Annual Powderpuff game set for Thursday


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The Powder Puff tournament is a heated competition between the two upper classes. (Photo By: Chrystal Rhone)

Last year's  Powderpuff game was very close all the way to the very end. (Chrystal Rhone photo)
Last year’s Powderpuff game was very close all the way to the very end. (Chrystal Rhone photo)

Senior girls will face off against the junior girls Thursday night in the annual Powderpuff  game which is the ultimate in rivalry competition each year.  With coaches selected from junior and senior football players,  the girls have been spending the past few days after school practicing and working their best to get better as a team.

“The practices have been great!” senior Powderpuff player Nakeisha Gonzalez said. “It was just a little hard to find what you were good at in the beginning, but I feel very confident. The senior girls are really great.”

The players are excited and pumped for all their own reasons. Some joined the team to make their senior year memorable, others just thought it’d be a fun thing to do with friends,  while others just love competing and did it for the athletic experiences. Senior Ana Yanes and her sister Cinthia who is a junior, decided they just wanted to compete against each other.

“My younger sister and I made a pact that when I was a senior and she was a junior we would play against each other,” Yanes said. “Now that it’s my senior year, it’s actually happening. I guess it’s just sister rivalry.”

The girls all have noticed a lot of improvement on both teams. Both juniors and seniors show a lot of determination to win and they feel that their coaches are a big part of that.

“The football players are great, they run the drills and give us a lot of advice on how to improve and work harder.” Yanes said.

This game will definitely be an interesting one. Also, there will be a special halftime show from some guy cheerleaders and High Hats. They have also been working hard to perfect their performance and routines, so  that should be one of the most entertaining parts of the game. The game will start at 6:30 Thursday night so make sure you bring your friends out and come support everyone involved in this event.

“The thing I look forward to the most is just seeing all my family and friends in the stands cheering me on and having fun!” Gonzalez said.

Kickoff will be at 6:30 and students can pay to see the game which will also feature cheering from the junior and senior boys.