Tonight was the home opener for the Ilwaco HIgh School football team, a game against 2B powerhouse Willapa Valley. The Fishermen didn't fair so well, losing 28-8. Here' s some pix from before the game as the team listened to the pregame speech of new head coach Kevin McNulty and on the field during introductions. You can find some action pix from the game at the Friday Night Sights blog.
This was actually the first time that we had been invited into the locker room before a football game. Coach McNulty seems like a guy who doesn't mind that sort of thing and I could see it possibly paying off at a later time, like a halftime maybe when a more emotional photo could be had perhaps? Still, it was great to have the access.
I love these early season games if for no other reason than the fact that the sun is still out for nearly the first half of the game, and you get great light early on. Such was the case here. The light of the setting sun gives dramatic tone to these players as they await introduction in front of the home fans for the first time this year.