Charity football game to feature students, staff

Corry Area High School junior and senior girls will face off Oct. 7 in a game of powder puff flag football at Howard J. Sheen Field. The players have been attending evening practices and will be competing for bragging rights. A second game will be played that evening, featuring members of the middle- and high-school faculty. Journal photo by Erin Passinger

A night of intense rivalry will play out in the name of charity Oct. 7 at Howard J. Sheen Field.

Powder puff flag football is back for its second year and will again feature Corry Area High School junior and senior girls.

And as a bonus game, faculty members will also be getting in on the action.

All money raised during the evening will be donated toward Coaches vs. Cancer, a national fundraiser.

“Both the powder puff game and the faculty flag football game are great events for the school, the community and especially the participants,” said Bill West, athletic director for the Corry Area School District. “It’s an opportunity for the athletic department and the Corry community to come together and raise money for an important charity.”

Beginning at 6 p.m., junior and senior girls will go head-to-head to compete for bragging rights.

The middle school faculty will then take on the high school faculty immediately following the girls game.

The only way each team can score is with a touchdown, which is worth six points. Because there will be no special teams, players must attempt a two-point conversion after each touchdown.

Games will consist of four, 15-minute quarters with a running clock. Each team will have two time-outs and the clock will stop at the last two minutes of play for another time-out. Halftime will last about 10 minutes.

“The girls have been talking about this game since the first week of school,” said Homer DeLattre, Corry’s head football coach. “We have a lot more people signed up this year.”

After a 30-year absence, a powder puff game was held for the first time at Corry last fall and drew a crowd of about 600.

The freshmen and sophomore girls were part of that game and played on one team called the “Freshmores.”

See the Journal's Wednesday, September 23rd edition for full story.

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