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Juniors victorious in annual Powder Puff games

The year-long competitions between all grades have concluded with the Powder Puff tournament, held on the North Field from 6-8 p.m., March 28. This series of contests, which begins with homecoming in the fall, comes to a close with the annual games, in which girls play tag football and boys serve as cheerleaders.

The preliminary games ended with a senior win over the freshmen, 19-0, and a junior win over the sophomores, 22-0. Competing for third place, the sophomores faced off against the freshmen, losing 6-0.

In the championship game, the seniors took on the juniors, tying 12-12 during half-time, which led to overtime. The juniors were able to pull ahead, and made key stops to hold their lead and win 14-12.

First-time coach Alex Campama, ’11, disapproved of the outcome of the championship game and said that if he had known about overtime rules, his senior team would have come up with more plays.

“It was really fun seeing the girls do the plays that we [the coaches] drew. They would just look at them and figure them out, so it was cool,” Campama said. “Of course, I’m not necessarily happy [with the outcome], but what can you do? If I could have changed something, it would have been the overtime rules; I would have had the girls run more plays.”

Despite the loss, Campama enjoyed the advantages of playing under the lights brought out for the game. Along with this, student leadership adviser Rob Foshee thought that the notion of playing at night gave the game a better ambience compared to playing during the day.

“Having it with lights for the two final games made the atmosphere more professional,” Foshee said. “Everyone had a great time.”

Throughout the event, emcee Austin Rurik, ’12, was seen running out onto the field with the other emcee, Josh Hopper, ’12.

“The games were intense,” Rurik said. “Another class other than the seniors winning is nothing new; it happens all the time. I was the emcee this year because I had done it last year with [’10 alumnus] Tyler Revis and enjoyed it so much that I hope to continue to do it next year.”

A player for the sophomore team, Jenna Orcutt had never heard of a Powder Puff game before she began attending Fresno Christian this semester.

“It’s very new to me, and I thought that it’d be fun and I’ve always wanted to try something new,” Orcutt said. “I was nervous because everyone was talking about how competitive everyone got. It definitely gave me a new respect for football players, especially the quarterback because he has to work under all that pressure.”

This marked the class of 2012’s second consecutive win for Powder Puff and the third time they have made it to the finals. For Katelyn Miller, ’12, the contest stands out as a memorable event of her high-school career.

“It felt great to beat the seniors because we’re younger than them and they expected to win,” Miller said. “The game got really intense, and I’m glad we took it into overtime. I was glad that we won because there were so many great girls on our team and we gave our all throughout all of Powder Puff. It was definitely a memorable experience for high school.”

For more information, read the March 18 article,
Powder Puff games to be held March 28.

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    Kelsey GunnerSep 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    It is so cute seeing people that we know as little kids!

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    Sydney CarlsonSep 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Wow, elementary seems like it took place forever ago. This picture is so cute!

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    Cassidy HutchinsSep 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hahaha this is hilarious.

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    Michele GrahamSep 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Where do you guys find these pictures?

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    Fatima CostaSep 7, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Well, this is embarrassing … haha; at least it’s good to show Abel that we did know each other in elementary; even though he says he didn’t talk to me till high school.