Real talk: This is a poorly designed play. It shouldn’t have worked. The fact it did work is more of an indictment on the defensive team’s poor tackling and field awareness than it was a product of the mad genius who designed it.
The play simply takes too long to develop. A hook and lateral with another lateral to the QB who throws the ball 30 yards across the field to a receiver like it’s the Music City Miracle.
Source: This Crazy Hook-And-Lateral Play In A High School Game Actually Worked