Powderpuff is a tradition originating in the 1940’s when homecoming started again after WWII and there weren’t enough men to create a football team on campus. Women petitioned to create an all female team. “Powderpuff” was coined during the first game that was ever played; it is said that the women redid their makeup on the field during halftime. This spectacle was much to the delight of the crowd. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that Powderpuff football teams took off and swept the nation.
This year Logan High’s Powderpuff game was an exciting match that left voices hoarse from cheering. Crimson quickly set the tone for the game pushing gold into their defensive half and scoring a quick goal in the 3rd minute of the game on a quick run into the far side of the end zone. Gold quickly retaliated and scored 3 minutes later and took the lead by completing the conversion for 2 more points. Missy Dickson from gold kept the attack on and scored 5 minutes into the second quarter on a 40 yard run, only to be recalled for bad sportsmanship. Crimson regained their early lead in the last minute of the second quarter. Halftime brought a much anticipated performance from our 2017 Brickettes. Florian Levry said that he “enjoy(ed) looking pretty” and encouraged everyone to participate when they are a senior. Attempts from both teams were kept at bay for both teams during the third quarter until the final two minutes when crimson broke down gold’s defense and scored a touch down leaving the score 18-8. Good defense from both teams kept the score from changing in the final quarter of the game.
Coaches from both teams were happy with their players. Crimson coach Josh Atuatasi said his team gave it 100 and executed what they had practiced well; Brinlee, Jordan, and KoKo stepped up their game on Wednesday. Missy Dickson and Siu Pauni from gold also got a shout out from their coaches. Pauni encouraged all the future senior girls to join Powderpuff. Powderpuff and Brickettes are learning experiences that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.
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