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Powderpuff, Boom Night excites fans

Sep 29, 2017
Photo by: Andy Krutsinger Junior Makayla Cam makes a diving grab at senior Dani Broeker’s flag as Broeker goes to bust the run outside.

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


With homecoming week coming to a close, Mt. Pleasant students and fans had one more night of fun before the big game tonight (Friday).

The junior and senior girls had their annual powderpuff football showdown, the MPCHS king and queen were crowned and the Panther faithful prepared for the big game with a “boom night” celebration.

The first order of business was the athletic booster club supper, which began at 5:30 p.m., thirty minutes before the girls took the field.

The two powderpuff teams went punch for punch in a nail-biter. The juniors had the only score of the first half when Anni Liechty made it 6-0 on a touchdown run, but senior Mikayla Beason scored a touchdown and two-point conversion in the second half and the seniors celebrated an 8-6 victory.

After the game, fans gathered outside the bonfire where seniors Jordan Magnani and Kieran Kohorst gave a speech, thanking all those who help the football team every week and getting the MP fans pumped up for tonight’s showdown. After the speech, the Falcon dummy was ceremoniously thrown into the fire.

Henry County Conservation Director and Mt. Pleasant coach John Pullis was the guest speaker. He and head coach Shawn Striegel gave a couple of motivational speeches before the homecoming court was crowned.

Brody McGhghy and Dani Broeker were named homecoming king and queen for 2017. Nathaniel Zaragoza, Kalynn Batey, Colin Mulford, Kaitlyn Ensminger, Magnani, Delaney McDowell, Jake Lowe and Qian Qian Ye were named to the court.

After the bonfire, fans met down at the square where the Panther band and cheerleading squad led the town in a pep rally. The players and fans dispersed around 8:30 p.m., and the night was done.

The Panther football team will attempt to “Cage the Falcons” tonight. The Panthers come into the game 3-2 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Falcons are 2-3 overall this season and are currently in a three-way tie for second place at 2-1 in the district.

The varsity game will begin at 7:30 p.m., but there will be a freshman game beforehand. Mt. Pleasant’s ninth-graders will kick off at 5 p.m.

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