With high school back in session, the home opener at the legendary Zaepfel Stadium saw the resilient Eisenhower Cadets take on the double-tough Selah Vikings. It was a great game to kick off the Friday Night Lights football season in the Yakima valley. I was on hand to check out the action. Looking to more from both teams in the coming weeks.

In the end, it was the Cadets who beat the Vikings with a score of Eisenhower 14, Selah 12

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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