Juniors Come Out on Top of Annual Powder Puff Contest

By Chris Paul

Just before the Thanksgiving recess, the four classes at Londonderry High School each send their representative onto the Lancers football field for their 10th annual Powder Puff touch football championship.


It was yet another bitterly cold contest, taking place on Monday, Nov. 20 and after three 30-minute games, the junior class team finished with two-overtime wins to take the title.
In the first game, the senior class team was able to outlast the sophomore team in a 14-6 finish. The game was highlighted by senior captain, Lilly Haggart, showing off her strong kicking skills with two successful extra-point attempts.
The second game of the event featured a tough ground battle between the freshman and junior class, which finished 0-0 in regulation.
In overtime, the freshmen were able to score first, but had an incomplete pass, while going for two, giving the frosh girls a six-point lead. The junior squad was able to match their touchdown, and then scored the go ahead point with a field goal kicked by Audrey Hughes for the slim 7-6 victory.
The championship game, played between the juniors and the seniors also resulted in a scoreless tie and a deciding overtime period. With the seniors attempting to go ahead first, the juniors continued to hold them scoreless in four downs.
The following drive by the juniors came up short of the end-zone, but on fourth-down, Audrey Hughes kicked a field goal for the 3-0 championship win.
Ashley Tebbetts and Holly Lafore were the staff advisors running the game again this year, which raised $500 for St. Jude Hospital.

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