October 3rd – Detroit Catholic Central
While at my 50th Year Detroit Catholic Central High School class reunion, I plunged into my first attempt at high school football photography, fittingly snapping pictures of my alma mater’s star 6-4. 245 running back, Niko Palazeti, in my debut.
Sporting News wanted photos of high school football and basketball Division 1 prospects for a new magazine it is publishing next summer.
Catholic Central is an awesome 6-0 and ranked 3rd in the State of Michigan.
Niko is a bonifide Division 1 fullback who typically runs over opposing team tacklers, also plays nose tackle on defense and captains the varsity squad.
I also snapped some photos of CC running back Anthony Capatina and tight end Anthony Erickson.
October 10th – St. Johns College HS/Bishop McNamara
Back home in Virginia, I set up a photo shoot with St. Johns outstanding junior tackle Kevin McReynolds before their game with Bishop McNamara October 10th.
Scout magazine ranked the 6-4, 284 pound McReynolds one of the top high school defensive tackles in the U.S.A.
While shooting game shots, I also focused in on McNamara’s Hannibal Robinson, who is ranked among nation’s top junior running backs.
A tough battle on the gridiron between 14th Washington Metropolitan ranked St. Johns and 18th Bishop McNamara was decided by a mere three points with the victory laurels going to Bishop McNamara.