I have had the privilege to photograph the football team for Woodrow Wilson High School Trojans here in Portland for about 8 years now. This year, I am attempting to support the kids with images for all sports.
The biggest challenge of photographing any high school fall sport is poor lighting. These stadiums are not set up for photography but what is a little bit of noise right.
The light changes so rapidly in autumn where you have beautiful sunlight to the harsh lights of a high school stadium. Knowing the exposure triangle becomes so important. I typically will not go below 1/800th of a second but may go 1/640th if my tracking of the subject is on.