This was one of those weeks where all the good teams played the bad teams. Looking at the score box almost every game was a blowout. Including the one I covered. This game made me look back on my experience with high school football dating back 12 years when I first started covering these games as a high school student myself. The memory that stuck out the most was when I met Post Register (former) staffer Randy Hayes. He had his F5 out with a 300 and an SB-28 speedlite. He popped a new roll of 1600 in and fresh batteries and fired off five frames in a second. That's when I knew I wanted to shoot sports. Twelve years later there I was on a HS sideline with a D1H, a 300 and an SB-800 speedlite. Very little had changed yet so much has in the last 12 years.
Footnote: The reason I bring up this story now is that I haven't shot a football game with flash in years due to using terrific newer Canon gear.