Senior Night, last regular season game, playoffs on the line… what most thought at the start of the season would be the NIAA Northern Division 1 Sierra League game to determine #1 & #2… the game was certainly entertaining! A good battle for the last playoff spot for the Sierra League… and as always, I’ll leave the story writing to the journalists… 🙂
The Tigers returned to their early season form last night. VERY tough running by Conner Peterson, that kid is a battering ram. Michael Nolting had time in the pocket and was able to pick his receivers, Joey at the Record-Courier tweeted at the half that he had completed 10 consecutive passes and to seven different receivers…. Those offensive weapons led them to their early season 50+ point games.
On to the photos…
I tried something new tonight with this shot. When this lens first came out I knew it had some very interesting possibilities and within a few days this concept popped up in Leading Off in the first few pages of Sports Illustrated (See more details about this at the end of the post… )… I knew I had to try the same thing at the Carson Douglas Football game. 🙂 And here it is!
Before the game Carson had their Senior Night Ceremony… while the were starting the seniors lined up their helmets off the end of the field… I had to grab this photo.… and THIS is the kind of night I was hoping it would be… This photo is of significance to me for a few reasons. Douglas #33, Cale Kynett is a kid I’ve shown here before (in his Varsity debut)… and I was very pleased to get this photo. I would have liked it without #48 hanging on him because then I would have had #33, a sophomore vs. #21, a sophomore… but adding #48 (Luke, a senior and a big strong kid…) to the photo just helps show why Cale is a Varsity starter. I’ve covered Cale every year I’ve been here in Northern Nevada… never… never not seen Cale “bring it” at game time! This kid loves to compete and I LOVE that! Good stuff Cale! This is also going to be a shot I have a feeling I’m going to get the next few years… 🙂 Colby and Cale going head to head… already looking forward to next year’s Carson Douglas game! 🙂
Hindsight is always 20-20 and this photo, to me, shows a very confident Tiger team walking onto the field before the game…... and very quickly we had this…… so, “photographically” this photo is missing something, right? Where’s the ball? That’s the point. Logan, #20 stripped the ball from Conner Peterson which set up Carson’s first touchdown early in the first quarter. The follow on shots in the Carson gallery show the ball bouncing around behind them…
Then Nolting and the Tiger Offense went to work…… and Colby ran for a touchdown…
… and more game action… a tough stop by the Carson Defense…… and Dusty Fisher making a catch late in the 4th to help set up the game winning field goal…
How did they know they’d need this sign? 🙂 They were right! Here’s the Douglas crowd after the game winning field goal.Good Luck to Douglas next week as they travel to Reed to play in the first round of the playoffs!
To the Seniors of both teams. Thank you fellas for another fun year. I know I’ll be seeing some of you again on the basketball court and some on the baseball field but I just wanted to wish you all the very best of luck. When you come out and play hard and compete it makes my job a lot more fun, I thank you for that! Good Luck Fellas!
Here is the shot by Peter Read Miller, Sports Illustrated that I “copied” for mine above… As he states, “A fisheye lens isn’t something you can use every day, but it’s a great creative challenge to come up with ideas for situations when you can use it. In this case the combination of a cool piece of gear, a majestic setting and a cooperative team combined to allow me to make an interesting and more importantly a different picture.”
Peter Read Miller, Sports Illustrated
Coin toss of the Dallas Cowboys during the Cowboys 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 11, 2011.
2 thoughts on “2012 Carson High Football vs. Douglas…”
As always Jeff… Great Pictures!!!
Thank you Lisa!
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