Every year in Austin, TX the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation unleashes the Kick & Roll Classic on the sneaker community for an eventful day of hoops, sneakers and colon cancer awareness. But sometimes there are warm up events along the way. This time was at Stance HQ in Orange County, CA. Some people got crossed up, some people got J'd. Some took Ls and some took Ws...but EVERYONE got socks. Big shout to the George Kiel and the KCCF fam and all the homies at Stance!
Y'all remember TJ Ford right? The diaper dandy, the whirling dervish, the Longhorn legend? I remember watching a few of his games in high school when he played on that super team at Willowridge. They pretty much blew out every team on their way to a Texas state championship. Good times, good times. Well, now Mr. Ford is running a basketball camp/AAU squad here in Houston with some of H-Tine's top high school hoopers. I spent a Saturday with the crew as they worked hard and reached for greatness.
Earlier this season, I made what is turning into an annual trip to the campus of Lutheran South Academy to photograph some good ole Texas high school football. The Pioneers, fresh off of a coaching change, have not had a great start to the season. They lost both of the games that I attended and currently have a 1-4 record. Hopefully they can get their season turned around starting tonight with a game against Fort Bend Christian Academy. Shout out to the early season September games when the sun sets about 20 minutes after kick-off.
Last year I photographed a bunch of athletes at the Emery/Weiner school here in Houston. These smiling/game-faced teens are now on banners hanging outside of the school's new stadium. Home of most of the outdoor sports and the defending state champion 6-man football team. Big shout to the Jags!