McNary’s Samantha Crook dodges tackles during practice for the Celtic Powder Puff football game slated for Wednesday, Oct. 13. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

There is no excuse for missing this year’s junior vs. senior powder puff football game, but for those still on the fence, here’s the best reason to show up: infectious smiles.

No other McNary football game this season is likely spawn so many smiles from the field to the stands. The girls’ attitudes and the good times are as contagious as any pandemic.

Tickets to the game Wednesday, Oct. 13, are $5 or $3 for students with a McNary ASB card. Kick off is 6:30 p.m. and proceeds benefit the McNary science department.

We asked some players why their team was going to win this year and this is what they had to say:

Beth Bellow, junior
The juniors because we have more athletes and, even though they’re bigger than us, we have the will to win.

Brittany Loving, senior
Seniors because even though they have more players, we’re more skilled.

Nikki Smith, junior
The juniors because we have a bigger team, we’re working harder and we’re going to dominate them.

Ariel Wilson, senior
The seniors are going to win because we’re better.