For many Double Wing or Single Wing Coaches, one of the staples of their offense is the Mighty Wedge Play. While it seems to be more popular at the youth level than in High School, I feel safe in saying that it belongs in the playbook of any offense that utilizes zero to six inch splits along their offensive line. I know we used it to great effect when I was coaching at the HS level a few years ago and it has always been a big part of our offense when I coach youth teams.
Like many other plays, Wedge can be run many different ways. Some of the more common I have seen over the years are:
- On 1st Sound
- With XX action
- With Rocket Sweep action
Another version of this great play that I have used a few times over the years is the Fake Fumble Wedge. The basic idea is to have the QB or another RB fake like they fumbled the ball to draw attention from the defense while the actual ball carrier and the offensive linemen are rumbling down the field. Continue reading Fake Fumble Wedge Play