As spring eases into early summer, the days grow longer and boys’ minds turn to…football?
In this photo series, Columbia Falls football players get out and have a little Sunday evening fun tossing the ball around. Several different quarterbacks tried their hand, each of them did a good job of moving the ball down the field in perfect 50 degree football weather.
Rather than go down onto the field and become a distraction, I chose to enjoy the fun from the east side parking lot. Great views, but the downside was I only recognized 3 of the boys in these photos.
In the 1st and 3rd shots, Jon Woody (light blue and white shorts) pursues a receiver. In the last shot, Nathan Woods (tall, white shirt, medium blue shorts) and his quarry (the quarterback, in black) watch a short pass play develop after the pass was caught. I also noticed Weston Bartkoski (not pictured here) taking a turn at quarterback.
One thing was clear during my time in the “parking lot press box”: the Wildcats appear to have several capable young arms to compete for the QB job. The lucky quarterback who wins the job appears to have a bevy of receivers who are willing to work hard for a catch.
These shots are just a sample of the hard work I saw by CFHS receivers, with several receptions made due to second and third efforts after initially competing in mid-air with their defenders.
After watching the guys run plays for about 20 minutes, I’m more than ready for cool fall evenings of Wildcat football.