Behind the Scenes

I've got a lot of Coolidge High football material and one of these days I'm going to make a book. But for now, I think I'll just keep taking pictures. These shots were taken before the game and during halftime when Coolidge played Gonzaga last Friday. Because the guys see me around so much, I think I blend in a little (even with camera smashed to face) so for the most part they don't pay much attention to me. Although I do get the occasional "Did you get that?" or "Get me, I'm #30 and I'm on special teams".

The day I photographed the individual pictures of the players, the team received some bad news. Ralph Hodge, Jr. a young man who attended Coolidge last year and whom most of the players knew, was shot and killed in Washington DC. Hodge attended Friendship Collegiate high school this year and wore #4 while playing on the football team.

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