What a game! Seton Hill vs. East Stroudsburg University

Jaymar Anderson runs for good yardage against Seton Hill on Saturday night.

Jaymar Anderson had a huge night and ESU came back to win over Seton Hill on a rainy night in East Stroudsburg.

Jaymar Anderson dives for more yards against Seton Hill on Saturday night.

Anderson gained tough yard after tough yard, diving here for a few more important yards.

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ESU’s defense stood strong in the second half and Joseph Odebode celebrated after stopping Seton Hill on a third down attempt.

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Jylil Reeder made an acrobatic catch in the fourth quarter to ignite the comeback.

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Anderson kept running, gaining yards, and broke an ESU game record by scoring 6 touchdowns!

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Couch Douds seemed to say, “We had this; no doubt about it.”

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The smile on R.J.¬†Sarajian’s face says it all after the 41-34 victory.

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Friday Night Football’s Aerobatic Action

Lehighton v. Pocono Mountain East

This Friday night’s football game, featuring Lehighton at Pocono Mountain East, included some aerial attacks down field from the quarterbacks. Some amazing acrobatic action ensued!

Many fans enjoy and prefer the passing game. It’s exciting to see a quarterback drop back behind the line of scrimmage and toss a throw to a sprinting receiving. It’s even more awesome when the receiver makes an acrobatic catch! This night had it all: throws, incomplete passes, receptions, and interceptions. What is not to like about all this?

Capturing this in-the-air action with a camera is not always easy. I am sure I’ve missed plenty more than I got with my lens! However, I do believe I am getting more consistent, which is imperative when working as a freelance stringer for the local newspaper; in my case, the Pocono Record. It is crucial to get some action shots that might be deemed worthy of print by the editor. Football players jumping high into the air to catch a ball is one of the money shots. Get the ball in the shot as the players are in the air and you’ve got a chance. Oh wait, did you remember to get good focus? What about the composition of the photograph? Is your exposure right? These are hard enough to manage on a sunny day; now try to accomplish them at night under high school stadium lights! (I just have to get a new camera!!! In my case, I am dreaming about, hoping for, and trying to save my pennies for a Nikon D4! This camera is newer than mine and boasts some incredible high ISO shooting for these low-light conditions. Anyone willing to offer me a loan?)

I am passionate about sports photography and I live for this challenge to capture the action in the air!

My next game is tomorrow night and I can’t wait to have a crack at it again!