In the fall of my freshman year, I spent every Friday night shooting southeastern Ohio and West Virginia football games for "Gridiron Glory," a weekly show on WOUB showcasing area high school football games. My job was to take photos that would be used in online galleries and write-ups after the games. Although working for the athletic department has taken up much of my time this year, I was able to get out to a game this past Friday to photog for Gridiron Glory. This game was going to be one of the biggest games of the year, as it was a battle for the 2015 title of the TVC-Ohio conference. The game, played between Meigs High School and Alexander High School, went back and forth but Alexander pulled out a win, winning the conference title.
I love shooting college sports, but getting the chance to "go back to my roots" and shoot again for WOUB again was refreshing. The atmosphere of high school athletics is different - it's not about winning, it's not about playing for scholarships. Instead, it's about a love for the game, love for the school, love for the town, and love for the players and fans. I'm glad to have been able to shoot high school football again because it's reminded me of my own love for sports.
Here's a few photos from the game on Friday: