SPORTS: Law Powder Puff Wins Fourth Straight
On Thanksgiving Eve, the Lady Lawmen Powder Puff team made the grueling trek across town to take on the Lions of Foran High.
The game was played with high expectations for the Lady Lawmen as they looked to win their fourth straight game. In the end, that’s exactly what they did – prevailing with a convincing 31-8 victory.
“The game really couldn’t have gone any better,” coach Mr. Kulenych said. “Every single girl contributed in some way to the victory. Our offense played great, our defense came up huge, and we kept making big play after big play. The girls did an awesome job.”
The Lady Lawmen got off to a quick start by scoring on a 35-yard run on their opening drive by junior Kasey Butts. The defense then forced a three-and-out and the Lawmen were back on the field.
The Lady Lawmen went up 14-0 on a 30 yard touchdown pass from senior Melissa Nelson to senior Kim Legen. They then capped off the first quarter with a 28-yard field goal by junior Kasey Butts.
The second quarter was a completely different story. Foran held the ball for seven out of the 10 minutes before junior Catie Miller intercepted a pass near the goal line and brought it down to Foran’s 20 yard line.
Law made it all the way down to the 10-yard line before time expired in the first half. At halftime, Law led 17-0.
Foran had the opening possession of the second half and a chance to pull within 10 points of the Lady Lawmen but failed to score.
Law then pulled out to a 24-0 lead on a 12-yard rushing touchdown by Butts.
Early in the fourth quarter, Foran quarterback Brooke Phelan scored on a five yard run to make the score 24-6. The Lions then went for a two point conversion and Phelan ran another one in to make it 24-8.
The final touchdown of the game was scored by Miller, the eventual game MVP, on an 8-yard touchdown run.
Miller was awarded the Joe Beler Jr. Award for the game’s most valuable player. The award was given by the coaches and is named after the late Joe Beler Jr., who founded Powder Puff at Law.
Overall, the girls were excited about how the game turned out and they hope to run their streak to five straight next year.
“I liked playing Powder Puff the last two years,” said Legen. “I’ve had so much fun and I wish it was a real sport.”
(Photo courtesy Tarah Kelly)