Cold finds at football in Bedford County

I found myself shivering on another frosty sideline two nights in a row. Our sister paper, the Kittanning Leader Times, needed coverage of Karns City's first round of states which was held in a small town about an hour and a half away from me. It was fun going somewhere completely new but no 3G service was a headache. Adding to my frustration, the cold weather made my 400mm work incredibly slow. Like always, I try to push myself to find a handful of features. This time, the steamy breath and sweat from the players made an interesting element. 

 Cold weather settles on the field at Chestnut Ridge High School before the first round PIAA playoff game between Chestnut Ridge and Karns City on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Cold weather settles on the field at Chestnut Ridge High School before the first round PIAA playoff game between Chestnut Ridge and Karns City on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

 A referee looks toward the clock during the game between Chestnut Ridge and Karns City on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.

A referee looks toward the clock during the game between Chestnut Ridge and Karns City on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.

 Karns City's Reese Barger (55) and Kyle Nolan rest in the locker room during halftime against Chestnut Ridge on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.

Karns City's Reese Barger (55) and Kyle Nolan rest in the locker room during halftime against Chestnut Ridge on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.

 Karns City's Christian Turner celebrates a touchdown against Chestnut Ridge on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.

Karns City's Christian Turner celebrates a touchdown against Chestnut Ridge on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge High School. Karns City won 23-14.