Senior Boys Win Buff Ball!!!
On Wednesday March 16th, Dixon High School held their first annual Buff Ball Tournament. Buff ball falls under the same category as Powder Puff, but is played by boys instead of girls. Powder Puff has been a tradition at Dixon High School for many years, and students felt it was time to recognize the boys in an unfamiliar sport.
Buff Ball is described as volleyball for boys. It is very uncommon for schools to have boys volleyball teams, as it is not likely for schools to have girls football teams. Playing Buff Ball was not only fun and entertaining to watch, but it also raised a lot of money for our school.
Julian Cook stated “Buff Ball was really fun. We should have a real guys volleyball team. It was a lot funner than I thought.” He was asked what he was thinking at the end of the championship game. “I was kinda scared; I thought we were going to lose.” Julian Cook also said the team worked well together for only having a couple practices.
Danny Carbajal was asked what it was like playing Buff Ball for the first time. “Pretty cool, pretty exciting to play a sport we don’t ever play. I think that it should be an actual sport; a real high school sport.”
James Wilkes is proud to say that, “The first Buff Ball tournament was amazing! It went so well. Everyone showed so much spirit and support and it was a huge blast! Plus, im pround of my fellow seniors! We dominated and started this new Buff Ball tradition.”
Nate Hoffmann stated, “Our team worked great together. We stayed as positive as possible with eachother, but at the same time, we pushed eachother to do better.”
Buff Ball this year was a GREAT success and brought tons of fun to the players, their friends and families, and to Dixon High School.
In the first round, the Class of 2014 took on the Class of 2013; Freshman vs. Sophmores! Though the Freshman put up a good fight, the Sophomores won two matches, making them the 2014/2013 winners.
The second round followed right after, with the Juniors taking on the Seniors. The Seniors made it to 25 points before the Juniors did, making them the winners of match one. Match two was make or break for the Junior class. The Juniors came out ready to play, but unfortuantely were not good enough to stop the class of 2011. The Seniors had taken the 2012/2011 win.
The championship game consisted of one match. The first team to 25 points will be named the champions of Buff Ball. Class of 2013 took on the class of 2011. The Sophomores came out ready to dominate and gave the Seniors a tough fight. Through out the whole game it was either tied up, or there was a one point difference.
The scores were tied at 24-24 and the tension was high! It all came down to who wanted it more. The Seniors scored their last point, making the score 25-24, the Seniors needed one more point to win the game. Seniors came out on top and won the overall tournament with a score of 26-24.
“Being a unit that was focused on winning the game, rather than making the highlight reel, helped us come out with the victory.”- Luke Cunningham (2011)