Powderpuff showdown goes to the juniors

Junior girls win powderpuff 12-8

Jeremy Siegel, News Editor

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the junior girls confronted the seniors in the annual Powderpuff flag football game. With a final score of 12-8, the juniors took the trophy in the matchup. Juniors JaneAnne Tvedt and Sarah Short scored touchdowns, while the senior Julia Koehl scored a touchdown.

Powderpuff is a game meant to give both junior and senior girls an opportunity to play football and participate in athletic activity in a fun and amicable environment. It also provides a place for a friendly rivalry to develop while still having fun.

“It’s fun to work together,” senior coach Dylan Wedan said. “It’s a fun element.”

Many of the competitors don’t compete in sports outside of powderpuff. Powderpuff provides them an environment where they can compete and participate in athletic activity.

“[Powderpuff] is a really fun sport,” junior Caroline Howley said. “It’s a fun opportunity to bond with the junior class while doing something athletic.”

The juniors took home the powderpuff trophy. Ending with a 12-8 score, the juniors were incredibly excited to have won.

“We were all really excited to have won [the game],” Howley said. “It was a great experience.”

The score was opened mid way into the first half by junior JaneAnne Tvedt, who scored from a lobbed pass from junior quarterback Gracen Govan.

“I’m glad I could get some points on the board,” Tvedt said. “We were surprised that we actually won.”

Despite general surprise at the junior victory, it isn’t a rare occasion.

“I’ve coached here for four years,” Wedan said. “It’s happened twice since I’ve been here.”

Throughout the game and in the time afterwards, the air was tense with the animosity between the junior and senior girls.

“Unfortunately, they talk smack on the internet and stuff,” Wedan said. “But if it’s a friendly rivalry then that’s fine.”

However, senior injuries and some referee calls pushed both teams to tense hostility.

“There was some animosity over some of the calls the [referees] made,” Howley said. “And a general precedent … had been broken.”

However, in the end, despite the small quarrels, both teams and their coaches had a lot of fun, upholding the idea behind powderpuff.

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