Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Section V Class AA Championship Game

First off, let me start by saying I love sports photography and most of this blog is going to involve that part of my camera work. I do also dabble in other things like birds and nature, so that will show up from time to time. Also don't mind the watermarks, they are for copyright protection and keep the photos from being taken.

Anyways my first blog is a great game I shot to end my Fall Sports season with a great football team from Gates-Chili High School. I shot almost all there games this year except for one. This game pretty much summed up their season.

The game was played at Paetec Park in Rochester, NY between the Gates-Chili Spartans and the Webster Schroeder Warriors.

Webster started the scoring first. After a few runs for some short yardage, Pete Noto ran straight up the gut for 61 yards and a score. Webster looked good right off the bat and I think it struck fear in the Gates players and fans.

The 7-0 lead was shortlived. It turned into the Gates running show. Rickey stevens did most of the damage with 280 yards on 40 carries including 3 TD's. Elijah Thomas and Nick DiMartino helped out with another 100 yards combined and a score. The score at halftime was Gates 19 - Webster 7.

Defense was a key for Gates. In previous games, pass defense proved to hurt Gates in 2 of there losses during the regular season. Coaches seemed to turn this around for sectionals holding down a powerful Hilton passing attack and intercepting the ball three times in the finals here against the Warriors. That included this Malcolm Frazier interception that put Webster back on there heels.

There was a power outage in the 3rd quarter that lasted about 20 minutes. It seemed to surge Webster and powered their offense to get back on the board.

After Webster scored twice to bring the game to a GC 6 point lead, Gates really dug in. The score was Gates 27 - Webster 21. The Spartans had to punt and the Spartans coverage was outstanding putting the Warriors at their own 10 yard line with 1:20 to go in the game.

Gates defense stopped Webster right there as the Warriors freshman quarterback threw 4 straight incompletions. A simple kneeldown was all Gates needed to seal the victory.

Rickey Stevens was named MVP of the game.

The rest of the pictures from the game are here Section V Championship

1 comment:

Winnie said...

Great Post Chris ... Thanks for sharing!