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Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Seniors reign supreme: A thrilling victory in the annual Powderpuff showdown


The annual Powderpuff football game, a unique blend of spirited competition and camaraderie, is a high school tradition that never fails to stir up excitement and anticipation. In this game, female students step into the roles traditionally held by male players, such as quarterback, wide receiver, and lineman. In contrast, male students take on the roles of coaches or cheerleaders, creating a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere.

This year, the showdown between the juniors and seniors was nothing short of a fierce battle. From the moment the whistle blew, it was evident that both teams were ready to give it their all. Fueled by their youthful energy and hunger for victory, the juniors launched into the game with full force, led by their fearless quarterbacks, Chloe Trimandilis and Hana Tartaglia.

Junior QB – Hana Tartaglia

However, the seniors had other plans. With the weight of experience on their shoulders and a burning desire to continue their legacy, they refused to go easy on the Class of 2025. They dug deep and mounted a relentless attack led by two veteran quarterbacks, Cate Mullin and Mya Cefaloni. Running back Kalya Tomasik says, “the energy was up, the team was locked in, and it’s an experience I will remember forever.” Tomasik scored five touchdowns for the senior class and was awarded MVP.

Senior RB & MVP – Kayla Tomasik

While the seniors celebrated their hard-fought win, the true victory was a shared experience for both teams. They had not only showcased their skills and determination but also the core values of high school sports: teamwork, sportsmanship, and the thrill of competition. This was a game that will be remembered for the bonds formed and the memories created, long after the final score is forgotten.

One of the Peer Leadership classes at Danbury High School hosted the 2024 Powderpuff game. Throughout the year, Peer Leaders work towards their community change projects, which focus on empowering local organizations. This year, all donations from the game will be donated to The Center for Empowerment and Education in Danbury.

The Center for Empowerment and Education

Peer Leadership provides a vision for the community, outlining shared goals and aspirations. While the Powderpuff game is undeniably entertaining and thrilling, it also carries a deeper significance.

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Avery Mikyska
Avery Mikyska, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Avery Mikyska, and I am a senior at Danbury High School. With dreams of becoming a journalist, I decided to join the school newspaper. I am so excited for this year and cannot wait to share my story :)

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