Seniors dominate juniors in Powderpuff game

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Seniors dominate juniors in Powderpuff game

Photo by Mike Anthony Vargas

Photo by Mike Anthony Vargas

Photo by Mike Anthony Vargas

Story by Jacob Phillips, Online Editor

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The senior girls defeated the junior girls in the annual Powderpuff game 72-16 Oct.9. The senior girls came out to play on both sides of the ball putting up 275 yards in the air and over 550 yards on the ground on offense and came up with 6 sacks and 3 picks, one of which was returned for a touchdown, on defense. The game was controlled by the seniors right out the gate forcing a shut out at the half. 

“I devised a great plan for my defense, and they went out and executed well,” Senior coach Gabe Roberts said. 

Senior Sophie Wells played a huge role in the senior’s success gaining 300 rushing yards for three touchdowns and managed to catch a pass for a touchdown as well. On defense, she came up with 5 sacks and 3 other tackles for loss.

“I was out there having fun, I play soccer and run a lot and I like playing football, so that prepared me for the game,” Wells said. “I wanted to be able to beat the juniors without rigging it so I played extra hard,”

What would any good football team be though without its cheer squad? This year there was no opportunity for senior and junior boys to sign up to cheer, but that didn’t stop a number of senior boys from jumping over the fence out of the stands to cheer on the girls. 

“Cheering is something I looked forward to since my freshman year,” Senior Ben Koch said. “When I found out that they weren’t going to let guys cheer this year I decided I would just show up and do it,”

The boys led the senior section in chants and celebrations, as well as put on a show by performing stunts such as the human pyramid. They even got the opportunity to perform a halftime show. 

Overall the powderpuff experience was on full display and was fun for everyone in attendance. The game was entertaining and showed that the girls can go out there and perform just as good as the boys on the football field.