(This is my second year of documenting Friday Night Lights with the Tesoro H.S. Titans. Last year’s project resulted in a book and movie and I plan to do the same with this year’s team. As a former news photographer this is right up my alley and a project that I have wanted to do ever since Buzz Bissinger’s book “Friday Night Lights” was published in 1990. A huge thanks to Matt Poston, the coaches, players and families from this year’s team for allowing me to photograph this year’s games).
Friday Night Lights recap:
At halftime, it sure seemed dire for Tesoro.
They were down 21-0, seemed to be like a fighter on their heals and without their starting QB Devon Modster, who injured his shoulder during the previous week’s game. Not to mention El Toro was almost flawless in that first half.
But back-up QB Carter Jaenichen has what corner backs coach Sam Reed would call: “Moxie”.
Carter and the team showed incredible resiliency and fight as they came back to win 31-28 in one of the wildest comeback games that I have witnessed.
Next week will surely demand Tesoro’s best as they face nearby rival Mission Viejo on Friday.