NHS raises money with powder puff game

Run, run, run–Junior Bianette Nava takes the ball down field during the first quarter of the powder puff game on Oct. 20.

National Honor Society raised $4,412.72 with its powder puff game on Oct. 20.

“We wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society, specifically in Lubbock, and we thought breast cancer awareness would be the perfect time,” senior NHS President Abby Fortner said. “We also decided to have donation buckets to help the people affected by Hurricane Ian. We just think that its a big part of this community being aware  that people suffer from illnesses.”

Senior squared off against an underclassman team. At halftime, the underclassmen led 8-6.

“Our girls just never give up,” underclassman coach, junior Jaylen Stoglin, said. “We’ve got a lot of good players. Our team is better than they thought.”

Also at halftime, senior Austin Lacy was crowned powder puff king by NHS officers, followed by a dance performance by powder puff cheerleaders.

“We’ve just got to keep playing hard,” senior Coach Blake Flowers said. “Defense is having a little struggle with them, but they are going to be better in the second half.”

The seniors would eventually take the lead, winning, 18-8.