Girls hit hard in Moffat County Powder Puff Football
Craig — To hear a football player yell out orders to teammates, chant toward victory or belch as loudly as possible is no unusual sound at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, but those who used the field most recently were not its typical inhabitants.
Although with a lot of talent and heart present, perhaps the Bulldogs might have done some scouting at this particular event.
The girls of Moffat County High School took over the gridiron Wednesday as part of the Homecoming week festivities for Powder Puff Football.
The tournament consisted of four teams of six — Bad Intentions, Bad Chick Club, Fumble This and End Zone Angels — tossing around the pigskin as refereed by school officials and coached members of the MCHS varsity team.
The yardage was decreased to a playing field of about 40 yards so that multiple games could go on simultaneously. The flag format was in play, but the girls got physical at times, blocking with all their might, even with no pads.
The first round saw Fumble This topple Bad Intentions, while on the other end of the field, Bad Chick Club overrun End Zone Angels.
“I think I like defense best,” said Makenna Baker, of Bad Chick Club. “I like going after the quarterback.”
BCC and Fumble This moved on to a championship round in a game that was heavy in interceptions, hits and more on both sides. Both teams kept the scoreboard blank until a double overtime was launched, during which each squad finished with a touchdown to make things 6-6.
With the hour getting late and the competition getting too heated among players, officials decided to call it a draw.
Elsewhere in the consolation bracket, End Zone Angels came out ahead of Bad Intentions. Charli Earle, who played center for the Angels, said she played her best in something that admittedly isn’t her first choice for a sport.
“It was a lot of fun, but it gets kind of rough,” she said.
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