Juniors score on final play to win Powder Puff game


Zach Miller

Dakota Woomer makes the game-winning catch in overtime of the annual Powder Puff game.

Jacob Bollinger, Sports Writer

Defense was the key for both teams in last night’s Powder Puff game.

Both the Junior sand the Seniors held each other to zero points until the very last play in overtime when junior Kaitlyn Robinson threw a 10-yard pass into the endzone to Dakota Woomer, who leaped up to make the catch to send the juniors home victorious, 6-0.

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I knew we had the talent to do it. We just had to execute. It was a good defensive game for both sides and we worked with what we had.”

In previous years the seniors have bullied the juniors, but this year it was the other way around. The juniors made history with their first win in years.

“I was really happy and very excited that we won,” said junior, Malia Danish. “I knew that usually, the seniors beat the juniors, but I’m glad that we could be the class that proved that the juniors can win!”

The seniors were playing without several  important players, including Allie Campbell, Jamyson Focht and Olivia Musselman.

“It was better to get a win (than to tie),” said junior Caitlyn McCartney. “We had attempted (the winning play) five times, and that was the first time it worked.”

Juniors coach Nick Plank said the final play was satifying for different reasons.

“It was a very stressful night,” he said. “It’s a challenge to coach people who are just learning football. It felt good to win on a pass play because they actually executed it correctly.”

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The juniors celebrate their victory in the annual Powder Puff game.