Seniors take over Powderpuff 2014

By Jaha Knight

On Wednesday, October 22, Tuscarora held their annual Powderpuff game: a flag football matchup between the junior and senior girls.

The game started promptly at 7:00 p.m. after the playing of the national anthem. The seniors wasted no time scoring their first touchdown within the first 15 seconds by senior running back Kennedy Jakubek, and completing a two point conversion making the score 8-0.

Juniors and seniors came out to support their teams while sitting in the Tusky Terror section. Instead of posters filled with football lingo, the stand was filled with students repping their class and underclassmen scoping out their competition for next year.

But the juniors continued to fight back with a series of running plays, and finally got their break when quarterback Luisa Santos passed the ball off to Courtenay Kaplan, who scored the first touchdown making the score 8-6.

“I was just relieved I didn’t drop it! It was a great pass, and I was so happy when I saw my teammates run up smiling and hugging me, it was one of the best feelings ever,” said Kaplan.

The first half ended and the halftime show was presented by Central Loudoun Youth Football cheerleaders.

At the start of the second quarter, a miscommunication in the juniors defense allowed the seniors to break for a long run touchdown.

The game ended with a final score 14-6 to the seniors.The seniors won the trophy and the bragging rights of being the first class to win the Powderpuff back to back as juniors and seniors.

“When we first got to the field to warm up and I saw the juniors already warming up, I was a little nervous because it looked like they were ready to play. When the game started and we got the first touchdown in under five minutes, nothing else mattered. When I finally got on the field to play as d-lineman, I was so pumped and excited at that point and all my anxiety disappeared,” said senior Eleanore Akwe.