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Annual Powder Puff game sparks excitement amongst players

Come see this exciting game!
Reflections yearbook staff
Junior wide receiver Michella Tortelli sprints past the senior Audrey Verbracken in the 2022 powderpuff game. Tortelli returns to lead the seniors in their attempt to repeat as champions in the 2023 game.

This year’s Powder Puff game will be on Tuesday, October 3. Powder Puff is an adaptation from traditional football, but in this game the girls are the stars. The first recorded Powder Puff game was on October 20, 1945, at a college in South Dakota. This game criticizes the tradition that the girls are cheerleaders and the boys are the players.


Some rules are the same, some rules are changed from traditional football. Each team has 11 players and the game will have two halves with 30 minutes each, with a halftime break at the end of the first time. All the possessions start in the beginning of the 50-yard line, as they will only use a half of the field. The touchdowns are worth six points, the same as in the traditional football game. There can be only two coaches in the field at the same time and the game will not have field goals.


Junior Maya Ward is playing running back and corner on this year’s team. She likes to play sports, so she figured why not participate in this exchange of roles? She and her friends had this idea when they were sophomores, and signed up this year.


“I heard about it last year, and I thought it was a really cool experience. So me and my friends decided to do it, because I think it’d be a really fun experience,” Ward said.


Senior Michella Tortelli is playing wide receiver in this year’s game. She has a young sister and likes to cook with her mother. She loves soccer but has never played flag football. She and her team will try to win for a good cause. She said it’s a good way to collect money for the Senior All Night Party and she can play with her friends. Tortelli says she thinks that the game will not have the same number of people watching as a normal game, but she hopes to encourage the public to see the game. 


“I think it´d be a really exciting game. Seniors versus juniors is always like a little rivalry between the two grades and it helps raise money for the senior all night party,” Tortelli said.


The game will start at 7:00 pm on October 3, and will be on the football field. Tickets will cost $5.00. If you don’t have anything to do on the day of the big game, go to watch the spectacular Powder Puff Flag Game, the students will be waiting for you really excitedly.

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