Photo Essay: Friday Night Lights in Granada Hills

By Ben Ramirez

On warm fall nights, the school comes together under the lights at John Elway Stadium to watch the Highlanders defend the home field. Between hundreds of conversations in the stands, energetic cheerleaders trying to hype the crowd up, and the football team yelling plays and encouragement at teammates on the field, standing on the sidelines away from the chaos is a wonderful change from sitting in the stands.

Over the last two years I have learned to love photographing football games from on the field, as they give me the opportunity to be creative with my camera setting and focus on every play. This series of photos is from weeks one and three of the season against Oxnard High School and Palisades Charter High School, respectively.

All photos by Ben Ramirez / The Plaid Press.

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The varsity team lines up on the field as the band plays the National Anthem prior to the game.

 

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The team prepares for the first home game of the season as golden hour takes place in the Chatsworth Hills behind them.

 

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Senior Josiah Kim dodges a Palisades defender.

 

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Senior Max Perez hits the corner and accelerates down the sideline, making one Oxnard defender stumble to the turf.

 

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Junior cheerleader Andrew Fishman looks on as the captain calls what cheer will be recited at the next opportunity.

 

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Senior Matthew Valdivia returns a kick off after a Palisades score.

 

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Scottie Dog, the school mascot, dances with the cheer team during their halftime performance.
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Author: Plaid Press

Granada Hills Charter High School newspaper

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