Homecoming: Day 4, The Powderpuff Game


Tessie Schlesinger ’24 (left), Siena Guarini ’24 (right).

Homecoming festivities are well underway and today’s events concluded with a flag football game between the senior and junior girls. The long-standing tradition of junior versus senior girls brought quite the excitement to the student body on Banks Field.

“Although I didn’t play in the game this year, it was definitely a lot of fun to cheer on the rest of the girls and just be involved with all the school spirit,” said Elani Kodner ’24.

Both the girls and boys spent weeks preparing for the big day and were excited for it all to play out this afternoon.

“It was so much fun choreographing the dance for the halftime show. It’s definitely one of my favorite traditions from year to year and I’m so glad I was able to be so involved this year,” said Varsity Cheerleader Olivia Selden ’23.

Selden and the rest of the Varsity Cheerleaders worked to make sure the boys were ready to cheer today today.

“The girls did a really great job teaching us the dance and helping us prepare. It was a lot of fun and I’m really happy with how all of it came together,” said Student Council President and Halftime Dancer, Christian Geter ’23.

While the cheerleaders helped the boys to prepare for their show, the varsity football players helped the girls prepare to play.

“Before we started practicing, I had never thrown or caught a football in my life and the guys really worked hard to teach us a lot at practice and I’m super happy I was able to put that to use during the game,” said Elena Jaimes ’23.

It was a remarkable game with spectators excited to cheer for their grade, but in the end, the seniors came out on top.

Jaimes 23′ said, “We had a really great team this year and definitely brought our A-game today.”