CFNN Reporter Madison Raymes
On Tuesday night the Junior and Senior girls faced off in the annual Powder Puff game. In a hotly contested game, the Seniors took home the win, extending their streak to two wins in a row, as the same team was able to beat the Seniors last year as Juniors. The final score was 35-21. The girls played two solid halves of football, while the halftime show featured an amazing performance from the cheerleaders.
The seniors were coached by Coach Andrade. This was his second year coaching the team. The game was a great start to Homecoming Week and a great way to kick off the ladies’ senior year. The first touchdown of the night was scored by Hailey Core. Kerrigan Brown also scored a touchdown along with Hannah Walker, who would score three touchdowns during the game.
The Juniors were coached by Coach Churchill and Coach Ascasto. This was the first year coaching a Cape Fear powder puff team. The juniors scored twenty-one points, but came up two touchdowns short of the Seniors. All twenty-one points were scored by Jayda Angel.
The game featured its usual aggression and animosity between each team. Bragging rights were on the line, and the ladies wanted the title of Powder Puff Champion. After the first half ended in a 21-21 tie, the Seniors made some second half adjustments and caught on to the Juniors plays rallying for two unanswered scores to secure the win for the seniors.
“Never lost a powder puff game in my entire life. So that makes me happy that me and my friends were able to represent my class and have an amazing senior year!” said Senior Reece Eason.
This is always a fun tradition at Cape Fear High School. There was a big turnout, meaning that a lot of money was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” non-profit charity organization. It is always an amazing thing to see how many people show up, and knowing that the proceeds went to a good cause is always a great bonus.
Next year the Juniors will be Seniors. Will they be able to win their senior year?