Seniors rout juniors in the 2013 Powderpuff Game

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Photo by Carly Nichols ('17)/ Eastside Staff.

Emma Wooten (’17)/ For Eastside

The junior and senior girls huddled up to play in the annual Powderpuff football game on Saturday. The flag football game is between the Junior and Senior classes and is coached by boys from the teams’ respective grades.

On the very first play of the game, senior Alex Perez (’14) ran for an 80 yard touchdown off of a well designed hidden ball play. Christina Stanley (’14) then knocked in a field goal for an extra two points. The juniors got the ball twice in the first quarter, yet the seniors were able to cause turnovers on both possessions. The second and third senior touchdowns of the game were scored by Cianni Cepero (’14) which brought the seniors to a 20-0 lead to end the first quarter.

The second quarter featured many incomplete passes and great catches by both teams. With five minutes left in the first half, junior Monica Lee (’15) scored a touchdown. After the extra-kick attempt, the score was 20-8. Later in the half, with only eighteen seconds left, senior Chelsea Campbell (’14) swiftly ran the ball up the sideline for a touchdown. At the end of the first half, the seniors were leading 28-8.

Campbell scored twice in the third quarter, while on the other side of the field the senior defense fended off the juniors on every drive. At the end of the third quarter, the score sat at 44-8.

After some back and forth play and good defense between the two teams, senior Taylor Patrizi (’14) intercepted a junior pass. Immediately after, Perez caught a frozen rope pass from QB Casey Clark (’14) and ran it in unscathed for a touchdown, bringing the score to 52-8 with the extra point. While the juniors were able to score and convert the extra point again, they could not close in any more on the seniors, who kneeled the ball down as time expired to end the game.

“The girls did exactly what I thought they’d do” said senior assistant coach Josh Bonner (’14). “They came out and shut it down, beginning to end.”

Watch the recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMaZZsQCPWc