With beautiful weather the day before (for the most part) and equally clear skies Friday morning, I had high hopes for last nights opening football game — which this year was also the Bear River Battle between Ilwaco and Naselle. But by mid-day it was clear (or in the case of the skies, not so much) that it was going to be one wet evening. The thick fog brought with it a thick blanket of misty moodsetter with it. And while the rest of me faired fine, it was a particular chore wiping my glasses off every two minutes or so. This of course had no bearing on how much I enjoyed being out on the field again
The wet stuff led to five turnovers by each team and sloppy game all around with a lot of mistakes. But even with all that Naselle had little trouble with the Fishermen, rolling easily to a 24-0 win.
I had the pleasure of shooting the game with our summer intern (on likely her final assignment for us) Maddie Dickerson, who did a great job in rounding out a three month stint where she really came into her own IMO.
Maddie, an IHS alumni, stuck mostly to the Fishermen sideline, while I hung to the Naselle side for the majority of the game. She also took the cheerleaders while I got the band — both of whom performed at halftime.
Between Maddie and I we had five cameras going, nearly 2,000 images shot, which led to a bigger than normal game gallery on Friday Night Sights, which you can check out HERE if you like.
Oh, weather or not, rain or not, it's good to be back into games again.