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CMA JV Football vs. Fairfield October 15th, 2011

This past Saturday morning, the CMA JV football team played a home game against Fairfield  The weather was nice but a little cold. If there hadn’t have been any wind, it would have been a nice day for a game. (I was wearing long johns. Last year, I learned my lesson at one of the late Fall Saturday morning games where I froze.)

If you’ve never witnessed a Saturday morning football game at Culver Academies, I’d highly recommend watching one sometime. The campus looks great, but what caught my eye were the horses. I’ll explain. Every Saturday morning, the Horsemanship Department lets the horses out their pens to run and get some exercise. Culver is very unique in that these exercise pens are right behind the visiting team’s bleachers. From where I was on the Eagle’s sideline, I had a perfect view of the opposing team’s fans and the horses. At the start of the game, one or two very young children were brave enough to venture over to the fence to talk with the horses and pet them. By the time the game was over, there were at least a dozen young kids doing the same thing. As I drove home from the game, I realized that those kids probably had more fun at this weekend’s game than any other in the season. I imagine that those kids will think back to the game with a smile.

In true Culver Academies form, there is always something going on. Saturday was no different. If anyone had wanted to take a break from the football game, within a few hundred yards, they could have watched Cross Country Regionals or a CGA Polo game. Or, if nothing else, they could have explored Culver’s beautiful campus and walked along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.

The Culver JV Football team played hard and tried. Unfortunately, their opponent, Fairfield High School, has an undefeated JV team. I’m told that this group of young men has been undefeated together for a couple of years. Watching the game, this was very obvious. The JV Eagles lost. It was still fun to watch and there were some great plays. I managed to get a lot of photos that I hope you will check out. (Football photos on a sunny day always turn out better than the ones taken under the lights.)

I’ve posted some of my favorite photos here. Others are located at: http://www.culverphotos.com/10_15_11_jvfootball

Indiana Sports Photographer: CMA JV Football vs. New Prairie

Earlier this week, I photographed the CMA JV football team as they hosted a game against New Prairie High School at Culver Academies. I couldn’t stay for the whole game, but the team ended the first half in the lead. I’ve posted some photos here. Additional photos are posted at:


Culver Academy Football Photos: CMA JV Football vs. North Judson

 This evening, the Culver Academy JV Football team traveled to North Judson for one of the last games of the season. The weather was a little cool but much nicer than the weather that they’ve played in recently. The Eagles played well and made the Academy proud. The game started out with Culver Academy returning the first two kicks that they received with touchdowns. I was busy taking photos of the game and forgot to note the final score, but I believe it was 26 to 8. I’ve posted some of my favorite photographs here; there are several hundred more at www.culverphotos.com.


Culver Academy Football Photos: CMA JV Football vs. John Adams

Today, Ginny and I photographed the JV Football team’s game against South Bend Adams. The Culver JV team played hard in rainy conditions, and I have to admit that it felt a lot colder than upper 50s. I wore four layers of clothes and could have used another layer. We got wet, but we enjoyed watching the game. We saw the Culver Eagles’ quarterbacks get hit pretty hard into today’s game, as Adams is a physical team. The Eagles weren’t successful, but they played hard. One of Ginny’s favorite players is Austin Pegg, number 11. I’ve given Austin the “front cover” of this blog entry because Ginny thinks the drive he led in the third quarter was the best one of the game. Austin may look small, but “he is big on talent,” as Ginny would say.