Powderpuff recap: “Heritage Almost Midnight” edition

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Each homecoming, girls take the field and boys hit the sidelines for the annual powderpuff game. Sporting their class shirts, freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors battled it out for the title of powderpuff champion. This year, the seniors emerged victorious – but it wasn’t an easy win.

Each team held practice at lunch Friday, Oct. 21 and Monday, Oct. 24 at the back fields. The grades practiced offensive and defensive plays while spying on the other teams in hopes of stealing their game plan. After one last practice in the afternoon, the games kicked off at 6:15 p.m with the freshman and juniors taking the field.

In the first game, the juniors took an early lead against the freshmen and their momentum was too hard for the freshman to keep up with. The final score stood at 28-0.

The sophomores vs seniors was a close game; the seniors started with an early touchdown, but the sophomores returned the favor by scoring one themselves. The seniors were then able to get two more touchdowns in, increasing the gap to 21-7. The sophomores responded with one final touchdown in the last seconds of the game, making the game 21-14.

 Finally, as winners of the preliminaries, the seniors and juniors went into the championship game, heads held high to compete for the title of powder puff champions. Unluckily for the juniors, the seniors kept their momentum from their game against the sophomores and were able to pull out the win. 

“I’m glad my grade was able to work together in order to win our final powderpuff,” senior Uliana Petlyakov said. 

Overall, the first day of homecoming and powderpuff have successfully completed. Until next year, when a new class will emerge victorious in the powderpuff faceoff. 

Anticipating an impressive play, the sophomores watch the juniors vs freshmen game. At this moment, the game score sat at 14-0 right before halftime, so it was still anyone’s game. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Zoe Horwitz, a sophomore at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her second year as the new Sports Editor. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time playing with her dog or tutoring younger students through Learn with Peers, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2020. During her freshman year, Zoe co-founded FALIA (Food Allergy/Intolerance Awareness) at school, a club that advocates for those with food allergies. Zoe also plays lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and American Heritage girls varsity lacrosse team. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.