Call to Post (Photos)

Call to Post (Photos)

Call to Post (Photos)

One of the best parts about traveling to cover football games is experiencing the traditions of other teams. Right before kickoff at Kentucky football games, they play the Call to Post. Not what you’d expect at a football game… unless you’re in Kentucky.  I got goosebumps seeing this sky and hearing the call. Pretty awesome tradition. A sold out stadium helped too.

Scenes from the sidelines during the game between the Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Florida defeated Kentucky 14-9. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

The month included four UF games, a handful of high school games and other typical newspaper assignments. Two mascots decided to try their luck at my job. I asked each one if I could try their job. They just shook their head. One of these days I’ll get to be a mascot. Until then, enjoy these photos.


Buchholz Bobcats receiver Luke Whittemore celebrates after catching the game-tying touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the game against the Vanguard Knights on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The extra point by Buchholz put them ahead by one. The bobcats held on to win 33-32. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Hurricanes defender Chris King knocks the helmet off First Coast Buccaneers ball carrier Quentin Montgomery on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville defeated First Coast 31-26. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Hurricanes players walk onto the field before the game against the First Coast Buccaneers on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville defeated First Coast 31-26. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer The First Coast Buccaneers mascot in the stands against the Gainesville Hurricanes on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville defeated First Coast 31-26. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Nicholas Hansen watches as a green light from a laser passes through a glass cylinder at the Cade Museum on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The museum will Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Florida Gators wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) makes a diving catch in front of of East Carolina Pirates linebacker Joe Allely (57) during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Jeff Badet (13) makes a big catch in front of Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) during the second half at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Florida defeated Kentucky 14-9. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier (7) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Tennessee 28-27. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Florida Gators defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (90) and defensive back Keanu Neal (42) celebrate after the game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Tennessee 28-27. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) tackles Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) during the first half on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Scenes from the sidelines during the game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Tennessee 28-27. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

Matt Florida Gators wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) dives for a touchdown past New Mexico State Aggies defensive back Winston Rose (4) during the first half on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Guests listen as Geoff Dahl, chairman of the Animal Sciences Department, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit Renovation on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. the unit will give animal science students at UF have more room to learn how cattle help America's economic and nutrition needs. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Florida Gators middle blocker Simone Antwi hits the ball against the St. John's Red Storm on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated St. John's 3-0. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer A cardboard cutout of Pope Francis in the hallway as students eat lunch after Mass at St. Francis Catholic High on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The school hosted students from area Catholic schools for a Mass and lunch to celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis to the United States. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) The novice women's eight crew, for first-year rowers, make their way across Newnans Lake during an open house event on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville Area Rowing hosted an open house for beginning rowers to get out on the water and learn to row with the team. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Michael Cizek, honorary Mr. Two Bits, does a back flip before the game against the East Carolina Pirates at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated the East Carolina Pirates 31-24. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Scenes from the sidelines during the game between the Florida Gators and East Carolina Pirates at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated the East Carolina Pirates 31-24. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Florida Gators defensive lineman Alex McCalister (14) has his helmet taken off by Kentucky Wildcats offensive tackle Jordan Swindle (70) while chasing quarterback Patrick Towles (14) during the first half at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Florida sacked the quarterback on the play Swindle was called for a play but it was declined. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

 

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