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A rivalry for the ages Loy Norrix plays their first football game against their Kalamazoo Central rivals on September 20, 2019. Photo Credit / Perla Santiago

Junior Juan Hernandez gets ready to start a new play during the September 20 game against Kalamazoo Central. This was the first game Loy Norrix had against KC for the 2019-2020 school year.

Photo Credit / Perla Santiago

Loy Norrix senior Derrell Mabon Jr. escapes the crowd of players to race away in an attempt to score a touchdown. Mabon has been playing football since the 4th grade.

Photo Credit / Alexis Weeden.

Seniors Izayah Balden and Nate Goodwin-Kelly pay close attention as the game progresses. The two students were active leaders of the student section during the game.

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Senior Derrell Mabon Jr. takes a break from the action to cool off mid-game. Playing football and other sports during high school creates a community as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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Junior Trenton Snell listens as Head Coach Terry Farmer talks to the team. Team huddles allow coaches to share critiques on plays as well as providing feedback to the team and suggesting plays of their own to the team.

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Loy Norrix senior Felice Stegall excited for her half-time performance with the Loy Norrix band. Stegall has been playing for the Loy Norrix band for 3 years.

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Loy Norrix senior William Hawthorne performs during the half- time performance with the Loy Norrix band. The band wasn't able to perform in one of their competitions this fall due to the curfew imposed on high school activities after the recent outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephilitis.

Photo Credit / Perla Santiago

Senior Brendan Brown plays trumpet for the half-time show. The half time show in a football game provides an opportunity for the band to practice for future competitions.

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Senior Wyatt Harris plays the snare drums for the drum line. Harris has been playing the drums since elementary school.

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Junior Carlos Morales performs with the color guard and the Loy Norrix band during the half-time show. Morales spends most of his time practicing routines for the shows.

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Junior Treyton Allen dives as an attempt to catch the ball. This was during the first half of the game.

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Senior Izayah Balden cheers on the Loy Norrix football team while the student section is focused on the game.

Photo Credit / Perla Santiago