Leon Lions vs Lincoln Trojans Football 10/7/2022

Was recently invited to photograph the Leon vs Lincoln High School Football game at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida.

The game started at 7pm, we arrived just before 6 in order to capture some pre-game warmups which many times leads to some outstanding photos! This was the first time I stepped foot onto this field since the artificial turf has been installed. Still not a fan of this stuff, was told the Leon County School Board has spent around $900k for this field and others like it. Rumor has it that in 3 years the turf will pay for itself in upkeep over a natural turf field. They may get some folks to believe this but I’m not buying it, I can buy a lot of water, fertilizer and mowing jobs for $100k, much less $900k. Their math and mine just don’t add up. Many thanks to the half cent sales tax that the Leon County Taxpayers were saddled with several years ago….

Meanwhile, we got to the stadium in plenty of time to get set up and start taking some photos. The October weather was perfect and the light was good! What follows are the results of this effort.

The Leon High School ROTC Honor Guard presented the Colors prior to the game!

The Honor Guard did a Great job!
The Lions take the field prior to the game!
Leon’s Team Captains prepare for the coin toss.
Here come the Lions!
Here come the Trojans! Not sure who the little guys is but he was all about it!
And so it begins!

Dodging defenders!
Celebrating a score!




This young man had a busy night!

“The Talk”

Leon Great Frank Doolan watches the action!

Kickoff Return!






Helping Hands!

Stiff Arm!


Heading to the House!

Breaking Free!

It was great covering this football game. Lincoln managed to defeat Leon but regardless it was a great game to photograph! The crowd was large and was very much into the game. Hope these young men realize that these will be some of the best days of their lives, it surely was for me!