Juniors earn powder puff dub

Juniors won the powder puff game with a score of 19-16.

Kendall Westgate, Editor-in-Chief

There is a minute left in the fourth quarter. Juniors are down by three— until junior Amira Martin receives a direct snap and rushes to score the winning touchdown.

“I felt extremely happy that I made the touchdown and my team members provided such great offense against the seniors; so they scored the winning touch down, too,” Martin said. 

The reigning senior team fell to the juniors, 19-16.

For the majority of the game, juniors held the lead. At halftime they were winning 7-0 and in the fourth quarter seniors came back with a touchdown and 2-point conversion, bringing the score to 7-8. After the seniors’ touchdown, juniors followed up with a touchdown of their own, but didn’t convert their 2-point attempt.

With 1:30 left in the fourth quarter, and the score at 13-8, seniors scored. Their 2-point conversion propelled them to the take the lead, 16-13. The juniors followed up with Martin’s touchdown, which sparked controversy over if the runner stepped out of bounds. 

“The touchdown call made me mad because I feel like the referees should have made the call more fair, instead of always making sure the juniors got their way,” senior Chloe Orlikowski said. “I was upset because I really wanted the seniors to win.”

The junior and senior teams battled until the clock ticked down.

“At the end of the game, there was tough competition,” junior team coach Ryan deCardenas said.  “Both sides really played very well.”