Juniors win Powderpuff


Andrew Choi

Senior Ariana Infante runs through defenders in an attempt to score.

Calvin Ru, Staff Writer

After battling for two grueling hours in the heat, the class of 2016 stood triumphantly over the class of 2015 in Diamond Bar High School’s fifth annual Powderpuff game. The junior Lady Brahmas scored two touchdowns against the senior team to win the close game with a final score of 12-6.

“The purpose of the competition is to provide a fun athletic opportunity for the Lady Brahmas to take the field as they compete with their class,” coach Whitney Prenger said. “It is also a fundraiser for Pep that we have done for the last five years.”

Based on the rules of flag football, both teams—made up of girls from various athletic programs—were able to put together offensive and defensive plays under the guidance of its respective football coaches. Enforcing the match were football coaches turned referees Marcus Hughes and Albert Lim.

“I just think that the seniors were going out there to make memories & have a good time,” senior Yasi Hekmat.

With nine girls on each team, the seniors started off their offense with a trick play. Unfortunately, the juniors caught on quickly and prevented the seniors from advancing the football across the field.

The game continued to go back and forth until senior Jayleen Ramirez scored the first touchdown after a quick pass and run.

In response, the juniors rallied quickly and Tricia Byerrum attained a touchdown by a successful catch and run, tying the score at 6-6.

“The seniors were really hyped for the game and we were confident in our ability but it didn’t go our way,” senior Helena Kisor.

In the second half, the coaches and referees decided to have the girls play half field.

Near the end, the juniors took the lead after Janice Phansan ran the ball and scored the team’s second touchdown, making the score 12-6 in favor of the juniors and eventually securing the victory.

“The game is more entertaining to watch because it’s all ladies. They are athletes, they are students, they are competitive and most importantly, they are having fun,” pep coach Prenger said.