A journalist is meant to impartially document whatever assignment they are given.
Over the weekend I was assigned to the Maryland 4A State Championship women's soccer match. Local Catonsville High School was making their first appearance in the finals and it was my job to capture the game.
As we got closer to the beginning of the match the students of Catonsville were showing a level of school pride that I had not often seen. You could really feel that not only the players but also the student body wanted this win.
It is hard not to have a favorite team. You go through life watching sports always choosing who you would rather win. Sometimes the underdog, other times your alma mater or favorite pro team. Whatever the game, choosing a side to root for is natural.
Often I do not find it hard to separate myself from the games I cover but this game was different, I could feel the emotions in the air and everything was taking shape into what could have been a great win for Catonsville.
Unfortunately the game did not end this way. Even after 70 minutes of a score-less game, Catonsville's opponent, Walt Whitman High School scored two goals to win the game.
Many of Catonsville's players were devastated. Often I try to shoot more of the winning team, the excitement often makes great images, but so does the defeat. It only shows how much these young players wanted to prove themselves on the field.
Until next time, take care!