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A Girl That Took A Big Leap

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Photo Courtesy of: Lauren Stallman

Photo Courtesy of: Lauren Stallman

Photo Courtesy of: Lauren Stallman

Lauren Stallman, EMS Press Staff

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Under one of the EMS Trojan football helmets is an unexpected face. Natalie Sanchez plays defensive tackle on the seventh grade team.

“I moved here from Texas in 2015 and I’ve been playing football ever since,” Sanchez said. She said the team welcomed her. She works hard and plays harder and doesn’t let things stand in her way.

“Natalie is one of the strongest ones on the team,” fellow seventh grade football player Parker Welch said.  

She said that friends, family, and EMS teachers all support her. They all hope that the Trojans will bring home a win on game days. The opposing team treats her as just another opponent that they want to overcome.

This girl who took a big leap can usually be seen wearing her football jersey on game days.

Natalie Sanchez isn’t the only girl out there interested in football. There happen to be many women who play college football. Many were kickers on the team. Arriving on a scholarship to Adams State in Colorado was Becca Longo. Longo served as a kicker on the team and played basketball there as well. Another example is Liz Heaston. Heaston was believed to be one of the first women to score a point on a college football team. That’s a pretty big deal.

Girls can play sports just as well as any guy. If you play a sport that is made up of mainly guys, you should be proud!

Again in the words of Natalie Sanchez, “I do it because I love it.”

 

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