One thing was obvious at Thursday night’s 2014 Powder Puff flag football game between Turlock High seniors and juniors — the girls came to play some hard-nosed football.
It was a fierce battle and the seniors walked swaggered away with a 13-0 nothing victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, the seniors scored on a touchdown by Ashlen Kuntz. Later in the quarter they scored again on a touchdown by Bergen Benedict, but failed on an extra point try to make the score 13-0.
Late in the game, with about four minutes left, the juniors held off the seniors on four downs from inside the 5-yard line.
Unfortunately, the senior defense proved too tough for the juniors on their next offensive series, as they forced a turnover on downs to secure the win for the Class of 2014.
Congrats to all the girls who competed in the game. There was certainly more push than puff in this heated contest. Also, the boys who dressed up as cheerleaders and strutted their stuff did an excellent job with their halftime show.
Turlock High Cheer Coach commended both the boys and the girls on their efforts, especially given they only practiced for a few hours in the days leading up to the game.
2014 THS Powder Puff Players, Coaches and Cheerleaders
Renee Alls, Lorena Barajas, Bergen Benedict, Breawna Borges, Vanessa Campos, Lindsey Castillo, Isabel Chavez, Sianna Cruz, Michalea deBos, Amy Deleray, Caitlyn Duval, Courtney Estacio, Montana Gardner, Valeria Gonzalez, Ashlen Kuntz, Kelsee Lamb, Brenna Larks, Janell Martinez, Amanda Medina, Alexa Oliveira, Deborah Oliveira, Briana Padilla, Savanah Riddle, Melissa Rodriguez, Mackenzie Salyer, Talin Shamun, Ileana Trujillo, Jordyn Valenzuela, Caitlin Youngman. In-active players- Harneet Badial, Lauren Carlson, Amelia Johns, Soren Johnson
Coaches: Rick Fetter, Jacob Mabie, Anthony Moreno, Alex Pallios and Manager Ernie Santana
Victoria Acosta, Lexie Baptista, Josephine Cipponeri, Cassie Derdivanis, Daryl Dias, Maddy Ericksen, Jocelyn Garcia, Jessica Gauthier, Kyndal Gonsalves, Kayla Hess, Meghan Hopkins, Jasmin Hundal, Taylor Jordao, Melissa Littlefield, Kayla Luna, Giselle Maciel, Olivia Maldonado, Monika Moe, Alexia Nunes, Morgan Nunes, Jazmin Orozco, Hannah Relaford, Jackie Sammuli, Alex Sanchez-Horning, Megan Silveira, Andrea Soto, Payton Steeley, Brooke Vierra, Samantha Wilkinson, Natasha Younan, In-active players- Courtnie Chan, Nina Sherwood.
Coaches: Blake Amador, Landon Curtis, Peyton Dunseth, Ronald Sharlou
Omar Aguilar, Todd Atkinson, Trent Caldera, Tanner Espindula, Brett Hayner, Montgomery Kim, Javier Lara