By Chris Paul
On the heals of the latest Londonderry Lancers football team’s Division I win the High School girls lined up on the gridiron last week to face off in the annual Powder Puff competition. This year the event helped to raise funds for local sports alumni, Noel Lambert’s, Born to Run charity.
This was the ninth time the event took place and each year, teams are formed by the four graduating classes in a six vs. six three game elimination competition for bragging rights and the coveted Powder Puff trophy.
The first two teams taking the very cold and windy field to square off were girls from the sophomore and senior classes.
In that contest, the sophomores had a two-touchdown lead until late in the game when the seniors were able to put seven points on the board but time ran out before they had a chance for a comeback. The sophomores won 12-7 and headed off the field to wait for the winner of the freshman vs. junior game.
In that game, the junior team dominated, winning in a 21-0 shutout.
The female junior class went on to win the annual event, but needed an overtime period to eventually beat the sophomore class 12-6.