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Powder puff teams ready for Friday night lights

Junior coach Alex Hartnett works with the junior class on an offensive play during a practice this week.

The annual Powder Puff girls flag football game will take place Friday night at the Kingwood Park football field. The reigning champion seniors are ready to take on the other grades.

Senior Brynn Baldon celebrates a big play she ran with senior coach Aidan Pucci. The seniors will play the sophomores in the second game of the night on Friday. (Jordan Hutchinson)

Each class has had a little less than two weeks to prepare for the matchups. 

“It’s hard to prepare for the people that aren’t as good as you,” senior coach Bobby West said.

The first game of the night will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the juniors facing the freshmen. 

The games will consist of two 12 minute halves and a five minute halftime. The clock will not stop. 

“I think the juniors are really good but not good enough to stand up against us,” freshman Madi Moffitt said.

After that game, the sophomores will get ready to play the seniors around 6:15 p.m.

A year ago, the Class of 2024 won as juniors. The year before, the Class of 2023 took the title during its junior year.

This year’s juniors are relying on not only their teammates, but also their coaches to see if they can become the third-consecutive junior class to walk away with the trophy. 

“They can have confidence in us, and encourage us to keep going and not let us get nervous during the game,” junior Bailey Fovargue said.     

The 7-on-7 games will be played on the full field with a first down being 20 yards. The quarterback will receive a snap from the center and then have five teammates able to receive a throw. The quarterback cannot move from their spot and they have five seconds to throw the ball. 

The senior coaches sought out talented players in hopes of becoming the first back-to-back winners.

“I’m looking for energy, accountability, toughness and discipline,” West said. “That’s the four words I abide by.”

Senior Ellery Stanislaw made the team all three years of Powder Puff and is ready for her final year.

“We want to defend the title, so we’ll want to win again and play hard this year,” Stanislaw said.

A new addition to Powder Puff this year is the district wide “Hum-Bowl” where the senior team or an all-star team from Kingwood Park will compete with Kingwood, Summer Creek and Atascosita high school’s Powder Puff teams at Kingwood Park at 5:30 p.m. on May 17.

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