PLAINVILLE - The Plainville Class of 2019 is now back-to-back powder puff winners.
After winning the previous year as juniors, the Seniors wanted to keep the momentum going and did just that.
Sam Lozefski threw two touchdowns to Caitlin Barker and ran for another as the Seniors beat the Juniors 28-6 Tuesday evening at Plainville High School.
The Seniors scored 16 points in both the second and fourth quarters to put the game well out of reach.
“I think we came into it too sure of ourselves,” Lozefski said. “Once we got to the second quarter we we’re back to how we were playing last year to finish 2-0. It feels great to win again. We were the underdogs before and we knew what it felt like to overcome and we didn’t want that to happen to us.”
Lozefski connected with Barker for a 39-yard touchdown to get on the board with 5:02 left in the first half. Sydni Spencer then ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
On the Juniors’ next play, Shoi-Yonna Durham intercepted Kaycee Newberry’s pass to give possession back to the Seniors.
It took five plays for the Seniors to go 40 yards to find the end zone once again.
This time, Lozefski connected with Cheyenne Gregory on a 16-yard pass at the 3:03 mark of the second quarter. Barker ran the ball in for a two-point conversion to extend the Seniors’ lead to 16-0. Barker accounted for eight of her team’s 26 points.
“The first quarter was an eye opener,” Barker said. “They held us to zero points. We didn’t expect them to come out that hard, they really shocked us. But then once we got into the flow, we found our offense.”
The Juniors’ only score came late in the third quarter. With two minutes left, Makenzie Caron crossed the goal from two-yards out to make it 16-6.
But the Seniors added to their score in the fourth quarter, finding the end zone twice to give themselves some breathing room.
“Running different plays was what was working for us,” Spencer said. “A lot of the time when we would run the plays over and over, the ones that we actually know, the Juniors started to catch on to it so it was hard. But once we switched things up things were going well.”
With 7:36 left in the game, Lozefski ran for an 11-yard touchdown to cap off a 5-play, 40-yard drive. Just two minutes later, Seniors quarterback hit Barker for a 33-yard catch-and-run to cap of the scoring.
“It feels really good to be able to win both years,” Barker said. “It’s not something you see every day. Winning junior year and senior year is amazing. Everything was working well defense, offense, the whole team really became a sisterhood out there.”
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