The juniors dominated this year’s powderpuff game with a 7-0 victory over the seniors.
“We underestimated the juniors completely,” corner on defense Alana Merel said. “Losing was disappointing, but it was a good game.”
The rivalry between juniors and seniors is longstanding.
“We practiced a lot, and I think we deserved it,” running back and defensive free safety Naudia Lopez said of the juniors’ victory.
“The loss was embarrassing at first, but now everybody knows that the game is not rigged and the seniors don’t always win,” Merel said.
The seniors’ strength was in their defense, but the juniors pushed through when Yaneli Martinez scored the game-winning touchdown.
During the powderpuff game the boys replace Bruin cheerleaders and cheer for their grade. When halftime comes the cheerleaders put on a performance showing off their routines and stunts.
With only a short time to prepare for powderpuff night, the boys get a taste of the difficulties of cheerleaders.
Junior cheerleader Hanna Gapasin was one of the coaches for the junior powderpuff cheerleading team.
“We were worried because we stressed out a lot the day before, but the boys pulled through and did good,” Gapasin said.
“It was fun and I’ll definitely do it again next year,” junior Andrew Coss said.
Overall the powderpuff game was successful and many people gathered to watch. Despite the cold weather, the participants persevered and displayed good sportsmanship.
“It was great, lots of kids were involved,” Athletic Director and commentator for the game Anthony Sayhoun said. “The turnout was better than most regular athletic events.”
The juniors were able to celebrate their success while the seniors end the 2013-2014 school year empty handed, unable to win a powderpuff game two years in a row.