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Elementary school kids behind viral "Beckham Jr." game-catch, right here in Clovis

CLOVIS, Calif. - It was right before the half, the Cedarwood Elementary football team playing their first game of the season.

"We went out there, and a lot of nerves were coming," 5th grader Ryan Machado said.

When 6th grade quarterback Daylon Scott, made his move.

"I was about to get sacked, so I just threw the ball," Scott said. 

The football soaring toward Machado, who usually plays running back.

"I was like, this is not going to get caught." 

But, in a one-handed Beckham-inspired move, Machado reached up, grasping the ball mid-air.

"And then everybody started running to me, and all you see is Daylon with his helmet off like, 'Good job dude, good job,'" Machado remembered. 

"The best I've seen in 23 years," longtime coach Bryan Bird said.

Bird saying the boys try to catch it like Beckham Jr., often.

"I have watched them practice it at recess, almost to the point where I'm like, please, quit trying to catch it one-handed, you know, just catch it," Bird said.

Last Friday that practice, made perfect.

"I just took off my helmet and just ran to the end-zone," Scott said.

Machado giving credit to the duo's support systems.

"I just did it, because I got a lot of athleticism from God, and, a lot of stuff from my parents, and grandma and grandpa and brother."

The boys think it's crazy the video has gone as big as it has, got to watch themselves on pretty much all the major sports networks. 

Now all that's left, is a response from Beckham Jr. himself.

So let's make it happen, right?

Reporting in Fresno, Megan Rupe. 


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