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High School Football in the light

by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps and Steve Sisney Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:58 am •  Published: September 10, 2011
Edmond Santa Fe plays Yukon during a high school football game at the new stadium in Yukon, Okla., Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond Santa Fe plays Yukon during a high school football game at the new stadium in Yukon, Okla., Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Those of us who cover sports at The Oklahoman love high school football. We have one major complaint about it, however; most games are played after the sun sets in very dark stadiums. But at the beginning of the season, when the days are longer and the time has yet to change, we get to shoot with natural light at the most beautiful time of day.

Here’s a batch of high school football photos shot while the light is still shining in the evening and one photo from this weekend’s annual Soul Bowl between Millwood and Douglass, which is played in the afternoon.

To see a gallery of Friday’s high school football games, click here. Why not check out the Soul Bowl gallery too while you’re at it?

Jones' Michael Lowe tries to escape Hennessey's Car Aguirre during the high school football game between Jones and Hennessey  Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
Jones' Michael Lowe tries to escape Hennessey's Car Aguirre during the high school football game between Jones and Hennessey Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
Tuttle quarterback Cooper Koons (13) scores on a keeper over Newcastle's Cade Nichols in the first quarter as the Newcastle Racers play the Tuttle Tigers in high school football on Friday, September 9, 2011, in Newcastle, Okla.   Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Tuttle quarterback Cooper Koons (13) scores on a keeper over Newcastle's Cade Nichols in the first quarter as the Newcastle Racers play the Tuttle Tigers in high school football on Friday, September 9, 2011, in Newcastle, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Southmoore's Spencer Martin keeps his eye on a loose ball as he tackles Westmoore's Austin Bowling out of bounds during their high school football game at Moore Stadium in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday, September 9, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Southmoore's Spencer Martin keeps his eye on a loose ball as he tackles Westmoore's Austin Bowling out of bounds during their high school football game at Moore Stadium in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday, September 9, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Millwood's Quincy Dotson tries to bring down Douglass' Chris High during the high school football game between Millwood and Douglass at Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Millwood's Quincy Dotson tries to bring down Douglass' Chris High during the high school football game between Millwood and Douglass at Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

I promise we will start writing about non-football photography again soon.

-Nate Billings

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by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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by Steve Sisney
Photographer
Steve Sisney—married Brenda Joyce (Pierce) of Velma, Oklahoma in 1977. They have three children—Brent, Jason, and Tana; and four grandchildren. Sisney has been a staff photographer for The Oklahoman since 1987. He has photographed presidents...
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