THS Powder Puff Game 2019


Peyton McBride, Sports Editor

The annual THS Powder Puff game took place Wednesday, October 9. The stands at the football field were packed with students, faculty, family, and friends all cheering on the girls of THS. The tournament saw the freshmen vs the seniors, the sophomores vs the juniors, the losers of those games, and the winners of those games each taking each other on. The night was filled with fun, food, and football. 

Seniors vs Freshmen

On the second play of the game Sarah Beth Marlowe intercepted a pass from Greenly Elliott that led to a touchdown from Kayley Devivi on the very next play. When the freshman offense took the field they took a direct shot back at the seniors. Quarterback Greenly Elliott ran for a 60 yard touchdown to even the score at 7-7. On the very next play Deaja Porter put the seniors back on top 14-7 after a shifty 60 yard run. After a couple back and forth defensive stands Greenly Elliott threw a pass to Gaby Elliott to even the score at 14-14. The seniors took the lead going into halftime 21-14. The second half was back and forth as the seniors fended off a very game freshman squad 35-28.

Freshman Riley Canavan was proud of how well her team played despite the loss, “I think the team played really well for the freshman class, we played really well together and we had a great time.” 

Sophomores vs Juniors

Going into this game coach Colby Vaughan (12) was very positive that his sophomore group could handle the defending champion juniors, “I have wholehearted faith that my team will play to the best of their abilities.” 

The scoring started late in the first half as junior Abigail Childress ran in a touchdown with 37.9 seconds left to put the juniors on top 7-0. This did not stop Kennedy Thacker from outrunning the junior defense and tying up the game 7-7 at the end of the first half. The second half scoring started with Riley Mills burning past the sophomores to give the juniors a 14-7 lead. On fourth down with 37 seconds left Kennedy Thacker came in clutch reversing field and scoring to tie the game at 14-14 and sending it to overtime. 

In overtime the sophomores scored first after Kennedy Thacker outran the defense and brought the score to 21-14. The juniors scored right back but failed to convert their two-point play and the sophomores prevailed 21-20 in overtime. 

Freshmen vs Juniors- Losers Game

The game for last place ended in a 0-0 tie as a result of two defenses stepping up huge and fending off the other team from the endzone. 

Seniors vs Sophomores- Championship Game

The seniors had a lot to play for and coach Donovan Dickerson (12) knew the outcome before it happened, “We’re the seniors, we’re gonna dub.” 

The seniors took an early 7-0 lead after Madi Belle Barker ran the ball up the sideline for a touchdown. There were quite a few heated confrontations throughout the game; there was pushing, shoving, and screaming. Even after a valiant effort from the sophomores, Deaja Porter sealed the game for the seniors after juking all 9 girls on defense and scoring to give the seniors a 14-0 lead that they would carry out to the end. 

Sophomore Elena Booth, despite the loss, claimed she had a lot of fun, “I had fun even though my shirt got ripped, my hand started bleeding, and my calf cramped. But overall, it was lit.” 

Senior Madi Belle Barker was elated after her win, “This win made me very happy and proud to be a senior.”