Just going through the previews on my camera before I turned in the card I think it did the job nicely. I switched to the new one after using the stock lens (18-70mm) for the first period. It seemed like I always had the lens at 70mm the whole time, so I switched to the new one just to make sure I could get enough light in the shots. I kept the ISO at 200 and the aperture was either 2.8 or 3.5. Because of the white jerseys I didn't want them to look washed out. I think it turned out ok. I'm gonna go to the press guy tomorrow and ask if I can at least see my pics at full resolution to see how I did.
For those that fought for it, freedom has a taste that the protected will never know.