.good.luck.shelby.county.

For the past few weeks I have been shooting a story on Shelby County Football Coach, George Cottrell. I have had the best time! I'm not a big sports shooter - but the relationships and excitement present in this team make it worth my while and then some. This Friday the rockets face Scott County once again in their first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, I can't be around to cheer them on and document their win (:-)), so I wanted to give them my best wishes in the most extensive blog post ever.

I hope that if you haven't made plans this Friday (or if you have, change them) you would hop in your car and take a trip to Georgetown, Ky. to support our Shelby County Rocket Football. It has been my pleasure to document their journey thus far, and I am sure that if you take the time to make the drive you will enjoy yourself. This years coaches have gathered a group of young men who are genuinely excited about football - and their joy makes for great imagery. Good luck boys - I know I'll see you next week in round two! Thanks for letting me share in your opportunities!

A bit of Coach Cottrell to begin.

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Watching his son, Quinten, play in the Freshman game, with son Jaron at his side.

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I know this isn't football, but I love the look on his wife's face as George leads the choir (he's amazing BTW) Sunday morning. It is so telling to his character and their relationship.

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Pre-game meal.

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A little practice with Coach Dallas.

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An oldie, but goodie.

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This is pretty much the case always - George cracks a joke, makes the serious face and everyone else laughs.

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Rocket pride, is county wide!

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He's not this scary :-)

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I wish you all lots of these moments this Friday!

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George and his son.

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Again at the Oldham game.

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Ewwweeee...Scott County.

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Coach Shipley and I made a deal that I could have more access if I wouldn't take photos of him. Glad this was from before the deal.

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Hope to see lots of this on Friday.

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And none of this.

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The fabulous Alice Creque from Max Performance.

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I'm sure the stands will be packed like this.

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Ooooooohhhhh, Jerry.

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This moment brought to you by Sports Legends.

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A little left over from homecoming.

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LOVE this light!

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I hope you all remember this speech from after the last Scott County game.

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Think about this face, who got to be the happy one when it was time to shake hands...I trust that Shelby County will make him cry this week. ;-)

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I'll be praying for you! Good luck...and someone call me, so I know how it all turned out. Most important, have fun and be safe!

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