Sam Jones

“Football is like religion here.” And it is combined with religion here. Sam tells me that every Sunday the team goes to church together and every Wednesday the Coach has a prayer breakfast. Football is so big that the revival at a local church was reduced from 5 days to 3 days because no one comes on football nights.


This is Sam Jones, he is a senior at Byrnes High School. He is the field goal kicker on the varsity football team that is made up of 98 young men. This is his car he inherited from his grandmother and just finished remodeling after two years. He wants to be a PE coach.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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