Juniors win Powder Puff 2019


Cameron Kurtz

The Jack O’Lantern Juniors move off of the field for the halftime show, presented by the Junior and Senior cheerleaders.

The Jack O’Lantern Juniors dominated over the Spooky Seniors this year at the Powder Puff game Wednesday night.

Although the game ended with a 62-0 score, even the Seniors said that they had a lot of fun, and don’t regret their decision to play this year.

#5 of the Spooky Seniors, Mackenzie Brudnock, said that she enjoyed being on the field, showing off what she could do, and added that it was a fantastic experience overall.

“I was a bit disappointed with the outcome of the game score wise, however, it felt wonderful to be supporting such a good cause while having fun in the process,” Brudnock said.

#22 of the Jack O’Lantern Juniors, Jenna Diem, said that she was extremely surprised by the results, being that the class of 2020 brought in a win last year. “I was nervous to see how the game would play out, but all in all, the Juniors came in with a big win!” Diem said.

#46 of the Spooky Seniors, Kelsie McManus, also mentioned that while she was surprised by the outcome, she had a lot of fun and was satisfied that she participated in Powder Puff this year.

McManus did not participate last year, however, she said that she wishes she would have. She said that she grew closer with her senior class and enjoyed participating in this school sponsored event.

“At first I was kind of scared of doing Powderpuff but honestly it wasn’t bad. If something happens and you mess up it’s okay. This isn’t about winning, it’s about having fun, making memories, and raising money,” McManus said.

All of the proceeds collected from the game will be going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lisa’s Ladybugs, and Leslie’s Closet, all charitable organizations designed to help people who need it the most. Powder Puff is an easy way to have fun and be charitable at the same time.

Another big part of enjoying playing the game is having an interest and liking in your position within your team. It’s hard to want to play when you don’t like what you’re doing. When asked about how she liked her position on her team, Brudnock said, “I loved my role as a running back during the 1st quarter. There’s just something about running the ball down the field with every ounce of gusto you have that just makes the position so thrilling.”

When asked to rate their experiences in Powder Puff on a scale of 1-10, Brudnock, Diem, and McManus each rated it a 10. Diem said that Powder Puff had always been fun to watch, decided to give it a try, and had a lot of fun doing so. Brudnock said she wanted to take up as many opportunities her senior year, and McManus said that a friend influenced her to do so. The three girls each mentioned having fun while participating in Powder Puff.

While Powder Puff may be over for this year, there is always next year. Brudnock, Diem, and McManus generally agree that it’s important to make the most of your time playing, and have fun doing it. Brudnock said not to take it too seriously, because what really matters is that members have fun.

“It’s an opportunity that brings your class together so just go for it and you may end up having a blast!” Diem said.

McManus said she would like to thank everyone for “all the smiles, laughs, and making me feel included in Powderpuff this year.”

If you find yourself questioning if you should join Powder Puff next year, Brudnock, Diem, and McManus will each tell you “yes”. Overall, it’s an opportunity to grow closer to your class and to have a lot of fun while participating in the school and raising money for good causes.