Sixth grader, Riley Doddridge slides into second base after hitting a double at Little League Baseball Complex in Clarksville, IN against Vipers White. “Even though we lost, I was happy that I was able to get a good hit and my friend, Preston Burton, hit a homerun,” said Doddridge. Photo by Ella Doddridge.
Pioneers look on as senior Jacob Quenichet blocks one of their offensive linemen. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Seniors Emma King and Olivia Fontan start a cheer to anticipate the next touchdown, as the close score against Providence keeps nerves running high in the second quarter. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Senior Lucas Moosier tackles an opposing quarterback to defend the 7-0 score in the first quarter. Photo by Taylor Watt.
The sun sets on a sea of red, white, and blue as the FC student section cheers. Both student sections proudly displayed their American spirit as the players took the field. Photo by Taylor Watt.
FC cheerleaders join the NJROTC unit to spread the American flag across the field during the marching band’s performance of the national anthem. Providence students joined FC students in sporting the theme for the evening: America. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Junior Seth Cook tackles a lineman to stop Providence from advancing yards. Photo by Taylor Watt.
FC cheerleaders and dazzlers line up next to the banner to welcome the Highlanders onto the field before the FC versus Providence game Aug. 24. Photo by Taylor Watt.
The Highlanders gather in the center of the field and chant as the band plays the school song prior to the start of the game. Photo by Taylor Watt.
Senior Jon Gunn keeps his grasp on the ball as he is tackled to the ground. Photo by Taylor Watt.
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.
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.
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.
The boys do dips on the bleachers during their warm-up before practice. 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 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.
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.
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 boys’ cross country team is divided into three different running groups depending on speed. 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.
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.
Coach Tim Korte explains the workout to the second group of runners and which course they will take. 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.
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