Work of September

Work of September

It’s football time in Tennessee!

As a native of the arctic northern state of Wisconsin, I’ve never been able to grasp the love that Southerners have for football. Since moving here I now see how seriously people take this sport.

How seriously? We’re talking fireworks, tailgating, big stadiums, marching bands, coaches with police escorts and all-too-passionate fans. Oh by the way – that’s only high school football.

It’s a little crazy if you ask me. Other than Friday Night Lights and Tennessee football I had some breaking news and other general assignments squished in this month. Check out some of my favorite frames from the month here!

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A Campbell County player warms up during a game between Campbell County and Powell at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro, Tennessee on Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Fans arrive during a game between Campbell County and Powell at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro.

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Campbell County runs out of the locker room during a game between Campbell County and Powell at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro.

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The game begins as the sun sets during a game between Campbell County and Powell at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro.

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Campbell County’s Elijah Phillips (15) face-masks Powell’s Riley Bryant (6) during a game between Campbell County and Powell at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro.

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Early morning walkers cross the Gay Street Bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

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Mennonite John Guenther watches as workers make sorghum syrup Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill in Muddy Pond outside of Monterey.

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Anderson County’s Stanton Martin (9) warms up during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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Anderson County’s Ethan Powers (43) cools off in the mist during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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Anderson County’s Steve Wagner (85) rests before the start of the game during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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People watch the game during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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Anderson County Head Coach Davey Gillum celebrates with quarterback Stanton Martin after he ran a 34-yard scarmble to finish the first half of the game with ascore of 42-10 during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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Anderson County Head Coach Davey Gillum and his wife Margarita are drenched with water during the celebration during a game between Anderson County and Heritage at Anderson County High School in Clinton.

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Visitors arrive, some in costume, at Creepycon at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, September 8, 2017.

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Ty Hutton dresses as Mad Doctor from Fright Works at Creepycon at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville.

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A cosplayer readies themselves backstage before the costume judging contest at Creepycon at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville.

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A wild guineafowl walks along the centerline of a rural road in Muddy Pond, Tennessee.

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The dance team performs along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. during a game between Kingston and Austin-East at Austin East High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Austin-East’s Jahson Jackson (23), back, and Ja’Zine Pelcher (5) listen to music in the locker room before the start of the game during a game between Kingston and Austin-East at Austin East High School in Knoxville.

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Austin-East players prep before the game in the locker room during a game between Kingston and Austin-East at Austin East High School in Knoxville.

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Pride of the Southland band members wait to take the field during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

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Tennessee running back Ty Chandler (3) pushes away Florida cornerback MarcoÊWilson (3) as he runs the ball down the field during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

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Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith (25) fails to catch a pass near the endzone during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

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Fans in the Florida section celebrate after the ball flew out of bounds into their section during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

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Tennessee running back John Kelly (4) reacts after making a touchdown during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

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Florida wide receiver TyrieÊCleveland (89) celebrates with fellow teammates after making the winning touchdown during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.

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An inspector puts on gloves after a raid conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Roundup Restaurant in South Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Roundup is charged with buying stolen meats from drug addicts.

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A Knox County Sheriff walks along the premises after a raid conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Roundup Restaurant in South Knoxville.

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Tennessee Director of Athletics John Currie smiles during a press conference announcing new information concerning the Tennessee Lady Vols name, logo and brand at the Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio on the UT campus in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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A safety officer keeps an eye out during an announcement ceremony at West Town Mall in West Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mall officials announced that the building will undergo renovations including new color palettes, furniture and signage.

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The AAU Lady Ballerz perform at the “Pat – A Legacy of Love” movie premiere event at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The documentary movie focuses on Pat Summitt’s work in bringing basketball to young girls in Iraq.

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Kindergartner Lily Kurpis grabs her lunch at Gibbs Elementary School in Corryton, Tennessee on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Knox County Schools has worked to reduce sodium content and increase whole grains in school lunches as well as offering more vegetables and fruits .

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Cook Mary Harless prepares meals at Gibbs Elementary School in Corryton.

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Knox County Schools Executive Director of Food Services Brett Foster stands in the lunch line at Gibbs Elementary School in Corryton.

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Fans arrive during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. UMass Minutemen game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

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during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

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Tennessee defensive back Justin Martin (8) takes down UMass running back Marquis Young (8) during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. UMass Minutemen game at Neyland Stadium.

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UMass wide receiver Jyvon Brown (88) is blocked by Tennessee defensive back Nigel Warrior (18) during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. UMass Minutemen game at Neyland Stadium.

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Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones yells during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. UMass Minutemen game at Neyland Stadium.

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A fan waits for the Vol Walk during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium.

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during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium.

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Indiana State safety Keaaris Ardley (27) and Tennessee wide receiver Jordan Murphy (11) lose control of a the ball during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium.

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Tennessee wide receiver Josh Palmer (5) reaches for a pass during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium.

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Tennessee running back Ty Chandler (3) celebrates after winning the game during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium.

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Gillam Lard, 14, of Blackburg, Virginia, wears a horse mask during the Vol Walk during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

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Peyton Manning greets fans with his son Marshall during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

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Council member Marshall Stair listens to the arguments during a special meeting to decide the tie for second place among the primary candidates for the 4th District for city council at the City County Building in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. In the end, candidate harry Tindell won the vote.

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Palmer Mason cuts down stalks of sorghum at Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill in Muddy Pond outside of Monterey, Tennessee on Monday, September 18, 2017.

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Caitie McMekin

 

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