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The Bishop High Junior girls clobbered the Seniors 20-6 in the annual Powder Puff football game, kicking off Homecoming week Monday, Oct. 24 at John Schwab field.
Junior QB Katelyn Lent put her squad on the scoreboard, behind a key block by Madi Taylor, in the first quarter with a 2-yard run.
As the clock ticked down the first half, linebacker Aubrie Nolan intercepted a Seniorsâ€™ pass. Nolan headed down field for a 35-yard TD, putting the Juniors ahead 14-0.
The Seniors quarterback executed a pass play in the third to narrow the lead 14-6.
The Juniors answered decisively. Pushed back to their own 5 on penalties, Shiloh Smith, on a reverse set up by Lent and Dana Grevenkamp, took off like a shot for a 95-yard TD run, giving the Juniors a decisive 20-6 win. Smithâ€™s run is said to be a high school powder puff record.
â€śThe Juniorsâ€™ defense only gave up 6 points,â€ť said defensive coach James Jackson. â€śThe girls kept pressure on the Seniorsâ€™ offense and didnâ€™t allow many yards.â€ť
According to offensive coach Jim Reynolds, the Juniors struggled on their first drive, but came back strong for the win.
â€śBoth teams played well,â€ť said Reynolds, â€śbut the Juniors had a few plays they were able to run successfully and score on.â€ť Most notably was the successful reverse ran by Smith.
â€śThe girls all played awesome and we canâ€™t wait â€™til next year,â€ť said Reynolds and Jackson.