Grove City HS beat Pittsburgh Carrick HS 34-12 but it was a good game. The Pittsburgh Carrick team is under new leadership and the whole effort and spirit is respectable and positive. Last year the score for the same first non-conference game was Grove City 40 and Carrick 0. This year it was a real game and Carrick scored first and last. Nice job, guys, coaches.
Several of my photography students are on the team and some of the students I’ve met in another capacity. The Spanish teacher and his three teenage kids were in attendance as well and we were happy to be there.
It was about 65 miles north of the city and I was glad Steve went with me, especially for the long, dark ride back home. The gentleman in the concession stand was giving away the leftover hot dogs after the game and wouldn’t take any $. Nice hosts! (Shot with Canon 5D Mark ii and a 70-200 L series Lens, steadied on a chain link fence top)
and the row of houses on the road above the stadium intrigued me. It was homecoming. This is the other side in the stands- Perry HS.
The view from the home side is so different. No city skyline and the church with the gold dome. A totally different view.
A lovely night weather-wise and 12 points on the scoreboard but not enough to win.
Today I wore blue and gold for school spirit and I won the faculty raffle for being dressed in school colors.
I won a navy fleece on Thursday -with the school insignia. I took it to the game tonight but no chill so lugged it around instead of getting to wear it. Morning is going to come early tomorrow. Night now.
On the way home on Carson Street
Friday afternoon, Cupples Field on the South Side, right after school.
I went to my first High School football game in years!
The flag flew at half staff. (There is a site that lists notifications to fly the flag at half staff.)
One minute it was blue sky and fluffy white clouds, the sun catching the gold dome of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church on West Carson Street.
A wind came up and the rain began to spit. The temperature dropped. The sky got dark.
I’d taken cameras for students to take photos outside of the classroom. It was time to head home!