Here are some shots of senior girls from MHS celebrating their 44-32 Powderpuff win over Swampscott Friday night at Piper Field.
Marblehead High School senior girls expressed their joy with screams and some tears following their 44-32 victory over the Big Blue of Swampscott in a much-anticipated Powderpuff flag football game at Piper Field Friday night. Did you take a photograph of Friday's showdown that you'd like to share with your neighbors? Just click the upload photos and videos button above!
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Roll back to when cars with big engines roared over streets and high school varsity sports were commonly known as schoolboy athletics and you'll be back to a time when Marblehead and Swampscott girls played flag football. That would be 1970. And, we have learned from a reader, that the games go further back in time. Much further back. In the original story on this annual game we said they played their first game in 1970 but a reader sent us a photo of a powderpuff game from 1958. That was certainly a time when far fewer girls and women competed on athletic courts and fields. Since then female athletics have emerged, offering girls and young women a host of sports in which to sharpen their athletic skills, learn to win and lose and be part …