Another interesting week in viral high school video, with a handful of very early season clips finally coming to surface after weeks in the darkness of someone's camera ... or cell phone. Here's some of the best of what the week had to offer.
• Khalif Herbin, Montclair (N.J.) vs. Union City (N.J.): The season opener between these two New Jersey foes went down to the final snap, with Montclair taking this last second pass play to the house to escape with a 27-22 victory. NJ.com reported that Herbin's reception was on a short pass, but from the looks of it, Montclair quarterback Nate Crutchfield's pass traveled about 40 yards, after which Herbin ran the final 25 yards along the left sideline to pay dirt. Incredibly, the touchdown was the third between the two teams in the final 1:10 of the game. Herbin completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Aamad Bush to give Montclair a 21-14 lead with 1:10 remaining, but Union City responded with a touchdown and two point conversion, leaving just 10 seconds on the clock. That set the stage for Herbin's heroics and a dramatic Montclair victory.
• Xavier Cervera and Rex Mathis, Floydada (Texas) vs. Sanford-Fritch (Texas): It's hard to beat a good pitch-and-catch touchdown on an interception return, isn't it? This might have been one of the only things that went right for Floydada in a 36-7 loss to Sanford-Fritch at the start of the month -- it was the Whirlwinds' only touchdown, after all -- but Xavier Cervera's gallop to the end zone after a pitch from Rex Mathis (who pulled in the interception) made for a heck of a highlight.
• Balentin Carranco, Florence (Texas) vs. Holland (Texas): The Florence Buffaloes railroaded the Hornets after spotting them a 14-point lead in this matchup, which may be the most European-sounding face off you can possibly see in the state of Texas (Florence ... Holland, you get the idea). Still, the play of the game in Florence's 35-14 win was put in by Florence receiver Balentin Carrasco, who somehow held on to this pass from Doak Hensley for a first down along the right sideline.
• Seaward, Riley (Ind.) freshmen vs. Adams (Ind.) freshmen: This clip from an all-South Bend schools face off in the shadow of Notre Dame fulfills two weekly needs: A clip with a kick return for a toucdown and a highlight that includes a monster block. In this case, the slippery return man is a fellow with the last name of Riley (sorry, exhaustive research couldn't pull up any more than that) and the blindsiding, crushing blocks near midfield were provided by Riley's Thomas Capers and Nate Powell.
• Chandler Kincaide and Brett Alberti, Blackhawk (Penn.) vs. Hopewell (Penn.): Blackhawk freshman quarterback Chandler Kincaide is supposed to be phased by his early entrance into the spotlight, but he's finding ways to stay cool in the pocket. Last Saturday he slipped away from a gaggle of Hopewell defenders to complete this long touchdown pass to Brett Alberti a 31-14 victory for Kincaide's Cougars.
• Anthony Nash, Rustin (Penn.) vs. Great Valley (Penn.): This reception was a pretty accurate metaphor for the type of game Great Valley had against West Chester Rustin earlier this year. There was nothing wrong with the Great Valley cornerback's coverage of Rustin receiver Anthony Nash on this play, but Nash still found a way to come down with a great catch, which included ripping it off the fingertips of the defender as it came in. Just one of a landslide of big plays for the Knights in a 39-7 win.
• Keenan Webber and Shane Woods, Kearney (Kan.) vs. Liberty North (Kan.): Hey, they can't all be football highlights. At least not American football. This clip comes from a matchup earlier this month between Kansas foes Kearney and Liberty North, and is worth the price of admission (hey, it's still free folks) purely to watch Kearney playmaker Shane Woods' footwork. The poor Liberty North defender never had a chance to stop his left-footed cross for Webber, who tucked away the goal nicely with a high right-footed tap-in on the far post during the Bulldogs' 5-0 win.