Photo by Aaron Veincent
Game One: Seniors’ luck pans out
Seniors won against the juniors with a round of jan ken po after they tied, 0-0, in the first game of the spirit week fleetball tournament.
Being released for first lunch, the seniors and juniors were the first to participate in the tournament.
Due to the time restraint, the game quickly got underway, although there was little movement from either side.
The seniors broke the impasse by having a few runners sprint onto the others’ side.
Quick to react, the juniors were pulled off some of the seniors’ flags, sending them to “jail.”
This play continued for a majority of the game. Juniors kept tight with their defense, while the seniors kept trying to get the advantage.
Realizing they needed points, the juniors loosened their defense and began playing offensively. It was then that the seniors were able to steal the ball, throwing it to their side for a point.
Senior Noa Moikeha-Silifaiva caught the ball, and they seemed to have scored a point, but Moikeha-Silifaiva was out of bounds. Making the point null.
With no score at the end of the 5-minute game, an extra minute for the upperclassmen to score was put on the clock.
But time quickly came to an end without a winner, so the game went to a round of jan ken po to determine the winner.
The game’s representatives were Junior Kiha Mossman and Senior Paytin Ayau. Mossman’s scissors were no match for Ayau’s rock, and the seniors won.