finished the game with both a passing and rushing touchdown. "Might as well, right?"
The touchdown came on La Cañada's opening drive of the second half, which was powered by Spartan running back Daleep Sandhu, who on fourth-and-one carried the ball for a 20-yard gain from Alhambra's 40-yard line into the red zone.