Powderpuff preview

The PMHS boy’s football team shines every Friday night during football season. It’s about time that the girls can shine from the field rather than the sidelines. Powderpuff football, held around homecoming and ran by teacher Jeremiah Robinson, is a game represented by each class at Perry. 

    Powderpuff football is a game of flag football, just played by girls rather than boys. Each graduating class is represented by 20 girls playing the game and a handful of boys that are either coaches or cheerleaders.

    Robinson, who is also the advisor of the Riley Dance Marathon club (RDM), hosts the game at Falcon Stadium. There is a miracle minute, where representatives of RDM will come around and collect as much money for Riley Children’s Hospital as they can in one minute.

    Last year, the class of 2023 won the game. This year the champions are ready to go for the gold again. Returning powderpuff competitor Elizabeth Miller, class of 2023, feels optimistic about competing against the other teams.

    “We all [class of 2023] come from different backgrounds sport wise but man, are we competitive and we love each other like a regular team who practices all year round,” Miller said. 

The classes of 2024 and 2025 have been through powderpuff before and know what to expect. The same cannot be said for the class of 2026, considering this is their first year. However, there is hope for the freshmen considering the freshmen last year beat the graduating class of 2022.

    On Sept. 17, at 7p.m., the powderpuff game will kick off with a bang. The event is free to all who show up, and it entails a great time to those who are able to experience it.

    “Winning isn’t the most important thing in life, but on Saturday, it kind of is,” Miller said.