Late Game Heroics help Seniors win Powderpuff Game

Late Game Heroics help Seniors win Powderpuff Game


Late Game Heroics help Seniors win Powderpuff Game

Game raises $2500 in support of Breast Cancer Research


Game raises $2500 in support of Breast Cancer Research


Ashely Schoenian (Matt Lienemann)

The annual Powder-puff game between senior and junior girls had a different dynamic this year as the class of 2017 came into the game as the defending champions. This was the first time since 2003 that a class had the opportunity to win both as juniors and seniors.

“We walked in with such a big win from last year, that gave us the motivation to get another win as seniors, especially knowing we had the chance to make history and win back to back,” Chelsea Hedderman said.

The game began with the juniors taking the ball to begin the game. They had a three and out then went for it on fourth down. This attempt was unsuccessful and set the seniors up in excellent field position.

On this ensuing possession the seniors capitalized and scored a touchdown for the first points of the night when Bridget Nickel threw a passing touchdown to Rylee Donovan.

As the game progressed both teams were unable to put together any touchdowns or field goals as both defenses were playing well.

The second half junior Natalie Albinger drilled a long field goal giving the juniors three points and making the score 7-3.

Less than four minutes remaining in the game the juniors shocked everyone After getting the ball back and gaining a first down Lily Buckshaw handed the ball off to Albinger who ran past multiple defenders and scored a touchdown.

“Everyone went crazy, I ran up and hugged someone I didn’t even know. By far the best moment of the game,” Junior Alyssa Royer said.

The seniors were worried that they may not win.

“We were terrified that we weren’t going to pull it off,” Ashley Warren said.

But it did not take long for the seniors to reclaim the lead as Warren took a handoff on the first play of the drive and ran past the entire junior defense for over 50 yards for a touchdown

“Scoring the touchdown was a surreal feeling, it really didn’t sink in until later on that night. I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the offense either,” she said

This touchdown was enough for the class of 2017 to hold on and win for the second straight year.

“After the game it was just so amazing to know that you are champions back to back and made history again,” Hedderman said.

But in addition of this great game the school supported a great cause, the Susan G. Komen foundation. Activities director Mindy Thiel was also happy with how the game went.

“Everything ran as it should have we had two great teams and it turned out to be a awesome game. We raised over $2500 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Also student government raised $300 for the Bartsch family,” Thiel said.


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