Yes, it’s a fact: Football is just around the corner. And for this converged communicator, covering football games – whether in print, for online audiences, or with live coverage through social media – will be a big part of the next three to four months. Last night, I traveled to Atlantic Coast High School on the Southside for the preseason kickoff classic between the host Stingrays and the visiting Vikings of Raines High School. Raines is the only Duval County public school to win an official FHSAA state championship in football, and they continued that winning tradition in a 26-8 victory that was fueled by a pounding defense.
Preseason football doesn’t count in the standings, of course. But there’s plenty of excitement in the stands and on the sidelines. A new season has arrived, and the possibilities are endless. Check out a few of the shots that I snapped during Thursday night’s action.