And it was bound to happen. My first, and hopefully only, football snow game of the season. Chaparral visited the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado to take on the Pomona Panthers on a snowy October 26. The Panthers were ranked #3 in the state and Chaparral came in ranked 10th.
It was snowing hard. Grounds crew at the NAAC were plowing the field when I showed up in full winter shooting gear. During the game, they shoveled the lines across the field and back trying to keep things clean enough to keep playing.
Pomona shut Chaparral out. Scoring 34 points, Pomona made a case for them moving back up to number two in the state.
Here are some photos from the game. To view more snow madness, visit MaxPreps.
I hit the NAAC in Arvada, Colorado on Thursday night for the Pomona Panthers and Arvada West Wildcats soccer game. I was really disappointed in the game, expecting it to be more of a contest, however, AWest dominated the entire game.
It is definitely fall in Colorado. The light for early games is starting to fade and the temps are dropping quickly. Even the players were struggling to keep warm, many pulling their hands up unto their sleeves to protect against the cold. Pomona had looked stronger earlier in the season, but the Wildcats just dominated them. Arvada West tallied 4 goals in the game and their keeper made a couple impressive saves on the way to a shutout.
Here are some photos from the game. To view and purchase more, please visit MaxPreps.
Colorado’s number one football team, the Valor Christian Eagles visited the NAAC in Arvada on Friday to play the number two Pomona Panthers in game two of a double header. These two teams have played each other something like 7 times in the last four years, and Friday’s game was a rematch of last year’s state championship.
It looked to be a pretty good battle from the start of the game. Both teams went scoreless through the first quarter, and Valor finally scored first with a field goal. Valor dominated the game, but word was floating around that Pomona was not playing at their full capability, saving something for the playoffs and another go at the Eagles. Valor won the game 34-21.
For this game I used my Canon 1D series camera, my 120-300 f2.8 from Sigma, and a Adorama Flashpoint bare bulb flash at 1/8th power. I am not a fan of flashed football, but these came out pretty good for flashed football.
Here are some shots from the Valor Christian and Pomona football game from Friday night. To view or purchase more, please visit MaxPreps.