A zany night of high school
By ANNE C.
at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School for Coastal Studies when the
girls took the field for a feisty game of tag football as the guys,
dressed like cheerleaders, rooted for them from the sidelines.
The Powder Puff Football Game took place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19,
on the football field and the big scoreboard was lit up for the night’s
Twenty-five girls took the field and all were students at the
school. The red team, which didn’t adopt a nickname, was
comprised of ninth and 11th graders, while the black team, aka the Lady
Ninjas, were 10th and 12th grade girls. Each student had her
printed on the back of her shirt. The shirts were created especially
for this event. Most of the girls played both offense and
defense, and all wore protective mouth gear.
It was a competitive night of role reversal. The girls wore
face paint kind of like the pros, only more creative. They
spirited and were surprisingly serious about the game.
The guys, with glittery pompoms, cheered and jumped around without much
choreography but were certainly entertaining. Their big
of the evening was their performance of the leap frog.
Both guys and gals practiced and rehearsed for a couple of weeks
leading up to the game.
In the end, the Lady Ninjas were triumphant, winning by a score of 26-6.
Tickets were $5 each and the event raised $750. The athletic
department got 10 percent off the top. The balance of the
proceeds was divided between the students with 60 percent going to the
high scoring senior class and 30 percent to the juniors.
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