It’s that time of the year again, high school football season. So of course 7 weeks into a 9 week regular season I’m going to play a little catch up this week with images I’ve made from across the Chicago area as I’ve been on assignment for the Chicago Tribune and its suburban papers the Daily Southtown, Pioneer Press and Elgin Courier.
My first assignment this year was a little unusual as it was primarily a feature story. The Cavemen of American Fork, a high school from Utah, made the trip all the way to Hinsdale to take on the Red Devils of Central. So the sports editors at Pioneer Press asked if I could focus quite a bit on the fans as part of the story would be about them traveling across country for the game.
While I still had to get some action from the game, the feature angle and the fact that Pioneer Press is a weekly gave me a 24 hour deadline in stead of the typical 10pm. Luckily the game had a 7pm start time and I was able to capitalize on the good light and spent almost the first half of the game just shooting the fans. Here’s what I got. Including lot that didn’t run in print, or online.
Here’s the story and some action shots that The Doings ran about the game.