Vikings fall to Old Rochester at annual Powderpuff game
The Wareham Vikings lost a hard-fought game against the Old Rochester Bulldogs at the annual Powderpuff football game between the two rival schools on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The raucous pre-Thanksgiving flag football game was held at Old Rochester as Wareham hosted the most recent contest in 2019.
OR came out strong in the game, scoring twice in the first half with two touchdown runs, but Wareham rallied with a touchdown of their own to cut their opponent’s lead to 6 points at the half.
After a hilarious halftime dance show by the ORR Powderpuff Dance Team — a group of high school boys dressed in tutus, pompoms, and tights — the crowd was fired up for the second half.
But it was the Vikings who came out swinging, scoring first in the second half with a long touchdown run to tie the game at 14-14.
The tie was short-lived though, as OR responded quickly with another touchdown that gave the Bulldogs a 7-point lead.
Despite a clutch Wareham interception that kept the Bulldogs out of the endzone in the fourth quarter, the Vikings’ offense wasn’t able to move the ball down field to overcome the deficit and the game ended at 22-14.
After the game, Wareham Coach Andre Silvia said that despite his team of only 14 being significantly outnumbered by the large OR team, they had fun at the game and played well.
“It was a close game,” he said. “We had a good run at the end, we just couldn’t finish it off.”