Sunday, October 26, 2014

Chieftains vs. River Road 2014

Coach Moreno gives pep talk to football and cross country teams
I have a confession to make - The last fourteen years Coach Prokop has been coaching I haven't seen any of his football games.  I've been there, in fact I can count on one hand the games I have missed in the last 32 years.  Fourteen years ago I picked up the camera and that began my era of experiencing the games with tunnel vision.
Juan Samarron gives Ruty Rocha a pink football and a fist bump
It was definitely a disadvantage on Friday night when the Chiefs took on the River Road Wildcats.  I follow the play, unless I'm faked out by the fake, with the goal of getting a shot of the play with the football in the frame.  I'm always trying to get a great shot of a kick or a blocked punt, I love a good hard block and I'm a sucker for the O line and D line shots because I like the look of organization and symmetry (oh, and also because Coach Prokop and Coach Pro played on the line). 
D Line set to stop the Wildcats
I get familiar with the size and shapes I'm looking for through the view finder.  Quarterback, Center, Receivers, get the picture (ha ha pun intended)!  I DON'T watch for and SO MISSED Friday night (drumroll...) you know it " THE BIG BOYS IN THE END ZONE! 

I re-live the game as I am editing photos and get nearly as excited as the real thing.  The more exciting the game the more photos I take and as this game was very exciting I took hundreds of photos and have been on that winner's high all weekend.
What do you call a wildcat with a football?  Smashed down by the Chiefs!
What a difference a week makes.  The team that arrived on the field Friday night was focused, intense, and determined.  The photos this week have a whole new tone to them that tell a new story...we're here to play, we're prepared, we're ready, we know our job. We're here to break the streak, we're here to make a difference!

Chieftains you're not finished.  Now you prepare for two more district games, first Littlefield in Friona this Friday, October 31st (Senior night) and then Childress at Childress November 1st.  Don't get distracted, stay on course...practice hard, trust yourself and your coaches.  You are warriors, you are Chieftains!
Never underestimate a Chieftain!

More photos of the Pep Rally and River Road game here.
Loving life as a coach’s wife.  MrsPro

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cross Country District @ Lubbock 2014

More District Cross Country photos here

Friona Cross Country ran in the District Meet at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Monday.  Individuals qualifying for Regionals were Brianna Alvarado, Daniel Pena, and Manual Grado.  The boys team got 3rd place and qualified to run in Regionals.  Way to go Chiefs and Squaws!
Brianna Alvarado qualified with at time of 13:27:80

Chieftain Cross County Luis Anchondo, Daniel Pena, Manual Grado, Estevan Rocha, Jacob Harrison and Jose Rocha placed 3rd with 52 points. Daniel Pena 17:39:80 and Manuel Grado 18:24:50 placed individually.
Mae Simmons Park

Thursday - JV Football @ River Road 6pm
Friday - Varsity Football in Friona vs. River Road 7:30
               PINK OUT NIGHT!
               Band Spaghetti Supper 5:30
               Pep Rally 2:45
Saturday - C/JV/V Volleyball @ Tulia 11:00
Loving life as a coach’s wife.  MrsPro