Senior Tyler Edwards tries run through a defender for a touchdown for the Highlanders without getting tackled. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore quarterback Tristan Polk throws the ball to his teammate. “I like being quarterback. I’m the one that keeps everyone on track and heading for the end zone,” said Polk. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Bison Pirtle maneuvers around a Charlestown player in hopes of getting the ball further down the field. “I’ve been playing football since the day I could sign up,” said Pirtle. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Tyler Edwards runs through the opposing player. “I have been playing football ever since I could walk. Me and my dad would always go in the front yard and play catch,” said Edwards. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore Wenkers Wright runs towards the end zone. “My favorite thing about football would have to be the bond you make with your teammates on the field,” said Wenkers. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore Trace Richards runs the ball up the middle. “I play fullback. I like playing it because I do a mix of running the ball, blocking, and catching the ball,” said Richards. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore Tristan Polk jumps up to throw the ball to his teammate on Aug. 10 at the Charlestown scrimmage. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Junior Jordan Mazza looks to her side and talks to her teammate about what cheer they are about to do. “My favorite part about games is just being in front of the crowd cheering on my school,” said Mazza. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Sophomore Kaleb Quenichet watches his team play defense. “The best part about playing for Floyd Central is the Kilt Krew. Every game they are always there hyping up the crowd and making the games more exciting,” said Quenichet. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Gracie Harvey cheers on the team. “The best part of cheering on the team is knowing that the team wants to win just as bad as we want them too,” said Harvey. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Coach Mark McKay and junior Luca Innocenti talk about what is going on in the game. “I watched football in Italy, and I thought it looked fun. So I thought while I was over here I would try it,” said Innocenti. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
The boys’ football team stand in a single file line with their hands over their hearts while listening to the National Anthem before the Floyd vs. Charlestown scrimmage. “My favorite thing about football is being able to play the sport I love with all my best friends,” said senior Brett May. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Trent Mason pulls a Charlestown player to the ground on the 30-yd line. “I play defensive tackle and I like it because it allows me to tackle someone in the game,” said Mason. Photo by Grace Allen.
After taking town the Charlestown player, Mason jumps up and is congratulated by his teammates. “My favorite thing about football is being able to play on Friday nights,” said Mason. Photo by Grace Allen.
Mason stands with teammates junior Seth Cook, senior Brett May, and senior Jake Quenichet as they talk with a coach after their play. “My favorite thing about football is the connections you make through the years with friends and coaches,” said Quenichet. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Bison Pirtle gets tackled by a Charlestown player and is pulled to the ground. “My favorite thing about football is the adrenaline that you get from playing alongside your brothers,” said Pirtle. Photo by Grace Allen.
Pirtle takes his helmet off and walks over the the sidelines for some water after getting substituted out of the game. “The best part about being a highlander is the rivalry against the other teams,” said Pirtle. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Wenkers Wright avoids being tackled by a Charlestown player and runs the ball as far as he can. “I play running back and I think it’s the best position because in the end, the tougher guy wins so it’s all about who wants it more,” said Wright. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Landon Deweese keeps his eye on the ball as he runs to assist his fellow teammates. “My favorite thing about being a highlander is the coaches and the team all get along really good and the fans are great,” said Deweese. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior JD McKay talks to a coach after getting substituted out of the game. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Bryce Thevenot asks for some water after getting substituted out of the JV portion of the game. “The best part about being a highlander to me is that our fans are amazing. They are always yelling whether we are winning or losing,” said Thevenot. Photo by Grace Allen.
Coach James Bragg speaks to the players after winning the scrimmage last Friday night. “The scrimmage is over. It’s Male week baby,” said Bragg. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior David Heinemann picks up the hose and sprays his team while playing around during practice. “My favorite thing about practice is seeing my friends there everyday,” said Heinemann. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Kyle Hohl listens intently to Coach Tim Korte while he explains where Hohl’s group will run. “To me, running is peaceful. I also want to get in shape and I hope to run in college one day,” said Hohl. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Ty McDaniel ties his shoe before practice. “In a running sport, the main focus is definitely having to have a tough mental capability,” said McDaniel. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys’ cross country team does planks during their warm ups. The team practices five days a week and sometimes on Saturdays. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Wes Jenkins stands with fellow runners while waiting for instructions from Coach Tim Korte. “My favorite thing about cross country is the bond between all my teammates and my coach,” said Jenkins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior David Heinemann and sophomore Hunter Griffin begin the course that they were instructed to run on Aug. 2. “I’ve been running since 5th grade and I’ve loved every second of it,” said Heinemann. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys do dips on the bleachers during their warm-up before practice. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior David Heinemann checks his watch at the end of his run to see if he held a good pace during practice. Photo by Grace Allen.
The whole boys’ cross country team runs towards the camera during practice. “The main reason I do cross country is to be in shape for track season later on in the year,” said junior Talon Hutto. Photo by Grace Allen.
Coach Tim Korte explains the workout to the second group of runners and which course they will take. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Hunter Griffin jogs with his team as they head to the exit gate. Photo by Grace Allen.
The cross country team does warm-ups they call “slow drills” before they get into their main workout on Aug. 2. Photo by Grace Allen.
The team finally heads on their longer run that coach Tim Korte instructed earlier. “I’m looking forward to trying to do good at semi-state and having the opportunity to go to state this year,” said Jenkins. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys’ cross country team is divided into three different running groups depending on speed. Photo by Grace Allen.
Needing to cool off, junior David Heinemann stops briefly for a drink of water in the middle of his run. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Ethan Lawver stretches his quad during the warm-up lines. “Warm-ups are very important in any sport but especially running because if you don’t stretch, you have a higher chance of pulling a muscle,” said Lawver. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Jared Dineen sits and listens to audition instructions at the Matilda workshop. “I am so excited to be a part of a musical production because music is so close to my heart and being able to present that music in such a powerful way would mean so much to me,” said Dineen. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Hunter Marlow sings his audition song for Matilda in hopes of getting pointers from the upperclassmen . Photo by Grace Allen.
“Every show has different casts and different stories. This show will steal people’s hearts,” said junior Emily North. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
“My favorite thing about theater is being able to create things on stage that my normal human self would not be able to create,” said senior Noah Hankins. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Elizabeth Hallal said, “I get to influence the next generation of Floyd Central theater. I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fellow students grow and develop, especially the freshman who have four years to polish their talents.” Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Elizabeth Hallal sings the song “All That Matters” from the show Finding Neverland. “My favorite thing about theatre is storytelling and the way I get to connect to a character,” said Hallal. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Jesse Johnson and senior Noah Hankins laugh at a comment made by one of the students that attended the Matilda workshop on Aug. 1. “The best part of being in theatre is knowing that you’re making an impact in somebody’s life,” said Hankins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Sara Seay discusses how dance auditions will work to her fellow Thespians. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Senior Elizabeth Hallal embraces sophomore Raven Prentiss during an improv game. “I love the collaborative spirit as we work closely with other actors, techs, and our directors,” said Hallal. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Isabella Arnett sings her audition song at practice before auditions on Aug. 2. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
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