Minnesota Duluth Football Saturdays

I swear I’ve been shooting weddings, senior pictures and a whole lot more even though this blog doesn’t reflect that so much, but there will be plenty of those updates coming.  It’s just that it takes about 800 fewer hours to edit one of these assignments, post it to the blog and get it out into the wild than it does a wedding, but that is all about to change… I promise.

And so it just looks like I have been shooting sports and news assignments all summer and fall.  Not so much, but this past Saturday I was back at one of my old stomping grounds… Malosky Stadium on the UMD campus.  Minnesota Duluth football has a completely different vibe this year after they went 15-0 last season and won the Division Two national championship.  They have a swagger and higher expectations with every game and I suppose that comes with being a target everytime you take the field.

On Saturday, I was shooting the game for both the Duluth News Tribune and the Argus Leader in South Dakota.  While Malosky Stadium has a nice new press box, field, scoreboard and more, the lights are still pretty weak when compared to many high schools around the area.  That meant get as many images as you could in the first half and then transmit and that’s what I did.  Because I was shooting for the primary papers of each team, it made the first half pretty busy with me having to pick up 4-6 images that tell the story of each team’s game.  The first quarter was kinda blah for me as I found myself out of position after a series of big plays moved the ball faster than I could keep up, but then things started to click in the second quarter and I was pretty happy with what I ended up getting.

Check out some of the images below from 8th ranked UMD’s 42-21 victory over 25th ranked Augustana College and be sure to check back here soon for some wedding updates and more!

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Augustana's Ryan Isaacson (left, 42), Mike Vanasek (right, 17) and Ben Wardell (right, 56) combine to tackle Minnesota Duluth's Brad Foss (center, 5) during the second quarter Saturday evening in Duluth.

Left Image:  Augustana's Nick Weber (9) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Duluth's D.J. Winfield (10) during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth.   ///   Right Image:  Minnesota Duluth's Cody Eich (right, 7) tackles Augustana's Sam Holsen (left, 4) Saturday evening in Duluth.

Left Image: Augustana's Nick Weber (9) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Duluth's D.J. Winfield (10) during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth. /// Right Image: Minnesota Duluth's Cody Eich (right, 7) tackles Augustana's Sam Holsen (left, 4) Saturday evening in Duluth.

Minnesota Duluth's Isaac Odim (top, 11) leaps over Augustana's Chris Janisch (center, 41) for a touchdown during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth.

Minnesota Duluth's Isaac Odim (top, 11) leaps over Augustana's Chris Janisch (center, 41) for a touchdown during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth.

Augustana's Nate Mahone (left, 5) just eludes the grasp of Minnesota Duluth's Korey Horn (right, 48) Saturday evening in Duluth.

Augustana's Nate Mahone (left, 5) just eludes the grasp of Minnesota Duluth's Korey Horn (right, 48) Saturday evening in Duluth.

Minnesota Duluth's Kiel Fechtelkotter (right, 33) looms over Augustana's Joe Clark (bottom, 2) after taking him down for a loss during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth.  Surrounding Clar is UMD's Korey Horn (left, 48) and Rob Huberty (left, 30).

Minnesota Duluth's Kiel Fechtelkotter (right, 33) looms over Augustana's Joe Clark (bottom, 2) after taking him down for a loss during the first quarter Saturday evening in Duluth. Surrounding Clark is UMD's Korey Horn (left, 48) and Rob Huberty (left, 30).