Sights and Impressions of the Fans, Rebels 24-Tigers 3

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Coach Hugh Freeze leads the Rebels onto the field. All photos by Andy Knef

Sometimes, as a photographer, I like to capture my overall impressions of an amazing event like Saturday’s football game.

The nostalgia and fellowship in the grove, the drama and pageantry on the field at Vaught-Hemingway and the family pride in the stands.It’s all there to see if you take a closer look and that’s what I hope to do with these images. Give you a closer look at what one football fan, sitting in the stands around the 50 yard line, noticed by just craning his neck and opening his camera lens. Enjoy:

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The stands were a sea of Rebel red.
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Quinn Jenkins’ family has a home in Oxford but they live most of the year in Brentwood, Tenn.
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There was a narrow stream of blue amid the Rebel red sea.
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And the beautiful sunset took the fans’ minds off the game just for an instant.
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These two young fans were not always sure of the outcome.
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But these girls knew a little Land Shark action would get the Rebels rolling.
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A kickoff after a touchdown is always a good thing.
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What was that call, Ref?
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Even this baby was all in for the Rebels.
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The Powder Blue helmets were nostalgic and looked sharp.
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And a sliver of the moon seemed to hang just above the stadium.
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When the fan makes a successful field goal for the second week in a row, Rebel fortune is on the rise.
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A meeting broke out at a football game.
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But this little one is more interested in looking at me.
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Rebels score and fans high-five.
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And the Band played on … for another Rebel victory and an appointment with destiny next weekend.

Andy Knef is editor of HottyToddy.com. You can contact Andy about this story at Andy.Knef@HottyToddy.com.

 

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