Seniors clench Powder Puff title

Hannah Grubbs, 12, runs down the field after taking the football. She later would score a touchdown. Photo by A. Esser

Hannah Grubbs, 12, runs down the field after taking the football. She later would score a touchdown. Photo by A. Esser

by Brandon Rimer

A mass of black and white jerseys appeared on the South football field, only this time girls were sporting the apparel. It was time for the third annual powder puff football game on Sept. 27. The rosters for each team, however, were smaller than expected, as fear of injury kept some coaches from allowing athletes to compete in the activity.

“Some coaches don’t want athletes to play cause of risk of injury,” athletic director Aaron Jackson said.

While not all coaches kept their players from participating, but the players who couldn’t play were supportive of the decision.

“(I was) kind of mad at first (about not playing), but volleyball is more important to me than getting hurt in a powder puff game,” Hannah Jennings, 12, said.

“I’m still going to support on the side lines and cheer for my senior girls” Shelby Lewis, 12, said.

The seniors had a few good plays to clench the lead. Hannah Grubbs, 12,  hit it in the hole and took down some people.

“The game was fun, and it was my last chance to play because I’m a senior,” Grubbs said.

The final score had the seniors over the juniors, 49-29.

There was talk of possibly moving the game from Homecoming Week  to dead week, Nov. 7-11, but according to Aaron Jackson they aren’t rescheduling or offering a rematch during that week.