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CAPSTONE PROJECT: Powder Puff Football

At 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 30th, the toughest girls at James River tore up the field in back to back flag football style games. The freshmen suffered a tough loss to the sophomores, and the fierce seniors endured an intense fight against the undefeated juniors that, unfortunately, ended in a heart-breaking loss. The highlight of the event, however, was arguably the upperclassmen game’s half-time show. James River High School’s own football players: Christian Redman, Ryan Ott, Quintrel Chung, Justice Peebles, and Korey Singh, traded in their jerseys and helmets for tutus and wigs. These courageous and talented boys gave the crowd an amazing show, as they danced their hearts out to well-rehearsed and very entertaining choreography. The male cheerleaders also kept spirits high in the stands throughout the games with exciting cheers and lots of energy. Special thanks to James River cheerleaders: Jessica Goldman and Lara Park, for coaching these superstars. Fans, as well as players and coaches, worked up an incredible appetite from all the excitement and were able to fill their stomachs at the delicious bake sale. All the money made from participating players and coaches, admission sales, and the bake sale is being donated to the Carrie Roarty Scholarship Fund. The event was a great success, in that it raised over one thousand dollars for this fund, which was established in honor of the James River Community’s loved and missed Carrie Roarty. Powder Puff Football is an age-old tradition, and James River is lucky to have such an active and fun community that can make an event such as this successful!

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