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Job Mason, 18, from Thorndale, TX gets spirited body paint applied by Department head for hair, makeup and special effects make up Nancy Rankin and special effects artist Louis Moncivias of Austin, TX on the set of Abel’s Field. Thrall High School has a new head coach this season and has been trying to make it back to the playoffs this year but has also been juggling schedules with an independent film production being film at the school in Thrall, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

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Zac Sprague, the 2nd AC holds out the clapper before shooting the next scene of Abel’s Field. Thrall High School has a new head coach this season and has been trying to make it back to the playoffs this year but has also been juggling schedules with an independent film production being film at the school in Thrall, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

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Erick Smart, stunt coordinator for Abel’s Field instructs Thrall high school football players on how to run the play for the scene as head coach Jeff Doege looks on. Thrall High School has a new head coach this season and has been trying to make it back to the playoffs this year but has also been juggling schedules with an independent film production being film at the school in Thrall, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2011.