Some Long Island high schools start inaugural girls flag football season

Coaches and players are excited to show everyone that girls can play football, too.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2022, 2:31 AM

Updated 740 days ago

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Female high school students are getting their chance to play on the football field this season.
The second practice of the girls flag football season happened Wednesday at Walt Whitman High School as the players are getting ready for their first season of the new varsity sport.
Multiple Long Island schools are giving girls a seven game season, thanks to a grant from the New York Jets.
There will also be county championships and Long Island championships taking place.
Walt Whitman High School's team had over 40 girls show up for practice.
Coaches and players are excited to show everyone that girls can play football, too.
"I think it's important for us all to get involved in this sport," says junior Elizabeth Schreiber. "It's like a good opportunity for everyone to inspire other girls to do it too."
Head coach Ralph Milazza says that the talent is out there and it's just a "great thing" to show girls athletes in this way.
Long Beach, Sachem East, Sachem North, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Lynbrook and Amityville are the other schools expected to compete this season.


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