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Annual Homecoming Powder Puff Game Ends In Tie
Rushing the ball toward the end zone is junior Cortney Koelmans. The juniors and seniors finished the annual Powder Puff game tied at 6-6. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
Senior Payton Bohanon runs the ball down field, looking to avoid her would-be tacklers. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

The 2018 Oakdale High School Powder Puff game took place on Wednesday night, Oct. 10 inside The Corral. The highly anticipated game saw Lady Mustangs of the senior class of 2019 battle it out with the junior class girls of 2020. When the time ran out, the scoreboard showed the squads in a 6-6 tie.

The seniors, who donned the red jerseys with gold lettering, were anchored by quarterback Brittany Bye. A total of 72 seniors comprised the team that included those from leadership, athletics and agriculture. Team members included Melanie Jericoff, Carley Maaske, Lily Kendig, Leslie Cortes, Cierra Polhemus, Krissy Lolonis, Grace Higle, Lexi Webb, Daytona McGinnis, Aubrie Szuggar and more.

The juniors were energetic before kickoff and were led by their quarterback Cortney Koelmans. In their red jerseys the juniors also had 72 players on their roster. Hailey Pedra, Madison Bevan, Hollie Wood, Kyndall Green, Gabriella Lawless, Paige Morgan, Valerie Osborne, Alazay Hernandez were just a few to participate in the annual game.

Scoring the lone touchdown for the juniors was Jazmin Martinez on a 16-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. The seniors tied the game on the last play of the third quarter when Grace Higle caught a 27-yard pass.

This was the second time in three years that the game has ended in a tie; with no overtime to break the tie at the end of regulation.