The “Powderpuff” Girls

The annual OHS Powderpuff game had seniors and juniors running after each other

Let the homecoming games begin.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 was the annual OHS Senior versus Junior Powderpuff game in which girls from both grade levels play football out on the fields while the guys cheer from the sides.

With determined players on both teams, the annual Senior versus Junior Powderpuff game started out with a bang. Within the first drive, one player, Olivia Greubel (12), dislocated her previously injured right knee.

According to the senior girls coach, social studies teacher Mr. Dan Richter, the team “lost a key player at the very beginning,” but while she could no longer play, she supported her team from the bench. There were several other small injuries throughout the course of the game, yet both teams powered through.

Neither team scored during the first half of the game. Seniors did win during the senior versus junior halftime dance off, with Principal Jan Kellerman saying that “it was the best dance I have seen in fifteen years I’ve been watching .” The juniors scored first, but the seniors did not give up. Seniors then scored twice in a row, giving them the 2014 Powderpuff win.

“The Juniors put up a really good defense,” Richter said. “Tricia Williams (11) had several key tackles that kept us from running up the score.”

The Powderpuff game was one of the many events happening the week of Homecoming, and OHS students showed their support for both the girl players and the boy cheerleaders.