One thing I love about high school football is how dedicated the players are. Especially the undersized guys.
This series of photos highlights an epic battle between the taller receiver and the smaller defensive back. I snapped them during the boys’ former high school’s homecoming game last Saturday, a fine 39-41 victory over our rival.
As you can see in the top pic, our scrappy defender, Travis K., can’t quite stop the receiver from catching the ball despite his perfect position.
As the receiver turned and tried to head up field, Travis was bound and determined to stop him.
Travis’ hands on the football caused it to pop out of the receiver’s arms.
The result? An incomplete pass! And that helps win football games!!