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Woburn High School Holds Annual Powder Puff Game

Woburn High School held its annual powderpuff game last month where the junior and senior girls battled on the football field for bragging rights.

by Julie McCarthy

Tuesday November 27th marked the annual Powder Puff game, run by Student Council, between the senior and junior girls. The game kicked off at 6:30 at Woburn Memorial High School. The game had two 20 minute halves where the ball went back and forth between the junior and senior girls who fought to score touchdowns. Each year, the girls are coached by members of the football team in their grade to help learn the rules of the game and to help formulate plays. Senior Ryan Glavin enjoyed his last year coaching a winning team.

“I had an absurd amount of fun [coaching the girls]. Girls aren’t easy to work with but the coaches got it done,” said Glavin.

Thanks to help from the coaching staff, and previous experience, the senior class dominated with an 18-6 win over the junior class. After a close game last year that ended in a loss for the juniors, the now seniors came ready to win this year. With senior captains Stephanie Ho, Katie Sullivan, Shannon Gay, Rachel Wells, and Mia Leone leading the team, there was no doubt that the girls would do great. Senior captain Shannon Gay admits that it was a hard task putting the game together, but it was worth it.

“It was stressful [to organize] because there were so many girls. I do think it was a success though because we won and the seniors worked really well together,” said Gay.

The senior class cooperated really well and managed to score three touchdowns. Alexandra Santullo scored the first two touchdowns for the senior class, while Catherine Cooper scored the final touchdown sealing the win for the seniors. Glavin agrees with Gay saying that the team worked really well together.

“I think we did really well; the defense did outstanding.  Last year was a real tough game and we hung in there, but this year we controlled the game,” said Glavin.

Although the senior class did win, the junior class did outstanding for their first year. Ashley Moran was able to break through the outstanding defense to score the juniors’ only touchdown of the game. The juniors managed to put up an impressive defense against the seniors which Glavin thinks should have easily been pushed thorough.

“Offensively… We should have scored more but I think we did fine,” said Glavin.

Gay also admits that she didn’t expect such a fight to be put up by the junior class and she has high hopes for them when it comes to next year’s game.

“I think the juniors have a shot at winning next year. They were a lot better than I expected them to be,” said Gay.

Overall the Powder Puff this year was a success. The senior girls, dressed in the ever intimidating all black ensemble, won the game for their last year. The proceeds from the tickets were donated to the Woburn Council of Social Concern and the juniors always have a shot at redeeming themselves next year!

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