MCKINNEY, Texas (NBC/KXAS) — Texas is known for its competitive high school football, but there is one soccer player who has many in awe over how he plays the game. It’s this goal Michael Lewis made for McKinney Boyd High School that’s causing a lot of buzz.
“I am actually very surprised; I didn’t expect any of it at all,” said Lewis. “I just saw it as a normal goal. And I don’t know; it just went crazy all of a sudden.”
Even Lewis’ coach is surprised
“It’s pretty rare to score directly off the throw-in,” said Casey Osborn, Lewis’ coach. “It doesn’t happen very often.”
“Most people who try it end up crashing and not being able to support themselves on the ball,” said Lewis.
But for Lewis, the flip-throw is sort of his specialty. The varsity soccer player took his skills from gymnastics and brought them to the field.
“I just started doing it just for fun,” said Lewis. “And then I realized how good it could be and just kept doing it and just got better and better from there.”
Tuesday night, Lewis tied up the game 1-1 against Frisco Wakeland when his 35-yard throw-in sailed over every player, tipped off the goalies hand, and went into the back of the net.
“My intention was to hit a teammate and let them score,” said Lewis.
“It was pretty spectacular, borderline unbelievable, because the objective was to hit a target player,” said Osborn. “But we’ll take a goal any day of the week.”