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Cheerleaders, Lancer Dancers Practice for Powderpuff

This year’s powderpuff has started up but with a new twist: only cheerleaders and drill team girls will participate.

Powderpuff is a touch football game that puts junior girls up against senior girls. Traditionally, the football team coaches the girls and then become the cheerleaders during the game. The girls participating in powderpuff had their first practice this Sunday on the practice football field.

“We split the teams up by juniors and seniors,” senior Will Mitchell said. “We tested out each girl’s ability to see what positions they would be at least capable of playing. Then we [the coaches] taught the girls according to our positions on the team.”

Although this was only the first practice, Mitchell said they are planning to keep practicing for the next couple Sundays until a game can be put on. He said if a game is put on they are hoping for a large crowd to cheer the girls on.

“I’m expecting some really good competition in the next weeks,” senior and cheerleader Danya Issawi said. “I’m really excited to see which way it goes because the seniors are kind of expecting to win because we have a lot of strong girls but at the same time I feel like the juniors are kind of scrappy. If the seniors lose I don’t think we’ll take that well.”

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My name is Neely Atha, I am currently a senior at Shawnee Mission East High school and a Harbinger staff photographer. I run cross country and track. I am taking Chinese 3 and my chinese name is O Ning Ning. I like to hangout with friends and listen to music. Read Full »

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