Every week, dozens of great plays happen on high school fields that go completely unnoticed. We're trying and capture a few of them and bring them to the light of day in a weekly feature called InterTube. We're also always looking for the best plays that flew under the radar from the past week (or sometimes, slightly beyond the past seven days). Have you seen a great play we're missing? Be sure to tell us in the comments below, and we'll bring it to everyone's attention next week.
For now, enjoy some fine one-handed grabs and a couple nifty goals, in addition to some big performances on national TV. Please note that we're not judging which of these plays is best (though feel free to do so yourself). If a play is on the InterTubing list, we think it's one of the week's best.
-- East Noble (Ind.) vs. Homestead (Ind.): East Noble quarterback A.J. Dove finds Jordan Gater for a desperation completion on a third down with only seconds remaining in East Noble's 49-46, comeback win.
-- Valley Center (Calif.) vs. San Pasqual (Calif.): Valley Center receiver Shonta Chaloux somehow pulls down an amazing one-handed catch in a 29-14, season-opening win over San Pasqual.
-- Austin (Texas) vs. Akins (Texas): Austin High receiver Cayleb Jones grabs a one-handed circus catch during the Maroons' 45-14 rout of Akins.
-- South Umpqua (Ore.) vs. Newport (Ore.): They can't all be highlights. This season-opening clash in Tri City, Oregon was halted in the second quarter because of a scheduling error with the sprinkler system.
-- Foothill (Nev.) vs. Faith Lutheran (Nev.): This scrimmage highlight goes beyond our week-long time frame, but it's well worth the extension when you see Foothill running back Connor Ofoa literally hurdle a defender.
-- West Marshall of Lake Center (Iowa) vs. Madrid (Iowa): Madrid eventually won this game, 37-33, but the big talking point was this 99-yard connection between West Marshall quarterback Braydn Beals and wide receiver Dalton Ferch, which tied a state record for longest pass.
-- Oscar Smith (Va.) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio): Pickerington Central scored a win in this interstate Herbstreit Classic matchup, but Oscar Smith wide receiver Quinta Funderburk, who brought in seven catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns, stole the spotlight. The second of Funderburk's scores, a 68-yarder at the 1:50 mark of this highlight clip, is awfully impressive.
-- Dwyer (Fla.) vs. Glendale (Ohio): This game has become overshadowed by its controversial finish and the bird-flipping that landed star tight end Nick O'Leary a two-game suspension, but O'Leary did plenty to impress before that. Jack Nicklaus' grandson pulled down nine catches for 152 yards and a touchdown, all while moving like a wide receiver in the open field.
-- Skyline (Colo.) vs. Windsor (Colo.): We don't know who won this game, and quite frankly, we couldn't even figure out who byufan46 really is. We do know that he takes credit for the goal, which means that he's No. 2 in the clip. If he kept his number from the 2009 season, he's an outside back named Steed. That seems logical, given where he starts with the ball. Regardless, he makes a heck of a move to spin around a defender on the ball, then has karma smile on him with a deflection that lands right in his path for a pretty rebound of a goal.
-- Sycamore (Ill.) vs. Dixon (Ill.): Sycamore won this game 2-0, and underclassman Dylan Schmidt stole the headlines. Still, this volley goal from Adam Westerby was a gem in itself.