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Classes compete in annual games, sophomores clinch win

For a time of some friendly competition among the classes, FC participated in their annual Powder Puff tournament, April 19. Much like last year, the games were held on the North Field from 6-8:30 p.m.

The first games ended with the sophomores defeating the juniors in a close match, 12-10, and a win for the seniors over the freshmen, 26-6. The seniors and sophomores were sent to the championship the with juniors and freshmen vying for third place.

The juniors pulled it together to beat the freshmen, 12-6, while the seniors and sophomores battled for first place. After an interception by senior Maddie Yee for a touchdown, the sophomores answered back with a touchdown of their own. Going into overtime, the sophomores rallied together to score their winning touchdown, earning the title of champions with a score of 13-7.

A moment to remember is how Ivette Ibarra, ’15, would describe her Powder Puff experience. As quarter back for the winning team, Ibarra was excited about the outcome of the game, knowing it was a team effort that led them to victory.

“Powder Puff was really exciting,” Ibarra said. “It was definitely a memorable moment; a highlight of my sophomore year. I was kind of nervous in the beginning but as the first game went on I was excited and confident. The championship game was definitely nerve-wracking because we had to go into overtime but we were all determined to win.”

Mikayla Messer, ’14, enjoyed her time spent at Powder Puff although she was disappointed with the outcome. Seeing the turnout of the game this year, she is motived to improve her skills as well as the effort of the overall team.

“It was really fun,” Messer said. “I was kind of nervous at first but once I got into the game, it was really fun. The first game we were 10-0 so we were up and I just thought that we were gonna win so I let my guard down. But then we lost so the next game we were all on it and we won so that made me happy. Next year we will probably just be more intense and work harder.”

Sophomore coach Chris Grossman was extremely proud of his team for winning the championship. To Grossman, the success the sophomores accomplished this year was a representation of all their hard work and effort they put into their practices and games.

“It was the greatest experience of my life,” Grossman said. “To see all the hard work and effort they put in accumulate to such an overwhelming success; it was liberating. I don’t know if anyone really expected for the sophomores to win, but it gives us the chance of a possible three-year streak.”

As her last year of Powder Puff, senior Jessica Healy was excited to be a part of the event. Although, the outcome was not particularly to her liking, she was just happy to be surrounded by her friends, playing a game she loved.

“It was awesome and fun to finally place in Powder Puff,” Healy said. “We got second place which was really exciting for all of us. Our first game was good because we basically squashed the freshmen. I was just happy and having fun during the championship game. It was just fun to play with friends and have a good time. I was kind of sad that we didn’t win but it didn’t matter too much to me because we’re graduating soon and going to Disneyland so I’m still happy.”

Not knowing what to expect, freshman Emmaline Khron was surprised by the intensity she saw from other teams. Whitcomb played quarter back for the freshmen and did not think the girls would be as rough as they were, but she takes it as a good lesson for next year.

“I was kind of nervous because there was so much pressure so I didn’t want to mess up,” Whitcomb said. “It was a lot rougher than I thought it would be; the girls are pretty tough. This year we got a feel for it and next year we’ll be able to prepare more with more plays and things like that.”

Coaching his class’s girls for the last time, senior Brandon McCormick was appreciative of the dedication the girls put into the games. Thankful to all those who helped with Powder Puff, McCormick was impressed with the overall night.

“Powder Puff was an overall good turnout and it was a privilege to coach the senior girls,” McCormick said. “I enjoyed everything about it even though we lost in overtime. It was disappointing but I was just happy to see the girls having fun. I appreciate all the hard work leadership put into the set up and making the night a memory to my senior year!”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @viv_nicole. Follow The Feather via Twitter: @thefeather.

Editor’s note: Check back soon for an added slideshow.

For more news, read the April 18 article, New courses deepen students’ knowledge for future careers.

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