Juniors prevail in annual Powder Puff tournament

Bryan Murphy, Sports Editor

It’s not very often you see girls tossing the pigskin around on the field. But once a year, the boys step aside and let the ladies play under the lights for the night.

The annual Powder Puff football tournament was again a success this year, as the junior class won the tournament after defeating the freshmen class by a score of 7-6 in the finals. Junior Sarah Fawcett was very pleased with the way her winning team played.

“The team did great,” Fawcett said. “Our practices helped us prepare for the game and the group of girls we had playing were so much fun to be around. It helped a lot when it came to playing as a team.”

The group of hardworking juniors won their first game against the sophomores, 29-24, while the freshmen team got to the championship after blanking the senior class 17-0.  But the upperclassmen were able to edge the youngsters to take the trophy.

The Powder Puff games are a unique event that Fawcett hopes are continued in the future.

“I think it’s a great experience, especially playing under the lights,” Fawcett said. “I also love how you get to play against the other grades. It keeps it exciting and really competitive.”