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Girls take to the gridiron for tradition

October 11, 2005|by ESPE MARTINEZ

BOONSBORO - Buy your nachos and grab a seat! Powder-puff football is here again!

Powder-puff football - the name given to this fun game between two teams of girls - has become an annual event at Boonsboro High School. This year's game will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. on the Boonsboro High School football field.

Ninth- through 12th-grade girls practice for a week to play one game. Girls play a sport that they normally don't play, and it doesn't involve a full-season commitment.

Seniors make up one team, and underclassmen make up the other - which creates an interesting competition among the players.

Many girls play each year.

Guys get pretty involved in the game too. You'll see them on the sidelines cheering.

Boonsboro and Smithsburg high schools are among area schools that have added this athletic event to their calendars because of the high turnout at games.

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Boonsboro High School holds its game the last day of Spirit Week. Previously, the game was held during school hours, but this year, the game will be held Friday night.

Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults.

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