By Brooke Miller
Seniors Lauren Thompson and Brett May stroll arm in arm to their spot next to the other Homecoming candidates on the football field. “My favorite part was getting all dressed up with the other girls and walking at the game,” said Thompson. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Former Homecoming Queen Delaney Mazza places the crown on the head of the 2018 homecoming queen, senior Riley Woodruff, while her escort, senior Jake Quenichet, claps for her along with the rest of the crowd and candidates. Photo by Brooke Miller.
The FC football team runs out onto the field as the fans and the neon clothed student section cheer for the team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Trent Mason runs after a Columbus East player so he can tackle him after they ran a sweep. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Jake Quenichet yells at his teammates on the sidelines to get them pumped up and cheering for the players that are out on the field. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Miles Frazier tackles a Columbus East player that is running with the ball before he can get any closer to the end zone. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Trace Willman sprints to tackle a player on the opposing team. “I loved to have the chance to experiment with different positions to help my team. I was just trying to do my part this week on offense as a receiver and defense as a safety the best I could,” said Willman. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Abby Hart focuses on her performance with the rest of her teammates in the FC Dazzlers’ halftime show. “The best part about performing at football games is the energy in the atmosphere from having our families there supporting us and the best student section in Indiana cheering us on. And it’s always an amazing feeling after giving an amazing performance to have people lined up to give us high fives and tell us we did a great job,” said Hart. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Connor Bickel plays a solo on his soprano saxophone in the middle of the FC marching band’s performance during the second part of halftime show. “It’s so much fun to be the only one on the field who’s playing. It’s like I have full control and can change what happens. It’s quite frankly amazing,” said Bickel. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Calvin Brown sprints with the ball in his arm to try and make it to the end zone before getting tackled by one of the players on the opposite team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Trent Mason runs over to the sidelines with the rest of his teammates after being subbed out of the game by one of his coaches. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Greg Kulwicki focuses on the players on the field during the final moments of the game. “I usually just get quiet and think about what I have to do for the next play. I also talk to my coaches when I’m not on the field trying to figure out how we can adjust to their scheme,” said Kulwicki. Photo by Brooke Miller.
The FC Highlanders gather around in a huddle as they raise their helmets just above their heads and faintly lead each other in the team chant. The final score was 45-0, Columbus East won. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Photos by Brooke Miller and Nicholas Gordon
During pregame warm-up, junior Bella Crist gets ready by doing drills before the scrimmage at Floyd Central. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Junior Spencer Freiberger ties her shoelaces during warm-ups for the girls green and gold soccer scrimmage.“The warmups are basically what get us into the right mindset of the game. We get rid of any bad touches that we have on the ball with a series of passing drills and do a lot of dynamics in sync with each other to get motivated as a team,” said Freiberger. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Head coach Lewis Stevens talks to the girls about what they are doing right and wrong before the second half of the game gets started. “When out there you will have to play to your best capability,” says Stevens. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
“I love being on the field with everyone I’ve worked super close with all season and just leaving everything out there. Your adrenaline starts pumping and everything goes and it’s just amazing,” said sophomore Maria Hopper. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Junior Katie Yankey dribbles the ball down the field ready to advance it to one of her forward teammates. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Family and friends were able to buy team shirts to show their support for FC’s Girls’ soccer team at the game Aug. 4. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Freshman Mesereti Bitner and junior Celia Dutton race to get the ball during the first half of the game. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Before the game, FC girls announce their names so that family and friends will be able to recognize each player..“It’s so great being apart of a group of people who all have the same goals and want to push each other to be better everyday,” says sophomore Maria Hopper. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Freshman Ella Lavigne and senior Renee Sisloff focus on rushing to get to the ball before the other team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Senior Renee Sisloff prepares to kick the moving soccer ball to another member of the green team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
FC soccer bags lie around the sidelines containing everything needed for the scrimmage. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Junior Katie Yankey and junior Bella Crist compete to get the ball as Yankey attempts to score a goal for the gold team. Photo by Brooke Miller.
With the scrimmage over, team gold and team green show sportsmanship by high fiving and saying “good game” to each other, now more prepared to face Silver Creek Aug 16. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Junior Audrey Brumfield and freshman Linde Stockton go after the ball with teammates close behind for help during the second half of the girls’ soccer scrimmage at FC on Aug 4. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Junior Sesan Mesfin powerfully punts the ball into the air at the beginning of the scrimmage. Photo by Brooke Miller.
Sophomore Aja Foster and junior Sesan Mesfin battle for the ball to get their team on offense and score a goal. Photo by Nicholas Gordon.
Coach Lewis Stevens stands with his players as he goes over next week’s practices and the upcoming game against Silver Creek at the end of the scrimmage. Photo by Brooke Miller.
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