Before the Monarchs, Before the Trojans…The Little Giants
I know most people think that Matt Barkley began his football career in Southern California as the quarterback for the Monarchs of Mater Dei High School. Not true. Thunder Treats believes that Barkley actually started his football career under the alias Junior Floyd. He was the strong armed quarterback for the Little Giants in the small town of Urbania, Ohio. On his only known game footage, it appears they are playing the Cowboys. The footage shows that the Giants had a goal line stand in the final seconds with the game tied at 21 a piece. Then, in one of the most amazing plays in football history, Barkley helped orchestrate the famous “Fumblerooski” play for a 99 yard touchdown to win the game. Post game interviews revealed the play call was for the “Annexation of Puerto Rico”. I think it is also safe to say that Barkley has moved up in the dating pool from the likes of Becky “The Icebox” O’Shea.