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Ready Red?
by Rachel Gorjanc, Staff Writer

The Red-Blue game has been an ongoing tradition at West Geauga for more than thirty years and this year is no different. The annual Powder Puff contest is an opportunity for the junior and senior girls to participate in a flag-football game, representing their respective classes. The junior and senior girls will settle the score on Monday, September 29th at 7:30 P.M. at Howell Field.

The prospect of West Geauga's annual Red-Blue game always seems to bring out the primal instinct in its participants. However, this year, the junior girls seem to be apprehensive of the one-time returning champions. One anonymous junior said, "I'm too scared of the senior girls to play this year." Other juniors, although they may not admit to it, seem to lack confidence in themselves and in their teammates. In a survey distributed to members of the junior class, more than 75% of the students predicted that the seniors would win the Red-Blue game. Nonetheless, the junior girls promise that come game time, they will definitely "bring it."

The red team is coached by a group of junior football players. Charlie McDonald, Chuck Prueter, Ryan Jensen, and Kevin Nye hope to lead the juniors to victory (or at least a not-so-embarrassing loss!) Their captains Ashley Easton (soccer), Arielle Schindler (cheerleading), Courtney Cikach (cross-country), Christine Trivett (tennis), and Katie Kleinknech (volleyball) will lead the junior girls onto the field.

The first practice did not go very smoothly, but that is to be expected from an inexperienced group. Learning new plays in a totally new game can be very overwhelming, but the girls and the coaches are sure things will eventually work themselves out. Come support the junior girls as they take on the returning champions.


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