TX Football 2A Div. 2 Region 3 Final
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Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
Total Posts: 1100
Country: United States

My team, the (orange) Yellow Jackets have three losses on the season. Last week, they avenged an earlier blowout against most predictions to continue into the next round of the playoffs. Last night, they did it again...beating one of the favorites to win state. It was a nail-biter, but the Jackets took home the 2A-II Region 3 championship.

Friday, they take on East Bernard (TX) at Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. If they win next week, they head to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington to play for the state title.

I'm really uneasy about my equipment though. In the last few minutes, the AF of my old 300/2.8 (non is) began to stop working. I would shake, reseat, flip switches, bang on the side with my palm, and it would come back on. Then, a few plays later, it stopped again. Today it seems to be fine...but I'm nervous. It was incredibly humid (you could see the haze). I'm hoping the oddness was a byproduct of the extended humidity. I've been saving cash all season for an additional lens, but a gallbladder surgery put that out of reach. I'm just tonight looking for a used 70-200/2.8 non-is for backup lens/second body use. (If anybody's selling one, PM me, but I've responded to a few in the B/S board as well). What a bad time for my 300 to start acting up!

Anyway...enough with the small talk...

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-1 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-2 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-3 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-4 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-5 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-6 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-7 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

8)...This one was the play of the game...Hughes Springs (red) was in the redzone on a fourth down, and the Elysian Fields defenders broke it up. No faces here though

120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-8 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-9 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-10 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-11 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-12 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-13 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-14 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-15 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr

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120112 Elysian Fields Football Flickr-16 by Jeff Stapleton Sports, on Flickr



CW100
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4271
Country: United States

nice set



clarence3
Registered: Sep 28, 2008
Total Posts: 2205
Country: United States

Jeff_Stapleton wrote:
I'm just tonight looking for a used 70-200/2.8 non-is for backup lens/second body use. (If anybody's selling one, PM me, but I've responded to a few in the B/S board as well).


PM sent



Aqualung
Registered: May 19, 2007
Total Posts: 2062
Country: United States

Liking #6 the best Jeff, nicely done. Good luck w/ the lens problem...

Chris



Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
Total Posts: 1100
Country: United States

Thanks all.

Clarence, I got your PM. I already moved on a different one, but I appreciate your offer .

11-15 were all shot with a 7D. There is a noticeable shift in noise quality to me



BillP57
Registered: Apr 07, 2010
Total Posts: 921
Country: United States

Very nice shots, Jeff. Sorry to hear about the lens problems.

Bill



Jeff_Stapleton
Registered: Aug 23, 2008
Total Posts: 1100
Country: United States

Thanks Bill. I finally have a 70-200/2.8 incoming as a backup / 2nd body lens