Centralia High School Football Coach Erle Bennett stands on the sideline during a playoff game at Centralia High School on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Centralia lost the game, which meant it was Bennett’s last game as the head coach. He said it will be hard to leave his team because of the strong bond he has formed with his players. “You don’t have them in that setting where you’re around them that long,” he said. “You get very attached to them over four years.”
Janette Johnson, employee at Angell’s Western Wear & More, organizes Centralia Panthers merchandise on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. She is a former Centralia High School English teacher and the mother of two former players coached by Erle Bennett. “They would have walked through a wall of fire for him, and there is a lot of respect there,” Johnson said.
A Sporting Kansas City supporter chants on the stand of Children's Mercy Park stadium in Kansas City, KS during the a Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas on Sunday, June 19th, 2016. The main supporters group of the home team, known as "the Cauldron," usually occupies the north side of the stadium.
Tarasa Gardner, associate professor of language and literature at Moberly Area Community College, guides students on writing their essays during the Fundamentals of Writing course in Moberly, Missouri, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. This developmental class is designed to prepare students for more advanced English courses.
Jason McLoud, a junior studying computer science at the University of Missouri, sits in the cockpit of Car 87 designed and manufactured by the Mizzou Racing team in the parking lot of the MU Research Reactor Center in Columbia, MO on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Testing the vehicle allows the team to collect data and tone the engine before leaving for the Formula SAE Michigan competition at Michigan International Speedway.
University of British Columbia's No. 122 car soars through the track during Formula SAE Michigan competition's endurance event at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI on Saturday, May 14, 2016. In order to prove the vehicles' durability, the cars have to complete 22-kilometer course. The team finished 54th out of 116 teams participated.
Service technicians work on repairing a combine in the Sydenstricker John Deere dealership in Mexico, Missouri on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Although farmers can have access to codes that diagnose problems in the machines, sometimes only technicians with specific knowledge have the ability to fix them.
Douglas Porter poses for a shot during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 10, 2017. A Capital Pride Parade participant interacts with paradegoers in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The parade was later disrupted by protestors from No Justice No Pride, who demanded that Capital Pride should address social justice issues and police brutality.
Sturgeon High School Counselor Matt Boyer greets students as they walk to class at Sturgeon High School in Sturgeon, Missouri, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Boyer said higher education is lacking in relationships between students and teachers.
Junior Ethan English (left) and sophomore Max Houck (right) tweak the intake system of Car 87 before testing at the University of Missouri's Engineering Building West in Columbia, MO on Thursday, April 12, 2016. The intake is designed to distribute air evenly to each cylinder to ensure efficiency of the engine.
A young D.C. United supporter reacts while watching the home team compete against LA Galaxy at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The team drew 0-0 with the visiting side in front of in front of a crowd of 17,730
Two craftpeople at work to create an installation for the annual True/False Film Fest, a festival highlights documentary filmmaking, at the True/False Lab in Columbia, MO on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Lab is a hidden workshop on Business Loop 70, where local artists, carpenters and sculptors produce art installations on display during the festival.
Katie Clark (left) and Isabel Gompper (right) prepare for the Open Hunter division beside the course during William Woods University Spring Fun Show in Fulton, Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara (left) attempts to block FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo during a Major League Soccer game at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS on Sunday, June 19, 2017. The home team prevailed with a 2-0 victory.