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Juniors roll in LHS powder puff contest

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Team takes 21-0 win

By The Staff

The juniors, with a shutout win, captured bragging rights for 2012 after posting a 21-0 win over the seniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium.

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The flag football game was held during the LHS homecoming week of Oct. 8-12.

The juniors forged a 14-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

LHS Lady Bruins’ soccer player Frances Whitesides, who ran for 120 yards, scored a pair of touchdowns to key the juniors’ win.

Whitesides tallied on a 45-yard dash to highlight her effort. Jennell Jones, who runs on the Lady Bruins’ cross country team, sprinted 10 yards for the juniors’ third touchdown.

Phoebe Johnson, a member of the Lady Bruins’ basketball team, guided the juniors’ attack at quarterback.

A touchdown, under game rules, was worth seven points.

“It was total domination by the junior team,” said Ed Humphrey, who coordinated the powder puff game and coached the junior girls team. “The juniors played well on both sides of the ball.

“The juniors played together and played well,” Humphrey said. “Phoebe did a good job of leading the junior offense at quarterback.”

Christian Baggerly guided the senior team, which included 38 players, while the juniors had a 23-member squad.

Admission to the LHS powder puff game was a can good.

“We had great attendance and fine support from the community,” said Humphrey. “We raised 600 can goods and that is outstanding as far as helping the area food bank.”

The can goods were donated to HOPE of Lancaster County.

The Junior Civitans assisted with the can good collection.

“The Junior Civitans also helped with the chain crew during the game,” Humphrey said. “That was a big help during the game.”

Lancaster High School basketball coaches Ricardo Priester, the LHS boys head coach, and Bruins’ assistant Jerron Cauthen served as game officials.

Fred Hicklin, the public address announcer during LHS game, worked the public address for the game.

“We’re grateful for the coaches who gave their time to help officiate the game and we appreciate Mr. Hicklin with his work on the public address,” Humphrey said. “Their work helps the game run smooth.

“This game has become a big part of our homecoming week at Lancaster High School. We have fun, and there’s good competition, but we’re also doing something to help our community.

 “We appreciate the support from the student body and the community,” Humphrey said.