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Friday Night Sights | 9.18.20

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Friday Night Sights | 9.18.20

TRIUMPHS ON THE HOME TURF

Four teams stepped onto their home fields Friday, looking to add a tally to their win column. Two teams — Hickman and Battle — stayed home after possible exposure to COVID-19. And one pattern was clear from the teams that did play: the home team reigns supreme.

With wins from the Rock Bridge Bruins, Jefferson City Jays, Mexico Bulldogs and Helias Crusaders, our visual journalists present ‘Friday Night Sights’ — the magic and wonder of Friday night football.

Helias Catholic High School senior Ethan Holzhauser walks to midfield with his parents on senior night

Helias senior Ethan Holzhauser walks to midfield with his parents on senior night on Friday at Helias Sports Complex. The team’s senior night fell on their fifth game of the season.

Rock Bridge cheerleader Brooklyn Woodruff arches her back in midair

Rock Bridge cheerleader Brooklyn Woodruff arches her back in midair to fall back into the hands of her cheer team Friday at Rock Bridge High School. Woodruff is a flyer for the team. “It feels like I’m floating,” Woodruff said. “You have to stay tight while also staying fluid with it.”

Helias players leave the locker room after halftime

Helias players leave the locker room after halftime on Friday at Helias Sports Complex. The score was tied at 21 at the half.

Jefferson City senior Steveon Dove celebrates a win with his teammates

Jefferson City senior Steveon Dove celebrates a win with his teammates Friday at Adkins Stadium. The Jays were victorious over the Smith-Cotton Tigers, winning 27-6.

Rock Bridge senior Madison Snodderley sits socially distant during halftime intermission

Rock Bridge senior Madison Snodderley sits socially distant during halftime intermission on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. The temperature dropped to 60 degrees, forcing people on the stands to don blankets and sweatshirts.

The Rock Bridge dance team watches their halftime routine highlights on a tablet

The Rock Bridge dance team watches their halftime routine highlights on a tablet on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. The team will perform at the next home game against Liberty High School on Oct. 2.

Jefferson City senior Kent Walker walks off the field after helping recover a fumble

Jefferson City senior Kent Walker walks off the field after helping recover a fumble on Friday at Adkins Football Stadium. The Jays came back from a loss to Rock Bridge last week.

Daniel Nunnelly cranes his neck to get a view of the field from the ticket booth

Daniel Nunnelly cranes his neck to get a view of the field from the ticket booth on Friday at Mexico High School. Nunnelly has worked for the Mexico School District for 25 years.

The Mexico High School marching band plays their halftime set

The Mexico High School marching band plays their halftime set at the Mexico vs. Marshall football game on Friday. All competitions that the band planned on attending have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Jefferson City assistant coach Steve Sampson calls for the team's attention

Jefferson City assistant coach Steve Sampson calls for the team’s attention Friday at Adkins Stadium. The team’s next game is next Friday against Capital City.

Rock Bridge senior Levi Tutt puts on his helmet before returning to play

Rock Bridge senior Levi Tutt puts on his helmet before returning to play during the second half on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. After this game, the Bruins’ overall record improved to 3-0.

Visuals by Trenton Almgren-Davis, Blythe Dorrian, Megan Matty, Amy Schaffer, Gracie Smith and Owen Ziliak.

Produced by Marco Postigo Storel, Madi Winfield and Tristen Rouse.

Cover photo by Owen Ziliak.

Football is more than simply the action on the field. While everyone else stares at the big green box, eyes fixed under bright lights, we look the other way: at the relationships, reactions, moments and memories unfolding in the sidelines. Follow along each week as our visual journalists present ‘Friday Night Sights.’

  • Assistant Director of Photography at the Columbia Missourian. Previously photo editor, staff photographer, reporter. Reach me at madiwinfield@mail.missouri.edu or at @madiwinfield on Instagram and Twitter.

  • Fall 2020 Photo Editor, majoring in International Photojournalism. Reach at mpsbb7@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700

  • Tristen Rouse is a statehouse photojournalist and a photo editor at the Columbia Missourian. He can be reached at tristenrousephoto@gmail.com or on Instagram @tristenrouse

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