BMHS Pridetime Reporter
NORWALK- Brien McMahon held its annual Powderpuff Game Tuesday night at 7:00 pm as the senior girls set out for a win against the junior girls in a friendly flag football game on the M.
Prior to that game, when asked about what she thought their chances were to win, junior quarterback, Michelle Perea (‘19), didn't show much confidence. “Honestly, 0 (percent) because I know that seniors win every year even if the juniors are ahead.” She went on to say “ I’m just looking forward to playing in the game since it is my first year playing.”
The seniors went up by a touchdown midway in the first quarter but were unable to convert on the two-point conversion. Both teams were stagnant on the offensive side of the ball while both defenses matched each other possession for possession not allowing either offence to score for over two full quarters.
With less than three minutes left in the game, and the seniors still up 6-0, the juniors score to tie the game. Then, junior coach, Phil Konopka, ran a double fake play that resulted in a two point conversion giving the juniors an 8-6 lead.
The seniors, back with possession, were able to run their way down to the 45 yard line with 1 minute and 15 seconds remaining. Senior coach AJ Albano, with the clock still running, took almost 30 seconds of game time to design a play.
With 45 seconds left, the seniors snapped the ball on a run play. With 17.5 seconds left, the seniors score retaking a 12-8 lead. With most believing the game was over, the stands began to empty. The juniors thought that they still had a chance and in a last second attempt came up 20 yards shy of the game winning touchdown.
“It always feels great to win, but I think it was well deserved” is what senior running back Chrissy Kirst (‘18) had to say following the win.