Juniors Mya Underwood and Layla Simmons attempt to break a tackle.
Juniors Mya Underwood and Layla Simmons attempt to break a tackle.

Seniors Claim Powder Puff Victory

The annual homecoming week Powder Puff football game showcased the talents of Juniors vs Seniors in a heated battle for the dub. The $2 entry fee supporting Flight Crew drew hundreds outside to witness the event.  

The Junior team led by coaches Jaalan Watson, Jameson Sarver and Keegan Wright felt that practices leading up the game were going well. 

“Everyone has put in effort and has done well with something the girls haven’t played before,” Coach Watson said. 

“Practice has been productive, I’m proud of the girl’s development and attendance,” said Coach Wright.

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Even though the players seemed to show up on time, this wasn’t the case for some of the coaches. 

“The coaching staff is normally late but they gave us donuts, so for the most part they are great,” said Junior and quarterback, Lailah Simmons.

Simmons plays quarterback and is inspired by running back

Junior Power Puff team breaking through with anticipation of a win. (Anj)

Kaylan Hitchcock. 

“She’s inspiring because of the way she celebrates our plays,” said Simmons. 

The morale this year was high, putting the stakes relatively high as usual. 

“Our coaching staff is very confident in our players and we know we can win this if we all do our part. A win for us will be every player working hard and a W on the scoreboard,” said Coach Sarver.

This confidence from the coaches extends to the players. 

“Jamo is the best coach because he’s always on time. He helps everyone understand the plays and is always open to making the plays work to their best ability,” said Junior Olivia Ferris. “Everyone brings their all to the game. It’s nice to know we all have the effort to play hard,” Ferris said. Senior coach TJ Porter spoke highly of his team.

“We look way better than last year, we’re way better prepared and had way better practice. I’m feeling more excited than ever,” said Coach Porter.

Senior Bella Hileman is hoping to pull off some plays for the game.

“I’m mostly looking forward to playing with this team and everything that we’ve worked for leading up to it. I’m really looking forward to running the plays and seeing if they work,” says Hileman.

The Seniors came out strong with a touchdown in the first minutes of the game, and ultimately overcame the Juniors with 14-0 route.  The game was suspended early due to injury.

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