Powderpuff 2018

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As the school year begins and students anxiously wait for this years “Out of This World” homecoming, some are awaiting the annual Powderpuff event. Powderpuff is on Wednesday, October 17th and the first game begins at 6:30 at Robinson. Tickets are only 5 dollars at the door! Powderpuff is an event held at the beginning of every school year, it is where girls from grades 9-12 compete against each other in flag football. Each grade has their own team and those teams practice for the couple weeks leading up to the event. Male students from each grade coach the players in hope to win. The first game of the night at 6:30, is the Freshman vs the Seniors.

 

Name: Joey Plancic

Grade:9

  1. Why did you play powderpuff this year and have you before?
    This is Joey’s first year playing powerpuff because she’s a freshman so it’s their first year able to play. She decided to play because her older sister played and she also wanted to try and play football. She said “I would watch my older sister play at all the games and it looked like it would be a fun experience to do with my friends”.
  2. Do you think your team will be successful this year?
    Joey doesn’t think her team will be successful at all. “Our team can’t really catch or have any plays planned out. During some practices, the freshman scrimmaged the sophomores and ultimately lost.

  3. What’s your favorite thing about playing?

The best thing about playing for Joey was being able to have fun with friends and and experiencing new things. She says, “It’s a very fun environment to be a part of and involved in.” She has never played football and loved trying it out.

  1. What would you change about the experience if you could?

The best thing about the coaches was that they really do try to make up plays even when they typically don’t end up working. However if she could change something about the experience it would be to have better coaches that know how to teach.

  1. What is your position and do you enjoy playing in that position?

Joey plays center, but would prefer a different position if they weren’t all taken.

 

Name: Abby Krug

Grade:10

  1. Why did you play powderpuff this year and have you before?
    Abby played powderpuff last year as a freshman and decided to play again this year, because it was a fun experience with friends and she knows the coaches which makes the experience better. “It was fun playing football, flag football, I haven’t done it since I was little kid so it was fun to play again.”
  2. Do you think your team will be successful this year?
    The sophomore class has 15 players this year while their first competitors (Juniors)  have around 40, so substituting players will be more difficult but Abby says, “I think it will be fine because we have good athletes and if we don’t win, we tried our hardest.”
  3. What’s your favorite thing about playing?

Abby’s favorite thing about playing was the relationships and memories you make that make this a special event. She enjoys that it’s something unique to our school and it’s different and a once a year event.

  1. What would you change about the experience if you could?

Abby overall enjoyed the overall event, and loved playing with her friends and creating memories. If she could change it, she’d change the shirts because they are mens cut and she’d prefer a womens cut that fit her.

  1. What is your position and do you enjoy playing in that position?

Her position is wide receiver and running back

 

Name: Blake Hopkins

Grade: 11

  1. Why did you play powderpuff this year and have you before?
    This is Blake’s third year playing powderpuff, so she has played every year so far. She plans to play next year as a senior. She played powderpuff this year because she enjoys spending time with her friends after school, and the practices keep her active.
  2. Do you think your team will be successful this year?
    Blake thinks her grade will be successful this year, because they have a lot of athletic girls on the team. “There are so many players this year who are strong which I think will help us out.
  3. What’s your favorite thing about playing?

The coaches, “They aren’t super insane and are funny and know what they’re talking about.”

  1. What would you change about the experience if you could?

Instead of it being just a one day event, Blake thinks that it should be two days. If it were two days, she thinks it would be less tiring for the teams and it would be better for the two final teams to plan things out.

  1. What is your position and do you enjoy playing in that position?

Blake plays wide receiver and enjoys it.

 

Name: Allison Hopkins

Grade: 12

  1. Why did you play powderpuff this year and have you before?
    Allison played her freshman year of high school. She played this year because it is her senior year and thought it would be fun to play for her last year of high school.
  2. Do you think your team will be successful this year?
    “Yes, my team is looking strong this year and I’m excited to see what we can do.”
  3. What’s your favorite thing about playing?

Allison’s favorite part about powderpuff is throwing the perfect pass to someone and they catch it and score. It is very exciting and gets you pumped for the actual game.

  1. What would you change about the experience if you could?

Powderpuff was rescheduled to late October due to the weather and Hurricane Florence quickly approaching. So Allison says that the one thing she would change is the weather.

  1. What is your position?

Allison plays QB1 and loves to play that position!

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