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Students Face Off in a Game of Powderpuff Football

After several weeks of preparation, the Juniors walk away with a 12-6 win over the Seniors
The seniors run out to their sidelines as they are awaiting kick-off

The juniors and seniors of West Lauderdale battled their way through a game of powderpuff football for the second year in a row. Powderpuff has been around since 1972 allowing high school female students to play a game of flag football while the male students are depicted as cheerleaders.

On October 27th, our female footballers took the field. Since the seniors won the toss, they decided to kick off the game with the ball. To start the game off, they ran down the 45 yard-line and got a first down. Not too long after, they scored their first touchdown by Katie Lank. The juniors tried their best to make a comeback but were not successful. To begin the 2nd quarter, junior, Lily Anderson, made a tackle which gave the seniors a first down. Unexpectedly, Coach Loper, a referee, threw a flag going against the defense, which then pushed the offense up. Though they had a penalty, the seniors found it hard to find a way to push through. Following a turnover on downs, the juniors were able to successfully make their way down the field. Maddie Kate Bunyard then surprisingly ran the ball scoring a touchdown and causing the score to be tied 6-6. Right before halftime, the juniors were able to get the ball back but missed the interception which led to the game going into halftime with a tied score.

Going into the 3rd quarter, the seniors were able to get the ball and run it down the field. Nonetheless, they were not able to bring up their score. Shortly after, the juniors were able to gain some motivation and bring their score up. With only a few minutes left on the clock, the juniors took the ball back from the seniors.

The cheerleaders from both teams put on a show which left the stands filled with laughter. As the game ran out of time, the juniors knew that they were going to successfully walk away with the win. The final score was 12-6.

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