Powderpuff At RTCA
Robert Toombs Christian Academy hosted its 3rd Annual Powderpuff Football Game on Monday, October 24, at McLendon Field. The hot pink team consisting of seniors and freshmen competed against the light pink team consisting of juniors and sophomores. Seniors JaShaun Powell and Andrew Tuck coached for the hot pink team and junior Hayden Kight and sophomore TJ Stanley coached the light pink team. The game consisted of four, 10 minute quarters with a running clock, playing the full 100yard field. The hot pink team started off the game by winning the coin toss and choosing to start with the ball. Quarterback Emmie Davis, a junior at RTCA, started for the light pink team and Quarterback Mary-Claire Wolfe, a senior at RTCA, for the hot pink team. The first touchdown was scored by junior Rachel Threlkeld on the light pink team, bringing the score to 6-0 early in the first quarter. In the second quarter, junior Bree Wimberly was able to catch an interception, giving the ball back to the light pink team. On that drive, the light pink team scored again bringing the score to 12-0 in the second quarter. With that, the time ran out for the first half going into a 2 minute halftime. With the second half underway, many flags were called on the light pink team. One false start, one facemask and one roughing the passer, which resulted in another interception by junior Bree Wimberly.
With that, the hot pink team scored a touchdown bringing the score to 12-6. In the fourth quarter, the hot pink team scored again bringing the score to 12-12, and time ran out with a tie.
To break the tie, both teams decided to kick field goals and whoever made two out of three field goals would win. The hot pink team chose senior Amily Mixon to kick for their team and the light pink team chose junior Addie Walden to kick their field goal.
Both teams ended up making their field goals which would result in a game of rock, paper, scissors to break the second tie. Senior Mary-Claire Wolfe and junior Rachel Threlkeld played an intense game of rock, paper, scissors. Junior Rachel Threlkeld was able to pull out a win for the light pink team for the night.
Impressive defense was shown by junior Caroline Thompson and senior Amily Mixon, who both had multiple quarterback sacks and stops. Good sportsmanship and teamwork was shown from both teams. Many students, faculty, and friends enjoy coming to see these girls compete in this fairly new homecoming tradition. All proceeds from the game go to RTCA’s Art Department. A huge thank you to Mrs. Courtney Absher for helping and organizing this event.