Take the field, ladies

Published on Wed, Nov 6, 2013
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Lots of people love to play football, so why should boys get all the fun? Blaine upper-class girls will get their chance to shine on the gridiron in a powderpuff football game on Thursday, November 14.

Teams of girls from the senior and junior classes will face off against each other in a game of flag football. The event is free, and the Blaine High School Associated Student Body (ASB) is encouraging the community to come out and cheer on the teams.

Powderpuff is an American tradition dating back to the World War II era, when a South Dakota college faced a homecoming without a football game. Most of the men had been drafted into military service, so the women got together and organized the game. The event was a hit, and it eventually spread around the country. 

“We want to raise school spirit and unity between the community and our school, just like during a regular football game,” ASB press liaison Lauren Kordas said. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at the Blaine High School stadium.