Dragon’s Journal

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Everyone Wins at 2021 Powderpuff

By: Kaylee Shaw (Senior)

Homecoming week at PCHS consists of door decorating, crazy outfits, pep rallies, and fun games where classes compete; however, the best of these activities is the annual Powderpuff game! This is where girls of each class are able to demonstrate their athletic ability against one another out on the football field. 

The week before the big game, teams are able to practice and learn plays that will be run during the game. The teams are led by male football players who can teach their players the game and the best strategies to win. The pool play games were played on Wednesday, September 29; each class created their own firepit representing their class color. Class points were awarded for largest firepit, loudest fire pit, and the firepit with the most spirit. 

This year, the championship game was held during the homecoming pep rally between juniors and seniors. The championship game ended in a 14-14 tie between the classes. The championship game MVPs were junior Emily Matthews and senior Preslie Burgess. 

Preslie Burgess runs through the junior defense.

 This has been the first year that Matthews has participated in Powderpuff. She came out with a strong performance as the junior team’s quarterback. She was lights out the whole game, throwing two touchdowns in the championship. 

Matthew was excited to be a part of this tradition, she said “ It was a fun way to represent my class and get to compete against the other classes. The whole school watching definitely got my teammates and I more excited about playing.”

Emily Matthew heaves a pass to a teammate in the championship game.

Powderpuff continues to gain popularity each year and the players always come back better than before. It truly is a Dragon tradition worth keeping around. Let’s go Dragons!


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