L-Girls Take on Powderpuff

L-Girls Take on Powderpuff

Jenna Anderson, Writer

On Wednesday, October 3, the L-girls took the football field. After two, competitive, 20 minute halves between the juniors and seniors, the juniors won this year’s Powderpuff game with a score of 18 – 6.

During the first half, Chloe Barnthouse, the quarterback for the juniors, scored 2 touchdowns with impressive runs. She said, “My favorite part of the game was probably being with most of our class and just laughing and having a good time.” The juniors ended the half with a 12 – 0 lead.

Chloe Barnthouse in action.

The cheerleaders gave an impressive halftime performance. The normal squad was replaced by junior and senior boys. After one practice, each group created a routine filled with cartwheels and pyramids. Sverre Sears, a junior who cheered at the game, said, “It was a fun, cool experience to switch the perspective and cheer on the girls playing on the field.” After 10 minutes, the teams hyped up for the second half.

The seniors came out strong and scored a touchdown with a 55 yard run by Toni Brooks. Lindsay Schwartz, a running back for the seniors, said, ”It was so much fun to be with my whole grade.” With a score of 12 – 6, the juniors took possession on the senior’s 25 yard line. Lara Mathias, a junior running back, took a handoff from Barnthouse to score on a run. With only 3 minutes left, this was the last touchdown of the game. The final score was 18 – 6.

There has been a controversy surrounding the game. In years past, the junior teams have claimed that the game was rigged so the seniors would win. Although, this year, the juniors proved that there is no conspiracy.

Both the junior and senior teams rushed the field for an exciting celebration. The coaches of the juniors, Sam Hughes and Chris Harris, were ecstatic. The senior coaches, Lance Dixon and Trebron Moseley, were also happy with their team. As players on the WBHS varsity football team, the coaches have the challenge of teaching the girls how to play like they do every Friday. Hughes said that, compared to playing, “It was harder to coach because the players had no prior knowledge of the game and we only had a one hour practice to put it all together. I was proud of each and every one of the players.”

The term “powderpuff” comes from a powder puff, the soft applicator used to apply powder face makeup. This is used to represent femininity. However, the girls in this powderpuff game certainly proved that they’re a lot tougher than they look.

Thank you to Mrs. Danton and Mr. Smith, the organizers of the game, and Mr. Jakeway and Mr. Bellamy, the adult coaches of the teams. Congratulations to the juniors!