SEASON OPENER: Green, gold, and orange


By Laurie Hamame - lhamame@aimmediamidwest.com



Students excited for the start of football season join with 16 cheerleaders to get loud at the opener. Fans were encourage to wear orange to support Todd “Bubba” Engle, who taught health and physical education at Nord Middle School.

Students excited for the start of football season join with 16 cheerleaders to get loud at the opener. Fans were encourage to wear orange to support Todd “Bubba” Engle, who taught health and physical education at Nord Middle School.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

It’s good to see green and gold back out on the field!


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Senior Myles Reed passes downfield.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Amherst cheerleading squad is 16 members strong this year.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Steele defense kept on top of the Clippers the whole night.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Another tribute to Todd Engle along the fence of the Clippers’ stadium.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

A Clearview ball-carrier is brought down by four Comets.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Trumpet players dance in sync to “Danse Macabre.”


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Flags twirl at the hands of the Steele color guard.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Band members stand on handmade Dia de los Muertos altars where pictures of lost loved ones are traditionally placed each year in their memory.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Big plays, a roaring student section, and a 33-0 victory kicked off the Comets’ 2018 season Friday on the road against Clearview.

Quarterback Jimmy Schill, running back Khennedy Scagliozzo, tight end Nathan Soto, and wide receiver Danny Makruski each accounted for touchdowns that sparked Amherst to the double-digit shutout win.

“We aren’t just a community —we are a family,” said senior Alex Karohl, who attends every game. “Everyone right here in this student section, they’re all family to me and we just love the environment and the spirit the team brings.”

The jam-packed student and fan sections on both sides of the stadium wore orange to pay tribute to Todd Engle, the late Clearview offensive line coach and Amherst teacher who died in May after a long battle with leukemia.

Laurie Hamame can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @HamameNews on Twitter.

Students excited for the start of football season join with 16 cheerleaders to get loud at the opener. Fans were encourage to wear orange to support Todd “Bubba” Engle, who taught health and physical education at Nord Middle School.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0048.jpgStudents excited for the start of football season join with 16 cheerleaders to get loud at the opener. Fans were encourage to wear orange to support Todd “Bubba” Engle, who taught health and physical education at Nord Middle School.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

It’s good to see green and gold back out on the field!
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_9989.jpgIt’s good to see green and gold back out on the field!

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Senior Myles Reed passes downfield.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_9990.jpgSenior Myles Reed passes downfield.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Amherst cheerleading squad is 16 members strong this year.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0008.jpgThe Amherst cheerleading squad is 16 members strong this year.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Steele defense kept on top of the Clippers the whole night.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0012.jpgThe Steele defense kept on top of the Clippers the whole night.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Another tribute to Todd Engle along the fence of the Clippers’ stadium.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0015.jpgAnother tribute to Todd Engle along the fence of the Clippers’ stadium.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

A Clearview ball-carrier is brought down by four Comets.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0028.jpgA Clearview ball-carrier is brought down by four Comets.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Trumpet players dance in sync to “Danse Macabre.”
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0039.jpgTrumpet players dance in sync to “Danse Macabre.”

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Flags twirl at the hands of the Steele color guard.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0041.jpgFlags twirl at the hands of the Steele color guard.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Band members stand on handmade Dia de los Muertos altars where pictures of lost loved ones are traditionally placed each year in their memory.
https://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2018/08/web1_IMG_0043.jpgBand members stand on handmade Dia de los Muertos altars where pictures of lost loved ones are traditionally placed each year in their memory.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

By Laurie Hamame

lhamame@aimmediamidwest.com