Jay Saffeels, prepares to play the drums during the football game between Rock Bridge and Jefferson City on Friday at Adkins Field in Jefferson City. The Jay Band has been part of the school for 106 years.
Austin Evans and Jonah Sapp lead the Southern Boone football team onto its home field Friday in Ashland. The Eagles fell to Boonville, losing 40-14. Southern Boone next faces Versailles, and Boonville will face Blair Oaks.
Jeff Knierim prepares fries before Southern Boone plays Boonville on Friday at Southern Boone High School in Ashland. Knierim is part of the school’s booster club, which prepares food ahead of every home game.
A football, a headset and water bottles sit on the sidelines of Alumni Stadium during the Hickman-Capital City game Friday in Columbia. Players exited the field and coaches set down their headsets for halftime.
Friends *Stella Chegwidden and Kathryn Myers embrace at the Hickman-Capital City football game Friday at Alumni Stadium in Columbia. The two seniors played pit percussion instruments during halftime. (Correction: the previous caption misspelled Stella' name.)
Tolton sophomore Harper McHugh cheers during a break in the game Friday at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. The Trailblazers held a 24-0 lead against the Colonels at halftime and went on to win 38-0.
Tolton athletic trainer Bryce Roark helps football player Frank Ruether stretch during halftime on Friday at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. With Tolton’s win against the Missouri Military Academy their record for the season is 2-1.
Avery Isgrig, 7, left, puckers her face after eating a sour Skittle on Friday at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. Isgrig and her friend Chloe Shepherd, 9, right, challenged each other to keep a straight face while eating the candy.
Battle’s Justin Goolsby and Keylan Horn tackle a Helias Crusader on Friday at Battle. Helias handed the Spartans their first loss, winning the Central Missouri Activities Conference opener for both teams 35-22.
Assistant coach Jeff Pickering addresses Helias players as referees judge a call on Friday at Battle High School in Columbia. The Crusader’s swept the Spartans, coming off the tails of another win against Hickman.
As sunny summer days slowly slip away, fans fill the stands across mid-Missouri to relish in Friday night football. Columbia schools showed up and showed out as three out of four asserted their dominance with definitive victories. Hickman defeated Capital City 26-7. Jefferson City fell down to Rock Bridge 49-34. Father Tolton shutout Missouri Military Academy 38-0, while Helias knocked down Battle 35-22. Boonville claimed victory against Southern Boone 40-14.
Our team of visual storytellers once again proudly present 'Friday Night Sights' - the magic and wonder of Friday night football.
Photos by Cleo Norman, Tanishka R., Lily Dozier, Audrey Stanard, Kalyn Laire and Jacey Johnson
Produced by Tom Kavanaugh, Paola Rodriguez, Nicole and Michelle Gutierrez, Margo Wagner and Hudson Heidger