Nassau Golden Eagles vs. New York Kings
Caught last Saturday's football game between the Nassau Golden Eagles and the New York Kings at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. It was a great opportunity to get in some practice before the schools football season begins. These teams are part of the Five Star Football League, which is made up of adult football teams throughout the NY-Metro area. Their season runs from late June into September.
Cantiague Park is a huge complex that even includes an indoor ice skating rink, an outdoor swimming pool and fields and courts for just about every sport you can think of. Many of the fields have lights for night games although this one was played in the day as you can see from the photos.
I've pretty much covered how I photograph football in some of my previous posts so today I'll leave you with a tip on covering the quarterback. It's best to position yourself on the side of the field closest to his throwing arm. That way, if he passes he'll open his body toward you and you won't end up with a shot of his back. Also, there's a better chance that most handoffs will come off his throwing arm side, especially in a high school game. I keep my lens on the quarterback's face after the snap to see if I can read the play. This is usually much easier, and more reliable, in high school football than it is with more seasoned players like these, but it will give you an idea of where the play is going and, hopefully, give you a jump on panning to the receiver if it's a pass play.
That's it for today. Can't believe high school sports starts the end of next week. Have fun.