The first ever inter-school Powder Puff game for Lincoln High school will be against Mohawk this Saturday, October 24.
Ellwood has enjoyed a long tradition of intramural powder puff games but now the Lincoln senior girls will be pitting their athletic prowess against the Mohawk senior class.
The game is the brainchild of seniors Sydney Schurtz and Alley McKelvey, who informed Athletic Director Darin Morella. Morella in turn contacted several surrounding schools. However only Mohawk responded positively, with their Athletic Director, Jared Stratton, joining the effort.
According to Morella, the event should be a two-year commitment. This year’s game will be hosted by Ellwood and next year, by Mohawk.
“The game will be very competitive but very sportsmanlike, Morella said.
The gates of Helling Stadium will open at 5 p.m. and the price of admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Club Hope.
“I find it tremendous that these girls are excited to do something not normally expected of them and show an interest in playing football,” Morella said.