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CMHS junior powderpuff quarterback Macie Thomas
Class of 2019 gets redemption with overtime win in Powderpuff Championship

Needing a score in sudden-death overtime, Team Juniors – Class of 2019 – employed a sneaky variation of a play that served it well throughout the night in Chiefland Middle High School’s Powderpuff Football Championship at C. Doyle McCall Field Nov. 9.

Tied 6-6 in overtime, facing a talented and plucky sophomore bunch (Class of 2020), Macie Thomas, who moved to quarterback for this year’s tournament both for her own throwing ability and to free up her teammate Colby Reed to haul in passes downfield, tossed a fade pass to her left for an open Reed to pull in for the game-winning score, lifting the juniors to a 12-6 win in the championship game.

On the final play, Reed loitered near the sideline after getting a play from offensive coordinator Aidan Horne, so as not to draw attention from the sophomore defenders. The strategy worked.

“We had it set up for me to fake being on the sideline, and they believed it so we ran with the play,” Reed said. “It all just came together.”