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Friday Night Sights | 11.12.2021

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Friday Night Sights | 11.12.2021

Emotions ran high in district championship games Friday night. One undefeated team fell to another, and an injury sent shock waves through the stands. Hallsville fell to Bowling Green, while Mexico prevailed against Blair Oaks. Fayette continued to dominate with a win over Sweet Springs.

Our team of visual storytellers once again proudly present ‘Friday Night Sights‘ — the magic and wonder of Friday night football.

Brayla Early, 4, bites into a chip

Brayla Early, 4, bites into a chip on Friday in Mexico. Early and her mother Alicia Early attended the game to support their brother and son, respectively, Mexico senior Jaren Early.

A french horn rests on the gravel below band members

A french horn rests on the gravel below band members on Friday at Thomas S. Davis ’85 Memorial Field in Fayette. The band finished playing at the game after their halftime performance.

From left, seniors Daeye Miller, Lily Yager,

From left, seniors Daeye Miller, Lily Yager, Peyton Willer and Maya Miller celebrate the first field goal by Mexico in the first quarter on Friday at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. At the end of the district championship game, the student section stormed the field to celebrate the win against Blair Oaks with the Mexico football team.

Ayden Bishop, left, and Avery Richardson climb the fence

Ayden Bishop, left, and Avery Richardson, right, climb the fence around the field Friday at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field in Fayette. The boys played with other kids outside the stands.

The Blair Oaks High School football team takes a knee and watches

The Blair Oaks football players take a knee and watch as coaches and trainers circle Falcons quarterback Dylan Hair while waiting for an ambulance Friday in Mexico. Hair left after a hit to the head, and the Falcons lost 49-14.

Jessica Furlong curled up with her son Giovanni Bodo as they

Jessica Furlong curls up with son Giovanni Bodo as they watch Hallsville in the Class 2 District 6 championship game Friday in Hallsville. Hallsville had gone undefeated this season before falling 42-30 to Bowling Green on Friday.

Fayette cheerleaders performed a purge-themed routine

Fayette cheerleaders performed a purge-themed routine at halftime on Friday at Thomas S. Davis ’85 Memorial Field in Fayette. The cheerleaders danced and performed stunts as part of their show.

Mexico High School Football fans, Jennifer Skinner,

Mexico fans Jennifer Skinner, left, and Chris Rice celebrate after Mexico scores a TD on Friday in Mexico. The Bulldogs defeated Blair Oaks 49-14.

Tony Williams, who coached many of the Fayette players

Tony Williams, right, who coached many of the Fayette players when they were young, hugs junior Haden Kelly, left, after the Falcons’ 46-6 victory over Sweet Springs in the Class 1 District 5 final Friday at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field in Fayette. “They’re my boys,” he said, “I’m as excited as they are.”

Mexico High School running back, Michael White discusses

Mexico High School running back, Michael White discusses the win over Blair Oaks High School on Friday at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo. White had five touchdowns and two interceptions in the district championship game.

The Blair Oaks football team loads onto their bus

The Blair Oaks football players load onto their bus after a 49-14 loss to Mexico in the Class 3 District 5 final Friday in Mexico. Blair Oaks families waited for the players to exit the locker room, many consoling their upset sons in the parking lot.

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