For a third straight year, girls from the junior and senior classes at Hinsdale Central High School faced off against each other during the traditional annual homecoming week powder puff football game.
The seniors, coached by members of the boys varsity football team, took an early lead in the game. By halftime, touchdowns by Codi Steinborn, Mallory Feinstein and Avery Anderson had shut out the junior team 20-0.
Not to be outdone, Corinne Smith put the juniors on the scoreboard by running the ball into the end zone with just under seven minutes left in the third quarter. They missed the one-point conversion and at the end of the third quarter, the seniors still led 20-6.
Early in the final quarter, the seniors' quarterback Ryann Javois delivered a touchdown to bring the score to 26-6. The juniors were undaunted, however. With just under two minutes left in the game, Corinne Smith scored a second touchdown. Time ran out before they could score again, and the final score was 26-12 in favor of the seniors.
According to Kelly Maley, Hinsdale Central's Assistant Athletic Director, the proceeds from this year's powder puff game will benefit two worthy causes. Maley said, "We raised $4000, which will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation and an additional $1500 was collected for Hinsdale Central's Teachers in Need (TIN) fund."
The TIN funds will be donated to Hinsdale Central teacher Carol Smith who is currently battling cancer. The funds will help her cover some of the costs associated with treatment.
Maley credits the success of the event to all the participants and, in particular, senior captains, Codi Steinborn and Alex Lanphire for all their hard work and dedication in putting the event together.
This the third year in a row that the seniors have won the annual powder puff football game .