THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Battle High football's first game; runners get down and dirty at Mud Run

Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 5:08 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers documented Battle High School's opener against Kansas City East and runners enjoying the messy aftermath of the Epic Mud Run race.

In this photo by Kevin Cook, Battle High School football player Quenton McHenry warms up with his teammates before the team's opener against Kansas City East on Aug. 30. Battle won the game 56-6.

Missourian photographer Julia Sumpter captured this image of Battle High School cheerleaders showing support for the school's football team at its first game against Kansas City East on Aug. 30.

In this photo by Joshua Boucher, Alex Marshall and Luke McClure celebrate completing the Epic Mud Run on Sept. 1. The event drew thousands of participants eager to run through muddy obstacles.

Missourian photographer Mackenzie Bruce took this photo of Captain Shan Shauffler giving directions to Columbia's little-known rugby team, the Columbia Rugby Football Club, on Thursday.

In this image taken by Julia Sumpter, Joel Hathaway rehearses with other members of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet at the group's studio on Wednesday.

Mackenzie Bruce took this photo Thursday of siblings Mae Cyr and Boone Cyr watching their father chop a tomato for salsa at Columbia's ninth annual Tomato Festival. The event was organized by the Bradford Research and Extension Center.

In this picture taken by Missourian photographer Khooloid Eid, Bill and Jacqueline Crane visit the tractor show at the 50th Back to the Farm Reunion. The annual festival boasted a wide range of historical machinery.

Supervising editor is Elizabeth Stephens.

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