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Powder Puff football

In Campus Life on September 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm

By: Kristen Hegel

            Every fall, girls in each grade have the chance to engage in a little friendly competition known as Powder Puff football against the girls of another grade. Like always, each grade is a team composed of 30 girls; the Freshmen play the Sophomores and the Juniors will play the Seniors.

Kick-off spirit week by attending the annual Powder Puff football. Photo courtesy of Facebook

The cost to participate in this year’s game is $15, which includes the registration fee and t-shirt. After signing up and paying the fee, one must have a required permission form filled out and signed by the player’s parent. The form must be turned in by Tuesday, September 13 to Ms. Rochester in room B206. An information meeting will also be held on September 13 to answer any questions participants might have. Players must attend one of the two practices which will be held September 19 and 20.

            “It’s a really fun memory to have; we make it as real as possible. You go through high school and there are a lot of things to remember, for me, one of my best high school memories was Powder Puff football,” Rochester, one of the coordinators for the event, said to encourage girls to sign up. “It gives you a chance to do something out of the ordinary and different; you don’t have to be athletic.” The referees for this year’s game are Mr. Wilson and Mr. Pittman. The Freshmen-Sophomore game will be held first and the Junior-Senior game will follow. “Playing Powder Puff football is totally radical,” Abbey Rich, senior and second year player, said.

            Not only is the game entertaining and a great source of school spirit, but the proceeds will support our school’s FBLA team. Admission fees will go towards FBLA so they can raise money to travel to the state competition this year. “It’s a major fundraiser for FBLA to help pay for registration costs for state competition, which is $70 per student,”Rochester, a sponsor of FBLA, said.

            “As always, it’s the kick off for Spirit Week,” Rochester said. The Powder Puff game is September 26 at 6:30 p.m., the Monday night of Spirit Week. So whether or not you choose to participate in the annual Powder Puff football game, make sure you show up to support the girls in your grade and cheer them on to victory.

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