A video of Randy Gordon scoring the goal for the Hackensack High School Comets by tossing the ball into the playing field using a front handspring has been wowing people on YouTube.
The video shows the ball going sky-high before being tipped into the net by an opposing Ramapo High goalie.
Gordon, a junior, scored the goal in his first-ever game on the school's varsity soccer game. Normally, players can't score a goal off a throw-in but because the Ramapo goalie tipped the ball, the toss put Hackensack in the lead briefly.
The 16-year-old Gordon said he spent all summer practicing the stunt.
Now, coach David Wells said, the team relies on him for throw-in plays.
"He can pretty much pinpoint where he wants to put the ball so this helps us out a ton," Wells said.
Ramapo went on to win, 2-1, but Gordon's goal is what everyone will remember.