— jd (@jdtollefson) September 6, 2016
With Labor Day behind us, prep football is in full swing. On fields across the country, thousands of teenaged boys have already clashed with rivals, and countless more will join the fray this coming weekend, as teams scratch and claw for every inch, testosterone coursing through their veins like the salmon of Capistrano.
And, yet, a girl playing powder puff football just whipped them all. This young woman from a small North Dakota high school paved an extra 15 yards for her classmate with what Twitter user J.D. Tollefson appropriately dubbed “a greasy block” of a would-be tackler during a powder puff game this past weekend.
As the girl trailing the play attested with one hand over her mouth, as if to say, “Oh, dear God, have mercy,” this was The Block of the Year, and nobody — including any five-star 300-pound offensive linemen around this great nation — will match it this fall. Or maybe ever. This is the glory country songs are written about.
In fact, I’m pretty sure the girl who levied this block watched Al Pacino’s speech from “Any Given Sunday” before her powder puff showdown and fought for that inch harder than even Lawrence Taylor ever could.