Doug Huff, widely regarded as the state’s high school athletics historian, said he thinks a girl from Hundred scored a touchdown several years ago at the end of a lopsided high school varsity game, but he has no idea about any other levels of play in West Virginia.
“It’s a unique thing,” Huff said.
To Powell, it’s just what she’s supposed to do.
“I’m going to make a bunch more,” Powell said.
She caught a pass for a two-point conversion Wednesday night in a loss at Romney Middle School.
She’s playing her second season with the Bobcats.
Powell, despite being 5-foot-2, excels at inside linebacker for Capon Bridge and really likes to play defense.
“She always started on defense,” Ferraro said. “This year, we tried her at running back and she’s had some ups and downs. But we put her back in.
“She had an all-around good game. On defense, she might’ve led the team in tackles.”
Her touchdown, of course, brought a lot of joy from the fans watching and from her classmates once the word spread.
“Sierra’s a pretty tough girl,” said her father, Steve. “For a girl, that is. Even for a boy.”
Powell’s an athletic girl.
She wrestles, runs track, plays baseball, hunts, races go-karts.