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Girl power
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Being sweet and innocent doesn’t work on the football field, especially when girls from Warren County High School competed in the second annual Lady Pioneer Powder Puff football games Thursday and Friday.A tenacious junior team, led by the running of Camerie Martin and passing of Jessie Newby, took the coveted crown as it beat the senior class 14-13.Warren County High School girls basketball coach Erick Baird introduced the idea last year as a fundraising opportunity for his team, but he didn’t realize the idea would grow into a competition of classes that it was Thursday at Warren County High School soccer field.Equipped with flags and face paint, the junior class wreaked havoc on its opponents on its way to a championship.Martin was the driving force on offense, using her speed to blow by the sophomore class in the team’s first game. Martin scored on two long touchdown runs as the juniors won 18-0.Newby was the defensive stalwart as her interception return for a touchdown accounted for her team’s third score.Not to be outdone, the senior class rode Maddie Smartt to a victory over the freshman class and a berth into the championship game.Smartt arrived shortly after halftime, but wasted little time making her presence felt. Smartt scored on two long touchdown runs as the seniors prevailed 20-6 to set up a showdown between the two eldest teams in the championship.Smartt opened the game with a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play, but the juniors answered back as Martin capped a long drive with a short TD scamper.