Each year, the Wellesley Police Department coaches the Wellesley High School Senior Women in a flag football game against the Needham High School Senior Women. The game is traditionally held the day before Thanksgiving. Over the years, an intense rivalry has developed as the game has increased in popularity. This year, the team was coached by Wellesley Police School Resource Officer Evan Rosenberg and Officer Will Griffin. The event is nicknamed the "Powder Puff" game, but don't be fooled. The women are playing to win, and there is no shortage of intensity, emotion, effort, or drive during the game.
For the past seven years, the Needham High School team has dominated the Wellesley women with the longest winning streak in game history. That all came to a screeching halt on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, when the Wellesley Senior Women crushed Needham 21-0 at Needham High. Wellesley led two brilliant drives on their first two possessions that resulted in an early lead of 14-0. The game bogged down after that, with Wellesley controlling the pace of the game as well as the clock. Wellesley scored again in the fourth quarter with an insurance touchdown late in the game to secure the win.
The following day at the annual Thanksgiving Day game, the (WINNING) Wellesley Women displayed their trophy at halftime to the cheers of the crowd. Wellesley will now keep the trophy on display at WHS. We expect the trophy will be staying a while.