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Dodgeball Black Out

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Buffalo hosted a dodgeball tournament on Tuesday night as part of Homecoming week. The tournament allowed the teams to play a few games outside of the bracket before ultimately narrowing down to the final two teams: The Guns and Throwses and Black Out. Black Out took a quick lead knocking out the majority of opposing players. Guns and Throwses held on for a while but eventually lost out to the new dodgeball champions. 

Jay Camino explains the new rules of the tournament

Jay Camino, a P.E. teacher at the high school, explains the new rules of the dodgeball tournament to all the players on Tuesday on the football field. These rules included when masks were expected to be worn and when they were allowed to come off.

Kollen Milmine looks for someone to throw his dodgeball

Kollen Milmine looks for someone to throw his dodgeball at on Tuesday. The annual dodgeball tournament was held outside on the football field and started regular games before going into the tournament.

Piper Schmidt holds friend and fellow freshman Madi Leighton

Freshman Piper Schmidt holds friend and fellow freshman Madi Leighton between Madi’s games on Tuesday. Leighton stayed for a minute before getting up and returning to the fields.

Keehen Rickett dodges a ball before throwing his own back at the other team

Keehen Rickett dodges a ball before throwing his own back at the other team on Tuesday on the football field. Between each game the balls were sanitized so as to promote safety.

Bradyn Strouf catches a throw during the second to last game

Bradyn Strouf catches a throw during the second to last game of the night on Tuesday. During the early games, two different fields had games playing at the same time to speed things up.

Cassie Downare picks up a ball from the corner of the field

Cassie Downare picks up a ball from the corner of the field on Tuesday. Downare was one of the last two players in the championship game for the second placed team.

Blake Bell launches a ball during the championship game

Blake Bell launches a ball during the championship game on Tuesday on the football field. Bell was on the team named Black Out that quickly got their opponents down to just two players.

Sam Hulick, Matthew Harrison and Marko Glassock stand together

From left, Sam Hulick, Matthew Harrison and Marko Glassock stand together after the end of the championship game on Tuesday. The three played for the team that got second, Guns and Throwses.

Team Black Out poses for a serious team photo

The dodgeball tournament champions, team Black Out, poses for a serious up-and-away team photo after their normal smiling one on Tuesday on the football field.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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