Girls’ Gridiron Tradition Continues

The  sport of Powderpuff was first played in 1945 in Madison, South Dakota, featuring girls playing football.  Now an annual tradition at Campolindo, the Powderpuff games at lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week provided a friendly competition between the girls of each grade level.

This year, there are actually 5 different Powderpuff teams, with the addition of a faculty squad.

On Monday night, each team was allowed 1 hour of practice to prepare for the week’s lunch time games. Devin Regan, Daniel Meadows, and Nick Tran coach the sophomore team. Regan said, “It’s going to come down to practice and the coaching.”

As football players themselves, the sophomore coaching staff is confident. Tran said, “I can help the team improve on their techniques.”

Equally confident, Junior coach Austin Chau said, “Mary Hildeburn is our everything player and Brooke Presten has a cannon arm.”

On Tuesday the juniors faced off against the sophomores. Scoring two quick touchdowns, the juniors dominated. The game ended with a score of 21-0.

On the other side of the field, the seniors crushed the freshman team.  In spite of their colorful uniforms, the younger athletes simply had no answer for the physical prowess of the veterans in all black.

After Wednesday’s second round, the finalists will have their chance to battle during halftime of the varsity boys’ homecoming game on Friday night.