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Powder-puff football in its second year at SHS

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Powder-puff football in its second year at SHS

Powder-puff team

Powder-puff team

Akylah Oliver

Powder-puff team

Akylah Oliver

Akylah Oliver

Powder-puff team

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Powder-puff football is a flag football sport for girls to play in high school. Flag football is a safer and more playful version of actual football. It encourages girls who are interested to get involved in the game.

Even though a majority of football players are men, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any women interested in playing. A lot of women who are interested in football are often shut down by society and even their peers, because of the stereotype that only boys play football or that it’s ‘too dangerous’ for them.

Powder-puff allows girls the chance to play football. Powder-puff lets girls know it is more than okay for them to play.  Jada Mazyck, senior, is part of the powder-puff team at Summerville High.

“The team did really good. It was a really fun game,” said Mazyck. “We had some really good blocks and the girls in the O and B line really executed [the game] well. The quarterback had some good plays and I was doing pretty well too. ”

Most parents will try to introduce sports to children when they’re young.

“I always played football as a kid. I always liked contact sports. And I always watched football with my grandfather. I’ve just always liked this sport in general,” said Mazyck.

Any team activity should be enjoyed, because it gives new opportunities.

“Other than playing football, it has been fun meeting new people and forming the friendships I have made because of it,” said Mazyck.

Even if you don’t have years of experience in football or any sport it’s never too late to try.

“We joke around and after games we have fun and go out. It’s a really good experience. I think more girls should definitely give it a try,” said Mazyck.

“Even though the coach can be hard on us and yells at us, outside of her work she’s really nice and funny,” joked Mazyck.

Coach King is not only Jada and the team’s coach, but she is also a police officer. In fact, there are a few coaches who are police officers, and the league is sponsored by the police department.

“When I see them [coaches/police officers] sport wise and in public, they’re really cool, I mean I don’t have anything against them,” said Mazyck.

Their rival team is Ashley Ridge and our powder puff team has played them quite a few times.

“From what I’ve seen they have a really good defense team.” Mazyck continued offering some constructive criticism, “There offense could use some work but they are a good team.”

Being a part of a team can teach you valuable lessons, not only for the sport but for life too.

“Patience, I’ve learned patience from my coach.” said Mazyck.

Every player is one of a kind, bringing something different to a team.

“I definitely think I bring joy… joy and laughter. I like to crack jokes a lot.” Mazyck stated.

Powder-puff football is a fun sport that sets a positive example for young women that they can do anything they put their mind to. If you haven’t heard of the powderpuff team, check them out next year and see if the sport is for you.

Congratulations to Jada and the rest of the team for winning the District Championship!

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