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Seniors secure Powder Puff three-peat (VIDEO)

Throughout the year, high school girls anticipate the highly-acclaimed Powder Puff tournament, in which each class participates in a game against one another for a championship title. Similar to last year, Powder Puff was held in the springtime on the North Field from 6-8 p.m., March 23.

During the school year, classes compete in a series of competitions beginning with homecoming in the fall, and concluding with Powder Puff, where girls play flag football and boys serve as cheerleaders.

The first round ended with a senior win over the freshman, 14-6, and a sophomore win over the juniors, 18-0, sending the seniors and sophomores into the championship game. Competing for third place, the juniors took on the freshman. The rookies competed well, defeating the juniors, 20-6.

In the championship game, the seniors took on the sophomores and led throughout the match, sealing the deal with a win, 14-0. This win gave the class of 2012 the title of three-peat champions, which has not been done since the class of 2002.

According to senior Nicole Hensley, who has played since freshmen year, Powder Puff is a great time to strengthen relationships between classmates through friendly competition.

“It feels awesome to be the dominant team for the past three years,” Hensley said. “It has been really fun and has made me proud of the girls in my senior class. My favorite moments are seeing all of us coming together and play ferociously; we all just get in that mindset that we have to beat all the teams and it was really fun to see us do that for the past three years.”

Throughout the event, emcees Tyler Krigbaum, ’12, and Austin Rurik, ’12, would run onto the field to provide commentary for the audience, while also capturing opinions from players and coaches.

“Being an emcee for the three-time defending Powder Puff champions was a lot of fun because you can say whatever you want and you have the opportunity to talk in a fun and different way,” Krigbaum said. “The seniors versus freshmen [game] was a ton of fun because I have a lot of friends on both teams.

“It was great interacting with both sides and the freshmen surprisingly played well against the seniors; it’s always entertaining to see the girls from each class competing and, of course, seeing the seniors come out on top.”

Although Chloe Duerr, ’14, ended up with a sprained finger and concussion in the senior/freshman game, the experience was not soiled. Her favorite moment was during the game against the juniors, and states that she feels like her team has potential for upcoming years.

“My favorite moment in Powder Puff was when Katie [King, ’14] made a touchdown since it secured our win over the juniors, plus it was a great play that showed our teamwork,” Duerr said. “I think next year we have the potential to make championships and possibly win it. Our seniors won’t be as hard as the ones we faced on Friday, and I feel that we all have a good grasp of how to play Powder Puff now.”

In between the games, cheerleaders put on a performance for the audience while also cheering on their teams. Sophomore Eric Cowin choreographed a routine for his fellow cheerleaders.

“I had to do everything so I did all of the choreography and that took quite awhile, but it was worth it in the end,” Cowin said. “It is always fun to make a fool of myself and to go out there and see what I can do in front of people; it helps me do things in public better.”

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    Tyler LairdMar 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

    That was really fun playing video games for several periods of the day, then having a great time at the Garces soccer tournament.

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