Speedy legs brought the Triton Powderpuff girls touch football team a sizable victory at Pentucket Saturday as the Vikings took down the Sachems 42-12 to put this year’s annual Powderpuff Bowl in the history books.
“Last year, they had a bunch of speed on us and took care of business,” said Vikings coach Ed Suprin, who was coaching his 10th Powderpuff contest. “This year, we’ve got a good bunch of girls who have a lot of speed, and it’s been working out for us.”
Triton jumped on the Sachems before the first four minutes were done when Jessica Savage broke away from the pack for a 28-yard touchdown, followed by a picture-perfect extra point boot from Casey Ross.
“It was just kind of a chance moment,” Savage, who also plays field hockey and runs track, said of her TD. “It was a good way to set the game in motion. It was fun.”
The Sachems would respond with a three-and-out effort followed by another Viking breakout, this time on a 35-yard run from Cara Orlandi that was followed by yet another successful kick from Ross.
Triton started the second quarter in a big way, when Shannon Dube took off on from the Pentucket 39-yard line for Triton’s third uninterrupted touchdown in a row, and the kick was good to give Triton the 21-0 lead.
“I just planned to run as fast as I can, as far as I can,” Dube, who also plays soccer, said of her game plan.
The Vikes would tack on another seven points before the end of the second quarter to give themselves the 28-0 lead at the half.
“We said at the beginning that we were out to have fun and every girl plays,” said Sachems coach Sean Brennan, who was in his first year coaching while his daughter, Jackie, played quarterback. “And every girl played, and they all had fun and I think that’s what’s best.”