No one’s a loser in this one.
While one team might have more points on the scoreboard at the end of the night, those taking part in the annual powerpuff flag football game at South Pasadena High on Friday, February 28, will forever be Tigers.
Win or lose, both junior and senior squads come away with a victory as good sportsmanship rules the night.
The teams practiced through Wednesday, take part in a ceremonial banquet, including dinner and plenty of camaraderie, at the school on Thursday, before heading out to Roosevelt Field the following evening in anticipation of the 7 p.m. kickoff.
As tradition goes, South Pasadena Athletic Director Anthony Chan knows why so many South Pasadenans fill the stands each year.
“It’s a popular event because the girls enjoy the camaraderie and the competitive nature of power puff,” he said. “It’s always fun to watch kids who are normally quiet in class get super excited to represent their class.”
Chan explained that it’s a game most students “look forward to when they become upperclassmen. It’s a tradition that has been around and is an enjoyable contest to watch. Many of the football players help coach their respective class and they realize coaching isn’t as easy as it looks!”
Ticket revenues will be split between the junior and senior class. The juniors use the money to reduce the continual increasing costs of the school prom in May and the seniors use it to help defray cost of the senior breakfast on the morning of graduation and help pay for the class gift.
Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for students (SAC Card) and children.
“Everyone should come out to watch the game because it’s an entertaining and competitive matchup amongst our Tiger family,” urged Chan. “The girls have a great time competing and can really amp up the crowd. It’s a fun game to watch and demonstrates the community atmosphere of South Pas.”