Pre-Thanksgiving Powderpuff Ritual Kicks Off Friday Night
Senior girls from Marblehead and Swampscott will tangle in their annual flag football clash at Piper Field. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit the home team's charity of choice. This year it is juvenile diabetes research.
Marblehead High School math teacher Larry McWilliams said the the spirit exhibited at last year's flag football game between Marblehead and Swampscott's senior girls exceeded that shown at any other game he had seen on a high school athletic field.
"The spirit of this powder puff game is equal to three or four boys' games," he said.
The action promises to be equally intense when the lady Magicians hit the gridiron against their Big Blue counterparts under the lights at Piper Field Friday at 7 p.m.
The Magicians will be out to redeem last year's loss at Blocksidge in Swampscott.
It was a very physical game, the Big Blue girls winning 28-14.
This year, the respective squads have been working on their plays and schemes, and bonding as a teams as they prepare for Friday's match-up.
It comes a week ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day boys football game between the Marblehead and Swampscott boys.
Admission to the flag game is $5. Proceeds benefit the home team's charity of choice. This year it is juvenile diabetes research.