Junior girls take powderpuff championship
GENTRY — The junior class won the annual powderpuff football tournament at Gentry High School, defeating the seniors, 6-0, in overtime.
The tournament was played in Pioneer Stadium on the afternoon of Oct. 3, with the boys serving as cheerleaders and the girls taking to the gridiron for the flag-football competition.
Finishing regulation time with no score in the juniorsenior championship game, each team was given four downs from the 20-yard line. The juniors scored a touchdown but failed in their extra-point attempt, and the seniors couldn’t quite get it done and finished the game scoreless.
In earlier games, the seniors defeated the freshmen, 14-0, and the juniors defeated the sophomores, 20-0, leading up to the championship game between the junior and the senior girls.
The juniors were led in offense by the break-away runs of Ahrya Reding and the strong defensive play of Meledy Owens.
Junior Ahrya Reding carries the ball, followed by Katie Ellis, and sophomore Ashlyn Little reaches for Ahrya’s flags during the powderpuff football game at Gentry High School on Oct. 3.
Senior Makayla Case tries to get around the end while junior Meledy Owens grabs Makayla’s flags at the powderpuff football game at Gentry High School on Oct. 3.