Assignment: BYU vs. UMASS

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Michael Shelton (18) is tackled by Massachusetts Minutemen defensive lineman Joe Previte (61) as BYU hosts the University of Massachusetts, NCAA football in Provo, Saturday November 18, 2017.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU fans celebrate a late touchdown as BYU hosts the University of Massachusetts, NCAA football in Provo, Saturday November 18, 2017.

Looking Closely at an Activity in our Public Schools

The past two years, with so many societal changes, have brought to my mind this question: What things are normal and accepted today that won’t be in the future?

We don’t photograph the normal things. But I’m trying to stop putting my camera down when something happens that I’ve seen over and over and at the time seems superficial to what I’m covering.

I’ve been thinking about things like injuries at football games. Over the years I’ve found myself not photographing them, or just taking a photo in case it’s a big blow to the team’s season to lose a star player or something like that.

But has a bigger story been at play the entire time?

Football players get injured. It’s a normal part of life.

But I wonder how normal it will look in the future as we learn more and more about CTE. Reading League of Denial is enough to open anyone’s eyes to the dangers to the head.

But with that said, congrats to the state champs! Right?


Assignment: Mountain Crest v. Orem

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mountain Crest’s Lepi Taukiuvea (5) and Orem’s Ben Daley (3) as Orem faces Mountain Crest in the Class 4A High School State Football Championship game in Salt Lake City, Friday November 17, 2017.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mountain Crest’s Brady Hall (1) watches the ball fall out of his hands with Orem’s William Tenney (49) standing over him as Orem faces Mountain Crest in the Class 4A High School State Football Championship game in Salt Lake City, Friday November 17, 2017.