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Powder Puff game raises funds for needy

Girls faced off on the football field on Wednesday at Ironton High, all to aid for a good cause.

The Powder Puff Football game, organized by the school’s student council, raised funds for the Christmas food giveaway.

Missy Fields, the school’s guidance counselor and the council’s advisor, said the game usually take place during homecoming, but had been delayed by weather.

She said, depending on turnout, the annual event can raise in excess of $450 from its $2 admission tickets.

She said all the money goes to the food baskets the council distributes the week before Christmas to needy families throughout the area.

“They take the money and shop for all the food that goes into them,” Fields said of the effort.

The school’s freshmen and seniors, on the black team, faced off against sophomores and juniors on the orange team, who won the game, 22-20.

Ironton High School principal Joseph Rowe and middle school principal Toben Shreck served as coaches.

Those who would like to make a donation to the effort can send donations to Ironton High, care of Fields.