The Only Girl on the Team

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Some girls might find it intimidating being the only girl among fifty male high schoolers. Other girls might see it as a dream come true. For me it doesn’t matter: I just want to play football.

My sophomore year it was announced that we would have a football team again. Maynard high school had decided to co-op with us. The meeting was after school. I was so excited and nervous that I hardly noticed I was wearing a pink dress that day. Well that is until the look I got from the football coach when I asked to join the team. He let me join, though, and thus started my football career.

The first day I was so nervous. I knew the guys from my school but, I knew nothing about how the Maynard guys were going to react to me. When I walked into the school thankfully I walked right into coach. He lead me straight to the girls locker room. The only thing wrong with this was that to get to the locker room we have to go through the gym where all the guys were lined up in the bleachers. The room hushed as I walked by and I tried to keep my head down. “Here’s the locker room. You can put your stuff right here. Change into this and meet us in the gym,” Coach explained. Then he was gone and I was left alone

I grabbed the clothes he had left me...

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