Hannah BaldwinThe News-Star
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Karen WarrenHouston Chronicle
In first place, we thought the photographer exhibited good seeing by capturing this in-between, quiet moment. Second place features good reaction and was close to being our first place selection if the guy on the right was separated from the guy on the left more. (Obviously not the fault of the photographer.) Third could use a tighter crop to remove that distracting shaft of light on the lower left. It's a nice, quiet moment before the game. We liked the tension of the left shadow and the subject.
Judges: James Brosher/Freelance, Chris Howell/Bloomington Herald-Times