Kendra Coons ’14
Applying makeup. Taking risks. Stuffing bras. Finding the best outfit. These things are classical rituals for a normal teenage girl. But one night a year, it’s something all boys get to experience.
On October 6th, the juniors and seniors went head to head in not only a game, but on the sidelines as well. The Powderpuff game is a total reverse of society. Having girls play football, and boys cheerlead is something the community loves to comes and watch. School spirit, displayed by the cheerleaders, was a huge hit this year.
There was a little bit of competition between the juniors and seniors, as always. This year, the juniors and seniors had an ongoing battle with the water jug. The juniors stole the seniors’ water cups, so the seniors stole the juniors’ whole water jug. The classes battled back and forth throughout the whole game.
Both cheered on their class, but of course it was a battle between grades.
“Their cheers were not as good as ours. They were childish,” says Blake Willett ‘14.
“[The juniors] were good for the crowd, but they didn’t do enough for their team,” comments Aaron Dault ‘13.
“[The seniors] definitely brought an intimidation factor, and more of a passion; but we were more attractive,” adds Ian Murphy ‘14.
When it all came down to it, both sides were there to support and cheer on their class.
Both classes this year had a variety of outfits. Among them were: flannel button up shirts, bras stuffed with socks, jean shorts, heels, and a huge hit this year: the bright pink thong.
“H told me I looked like a grandma,” says Murphy.
Strutting their stuff: Blake Willett ’14, John Spangenberg ’14, Dylan Finch ’14, John Wood ’14, and Dan’o Dault ’14, walk across the field getting ready for the game. All of the juniors cheered loud and proud for their class. Photo by Autumn Fish.
The crowd really enjoyed admiring the cheerleaders’ attire this year.
“It looked like they spent a lot of time trying to look like girls,” explains Assistant Principal, Ken See.
Some of the most outrageous outfits consisted of a variety of thongs between both the juniors and the seniors.
“[I learned] thongs suck,” explains Kyle Szirovecz ‘13.
This year, both the seniors and juniors had a variety of cheers to get the crowd pumped up for the game; including the firecracker cheer by the juniors, and the victory cheer by the seniors. Even though during a cheer, the juniors spelled “juniors” wrong, and the seniors almost dropped someone, everything turned out to be a big hit. It will be a night all of the participants will remember.
“[The] different chants and showing off my legs [got the crowd pumped],” says Willett.
The Powderpuff game is also something that really exemplifies school spirit and the chance to represent your class.
“We had [just as] big [of a] crowd for [powderpuff] as we do for football games. Anything that draws that kind of crowd builds school pride,” comments See.
All of the participants encourage the underclassman to participate in this experience.
“All [underclassmen] considering doing it next year, it’s great fun. Be prepared, and bring layers,” says Murphy.
One of the greatest experiences for the cheerleaders was getting to share all of this with their fellow classmates and friends. Especially the seniors. This was their last Powderpuff game, and they wanted it to be an experience they would never forget.
“I thought we would try to go out with a bang and be something to remember,” explains Dault.
Girls just wanna have fun: Kyle Szirovecz ’13 booty bumps Jordan Johnson ’13 back onto the junior side of the field. While Aaron Dault ’13 and Cody Anes ‘13 hold up Connor Mora ’13 for a hand stand. All of the seniors had an amazing last powder puff experience. Photo by Autumn Fish.
Overall, the cheerleaders’ had a great time showing off their school spirit and representing their class.
Murphy adds, “[I took away from this that] wearing just leggings in bad weather will make you cold, but also trying new things can be fun. Even if that thing is cross dressing.”