Town-Crier sports writer and photographer Gene Nardi has made it into the final round of the Friday Night Football Magazine Florida Photographer of the Year contest for the second year in a row. Nardi’s photo, in which Wellington High School receiver Jymetre Hester leaps up for the catch, splitting the Royal Palm Beach double coverage of K.J. Bowles and Dominique Miller, has gotten him to the finalist round. Voting is open, and continues through April 27. As of print time, his photo is in second place.
The magazine will feature a high school football photographer and is letting fans choose who will be featured. Photographers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas submitted entries, and fans are being asked to choose their favorites from the finalists.
Nardi, who has long been covering sports in the western communities, has photographed and reported on many local sports events and teams. To support Nardi, visit www.fnfmagazine.com/poty/fl-poty to vote for his photo.