Photos: Football means that Halloween is coming

August 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11040Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11040Lexington Sportsorama Jamboree photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford

 

There was a high of ninety one today in Columbia, SC and my roommate remarked how nice it was when he walked out of the house around one o’clock this afternoon. Folks on social media chatted about the cool temperatures being signs of the forthcoming change of the seasons. That's right people, Halloween is coming. Bring out your Freddy sweatshirts.


How do I know you ask?

 

Because football season tells me so. And Halloween Express. It’s still a week and a half out from the Gamecocks season opener against Vandy and only the first week of high school play but it feels like football has already attached it’s death grip upon me. For photojournalists that cover sports, the seasons can revolve around what types of balls you are shooting, the size of the field, and the weather that may challenge you.

Here are some photos of football I've made this season for The State Newspaper, Lexington Life Magazine and for The Angry Whale. It's only August 22.

Are you ready for some pumpkinball?

 

River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16848River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16848During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USC-PigskinPoets0730 43897USC-PigskinPoets0730 43897South Carolina linebacker T.J. Holloman shares a smile during the Pigskin Poets event Friday afternoon at the Drew Wellness Center in Columbia. The annual event provides young boys and girls a chance to hear readings from South Carolina football players, and an opportunity for autographs and socializing. 7/29/16 USCfootPHOTOS080704157USCfootPHOTOS080704157South Carolina running back A.J. Turner, right, runs the ball against Chaz Elder and T.J. Holloman (11) during the first full day of practice with pads Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the South Carolina practice facility near Williams Brice Stadium. South Carolina begins the 2016 season September 1 against Vanderbilt in Nashville. 8/5/16 HSfoot-JerryBrown0729 43689HSfoot-JerryBrown0729 43689A player visits the water fountain during football practice Thursday morning at Northside Christian School in Lexington. Coach Jerry Brown and the school are starting a new 8-man football team the school that will compete in SCISA. 7/28/16 USCfootPHOTODAY082217021USCfootPHOTODAY082217021South Carolina defensive lineman Ulric Jones, right, and defensive back Javon Charleston pose for a photo during the annual USC football media day Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. 8/21/16 River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 15749River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 15749During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16921River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16921During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfootPHOTODAY082217743USCfootPHOTODAY082217743South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp grips a football before the team photo during the annual USC football media day Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. 8/21/16 Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11110Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11110Lexington Sportsorama Jamboree photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfoot-Kendall081208567USCfoot-Kendall081208567South Carolina running back David Williams fends off a defender during practice Thursday night in Columbia, S.C. 8/11/16 River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16787River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16787During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfootKendall0818 15099USCfootKendall0818 15099South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson communicates with players during football practice Wednesday evening at Williams Brice Stadium. 8/17/16 Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 10825Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 10825Lexington Sportsorama Jamboree photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 15924River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 15924During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfootKendall0818 14440USCfootKendall0818 14440South Carolina quarterback Perry Orth attempts a pass during football practice Wednesday evening at Williams Brice Stadium. 8/17/16 Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11512Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11512Lexington Sportsorama Jamboree photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16559River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16559During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfootKendall0818 14542USCfootKendall0818 14542South Carolina running back David Williams participates in an exercise during football practice Wednesday evening at Williams Brice Stadium. 8/17/16 River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16862River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16862During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16425River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16425During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16428River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16428During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford USCfoo0809 05670USCfoo0809 05670South Carolina snapper Drew Williams stretches during warm-ups at practice Monday afternoon in Columbia, S.C. 8/8/16 USCfootPHOTODAY082217246USCfootPHOTODAY082217246South Carolina quarterback Perry Orth (10) shares a laugh with teammates Brandon McIlwain (11), Lorenzo Nunez (19) and D.J. Smith, bottom, during the annual USC football media day Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. 8/21/16 River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16181River Bluff vs. Chapin Football photos 16181During a preseason game at Stone stadium in Columbia, SC on Thursday night.. 8/18/16 Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford

 


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