It's been a while since I had an update. Last week I moved up one spot to #4 overall in the weekly ranking. I'm still editing Friday's game. I left for Wichita Falls (2+ hour drive west) right after the game, so I didn't get there until 2am. Then I covered a preseason basketball tournament all day, stayed in WF overnight, and didn't get home until Sunday afternoon. Then there was the Cowboys game, so I didn't finally start editing until Sunday night. The game I covered on Friday was a rivalry game from my hometown that dates back to 1906. Since 1949 it has been known as the Battle of the Ax. A few years went unplayed, and several box scores have been lost over the years, but this was the 99th documented game in the series. Both teams are in down years but the rivalry game is always an intense one. In a way, this was a one-game playoff - a mini-championship game, with the Ax and a year's worth of bragging rights serving as the trophy. Sherman came in as the favored team, and was playing at home. Denison is playing mostly sophomores, and decided to start their sophomore QB after he came in the week before in relief and almost brought his team back for a win. They came just short, and in the process were knocked out of the playoff picture along with Sherman. The game was closely played throughout. At the end of the 2nd quarter Denison cut the lead to 19-17 after a short field goal. But with only seconds left in the half, Sherman's starting RB (who had torched Denison for nearly 300 yards rushing last year) broke five or six tackles in the backfield and then took it over 60 yards for the touchdown, giving Sherman a 26-17 lead going into halftime. The momentum continued into the second half, as Sherman recovered the opening kickoff - a short, high arching kick that went about 20 yards. By the end of the 3rd quarter, Sherman was up by 19 points, 43-24. It was then that Denison's sophomore QB took the team on his back and scored three consecutive rushing touchdowns. Thanks also to a stout defensive effort and an onside kick, with less than three minutes left in the game, Denison had come back to take a 44-43 lead. But there was still plenty of time left for one final drive. Sherman drove down to the Denison 23 yard line, and prepared to kick a potentially game-winning 40 yard kick with 17 seconds left. Denison took two time outs to ice the kicker. There was no need to. The snap was good, the hold was good, but the kick was blocked. Denison kneels down to run out the clock and sneaks out of Sherman with a win in the best game of the year and quite possibly the best high school football game I've ever seen. I went to a lot of Denison games as a kid, and saw them go to three state championship games in the mid 90s (and lose all three to the same team ). This was by far the best Denison game I've ever been to. I could probably say the 1984 state championship win was better, but I wasn't even a year old when it happened. Anyway, I had my cousin (played for Denison 10 years ago) man a 2nd camera, which has added to the time I've worked on this video. The finished product will probably end up being around 10 minutes in length. If you're interested, I'd highly recommend checking this one out.