After last year’s “tie” during the Homecoming Week Powder Puff game, this year’s senior group wanted to make sure there was not any question about the outcome. Wednesday night in The Corral the senior girls defeated the junior squad 28-6 in the 2017 OHS Powder Puff game.
Prior to kick off each team was represented at midfield by their quad captains. The juniors elected Kylea Dunnagan, Chloe Greenwood, Brittany Bye and Avery Novotny to be their captains. For the seniors it was Kylee Black, Courtney Dickens, Grace Green and Kayla Budine.
The evening also included the crowning of Homecoming King Izzy Valero and Homecoming Prince Caleb Cole, announced at halftime.
“It is an emotional week, for us seniors. It flew by so fast,” Budine said.
Following a scoreless first quarter, the seniors wasted little time in the second and got on the board on a seven-yard rushing touchdown by Black to go up 6-0 over the juniors. Later in the half, the juniors tied the game on a Krissy Lolonis 13-yard rush with 1:36 remaining in the half. The two teams went into the half tied at six, but the seniors went on a 22-0 run in the second half.
Black found the end zone for the second time on a 20-yard rush to boost the lead to 13-6. Less than five minutes later the girls scored on a Madeline Freitas 13-yard rush to advance the lead to 22-6. The final score of the game came on a Black 40-yard rush with 3:56 remaining in the game to cement the seniors’ 28-6 victory.
“It was a lot of fun playing tonight. These are all of our friends out here and we all had so much fun. I think we were all looking forward to this week for so many reasons,” Black said.
She finished the day with 126 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns for the seniors.
For the juniors the struggle was real. Quarterback Brittany Bye suffered a broken nose on the final play of the game when she and a teammate collided.
“I went to the emergency room and the doctor confirmed it was broken. It was an accident and luckily it was on the final play,” Bye said jokingly.