Brian O'MahoneyFor the Chicago Tribune
William GlasheenThe Post-Crescent
Matthew ApgarDaily Chronicle
The expression on the ball carrier’s face as he was getting hit by a defensive player made this an easy choice for first place. Clean shallow depth of field along with rain in the image added to its effectiveness. The third place entry had good expression, perfect ball placement and a clean background made this a strong entry.
Judges: Mark Rogers/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Jay Crain/Lubbock Avalanche Journal