Off-Campus Holds On to Win Powder Puff Football Game

Published 11.03.2008


The victors gather for a celebratory photo Squaring off for drama under the lights Head-to-head competition Running for 'daylight' The off-campus team, led by two touchdowns from Jess Strausser, defeated the on-campus squad, 14-7, in a Powder Puff Football game played on a cold November evening on the Penn College Soccer Field. Intramural assistant Jeremy R. Bottorf recaps Sunday's game: Strausser ran for the first score to make it 7-0 and later connected on a pass with Kim Carbaugh to make the score 14-0. However, the on-campus team was not about to let up. Caroline Matter intercepted two of Strausser's passes and kept the on-campus team in the game. Stephania Karoullas then took a handoff and sliced her way through the off-campus defense and ran 60 yards for a touchdown to bring the on-campus team to within seven. The off-campus team began driving the field when Matter picked off the second of her two interceptions and gave the on-campus team new life. The on-campus team drove again, facing a touch off-campus defense and, with the clock against them, soon was inside the off-campus 20-yard line.The on-campus drive came up short and so did an attempt at a comeback; the off-campus team ran out the clock and took the game 14-7. A big "Thank you" to all of the players and coaches, and to Keith Scheib, Andrew Johnston, Matthew Ray, Gavin Mock, Brandon Sauers, Brian Jackson and David Frey for refereeing, working the chains and managing the game clock. ( Photos by Bottorf and Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer )