The Wednesday Night Lights will shine brightly on November 15 as students of all grade levels participate in a series of Powderpuff games to raise money for prom and to show school spirit. Powderpuff is designed to flip traditional roles, having only girls participate in the game while boys coach and act as cheerleaders.
Teams have held multiple practices over the past couple of weeks in which players have learned the basic rules of football, been assigned positions and carried out several plays.
The night will start with the freshmen facing off against the seniors, followed by the sophomores versus the juniors. Historically, the upperclassmen have advanced past the lowerclassmen with ease, but this year the sophomores believe that they can break that tradition.
“We have really improved since last year’s game, and the juniors are trash anyways,” said Sajan Lamba, sophomore Class Council vice president, in an interview.
Upperclassmen losing is not entirely unheard of. While the upperclassmen typically have an edge due to experience, the juniors defeated the seniors during the 2016-2017 school year. However, this year’s juniors do not appear to be concerned.
“Get ready to lose,” said Lauren Forester, junior Class Council president via text, to the sophomores about the intense rivalry.
The seniors are also confident about their matchup with the freshmen. Typically, the seniors dominate over the freshmen, beating them easily.
“The freshmen are no match for our fresh plays,” stated Rachel Hart, a senior player via text.
Anyone who wears their class Powderpuff shirt will receive a discounted entry price to the game. Once there, students can participate in a raffle and buy concessions from sponsors such as Rise and Al’s Burger Shack. All profits will go towards the 2019 prom. Students can show up and cheer on their class’ team to victory this Wednesday.