I’ve been blessed with many opportunities early on in my photographic career. Before I even turned 21, I could say I’ve covered football from the Pee Wees to the pros.
Not everyone gets to see a 10-year-old defensive end gleam with you as he catches his first (and possibly only) interception. Even less people get close enough to narrowly dodge an incomplete pass by Matt Ryan.
When it comes down to it, the game of football is practically the same at any level. It’s the same rules, the same size field, and the same number of players. College and pro play 15 minute quarters while high school plays 12 and middle school plays eight. And so on. Besides play time, the sport remains the same basically. But each level of play has a charm to it, and no level can compare to the charms of Friday night football at the high school.
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