Last Thursday and Friday, powderpuff football was back at Lewis County High School, during Homecoming week, squaring off underclassmen and upperclassmen alike.
This year, instead of the games being played after school, the school allowed the students to participate in the games during the day, which the entire student body was able to watch. During the games, the concession stand was open for the students to visit, along with parents, who were also spectators of the event.
The LCHS choir opened the game up with “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the United States’ National Anthem, then the LCHS Marching Minutemen geared up the crowd with “The Fight Song”.
Throughout the game, the band also dipped into their pep band tunes and played for the spectators fun tunes, including songs from their field show.
In the first games of the day the Seniors faced the Freshmen and the Juniors faced the Sophomores. In the first phase of competition, the teams only played half of the football field. The Juniors and Seniors, both came out the victors of their games.
Then, the Freshman and Sophomores, played a consolation game for third place, spanning the entire length of the field. The teams played a hard game, with teams being tied at 13-13 at buzzer, taking them into overtime, which the Freshmen capitalized on gaining the points over the Sophomores.
On Friday, the Seniors took-on the Juniors in the last game, which left the Junior team without points. With 11:44 left in the first half of the game the Seniors made their first touchdown, but an incomplete pass did not earn them the extra point, starting the points of the game off Seniors 6, Juniors 0.
The Juniors then had the ball, however their attempts were thwarted by Senior Paije Bragg intercepting the ball. The very next play the Seniors did score once again, bringing the score 12-0 in favor of the Seniors. At the half the score remained the same.
Four minutes into the second half, Senior Emily Louk, scored yet, another touchdown, and the extra point was scored too, bringing the score to 19-0 for the Seniors.
With the Juniors having the ball, once again Louk intercepted the pigskin for the Seniors.
Then, Sarah Post, managed to squeeze in another touchdown with 9:13 left on the clock for the Seniors, and the extra point was good too. This made the score a crushing 26-0.
With only 1:56 left on the clock once again Bragg managed to intercept the ball and take it all the way, end-zone to end-zone. The extra point was also good for the Seniors.
The final score of the game was Seniors 32, Juniors 0, leaving the Seniors with a huge victory.