ISO 2015 or higher

ISO 2015 or higher

ISO 2015 or higher

I really should do a better job of posting here. Sorry about that.

I should also do a better job of keeping track of what all I saw while shooting high school football this season. But by the end of the year it all kind of blends together. Between game-winning field goals, last-second touchdowns, playoff upsets and everything else that happens on Friday (and Thursday) nights, 2015 made for some fun photos under the lights.

After cranking up the ISO and shooting pretty much a game a week since August, I gathered way to many photos from this season for a “High School Football: Best of 2015” collection.

After looking through all of the  images for this post, next year I’m going to try and get off the sideline more and into the crowd or with the band… basically move around more and take some chances. These are all shot from the same vantage point. So hold me to that next year, will you? Thanks.

The Santa Fe Raiders take the field before the game against the Keystone Heights Indians on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Santa Fe defeated Keystone heights 42-0 to clinch the division championship. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Santa Fe Raiders cheerleaders perform against the Keystone Heights Indians on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Santa Fe defeated Keystone heights 42-0 to clinch the division championship. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Buchholz Bobcats receiver Barry Moore runs for a touchdown past Vanguard Knights defender Blake Johnson on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Vanguard 33-32. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Buchholz Bobcats head coach Mark Whittemore celebrates with Kyle Brasfield after a blocked punt for a safety against the Vanguard Knights on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Vanguard 33-32. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

This guy is a photographer whose grandson is a receiver for Buchholz (and a good one too.) I shot 2-3 games next to him at the beginning of the season. Each game he’d come up to me and say “Be sure to get a good one of 18.” Then we’d talk football, cameras and whatever. At one of the games, a play went out of bounds and he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. As you can see, he’s joking around with the guys while being taken to the ambulance. His wife and daughter followed him to the ambulance and I went up to them and said “I’ll be sure to get a good one of 18 for him. Hope he’s alright.” (You can see 18 making a great diving catch just below this photo) I’m pretty sure his grandson is a sophomore or junior so I hope to see both of them on the sidelines again next season.

The grandfather of Buchholz Bobcats receiver Bryan Jaszczak laughs after giving a thumbs up to the crowd while being taken to an ambulance after being knocked over on the sidelines during the game against the Vanguard Knights on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Vanguard 33-32. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

Buchholz Bobcats receiver Bryan Jaszczak makes a diving catch against the Columbia Tigers on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Columbia defeated Buchholz 39-27. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Buchholz Bobcats kicker Coby Weiss celebrates after making the go-ahead extra point with less than a minute remaining against the Vanguard Knights on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Vanguard 33-32. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Buchholz Bobcats offensive lineman Darius Wilson yells and holds the team flag before taking the field against the Eastside Rams on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Eastside 48-13. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Buchholz Bobcats running back Torrey Richardson (6) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Eastside Rams during the first game of the season on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Eastside 48-13. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Buchholz Bobcats wide receiver Luke Whittemore runs in for a touchdown after making a catch against the Eastside Rams during the first game of the season on Friday, August 28, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Eastside 48-13. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Buchholz Bobcats receiver Bryan Jaszczak (18) celebrates with quarterback Jackson White after scoring a 69-yard touchdown against the Citrus Hurricanes on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz defeated Citrus 44-0. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer First Coast Buccaneers receiver Kevin Stepherson makes a catch over Gainesville Hurricanes defender RaiJuahn Alexander on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville defeated First Coast 31-26. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Hurricanes quarterback Caelan Christian, center, celebrates with running back Chris King after scoring a touchdown against the First Coast Buccaneers on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Gainesville defeated First Coast 31-26. 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 safety Keomis Markham forces First Coast Buccaneers quarterback Jevaro Hardy to fumble 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 Columbia Tigers players in the tunnel before the game against the Buchholz Bobcats on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Columbia defeated Buchholz 39-27. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer)
Buchholz Bobcats cheerleaders do pushups after a touchdown against the Columbia Tigers on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. Columbia defeated Buchholz 39-27. (Matt Stamey/Staff photographer) Santa Fe Raiders cheerleaders perform after the first quarter against the Bradford Tornados on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer P.K. Yonge Blue Wave running back Charles Strong runs for a touchdown against the Santa Fe Raiders on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. The Raiders beat the Blue Wave 36-13. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Fort White Indians running back Donald Robinson returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown against the Hawthorne Hornets on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 in Hawthorne, Fla. Ft. White defeated Hawthorne 40-18. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Fort White Indians defender Nick McClain breaks up a pass intended for Hawthorne Hornets receiver Latrevious Mann on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 in Hawthorne, Fla. Fort White defeated Hawthorne 40-18. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Buchholz Bobcats running back Torrey Richardson, left, and Luke Whittemore celebrate after Richardson scored a touchdown to take the lead late in the fourth quarter against the Santa Fe Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Buchholz defeated Santa Fe 18-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Buchholz Bobcats cheerleaders on the sidelines against the Santa Fe Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Buchholz defeated Santa Fe 18-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Santa Fe Raiders head coach Bill Wiles celebrates after the class 4A region 2 finals against the Dunnellon Tigers on Friday, Nov. 20 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Santa Fe defeated Dunnellon 15-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Magazine Santa Fe Raiders players celebrate after the class 4A region 2 finals against the Dunnellon Tigers on Friday, Nov. 20 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Santa Fe defeated Dunnellon 15-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Magazine Dunnellon Tigers receiver Maurice Goolsby drops a pass in the end zone in front of Santa Fe Raiders defender Isiah Cromarty during the class 4A region 2 finals on Friday, Nov. 20 2015 in Alachua, Fla. The Tigers missed a field goal on the next play. Santa Fe defeated Dunnellon 15-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Magazine Santa Fe Raiders quarterback BJ Williams walks off the field against the Dunnellon Tigers during the class 4A region 2 finals on Friday, Nov. 20 2015 in Alachua, Fla. Santa Fe defeated Dunnellon 15-14. Matt Stamey/Staff photographer Gainesville Magazine

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