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Friday Night Sights | 8.31.18

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Friday Night Sights | 8.31.18

Muriel Battle High School football players wait in the locker room as officials discuss the new start time for a game against Smith Cotton High School on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Battle. Lightning delayed the game and caused all attendees to seek shelter. 

From left to right, Alex Fernandez, 12, Kaldin Lewis, 11, and Jarvis Lewis, 10, toss a football

From left to right, Alex Fernandez, 12, Kaldin Lewis, 11, and Jarvis Lewis, 10, toss a football before a game at Muriel Battle High School against Smith-Cotton High School on Friday at Battle. Due to weather hazards, the field and stands were cleared immediately following a lightning strike.

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Fans of Muriel Battle High School's football team prepare for a football game
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Hickman High School's football team takes on Helias Catholic High School
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The Rock Bridge football team runs to the sidelines
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Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School football players stand on the sideline
The Rock Bridge football team warms up

The Rock Bridge High School football team warms up before a game against De Smet Jesuit High School on Friday at Rock Bridge. Rock Bridge's overall record is now 1-1 after the loss to De Smet.

Rock Bridge High School's marching band strides onto the field

Rock Bridge High School's marching band strides onto the field to play the National Anthem before a football game against De Smet Jesuit High School on Friday at Rock Bridge. The band played a medley of songs at halftime, including "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas. During the performance, color guard members were dressed as skeletons and tossed batons shaped like bones into the air to the music.

Axel DeVenney, 3, hugs his father

Axel DeVenney, 3, hugs his father, who is one of Hickman's wrestling coaches, by the football field before the game starts on Friday at Hickman. Axel's father said that Axel wanted to see some of his father's wrestling students playing on the football team.

Janis Green holds her hand on her heart

Janis Green holds her hand on her heart as the Muriel Battle High School band plays the National Anthem at a game against Smith-Cotton High School on Friday at Battle. Green, a 1964 alumnus of Smith-Cotton, says she came to watch her grandson, Nate McFail, who is a safety for Smith-Cotton.

Rock Bridge High School football coaches yell plays from the sidelines on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Rock Bridge.

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Muriel Battle High School football players Keesean Payne, left, Trevonne Hicks and Isaak Smith, right, watch as their defense intercepts the ball

Muriel Battle High School football players Keesean Payne, left, Trevonne Hicks and Isaak Smith, right, watch as their defense intercepts the ball on Friday at Battle. The interception resulted in a touchdown for the Battle Spartans, pushing them even further in the lead against Smith-Cotton High School.

Kiyah Woods and Talaysia Wilson-Patrick dance

Kayak Woods, left, and Talaysia Wilson-Patrick, right, dance on the field during halftime of a football game between Muriel Battle High School and Smith-Cotton High School on Friday at Battle. The halftime show featured a performance from both the marching band and the school's dance team.

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School band members play during halftime

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School band members play during halftime of a football game against Lutheran St. Charles High School on Friday at Tolton. Tolton's marching band consists of members from the cheer squad and football team, along with other band members.

Hickman High School students cheer after their team made a successful play

Hickman High School students cheer after their team made a successful play against Helias Catholic High School on Friday at Hickman. This is Hickman's first home game of the season. Their next home game will be against Smith-Cotton High School on September 14.

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Muriel Battle High School drum major Rhondell Tipton keeps time

Muriel Battle High School drum major Rhondell Tipton keeps time during a halftime performance at a football game against Smith-Cotton High School on Friday at Battle. "It's all about having fun," Tipton said. "Whether it's practice, competition or Friday nights, it's not about being perfect or getting upset."