RHS Staging Competition To Thwart Virus Inactivity, Benefit HVCC

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VERNON, CT — A friendly competition is brewing at Rockville high school designed to stir up a little school spirit, enhance a interscholastic rivalry and collecting much-needed food and amenities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

RHS Athletic Director Jeff Farrell said the idea was to start something up in lieu of the annual Powder Puff football game, which has been in state of ambiguity during the pandemic.

"It's been frustrating," Farrell said, not only referring to the athletes but the entire school. "This will give us something to do for a week that will not only benefit us, but the community.

Here's how it works.

Beginning Monday, The RHS freshman ad sophomores will form one team and the juniors and seniors will be on the second.

A competitive point system will be announced for donations for the Hockanum Valley Community Council, which serves needy families in the area. Items like packages of diapers would carry more weight than, say, a single can of food, Farrell said.

Points will be tabulated in the competition all week.

Students will also receive raffle tickets based on what they donate, he said. Prizes will be awarded Friday, he said.

A competition has also been set up with Ellington High School in an extension of the Powder Puff "Battle of Route 83," Farrell said.

"The more we can raise the better," Farrell said. "We are just trying to do something good get the kids engaged in a activity. It also puts us in a position to help out an important organization on the community."

Results will be announced at the end of next week, Farrell said.

This article originally appeared on the Vernon Patch