Sophomores sting juniors in powder puff championship

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Sophomores sting juniors in powder puff championship

Sophomore JaKeira Wash works to elude junior Madeline Raysin in the second half of the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

Sophomore JaKeira Wash works to elude junior Madeline Raysin in the second half of the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

IMAGE / Emilie Lewis

Sophomore JaKeira Wash works to elude junior Madeline Raysin in the second half of the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

IMAGE / Emilie Lewis

IMAGE / Emilie Lewis

Sophomore JaKeira Wash works to elude junior Madeline Raysin in the second half of the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

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Sophomore JaKeira Wash cut through the junior defense, scoring two touchdowns and throwing for another, which powered the sophomores to an 18-8 victory over the juniors in the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

The sophomores opened up the scoring on a 6-play, 69-yard drive.

Wash punched in the touchdown at 7:35 of the first half with a one-yard run, after she completed a 21-yard pass to Stacia Tipton.

The juniors failed to get on the scoreboard in the first half and only had 23 passing yards.

In the opening drive of the second half, Wash connected with sophomore Sydney Walker for a 44-yard touchdown in the second half, topping a 7-play, 77-yard drive.

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Junior Mackenzie Ramey plows downfield with the help of junior Chloe Vollmar blocking sophomore Taryn Hass during the powder puff championship Thursday, Oct. 12.

The sophomore defense shut down the juniors quickly, only allowing five plays, before taking the ball back on downs.

Wash wasn’t finished, striking quickly in the next drive.

She ran in a 58-yard touchdown with 7:25 left in the game on the third play of the drive.

With the sophomores leading 18-0, the juniors could not be silenced, however.

Junior Jacee Sword threw to Mackenzie Ramey for a 55-yard touchdown on the following drive.

Sword also ran in the two-point conversion, cutting the lead to 10 with 3:35 remaining in the game.

But the sophomores ran four plays in the final drive, gaining 18 yards and running out the clock, winning the championship.

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Sophomore Trianna Shepherd leaps for a pass with junior Mackenzie Ramey defending during th epowder puff title game Thursday, Oct. 12. Ramey made the play and Shepherd was unable to make the catch.

Wash led both teams in statistics.

She passed for 89 yards, going 4-of-8, and threw for one touchdown.

But she was even more dominant in the run game, amassing 147 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

Wash said she couldn’t have done it without her teammates.

“It feels great, but I have to thank my team,” Wash said.

For the juniors, Sword connected with three passes, going 3-of-13, with 85 yards and one touchdown. The major problem for the junior offense was dropped passes.

Defensively, sophomore Taryn Hass was dominant, making play after play to stymie the juniors’ offense.

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Sophomore Stacia Tipton runs for 21 yards after making a catch in the first half of the powder puff championship, Thursday, Oct. 12. The juniors defending are Halle Parish (left) and Amber Hardy.

“We were so underestimated,” Hass said. “They didn’t realize how good we were until the game.”

Junior Aryiana Laney had six carries for her team, the longest of which was an 11-yard gain. Laney vowed to return to the championship next year.

“We will win,” Laney said.

Sophomore Asia Donald was relieved her team won after losing to the Class of 2017 last year.

“I feel like it was redeeming,” Donald said. “Last year we made it to the championship and lost, but this year we’re the champions.”

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