Like just about every other athletic event, San Marino High School’s annual powder puff football game between the school’s junior and senior girls was forced to take a couple years off due to the pandemic.
By the likes of what transpired on Friday afternoon, it appeared the senior class had spent the past three years practicing the skills necessary to excel at the sport of flag football as they defeated the junior class, 40-0.
The lopsided final score didn’t do justice to the aplomb displayed by the juniors, who were outmanned — or outwomanned — in personnel by a 16-11 margin.
Rachel Rudio, who will be attending Alcorn State in the fall to play soccer, displayed her speed and shiftiness to score several touchdowns for the seniors. Quarterback Elissa Beck had a bevy of wide receivers to choose from that included her softball teammates Katy Bell and Kate Brunner.
For the juniors, quarterback Nanami Matzumoto played well with assistance from receivers Ava Giardina and Paris Chan. Ellie Goldberg led the juniors’ defense while Macy Mooney paces the defense of the seniors.
The game maintained a positive nature throughout and provided an afternoon of entertainment from a large crowd in Titan Stadium to wrap up the Luau Day festivities at SMHS.