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Powderpuff game recap

PHOTO Paul Collins

On Oct. 2, the senior girls competed against the junior girls in hopes of becoming the powderpuff champions. The two teams began practicing in early September in preparation for the game. To play in the game the players must have attended four of the six practices. Players received jerseys that they choose their name and number for, they painted their own sweatpants with seniors being black uniforms and juniors being white uniforms. 

“We had six practices that we really focused on making sure the girls knew what the plays were so they could execute them very well,” senior powderpuff coach Paul Collins said. “The practices were just as intense as the game because we knew what we had to do to get them ready to play.” 

The juniors set the tone to start the game with a touchdown in the first few minutes. The juniors had a solid defense that kept the seniors away from their hopes of scoring. The first quarter started strong with 20 points on the board for the juniors with the seniors at zero.

“The game started out pretty rough in the first quarter. We went down by two touchdowns right away,” Collins said. “Defense was not really tightening up on the corners too well and allowing them to get to the outside as we started to gain some momentum into the half.” 

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With the juniors on top to start the second quarter, the seniors were defeated, but not for long when senior Sophie Smith scored a touchdown to put them on the board. The seniors were pumped up as they finally scored to get them back in the game. 

“We scored a touchdown on a long run by Sophie Smith who did a really great job all night,” Collins said. “Going into halftime the energy was low, but by the end of the half we had the girls pumped up thanks to Sophie Collins who really got them fired up to start the third.” 

The third quarter was where the tables began to turn and the seniors stepped up their game. Throughout the whole quarter the seniors were yelling and the energy was high. The momentum was changing and the juniors were losing their big lead. The seniors began to get into a groove. 

“That’s when you could feel the momentum switch. The Seniors started to bulldoze through on every offensive series. Juniors didn’t give up,” Collins said. “They fought to keep the leading into the fourth quarter but by the end of the fourth, we all know the outcome of the game— seniors on top because they gave everything they had and left it all on the field.”

Starting off the fourth quarter the game was constantly going back and forth. The stadium was loud with fans, teams and coaches yelling and cheering. The game was getting intense as both teams wanted to win badly. However, with less than one minute left, the seniors had a great run made by Smith who gave the seniors the advantage with only a few yards to go before their winning touchdown which was made by Randie Foor. 

“I was so happy that the seniors won because we had to redeem ourselves from last year,” Senior Allie Michewicz said. “The juniors were talking a lot and we had to show them who’s boss. Overall it was such a fun experience and I’m so glad I participated.” 

Both teams put in the necessary effort but the Seniors took the 2023 powderpuff win. The final score was 36-33 with a nail-biter the whole game. 

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