Grass fields are so awesome!!! They are dirty, wet, smelly and muddy but oh so fun to photograph. FieldTurf fields are easier to maintain and decrease the amount of bleach teams have to use on their uniforms but they are so boring. Even if it is raining cats and dogs, Field Turf drains and there is no dirt to get churned into mud. BORING. Give me mud and muck any time. I’ll risk kneeling in inches of freezing worm habitat to make nice photos any time.
Friday night in Arlington brought wind, then rain, then really nice muddy football players. Arlington took on Stanwood in the annual Stilly Cup. The night started out dry but really windy, but soon after kick-off the rain moved in. The grass field was already sodden, with several standing pools of water. As the night moved on, those pools expanded, creating giant mud pits that turned the double white uniforms of Stanwood into brown/gray messes.
Here is a photo time-lapse of the game.