Seniors win Golden Football at annual FVHS Powderpuff game

Fuquay Varina High School had their Powderpuff Game on Oct. 18th, 2023.
Fuquay Varina High School had their Powderpuff Game on Oct. 18th, 2023.

The senior girls won the golden football at FVHS´s annual Powderpuff game on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. The event is an annual all-girl football game consisting of two half field games, one being sophomores versus juniors and the other freshman versus seniors. Each game was 30 minutes long with a half time intermission. After the first round, there is a final round played full-field with the winners of the prior games. The participants included female players, male coaches, and an all-boy cheerleading team.

After the first round, the seniors beat the freshman and the sophomores beat the juniors. 

Junior Finley Townes who played in the game said, ¨I think the juniors could´ve focused more on strategy, but given the time restraints I think we did the best we could.¨ Prior to the actual game, the players only met for one practice the day before.

“I didn’t like how there was only one practice. I would’ve loved the opportunity to learn more about the rules and strategy given time,¨ said Townes.

Going into the final round, seniors versus sophomores, the seniors were awarded six points at the start of the game due to behavioral problems on the opposing team. Despite the one practice and the rough start, the sophomores went into the game feeling confident and ready. 

One of their coaches, sophomore Corbin Peacock, who plays football for the school, said, ¨We´re keeping our heads up, only positive energy. I want our defense to lock down tonight, no points allowed.¨

Both teams fought hard the whole game, playing a full-field game, but it ended in a senior win, 18-0. The seniors walked off the field holding the traditional golden football as their trophy.

Senior Jillian Quinn said, ¨The seniors played the best this year out of any other team. We were really good with communicating with each other, and everyone knew what to do when we were on the field.¨

Besides the players, coaches, and cheerleaders, there were many more involved from the Student Council. The event was planned by a Student Council committee, headed by sophomore Laurel Feldner. 

¨I thought this would be really fun to do and women’s football is something that really interests me,¨ said Feldner.

Feldner worked hard to coordinate this with many other volunteers from the Student Council. They wrote proposals, organized concessions, designed t-shirts, planned the sign up, and so much more. They also helped in jobs such as playing, coaching, announcing, and scorekeeping.

There were many parts that worked together to make this a fun-filled event for everyone whether they were participating or watching. The seniors have continued to keep their win streak for numerous years, and many look forward to seeing if they can continue it next year.

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