Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hard-hitting Powderpuff game ends with juniors on top

Alyssa Genther scores for the juniors while her teammates Maddie Sharar and Naomi Stafford celebrate.

  • Alyssa Genther scores for the juniors while her teammates Maddie Sharar and Naomi Stafford celebrate.
  • Senior Carly Geurink cuts inside before bouncing it outside for a big gain on a sweep.
  • Hawkeye senior Heidi Mihm grabs Alyssa Genther's flag to stop the juniors.
  • Late in the game, the seniors look for the strategy to pull it out - to no avail.

The 2012 edition of the powderpuff game was everything one would expect when the junior and senior girls get together to play a flag-football game during Homecoming week. Although no blood was shed, no fights happened, and nobody was called with a contract to play corner for the Lions next week, it was a great time for everybody involved.

Senior Carly Geurink cuts inside before bouncing it outside for a big gain on a sweep.

The officiating was on a professional level for this game, like the replacement refs, but anyway…

The juniors got off to a fast start, scoring on a long TD run on the second play of the game. The 2-point conversion was no good. ┬áThe junior defense got a three and out, and when on back on offense, the referees called back a big play for some reason they didn’t explain. The call wouldn’t matter because another long run for 6 gave the juniors a 12-0 lead. What became clear early on was the everybody was playing for keeps, with some rugby-style hits and even stopping for a injury at one point.

The seniors would not go down without a fight, scoring and getting a two-point conversion to bring the score to 12-8 at the half.

Hawkeye senior Heidi Mihm grabs Alyssa Genther's flag to stop the juniors.

The second half was a tough, defensive battle as the juniors chewed up clock time. The seniors had a long possession that came up short after a stop on 4th down.

The juniors put the wraps on the game with another touchdown to make the final score 18-8.

Every dollar that was raised for admission went to the Susan G. Komen foundation for cancer research.

 

Late in the game, the seniors look for the strategy to pull it out - to no avail.

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