Junior Powderpuff Team Loses 36-6 to Seniors


Morgan Kienzle

Chelsea McCaulsky scores a touchdown in the seniors’ big win over the juniors in the powderpuff game.

Sunday’s powderpuff game ended in a 36-6 blowout, with the senior class coming out on top for the second year in a row. The class of 2023 is now 2-0 in  powderpuff games, beating the seniors last year as well when they were juniors.

The leading scorer on the senior team was Lydia Worthing. Others seniors who scored were Lexi Lovrich, Olivia Gregg, and Chelsea McCloskey. The one touchdown scored by the juniors was by Chloe Hammond.

“I was happy with our performance,” said senior Brielle Campbell.

Sponsored by the Bellwood-Antis Key Club, the game not only was free of charge to get into, but it also raised money for the special Olympics by donation.

The seniors led 14-6 at halftime before exploding for a big second half.

“We did exactly what I said we would – demolished the juniors,” said Worthing. “We are Bellwood’s highest scoring team in powderpuff history.”

Junior Olivia Hess was asked about how she thought the game went.

“I feel we played better than we thought we would,” she said. “The overall the outcome was better than we thought it to be, and it was for a good cause.”

Senior coach Tighe Eaken was asked how he prepared his team for the game.

“We knew we were going to win . We knew it was going to be a blowout,” he said. “Even though Cami Focht  was in our players’ heads, we stayed focused on the goal and won.”