Eight-Man Triple Option Football: Rocket Toss versus the 4-3 Defense

In any level of Triple Option Football, when the defense forces the Triple Option Offense to give the ball and the offense cannot get four yards, the offense must get the ball outside.

Rocket Toss is one of the ways to do this, and can be masterfully done in eight-man football.


The Quarterback must pitch the ball one yard outside the Playside End.  This is because the Playside End is veering outside of #1 and has the Mike to the Free Safety.  By veering outside, the Playside End keeps #1 in the B-gap and the Playside End cannot make the play on the Toss.  The Playside Guard has the alley defender while the Center and Backside Scoop.

The cadence is Down-Ready-Sethut with the ball snapped on the “S” of sethut.  On the “R” in ready, the A-Back hammer steps, drives to five yards depth, and stays on that five yard highway until he catches the pitch.  Once he catches the pitch, the A-Back hits the seam, and scores.  If the A-Back needs to leave earlier than the “R” in ready to do this, he can certainly do so.

Utilize this concept when you run Triple Option and do not get four yards on the give to the B-Back.  This applies in 8-man, 9-man, and 11-man football.

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