Seniors narrowly beat juniors again in annual Powder Puff game


Photo courtesy of Kayla Kahrl

Ready set play. Juniors Kayla Kahrl and Caroline Kennon jump in excitement to play in WJ’s annual Powder Puff game against the seniors on May 22. The juniors played a close game, but ultimately lost.

This year’s Powder Puff flag football game carried true senior spirit, although each team only scored one touchdown. The seniors beat the juniors 8-7 in a close, competitive game.

Senior Leah Greenberg scored first, with the juniors scoring a few possessions later on a pass by Olivia McBerry to Geneva Smith to tie the game up.

“Olivia McBerry’s spectacular pass to Geneva Smith for an amazing touchdown upped the morale for the team as a whole and gave something the fans to cheer for,” junior spectator Gabe Riveiro said.

Both the seniors and juniors played tough defense. Each team recorded multiple key interceptions and stopped long runs that stalled drives.

There were four to five students that were given the role of coach to assist the players by telling them where to line up and helping explain the rules of the game.

Even though the game was very slow paced, the announcers and background music entertained the crowd and players by commenting on what other players were doing on the sideline and on the track.

“[The announcers] were hilarious. I liked how they roasted the seniors,” junior Izzy Orezzoli said.

The game was still successful even though the seniors forgot to bring the flags. Instead, the juniors and seniors played two hand touch football that was more pushes and shoves than gentle taps.

The Powder Puff game marks the end of the seniors reign and is one of the first WJ senior traditions in which juniors can participate.