Practice, practice, practice

Although there are some cerebral aspects to it, football is a rough and tough sport. Players crash into each other with savage velocity. Injuries great and small are a part of the game.

A few weeks ago, I shot a varsity football practice at Chavez High School. It was a pleasant afternoon, the kind that tends to make the mind wander. A few light clouds hovered in the sky, the cross country team practiced on the campus at the same time as the football team.

It was a typical football practice. Agility and skill drills working their way up to harder hits and scrimmaging. About halfway through the practice, amid the grunts and groans of the players and the impact of their hits, I heard a faint sound. It was almost a whisper, soft music on the breeze. I looked around for it’s source and found it atop the bleachers across the field.

The cross country team had finished its workout and runner Jesus Miranda, 15, stood on the top step playing his violin. Miranda, also in the school’s band practiced his music after he finished his training. Miranda played a bit timidly and only bits and pieces made to where I was but it still drew my attention to it. I fired off a few frames from where I was but I needed to get closer.

During a break in the action I made my way across the field and got some tighter shots. Miranda’s playing was at the beginners lever but was a soothing counterpoint to the action on the field.

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