Powder Puff Palooza

Juniors and Seniors go head-to-head in a game of flag football 

September 22, 2020


Jaxon Drezek

Eve Shelton (12) sprints towards the end zone while Piper Abernathy (11) races to pull her flag.

Liberty’s juniors and seniors competed in a friendly rivalry of flag football at Heartland Field in Wentzville on Sunday, Sept. 21.

During the first two quarters of the football game, they did not have any flags to pull, so they had to do a two-hand touch until the second half of the second quarter. The juniors had a strong defense, and so did the seniors, however the seniors also had a strong offense.

The seniors had Kate Fulhorst as their quarterback and she was also the quarterback last year for juniors. However, something new that she did for this year’s powderpuff was kicker. With her soccer background she was able to make each kick she attempted. Even though Fulhorst was in the game, her favorite moment was out on the sidelines.

Senior Kate Fulhorst, dodges two seniors as they try to pull her flag. (Jaxon Drezek)

“When someone made a good play or scored, everyone would start jumping and hyping them up,” she said.

Offense is always interesting to watch but senior Eve Shelton enjoyed being on defence.

“I liked offense but defense was definitely better since it was more physical and a lot of fun not letting the juniors score,”  Shelton said. Her favorite moment of the game was when the boys came out during halftime for their halftime dance.

Senior Laina McMakin was one of the cheerleading coaches for the boys and was seen on the field with them to show them the dances as their routine continued.

The juniors put up a tough fight towards the end of the game, but the seniors won this year’s powder puff. Class of 2021 and class of 2022 have a very strong rivalry this year, and this game made a lot of the seniors happy when they made the final touchdown.

Seniors and juniors join together for the final photo of the night. (Ianne Salvosa)

Upperclassmen Set To Clash For Bragging Rights

Liberty Seniors host annual powder puff game at Heartland Park


Sruthi Ramesh

2019-2020 seniors stand on the sidelines, cheering on their teammates at last year’s powder puff game.

With football starting back up, what better way to celebrate than having a powder puff game? Liberty’s third annual powder puff game will be played at Heartland Park in Wentzville at field #2 on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. 

For only $20 any junior or senior girl will get a t-shirt and a spot on the team. (form included in post)

This event may be just for fun, but it’s also a very competitive event. Tensions get high between the participants with ultimate bragging rights on the line. Players from the football team are coaching both teams, and they have already begun schemes to defeat each other. It’s all going to come down to who understands the game more, and who can use the players they have available the most efficiently.

“Our team is looking good, we have our junior year under our belts so we know what to expect. It’s kind of fun to have a different perspective as a coach since we are normally the ones being coached,” Eagles senior defensive back and one of the senior powder puff coaches TJ Irlmeier said. “We are excited to get the girls a chance to play football and we are confident we will take home the win against the juniors.”

Not only is the game going to be entertaining to watch, but potential spectators ($5 entry) can look forward to the senior and junior guys doing a dance performance at halftime. The guys have already had their first practice and are looking to impress a big audience at the game.

“So far the guys have done a great job with picking up the dance. They aren’t afraid to try new things and do something they have never done before,” senior Avery Thomas said, one of the Liberty Belles who helped choreograph the dance. 

Now this game isn’t just for upperclassmen. It is encouraged that any student and parents who are a part of the Liberty community, make an appearance at this event. Though this may only be the third time Liberty has had a powder puff, it is expected to be the best yet. 

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