Powderpuff: Seniors looking to avenge last year’s big loss


Hawk Eye Staff

Last year’s juniors, now seniors, pose for a team pic before the big game.

Tommy DiRienzo, Staff Writer

The last time the Class of 2020’s powderpuff team took the field, they were looking to upset the stronger, faster, and probably better Class 0f 2019 team.

A win would have given them the biggest upset in school history and put them up there with some of the greatest upsets ever, maybe better than UMBC’s stunning victory against seemingly unbeatable Virginia or Buster Douglas’s knockout of Mike Tyson, where he was a 42-1 underdog.

The upset bid, however, was never in sight as the seniors outplayed the juniors en route to a 60-6 loss. I guess you could say the Cinderella shoe never fit.

The now seniors have regrouped and recharged and are looking to go out on top this year.

Riley Evans, a senior safety said, “We are looking forward to getting back on the field after last year.” When asked about how her team is looking after a few hard weeks of practice, she added (with a laugh), “Our team is clean and our defense is solid. We do our talking on the field.”

The team returns a core group of players, but also adds some newcomers. The backfield has some new players in Sadie Coda and Mallory Locke. They should add some speed and elusiveness to the offense. Kayla Hare is a recent addition and should add to an already swarming secondary.

Returning to the roster is talented quarterback Megan Wahal. She is a dual-threat quarterback who makes her money on the ground attack but also possesses the ability to pass.

Riley Evans is also a returning player, but this year you can find her on the other side of the ball. Last year, she was a running back, but now is a converted safety. She likes the change to the new position.

“I think I might like playing defense better,” she said.

The team also bolsters a veteran coaching staff. Head Coach Chuck Osucha has been coaching powderpuff football for over 20 years. Offensive coordinator Brian Neal has made his mark coaching at the youth football level for over 10 years. He never posted a losing season and often coached his team late into the postseason. Mrs. Burkes is also on the staff, and she played for the Pittsburgh Passion. Mr. Gaybol, a BP resident, rounds out the staff.

The Seniors are looking forward to the game and need your support. Come out and watch the game on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the BPHS stadium.