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Juniors Challenge Seniors

By Allie Jones

September 23, 2019

It’s homecoming week here at Centennial which means it is time for the junior and senior girls to show their athleticism in the annual Powderpuff football game.

Each high school girl dreams of her first Powderpuff game. This year, the juniors have one of the largest teams ever with almost 35 girls. This team is made of cheerleaders, dancers, volleyball players, swimmers, and soccer girls.

“I think it’s pretty awesome to see all the different groups of girls come together for the game,” said junior Mikayla Henson.

But with 35 girls, the junior coaches had their work cut out for them.

“My top goal is to come out with a win against the seniors. But I also just want them (the players) to have fun and enjoy the game,” said Josh Thatcher, head coach.

For some coaches, coaching was more than just having fun. Ethan Gallegos and Josh Thatcher are on varsity football team at Centennial High school. Josh has two older brothers who were both coaches when they were in high school. Ethan wanted to have fun, but he also wanted to teach the game he loves to other people.

“So far, I’ve made new friendships with the players, and I’ve gotten closer with some of my teammates,” said junior Ethan Gallegos, “it’s been an awesome experience.”

For the players, this is not what they’re used to.

Junior, Alexa Augirre, described playing as “a new appreciation for the sport.”

The junior players and coaches have been preparing for the game for 2 weeks now. They are confident they will give the juniors a good fight.

The game will take place on Wednesday September 25 at 2:30 pm.

The Junior team with their coaches and cheerleaders.

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