On November 21, 2019, Central High School hosted its 13th annual Powderpuff game. The seniors, 279, thirsty for a win after their loss junior year, faced off against the junior class, 280. After many weeks of intense practice, with players coming in early and staying late after school to prepare, the two teams competed in an exciting and nerve-wracking game. The football traveled across the field, flags were snatched, and fans of both teams lost their voices cheering on their classes. In the end, 279 was triumphant, scoring 20 points to 280’s 12 points.
Ah’Nazha Jackson (279), the MVP, shared, “Today’s Powderpuff game was a great experience and of course, in the end, 279 got the win. We all had a great time and can’t wait to beat Northeast!” Jackson helped lead 279 to its victory with two touchdowns and two one-point conversions. She expressed her gratitude for the team, elaborating, “Football is a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing quarterback Saia and the rest of the greatest team Central has ever seen.”
Jillian Gatmaitan (280) was proud of the work her team put in: “I am so proud of my team. Their hard work and dedication is unmatched. Although we didn’t get the outcome we wanted, we’ve learned so much. Everyone gave it their all and we’re going to keep our heads high. I’m confident to say that we’ll get it next year. Great job 280!”
The champions, 279, will face off against Northeast’s resilient Powderpuff team on Tuesday, November 26th at 2:30 PM on Central’s football field.
Samantha Mangus (279), expressed her hopes for a victory against our rival, saying, “we are hopeful for a win, but of course, it’s gonna be a wild ride!”
Trinity Osbourne (279) was a bit more blunt about her hopes for the Central vs. Northeast game, sharing, “I’m excited to kick some Viking butts!” Hopefully Central will be able to be the first team to beat the Lady Vikings and reign supreme as the best Powderpuff team in Philadelphia!
The 279 team gathers before the victorious game.
Some students pictured with their sponsor, Mrs. Zeserman.
Video of the historic senior touchdown!