Who says girls can’t play football?

Annual Powder Puff game results in junior win


On May 18 the Junior class beat the Senior class 21-7 at the annual Powder Puff competition.  Powder Puff is an event where the junior and senior girls play a game of football against each other. They are coached by the junior and senior football players.

“I expected them to do really well,” junior “coach”, Gaylon Gradick said. “I was surprised when my team actually won because the seniors always win. It felt good to win; the girls attended practices and it really paid off. It was a nice change.”

The girls and guys that participate are all volunteers. It’s a great way to practice team work. Leading up to the game there are practices where the girls run plays that the coaches actually use in football.

“I was really excited because for the seniors it’s one of the last things we get to do together,” senior Joc’Lyn Lovett said. “I knew it was going to be fun. Even though our class didn’t win, we all came together after and shook hands. It was a bittersweet moment.”