Senior girls look to stop losing streak in Powderpuff


Katie Zemaitis and Andrea Henderson

The class of 2017 has a 0-3 losing streak when it comes to the world of Powderpuff football. The seniors aim to redeem themselves tonight and claim their long-awaited first victory.

The Powderpuff game pits senior girls against junior girls in flag football. This year’s seniors have lost every Powderpuff game they have played, from games in seventh and eighth grade through a loss last year as juniors.

Under coaches Kimmy Heinauer, substitute teacher, and Dave Dunaway, history teacher, the senior class is under pressure to do well. Dunaway claims that the girls have made lots of progress since last year, and is confident that their previous losses will be made up for during this year’s game.

“They come to practice, they work hard, and they’re very competitive,” Dunaway said.

Senior Audrey Eisel knows what is on the line tonight.

“It’s definitely important for us to win this game, because it’s our last shot at redemption,” Eisel said.

Eisel said the coaching is better now than it was in eighth grade, and there is a stronger excitement, so the seniors will prevail.

Senior Jana Crider is also competing in tonight’s game.

“It’s different from my every-day activities. It’s a fun experience to add to my senior year,” Crider said.

Chris Creighton, physical education teacher, took the responsibility of coaching the juniors this year.

“Practices usually consist of scrimmaging and just getting used to different plays,” Creighton said.

Making sure that the players have a solid knowledge of what they are doing is important to being a successful team, he said.

“The practices are more of a learning experience than anything else,” Creighton said.

Junior Katie Steinglein is confident that speedy players like Alina Stahl will ensure a win for the juniors.

The game will begin tonight at 7 p.m. in the BHS stadium. Tickets can be bought at the gate for $5.