Seniors prevail in Powder Puff contest

Burnet senior Lexey Parker takes a quick toss and tries to avoid having her flag pulled by juniors Savannah McHam and Marissa Escamilla. Parker did a nice job running the ball for the Seniors in their 26-13 victory over the Juniors last Wednesday.

By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The very first football game played on Burnet’s brand new field just days after its completion was the annual Junior versus Senior Powder Puff game. The field itself looked great, but depending on who you asked it wasn’t necessarily a ‘level’ playing field. The Juniors felt slighted on a couple of occasions, by the all senior refs, including on a pick-six play that was never fully resolved, but it’s all in fun and when the one-hour time limit ran out the Seniors claimed the victory, 26-13. The Junior girls took first possession and after a good start with a deep pass from Lyndsi Woods to Beth Boyd the eleventh-graders were knocking on the door. They went back to the air on the next play but Senior Abby Bullock ended their hopes with an interception. Following a couple of short passes from Natalie Frank to Lexey Parker and Madelinne Deitrick, Izzy Ramon busted loose on a reverse and was stopped just short of a touchdown by Jayci Craig. It didn’t take them long to find the zone however as Frank returned to the air delivering an 8-yard touchdown pass to Haley Fieseler. Frank and Deitrick combined for the extra-point making it 7-0 seniors. The Juniors couldn’t get anything going in their next possession and leaned on the defense for a stop. A couple of short completions and a nice Marissa Escamilla pull ended the drive after just three plays. The Juniors tied things up on their next drive. The score came on the very first snap and was a 45-yard pass and catch between Woods and Boyd. Escamilla mossed a pack of seniors for the extra-point knotting the game at 7-7. Baby Romero made two defensive plays for the Juniors ending the Seniors ensuing drive. After much wasted time by the Juniors halftime was called and the game remained tied at the break, 7-7. The Seniors took first possession of the second-half and on the very first play junior Alyssa Arnold snagged a short pass and took it to the house putting the Juniors up, 13-7. The favor was soon repaid with a quick pick-six by speedy senior Lexey Parker. Fieseler corralled the extra-point pass and the Seniors regained their lead, 14-13. The next three possessions, two by the Juniors and one by the Seniors, ended in three and out series. On the Seniors final drive of the game Savannah McHam, Romero, and Escamilla all played good defense for the Juniors, but the running of Ramon and Parker was just too much to contain. Several plays into the drive Frank connected with Ramon for a score. McHam swatted away the two-point attempt, but the seniors advanced their lead to 20-13. On their final possession Romero connected for a 15-yard pass to Maria Lopez. The Juniors elected to go to the air again but this time Deitrick was waiting, picked off the pass, and returned it 35-yards for a score. Boyd knocked away the extra-point attempt which left the final standing, 26-13 seniors. In addition to being entertained by the game fans got a look at some cheerleaders that tried hard but didn’t have all the moves down. Dillon Crain and JT Killebrew gave it their best shot calling the game and keeping both sides coaches under control with water balloons instead of flags. Congratulations to the Seniors on the 2017 Powder Puff win.

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