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Football | Big Hearts

I am a very “proud” parent of one of these hard working boys!  Here is a little background on the Ord High School’s first varsity football game of the season.  To begin with we only have 24 boys out for football.  Out of this 24 – six of them are freshman boys.  On Friday night we only had 15 players suit up.  Why you ask?  Mostly from injuries (hopefully soon 3 players will be back) and some from illness (soon 4 players will be recovered).  Of these 15 players three were freshman (only one freshman ended up playing).  So the question is do you really want freshman boys thrown into the first varsity game of the season? Well – we needed him and he delivered when called on.

We traveled to a team that had 55 players suited up.  So they had the numbers.  But you know what?  We had the HEART! Our boys were the first to score and we did not even have our starting quarterback or starting running back!  Our boys were better conditioned- they had to be in great shape to play both defense and offense.

Here are a few of my favorite photos of the evening.  (I am not be best football photographer- so sorry about the quality)


I just want to point out a few of my favorite images  and make a few comments- check out number 12 in the white below.  He is the little guy on the line with both hands down.  That is my son.  He is only 135lbs and a sophomore (the program had him as 160lbs- but I am his Mama and I know better).  He has never played in a varsity game- but he was needed.  And he delivered!  (As did all the boys!!)


The coaches giving him some words of encouragement.  I was so IMPRESSED with our coaches!


Look at that mean 53 grabbing my son’s helmet in the pile. LOL


And check this out.  He was taking on TWO players.  Both with about 50-75 lbs on him.  OK- I am having a “proud Mama” moment right now….


This is one of my favorite images-  check out our receiver Derek- ok now check out the girls behind him.  That is our Ord Chants Volleyball team!!  They drove 2 hours (one direction) to cheer on our boys!!!  Our cheerleaders did not make it, but the Volleyball team did.  You rock girls!!

You are now wondering what the final score was?  We did lose 6 to 14.  I realize there is not a moral victory in football.  But they won more than the game.  The boys won the respect of the parents, coaches and student body of Ord High school!!

Senior | Jace


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Cowboys are so fun to photograph.  They are tough and of course don’t want to show to much emotion—  so my whole goal when taking pictures of a tough cowboy is to get one good smile out of him. And it was not to much work with Jace.  I was able to get that smile as soon as he broke out his ropes and started doing a few tricks.  Next came out the bull whip, then the pistol and then the fake cougar rug came out, oh I can’t forget about how he steer wrestled a steer and then jumped on him to ride him (what a show off!)…….  I finally had to tell him to stop!  He was making me tired from all my laughing.  I had a fun night with Jace. He is going to have a great senior year.

Senior | Kacia


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It was so hard to pick my favorite photos of Kacia- especially since every photo I took of her was beautiful. Kacia is a very busy girl- she plays every sport and is in the school swing singers. And don’t let her petite size fool you- you better not mess with her on the volleyball or basketball court- she just may take you out!

Enjoy your senior year Kacia!!

Senior | Orrin


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I have known Orrin’s dad Greg forever- I think Greg was Orrin’s age when I meet him. And looking through the camera I could see a lot of Greg in Orrin eyes when I was taking these pictures. The old saying “What goes around, comes around”. Orrin is a very talented young man. He plays the guitar, sings, ropes, rides, stars on our varsity basketball team, dances, wake boards- you name it and I am sure Orrin has tried it and mastered it. By the pictures you can’t tell it was 100 degrees out. But it did not bother Orrin… My favorite picture is the “Old Spice” one. Yes he was riding the horse backwards!! LOL

This kid is a leader and will go far in life!!!

Senior | MacKenzie


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I had the honor of taking MacKenzie’s pictures this week. MacKenzie works with me at the pharmacy. Her brother also worked for us until he graduated and moved away to college. MacKenzie loves purses and has a large collection of them. She come up with the fun idea of taking a picture of some of them.

Enjoy your senior year MacKenzie! I enjoyed taking your pictures!! (Click on the main image to start the slideshow)