Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School was full of teen and team spirit. Wednesday night, Oct. 7 the junior and senior female students treated fans to action in the annual Powder Puff football game at The Corral.
Last year, the juniors upset the seniors 14-10; the then-juniors are now the seniors and showed their dominance again, winning 33-0 over the juniors.
In the fun filled flag football frenzy, the seniors struck first as quarterback Maddie Hackbarth found her sister Kindra Hackbarth on a deep pass, where Kindra made junior defenders miss on her 50-yard catch and run to score the team’s first touchdown of the night with 12 seconds left in the first quarter. The sisters kept their connection strong throughout the night as they connected on another touchdown strike in the third quarter. Hackbarth also connected with Courtney Biagi to cap off her three-touchdown performance.
“We wanted to go out with a bang. We really wanted to win two years in a row,” said Maddie.
Also finding the end zone for the seniors was Madyson Falconi who rushed it up the middle from three yards out. Falconi did most of the senior damage on the ground and catching out of the backfield.
“Homecoming brings everyone together, and the powder puff game is a great way for the juniors and seniors to have fun too. It was our last game and we really wanted to win it,” said Falconi.
As time expired the seniors added their final score on a 57-yard run by Madison Feuerstein.
The juniors may not have gotten on the board but the team played hard and had the senior defense on their heels at times. Quarterback Madison Brewer stayed in the pocket and examined the field and made passes throughout the evening. Her most notable completion came late in the fourth quarter as she scrambled to her left and connected with T.J. Verdegaal on a 26-yard connection. The speedy Sara Stevens was also a bright spot for the juniors as she used her track skills and blazed by the senior’s front line and into the secondary. Other notable juniors included Lexi Sibley, Shayann Trent, Kyla Novotny and Alyssa Rowe.