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CHS falls to Woodbridge for the annual Powder Puff game

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CHS falls to Woodbridge for the annual Powder Puff game

Team Colonia strikes a pose

Team Colonia strikes a pose

Photo Credit: Photo by Lors Photography used with permission

Team Colonia strikes a pose

Photo Credit: Photo by Lors Photography used with permission

Photo Credit: Photo by Lors Photography used with permission

Team Colonia strikes a pose

By: Camilla Wnek, Reporter

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The annual Powder Puff football game between Colonia and Woodbridge on October 30 at the Colonia High School resulted in a Colonia loss. 

Tickets were $4 in advance and $5 at the door.  The game differs from classic football, as players steal each other’s flags instead of tackling for the ball. The game consists of female football players and male cheerleaders, with all the participants being upperclassmen. The score was 7-21, with Woodbridge being victorious. 

The Training

The classes of 2019 & 2020  hastily prepared for the match, with practices being held on Colonia High’s football field. During practice, the players get familiar with the theory of the Powder Puff game and practice with the coaches.

“I’m pretty excited to see how we’ll do out there,” remarked Zach Pereira, football player and coach of the team.

The group trained intensely for their specific positions.  Whether they protect as the defense or attack as the offense,  they all practice with equal excitement.  Together, the team practices the different strategies and plays to use to take Woodbridge down.

Returning senior players include Jennifer Weber, Maria Brock, Frankie Brock, Rebecca Anzano, Natalia Vislocky, Natalya Busigo, Amanda Kavaja and Lyzette Roman.  With the new Junior and Senior players joining the game from both Colonia and Woodbridge, there was high anticipation for the outcome of the game.

“It should be interesting this time compared to last year,” said Jennifer Weber, a Colonia High School senior who is a running back.”Woodbridge did have some more practice, but I still think we will do good,” she hopefully stated.

When asked about the standing of the school against Woodbridge, Team Colonia had a positive outlook this year.  “I’m pretty confident about the game against Woodbridge, we’re pretty good,” said Ally Poulakowski, the manager of the 2018 Powder Puff Game.

The Past Games

During the previous years, Colonia was in high competition with Woodbridge, with multiple wins and losses against each other.  Compared to last year, the classes of 2018 & 2019 had a lot of players, about twice more than this year.  The game was an intense victory, with the Patriots beating Woodbridge high 49- 21.

Photo Credit: Photo by Lors used with permission
Melanny Chavez, seconds before her steal and touchdown

With ticket sales being high, one can say that the Powder Puff Game was a pretty intense event.

The Game

Despite the challenges of having less players on the team, along with less practice, Colonia fought Woodbridge with all their might. Woodbridge hit Colonia hard, scoring 2 touchdowns during the first half of the game.  However, Melanny Chavez- senior running-back, caught Woodbridge off-guard as she scored the Patriots a touchdown.

Colonia wasn’t as lucky for the next half of the game either, with Woodbridge scoring one more touchdown, resulting in their ultimate victory.  Despite their loss, team Colonia was still holding out strong and stood proudly representing their school.  The score was 7-21, with Woodbridge being victorious.

Yet, it wasn’t the score that really mattered but the experience and fundraiser itself.  Colonia was still pretty happy from the event.   The Powder Puff Game ended up raising over $2,000 for the senior classes!

“It was a good experience,” remarks Zach Pereira when asked about the game.  The result was not what we were looking for, but still, it was pretty fun.”

 

 

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