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The Lady Vikings Win Again: A Recap of the 2023 Powderpuff Game

Courtesy of the Winthrop Transcript

On November 18th at our home field, Winthrop’s very own Lady Vikings Powderpuff team beat our long time rivals, Revere, once again. In the past two years we ended victorious with the score being 28-0 in 2021 and 24-0 in 2022. Now in 2023, the score is 22-0, meaning this is the third year in a row where Revere hasn’t scored a single point. There were amazing plays throughout the game, with touchdowns from April Ferguson, #28, who scored 2, and Reese Brodin, #44. Brodin also had a two point conversion, along with Kaylee Farrell, #11.

Now it’s time to go over one of the best plays that we’ve seen in years. Ferguson, who is the slotback for our Vikings, performed the most epic touchdown of all, a fake play. The field was confused when #28 started walking towards her coaches, holding the ball up, distracting Revere by stating she had a “wrong ball”, when unexpectedly she turns towards Revere’s end zone, and makes a break for it. This was a big score for Winthrop, being the second touchdown of the game, and also turning it into a two point conversion, made by Brodin. Reveres coaches argued against it with the referees, but the points went to us anyway.

I got to talk to one of the players on the team, Mira Ivanis, to know more about how the team felt going into the game, and how well she thinks they did. First I asked her what the mentality of the team was at the start of the day. She explained: “the team was very set on playing the best [they] could, while also having the best time that [they] could. The trophy was very much in our mind but the game was something we we’d been looking forward to for weeks.” She went on to say proudly, “the team played very hard and amazingly”–which we all can agree is true–“everyone would give their best shot in practice and they definitely proved that hard work paid off in the game.”

Powderpuff is a very exclusive sport, reserved only for Winthrop High’s senior girls, so I asked Mira if she would recommend the rising senior girls to play Powderpuff, and her response was, “absolutely! I didn’t know anything about football going in and yet this was one of my favorite memories of senior year so far!” Her explanation is “it’s a great way to meet new people and try new things.” If that’s not convincing, I don’t know what is.

In the third quarter, things got tense with Revere. There did end up being two fights between players of opposite teams. Of course we don’t want this to happen, and I’m sure the girls didn’t intend for it to either, but it did. I cannot say too much without revealing names, but Revere ended up walking off the field before the end of the third quarter, leaving trophy at it’s home in Winthrop. There have been many years where there hasn’t been a Winthrop vs. Revere game, and we even played against alumnus and teachers. Hopefully we can continue our Revere rivalry even after the unfortunate events of this years game.

Congratulations to the 2023 powderpuff team, and good luck to next year’s seniors!

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