Class of 2020 Fights Their Way to Back-to-Back Powder Puff Titles

Taylor Siebert

Last night the senior class of 2020 powderpuff team took the field once again, looking for a repeat. Due to last year’s highly controversial win, one thing that was not present were quarterback Maya McDermott’s cleats or rather any cleats for that matter. However, cleats or no cleats did not prove to be a problem for the seniors this year.

Held on the Thursday night of homecoming week, powder puff has become a staple of homecoming celebration. Complete with student announcers, coaches, and of course the male cheerleaders, the event continues to prove to be a fun night for students. Following the parade, sophomores and juniors face off with a 7:30 pm kick off. The winner of that game then plays the seniors to determine a final champion.

The game between sophomores and seniors started off quick for the sophomore team with a touchdown. However, the seniors answered back with a touchdown of their own. After an offense packed half the score stood 8-6 sophomores.

After halftime, it was not long before the seniors got another touchdown on the board and the game was not looking good for the sophomores, leaving running back Chloe Fehn ’20 feeling fairly confident. “I’m feeling good like five minutes left, I think we got it” Fehn said. “Our defense really just needs to buckle down. The sophomores are very aggressive, so we just got to get it back from them. And senior year we got it.”

Fehn’s predictions proved to be right, as the seniors came out on top with a final score of 12-8 seniors. While the seniors came out victorious, quarterback Maya McDermott ’20 acknowledged that all teams showed up ready to play. “I mean the competition was super good” McDermott said. “The sophomores, you know everyone thinks we can just beat the sophomores, but I mean they played a heck of a game and the juniors were solid. So I guess it just kinda feels good to have a twopeat.”

Although McDermott was a crucial part of the senior team’s offense, she credits the win on a dedicated and united team. “[The win came from] definitely just teamwork and communication” McDermott said. “I know people call me MVP, but I just want my team to win and I don’t care about anything else.”

Unfortunately, for the junior team, communication did not win them a game, but rather lost them one. For the sophomore-junior game, neither team showed a strong offense, leading to a scoreless first half. However, it was a last minute touchdown that ultimately led the sophomores to a shutout against the juniors.

Quarterback Emma Roethler ’21 believes that the loss was mostly due to a failure to defend the sophomores. “[It was] definitely defense, I think there was a lot of confusion and we really struggled with communication so that’s what we’ll go over or something next year” Roethler said.

While the juniors came up short this year, Roethler is already looking forward to some redemption next year. “I just think overall we did our best and next year we will just try again harder” Roethler said. “I think we can practice more.”

We will have to wait and see if that practice will pay off next year, but for now the senior class of 2020 is once again the reigning powderpuff champions. Roll Drags.