Seniors Kick off Spirit Week With a Win Against Juniors in Annual Powder Puff Game

The seniors and juniors played each other at the annual Rock Ridge High School Powder Puff game for charity on October 7th.

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Kaley Chinoy
Sprinting with the ball in her hand, senior Chloe Morro, surrounded by junior opponents Jade Laudermilk (left) and Sophia Clarke (right), successfully carries the ball to the endzone, scoring a touchdown for the senior team.

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Pulling with all their might, powder puff seniors Ryan Nguyen, Farley McDaniel, and Jeremy Fulton pretend to play tug o’ war against the other cheerleaders. The jubilant cheerleaders kept the powderpuff spectators’ spirits high with their continuous and creative cheers they performed on the chilly night of October 7th. “I was feeling really energetic,” Nguyen said, “It was a lot of fun being a powderpuff cheerleader because we got to just mess around and build spirit.”

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After the junior team makes a great play, juniors Nina Harris and Abi Koroma celebrate by jumping up and hugging. “I was so happy to share that moment with Abi, even though we were losing, I was having so much fun,” Harris said. Although the juniors were losing the game, their spirits were high.

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The senior powderpuff players huddle together against the cold October wind to discuss game plans and strategies against the junior opponents. The seniors were already in the lead, but they brainstormed on how to improve their strategies to maintain their lead on the juniors. The energy was contagious, and they broke out into a chant when they departed.

 

 

 

 

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Both blockers from opposing teams, Paige Miller (junior) and Bryanna Hamblin (senior), keep each other from getting the ball. The play ended shortly after.

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The juniors come together for one last chant as they shout “go to college” to the celebrating seniors. It was a hard-fought game, and they kept their spirits high throughout the night with several cheers in support of their teammates.

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The juniors and seniors line up and give each other high fives after the game comes to an end. The score was 35-7 for the seniors, but everyone showed good sportsmanship and spirit throughout and until the end of the game. Both teams had put in their best effort, and it was definitely a great start to homecoming week; spirit week was a victory for the seniors from the powderpuff game to winning the spirit stick at the pep rally.

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The senior team dashes to the end zone to celebrate their big win. They took their senior team pictures while at the end zone.

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The victorious seniors pile up and smile at the count of, “1… 2… 3… Cheese!” The seniors had just won 35-7 against the juniors, and this photo was captured shortly after they had ran to the endzone together after the game had finished.

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The senior powderpuff cheerleaders rile up the crowd with a display of strength as they drop down and give them ten. “It was super fun being head cheerleader at powderpuff,” said senior Ryan Nguyen. “I knew I had to get the crowd pumped up, so I decided to help Jeremy by putting my foot on his back.” Nguyen continued to cheer the seniors on to victory.