After three days of soccer at the state tournament back in June, it all sort of ran together. But you can always count on good celebration..
This kid (11, above) was especially great. He scored in overtime for the championship -- even better that it was his first goal of the season. Had I been shooting from the ground, I probably would have completely missed this moment. Fortunately, I got bored on the field and climbed to the top of the press box.
It was so easy to tell the Xavier players apart for the first two days. Then they all got mohawks for the championship. Thanks, guys.
IC West always played at the end of the day, when the light was pretty from one direction, but awful from the other.
This is the photo work, uh, table. Don't ask what happened when it rained.. it wasn't pretty.