Juniors win South Tahoe powderpuff 14-7 on Brosch’s late touchdown | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Juniors win South Tahoe powderpuff 14-7 on Brosch’s late touchdown

Anthony Gentile
The junior class dons smiles after winning the South Tahoe powderpuff game 14-7 on Wednesday, May 25, at Viking Stadium.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — With three seconds left in South Tahoe’s powderpuff football game, nothing separated the seniors and the juniors. But that was still enough time for Maya Brosch to make a big play.

Brosch ran for a 78-yard touchdown as time expired to lift the juniors to a 14-7 victory over the seniors under the lights Wednesday, May 25, at Viking Stadium. Fresh off winning a pair of state titles on the track, Brosch ran through the senior defense to deliver the win in electrifying fashion.

The score was tied 7-7 at halftime, and both teams had trouble moving the ball in a rain-soaked second half. The seniors drove into junior territory in the closing minutes, but an interception from Claudia Janese halted the march with eight seconds left.

The juniors took over on their own 25-yard line, and two plays later had the ball on the 28 with three seconds to play. Brosch took a pitch and took off outside down the visitors’ sideline — the two-sport athlete cut inside near midfield, then turned on the jets and broke free for the game-winning score.

Both teams scored on their opening drives before a stalemate ensued. The seniors methodically marched down the field on the first drive of the game, taking a 7-0 lead on a 24-yard run from Nora Anderson with 2:15 left in the first quarter.

The juniors answered quickly, tying the score 25 seconds into the second quarter when Drue Chapman found Lexy Otis wide open down the sideline for a 42-yard touchdown. Neither team could break the deadlock before halftime, and after the break heavy rain kept the score even until the final seconds.

Wednesday’s contest was a battle of contrasting offensive styles. The juniors ran a spread pistol formation with four receivers while the seniors operated out of the double wing with a run-heavy attack.

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