October 24, 2010

A zany night of high school football…WITH SLIDE SHOW


It was bizarre scene 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 game.

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 name 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 black face paint kind of like the pros, only more creative.  They were 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 routine 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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