The juniors were outraged after yet another Powderpuff victory was claimed by the senior class. The final score, in favor of the seniors, was 99-70. The junior class claimed that the 29 point lead was not one that the seniors earned, but rather one that was unfairly ‘fluffed’ throughout the game.
“If I could change one thing about tonight’s game, I would make sure the scores were right,” Junior offensive lineman Ashley Eubanks said. “We definitely won.”
The seniors disagree, claiming the score was correct and the victory rightfully earned. They attribute their success to hard work and experience rather than overly generous scorekeepers.
“I came to practices every week,” Senior defensive player Brittany Belt said. “I did it last year so I knew what to expect.”
Fans on both sides said that while they hoped their team would win, they were sure that in the end it would be the seniors who were victorious.
“We only won by 29 points,” Senior fan Nathan Rhomberg Said. “I was hoping [to win by] 100 points, but I’ll still accept the win as long as its fair.”
The tension between classes, though less intense, existed between crowd pleasers as well as players. The position of crowd pleaser is not exclusive to upperclassmen. Every year there are at least a few underclassmen who decide to entertain the crowd as well.
“The hardest part was to be as good as the juniors and seniors,” Sophomore crowd pleaser Stone Birkner said. “I wanted to be the sassiest [crowd pleaser] out there.”
There is some controversy here as well. Underclassmen say they enjoy being represented in powderpuff, even if it is only by a small handful of peppy boys. Upperclassmen, however, feel like the role should be more exclusive.
“They should hold try outs,” Senior crowd pleaser Tyler Stevenson said. “Honestly, some of these kids don’t need to be on this.”