PHOTO GALLERY: 48 hours of football in photos

Friday, October 28, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 8:39 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 28, 2011
Ben Amiot grills hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts for the snack bar at Rock Bridge High School on Oct. 21 during the football game. Amiot is in his fourth and final season as volunteer grill master for the snack bar. His daughter attends Rock Bridge High School.

Missourian photographers captured what life is like on a fall football weekend in Columbia.

The Rock Bridge High School Bruin mascot gives a high five to a young fan attending the homecoming football game on Oct. 21.
Students from Rock Bridge High cheer in the front row of the bleachers during the Homecoming football game against Blue Springs South on Oct. 21. Students from freshman to senior classes congregate in the lower right corner of the stands and wave flags, wear costume, and chant to support the Bruins.
Rock Bridge junior Haley Evers, left, and senior Kayla Eiffert, of the Rock Bridge Bruins Cheer and Dance team, pause and watch the sidelines during the homecoming football game against Blue Springs South on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
Members of Rock Bridge School’s marching band, the “Emerald Regiment,” take their positions in the stands after their opening performance on the field on Oct. 21.
Lori Lazzarini-Gerling, a concession stand volunteer, pauses in a moment of downtime during the fourth quarter at the Rock Bridge High School football game on Oct. 21.
Rebecca Rone "shotgun girl," left, and Kristin Harlan, unload tailgating items from Harlan's RV named "Winnie" in lot X on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 before MU's game versus Oklahoma State. Tailgating for football often starts early in the day and can last into the night.
Tiger fans take the Bengals Bus to Faurot Field from Bengals bar in downtown Columbia on Oct. 22. The bus is provided as a free service by the bar to quickly shuttle passengers from the downtown bar to the field for MU home football games.
From left to right in the front row, Luke Hill, 10, Jack Fischer, Elizabeth Hill, 11, play catch with other children tailgating before MU took on Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Tailgating for MU football games often brings out Columbians of all ages.
Oklahoma State fans mix with Tiger fans near the student section of Faurot Field on Oct. 22, 2011. Clad in bright orange, the Oklahoma fans stood out during the Cowboy’s numerous scoring drives as MU fans sat disappointed.
Don Herhold, right, watches the Denver Broncos game at Harpo's on Oct. 23 with his daughter, Kristen Herhold, center, and Patrick O'Meara, left. Don Herhold is from Denver and was visiting Kristen Herhold for the weekend.
Deninis Rohr, assistant coach for the Columbia Chiefs, instructs Trevor Gleason in between plays during a game at Cosmo Park on Oct. 23. The Columbia Youth Football League includes kindergarten through eighth-grade level teams.
At halftime, Ta’Joh Jennings takes a seat on the bench while his teammates sit on their helmets on the ground. Jennings is a fourth-grader playing in the fifth-grade division, but he’s still the biggest kid on his team.
Taylor Belt waits on the sidelines before a Columbia Youth Football League game at Cosmo Park on Oct. 23. The Columbia Youth Football League allows young girls to also play in the league.
Players from the Columbia Chiefs race under an archway of hands of their parents and fans after their win against the Boonville Pirates at Cosmo Park on Oct. 23, 2011. The Chiefs beat the Pirates 32-6.

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