Around Bosco: Friday Night Lights With St. Joseph’s Annual Powder Puff Game At Panish Family Stadium
by Carter Daley
On Friday, March 24th, St. John Bosco High School hosted a variety of events under the Friday night lights with an action packed Powder Puff Game and a Spring Fest Dance.
Parents and students were offered the opportunity to come together to watch their very own daughters and classmates compete in one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, the Powder Puff Game, an eleven-on-eleven girls flag football game.
The matchup was seen as a high rivalry game between the Donald’s, who consist of Senior St. Joseph Students, versus the Mickey’s, who consist of Junior St. Joseph Students. The Donald’s had something to prove, after losing last year in a close competition to the Class of 2022 Kermit’s. They wanted to make sure they solidified themselves as a team not to mess with.
“Losing last year was tough. We felt as if we left a lot on the field, but it came up short. We wanted to make sure that did not happen this year so we came ready to play,” said current St. Joseph’s senior Brianna Wright.
The game certainly delivered the excitement. Early in the first half the Mickeys opened up the game with a short rushing touchdown by Mariah Becerra.
That lead would not last long though, as later in that same half the Donald’s would take back an interception for a touchdown. The play was made by Presley Contreras and got the stands so excited that even the Bosco boy cheerleaders began rushing the field.
“The whole atmosphere was vibrant. All of the Bosco guys had a really fun time cheering and moshing in the end zone was awesome,” said Bosco senior Ahrian McNeil.
The game remained a stalemate, as both defenses played incredibly well with a total of three turnovers in a span of just five minutes.
The Donald’s had one last chance to take the lead in the game when a deep “Hail, Mary” pass was completed to senior Brooklyn Soto with two seconds left. The next pass unfortunately fell incomplete, finishing the game in an 8-8 tie.
Although fans were cheering for overtime, the officials were unable to continue the game due to a time shortage. But the fun did not end there, as just around the corner St. John Bosco was hosting a Spring Fest Dance for students.
Held in the quad, St. John Bosco and St. Joseph students gathered to celebrate the last couple months of the school year. The even featured great music provided by DJ Drip that had students in a free-spirited mood after an exciting game of flag football. The dance was organized by math teacher Ms. Edna Ramirez, Mr. Danny Benitez and Band Director Mr. Ramon Villanueva to raise money for students for the upcoming band trip to Seattle this month.
“It was a movie. By far the best music out of any social this year. Having it outside also made it better so everyone wasn’t sweating like crazy,” said senior Robert Gonzalez.
As students head into their last two months of the school year, many seniors look ahead forward to Senior Prom, which is just around the corner on April 29th.