Senior Girls Win 2019 Powderpuff Championship


Gioia Cumicek, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

UPDATE:  The seniors, the Class of 2020, took home the trophy, defeating the juniors in the championship game of the tournament.  According to Frau Laaksonen, she was nothing but impressed by the play of the girls, the leadership of the football boys who coached and the organizational work of the two coordinators.

PowderPuff 2019 will take place Monday evening, October 21, under the lights at Ted Frisch Field. 

Estimated time of start is 7 p.m. at the varsity football field, and players should arrive between 6 and 6:30.  

“This year’s smallest team is the freshman team, but you don’t need big numbers,” said Frau Laaksonen, head adviser of Student Government, which organizes the event as a part of Fall Fest Week.

The layout of the tournament will be the same as past years. Organizers plan on holding five games, cutting one if necessary to finish by nine. 

Each grade must play the other grades and the final two winning teams then play to see who wins overall champion. The winning team receives a trophy at the end of the night. 

Freshman coaches are Henry Weber, Tate Milton, Jason Vandenhouten and Jack Berndt. 

Sophomores are coached by Sam Gille, Max Rader, Keegan King and Caden Capamaccio with Will Zellner, Tim Turek, Aiden Wolfram and Hogan Anderson handling coaching duties for the juniors. 

Senior coaches are Ben Smet, Max Healy, James Arett and Jack Kress. 

Seniors Joel Meglic and Evan Walczyk are coordinators for the games.

To play, girls had to submit a concussion form. 

“I am very excited to see how Powderpuff turns out this year. It should be very fun,” said Student Body President Max Timmer.

Each team has been able to practice prior to the game. In these practices the teams go over their plays and figure out who their strongest/main players will be.

“PowderPuff is a fun way to bond with the girls in your grade and do something different,” said senior Abby Wittler.