REDDING, Calif. - It is a standard practice at so many football games. The players are on the sidelines, and the parents are in the stands. But things are a little different at Shasta High School, where a mother and son duo is trying to co-exist.
"On the sidelines, I'm not his mom. I'm just a photographer," said Gina Scrima.
The volunteer has been snapping up team photos since her son Drew, now a senior wide receiver for the Wolves, was a 7-year-old playing for the Redding Colts.
"We just started doing it just as a fun activity. It was something they wanted to get involved in," said Scrima. "Little did we know it was going to turn into a whole family event."
She is no ordinary parent up in the stands. Whether she is playing team doctor, or offering up pep talks, Scrima has been there.
"These kids have all gone on to high school playing together, that I've been like a second mom to them. They're my football family," Scrima said.
But when it comes to her son, there are no penalties for interference. To her, he is just ‘number 8.'
With the season's end in sight, and Drew graduating this year, the Shasta football duo is looking toward what is next.
"When it's ready for him to go on I'll probably still continue taking pictures for the high school," said Scrima. "I love doing that. I love doing it for the kids."
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