Zephyrhills Free Press

Juniors cruise to 27-0 win over Seniors

Driggers, Llanes lead the way yo Powder Puff win

Madison Driggers had a pair of interception returns for touchdowns to pace the Juniors to a 27-0 win over the Seniors in the annual ZHS Powder Puff game.

Pitting the top athletes in each class, this year’s game was a one-sided affair as the Juniors cruised to victory thanks to an unbreakable defense. Along with Driggers’ two interceptions for touchdowns, she had another called back due to a penalty.

Maya Llanes added another interception return for a touchdown to give the Juniors a 20-0 lead. She also threw a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Juniors the 27-0 win.

Football is not one of the many sports Driggers plays at ZHS, but thanks to her brothers’, football isn’t foreign to her.

“I play a little bit with my brothers, but never anything like that,” she said. “I didn’t expect to even catch the ball. I just used my basketball senses to go up and get it. It was very fun.”

Driggers and Llanes are teammates on the ZHS girls’ basketball team that went 18-7 last season. Llanes was the Sunshine Athletic Conference player of the year.

Her athleticism stood out in the football field as well.

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