On fall Friday nights, as the sun descends below the Western horizon, bleachers fill in cities and small towns across the nation. A ritual played out under bright lights will help define the lives of those gathered and will teach the boys who play about competition, honour, hard work, defeat, and victory. Laura Wilson, photographer and author, documents six-man football with 40 black and white photographs.
Laura Wilson is the author of Hutterites of Montana and Watt Matthews of Lambshead. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Talk magazine, and London's Sunday Times Magazine.