Galileo High School

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Powder Puff Football

Written by Kassidy Ingram

Last night Galileo Magnet High School held its second annual Powder Puff Football Game to raise money for the Danville Cancer Association.

For the game 26 female students on two different teams, the Pink Team and the Black Team, faced off on the Langston Focus School football field with the Pink Team, coached by Principal Jay Lancaster, nabbing the win 21-14.

“I was extremely happy with the turnout,” Lancaster said. “Just to see that kind of turnout with the student body, that’s what it was all about. I think it was a great day.”

The game was hosted by the Student Council Association and lasted about an hour, with hot dogs, drinks, chips, and baked goods being sold by parent volunteers behind the scenes.

“We raised more than $500 through admission and concessions; over $200 more than last year’s game so that is excellent,” Student Council Adviser Leigh Walker said. “The students are still talking about the game this morning so I feel like that is a good sign that they had a great time.”

The football players were not the only source of entertainment at the game, however, as Coach of the event’s Pep Squad Vanessa Riddle and her team of male student dancers along with the school’s Falcon mascot kept the crowd energized throughout the game. The group’s main performance was a dance to Beyonce’s song “Work it Out” at halftime.

“We had several practices and we worked really hard to prepare for the performance,” Pep Squad Member John Flynn said. “I was really proud of the halftime performance and was also proud that a lot of the students from last year’s pep squad returned this year. I think we did really well.”

Coach of the Black Team and History Teacher at Galileo Jared Smith said he is proud of his team’s determination and hard work throughout the match-up and that he plans on taking the win at next year’s game.

“The Black Team played hard, but like with any athletic competition, we came up short,” Smith said. “I’m very proud of those young ladies. Until next year, Pink Team, beware.”


                                                                                Photographed by Brianna Shelton