Chicago Food and Travel Photographer

Loyola Academy vs Simeon - August 25, 2012

Devin Murphy silent during the opening prayer This past Saturday I was in attendance at the Loyola Academy versus Simeon high school football game.  For anyone who doesn't subscribed to my monthly newsletter, I'm adopting the Loyola Ramblers this season and plan on photographing all of their games.  Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge football fan and this is a great way for me to get closer to the sport and practice my sports photography.

Peter Pujals breaking free for a big run.

I shot the Chicago Bears training camp a few weeks ago and got some incredible images of Brandon Marshall but with pro sports you need all kinds of press passes to shoot at the games.  High school is great because I can get up close to the players and take some "Pro" style images of high school athletes.  This past Saturday was hot, like 90+ degrees hot and humid.  I remember those days of suiting up when the weather was blistering but today I only had my camera and hat and I was still uncomfortable.

Daniel Rafferty making a tough interception.

The game was close all throughout the first quarter with a halftime score of 7-0 in favor of Loyola Academy.  Loyola dominated the first half with time of possession and yardage but they had a few fumbles and mistakes that kept them from getting in the end zone.  Both teams looked great and it was fun to capture a few of the more spectacular plays of the day.

Ryan Ribordy hitting the hole hard.

Early in the fourth quarter Loyola Academy scored another touchdown and a few field goals to finish the game with a 20-0 victory.  It was my game with the Ramblers and I had a blast taking pictures and routing them on to victory.  Check back weekly to see the images I take from each game and to find out about how the season is progressing.

Ryan Ribordy makes a tough catch in the flats.

Peter Pujals breaks a tackle.

Peter Pujals rolls out.


Peter Pujals fumbles the snap.


Richard Wehman catches a tough pass from Peter Pujals.

Ryan Ribordy breaks free.


Peter Pujals fakes out the defense and heads in for the score.


Julius Holley breaks through a huge hole.


Julius Holley scampers through the defense.