By Allegra Tepper
Donning war paint and their school colors, the players took the field. As they warmed up, students in the bleachers settled in for another Friday football game. The teams huddled, strategizing against their opponents, and the referees whistled for the kickoff. Varsity soccer player Clara Jaques â09 kicked to a group of junior and sophomore girls, and the first-ever Powder Puff flag football game was underway.
The game took place just four hours before the varsity football team was slated to take the field on Friday for its first round CIF match against Bishop Montgomery.
Forty-five minutes after kickoff, the scoreboard read 18 to 6, a victory for the upperclassmen. Fourteen seniors took down the 12 juniors and sophomores who came out for the afternoon scrimmage.
Lucy Jackson â09 scored two touchdowns for her team, winning the title of MVP. Zaakirah Daniels â10 scored the sole touchdown for the underclassmen team, and Ariana Sopher â09 scored another one for the seniors.
The Student Athletic Advisory Council sponsored the event. Representatives Tiana Woolridge â11 and Emma Katz â09 organized and played in the game as well.
Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin traded in his calculator and tie for a whistle and jersey, refereeing the game along with Joey Friedrich â09. During his post-game wrap-up, Levin called the game âthe best first game he has ever been a part of.â
After the game, Woolridge handed out football key chains to participants and an MVP football to Jackson.
âThis was a huge success,â Woolridge said. âI think it was a lot of fun, and the SAAC is definitely going to try to organize this again.â