Tolton High School sophomore Julian McKoy rests in the locker room before the game against St. Francis Borgia High School on Friday in Columbia. McKoy plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Trailblazers.
Tolton High School cheerleaders wave to fans, parents and fellow students Friday in Columbia. The cheer squad kept the crowd entertained through chants, routines and dances as the Trailblazer football team gave up a one-point first half lead.
Morgan Lyman, 5, hugs Kristin Kelly and Logan Hovis on the track Friday in Columbia. Kelly and Hovis are both senior varsity cheerleaders but sat out due to a concussion and fractured foot respectively. Morgan is the coach's daughter.
The Rock Bridge High School band yells to distract the Battle High School football team from getting a two point conversion Friday at Rock Bridge. The Spartans are 2-1 this season after the rivalry game.
Tolton linebacker Sam Andrews removes his helmet on the sidelines of the team's game against St. Francis Borgia on Friday in Columbia. The Trailblazers led 8-7 going into halftime, but ultimately lost the game.
From left, St. Francis Borgia's Mitchel Gildehaus, Zach Hellebusch and Elijah Humphreys celebrate after their win Friday at Tolton. Hellebusch was holding Cletus, their mascot, to commemorate the victory.
As cotton candy clouds faded into night, Friday the 13th's full moon unveiled itself for a local rivalry. With a lone Spartan victory and losses for the Bruins, Trailblazers and Kewpies, our visual journalists present 'Friday Night Sights' — the magic and wonder of Friday night football.
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 ourvisual journalists present 'Friday Night Sights' — the magic and wonder of Friday night football.
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