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December 6th, 2009
05:42 PM ET

Football: A Girl's Dream

Is football only a sport for guys?

She's 13; she's played peewee football for eight years; she wanted (and got) a spot on the high school football squad.  And she's a running back, which means she'll be taking some hits.

Guys:  What would it be like to play alongside Carol Ray?

Gals:  What would it be like to play on a guys' team?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (524 Responses)
  1. Chris

    I wouldnt mind playing with a girl on the team, i would just be scared for the other team being beat by a girl!

    December 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  2. Emily

    This 13 year old has some guts to play on a guys team. She is a very admirable figure and shows that if guys can do it, girls can too.

    December 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  3. Chunli

    If she is really intelligent, then height and age are not problems. Diego Maradona is only about 160cm ! even if she is not good enough at the moment, with her great interest, she will success and become a perfect player sooner or later ! Nothing can stop a willing heart. I support her! 😀

    December 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  4. Sariqua

    I think that it would be very tricky to play on a guys' football team because guys hit hard and they're really competitive. Well, this girl may be awesome at football so I really cannot speak for her. I am a girly girl, so I would just get pounded in the dirt, but if this girl got a spot on the high school football team as a running back, then she is probably amazing. This girl who is thirteen is pretty impressive and I already admire and respect her. Also, she will most likely do well in high school football since she already got a spot so soon.

    December 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  5. Graham

    I think girls playing football is a good idea! If they want to play with guys, let them, if they dont, a girls football league would be pretty cool, and i think alot of girls would probably play!

    December 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  6. Tanner

    To get to play along side of a girl in a contact sport shows that shes got guts and isn't afraid to get hit. It would be something to do for a football team.

    December 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  7. Nezario

    Sports are for everyone, but certain sports should be played only by guys; especially if they are in a GUY'S league. Schools recognize equal opportunity, and to honor that they have created seperate seasons that evidently are designed to be played by athletes of different genders.

    December 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  8. Rajko

    I think having a woman on the field amongst all the guys may make the game less competative, because the other players may be more inclined to just let her run by rather than tackle her in fear of injuring her.

    December 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  9. Chris

    Playing on the opposite team of her could be kind of intimidating simply because if she has the ball and you are a defender, it's your job to tackle her regardless if it bypasses all the rules you learn growing up about how you shouldn't hit a girl. It could though, definately work to her advantage, kind of like a competative edge.

    December 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  10. Guinevere

    To play with the guy's could be kind of de-feminizing. I mean I'm the traditional girly- girly, but an athlete and I still don't feel it be worth it for the guys to look at as no more than just another one of them. I mean who wants to date their bro?

    December 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  11. Amna

    It would actually be pretty fun to hit some of the guys. I mean the real muscular, cocky ones would get some humility out of having their faces shoved in the mud!

    December 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  12. Ray

    As a sports fan, I'm always ready to hear about the next big thing, and hey if it's about a beast female footballer, then send the press! The only real question now that must be made: Is she single????

    December 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Betsy

    I think that kids should be greatful that they can go to school. Some kids have to work on farms to help their family instead and never get a good education. We have to remeber that we are soon competing with Chineese students for jobs. They study harder and have a more solid education than students in the US

    December 7, 2009 at 12:11 am |
  14. Betsy

    I think that it would be hard to play on a guy's team because we (girls) are trying to maintain a healthy figure while the guys are trying to be bulky so they can tackle and make a DENT!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:13 am |
  15. jesus

    Football is a contact sport for guys, not girls. If girls want to play sports theres vollyball, softball, and basketball. Let the boys have there own sport andlet the girls watch.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 am |
  16. vivian

    everyone is born equal. it's common and it's true, but as to some issues, people always ignore it. if she is just so curious about football(maybe a genius in it), why not? everyone deserves a chance to pursue her/his dream, so does her.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:00 am |
  17. Emma

    Last season I played football for my american high school, in Stuttgart, Germany. I was the Varsity kicker for our squad. This summer I went to an all boys 3 day overnight football camp and participated in all aspects of the game. As a sophmore girl, I'm excited for Carol Ray to play, and I would hope just the fact that its an all boys team wouldnt stop her. The experience I gained playing on an all boys team was irreplaceable, I loved it.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:38 am |
  18. Abigail

    Football is for anyone. It doesn't matter what gender you are if you can take down a player, run with the ball, and pass. All that really matters is that the player stays fit.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:25 am |
  19. Kerri

    Congragilations for her my friend Camryn plays football all the time and she's great! My motto is: girls can do anything guys can do but we can do it in high-heels! I dont think shes going to play in high heels though

    December 7, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  20. Jordyn

    I think it would be pretty cool to play on a guys' team if I was interested in football. Most guys think that girls can't do sports that they can like football, karate or sport where you normally get hit or are normally something that only guys play. However, we girls can't only play them, we an often beat the boys! You go girl!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  21. thadamek

    I think that football is a sport that girls can enjoy also. Why should we discriminate against girls. whenever we discriminated in the past, it always ended bad. besides, girls can be good at football too, we just need to give them a shot

    December 7, 2009 at 9:50 am |
  22. Joe

    I'm a guy, too. But here(my school in Korea) don't have a line with girls and boys. So I think girls could play too^.~

    December 7, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  23. Matt

    I think I wouldn't like to play alongside a girl player because I would be uncomfortable hitting a girl on the field. I do think girls have the right to play on any team they want, just as guys should be able to play in girl-only sports at high school.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  24. Thomas

    I think that she will make it to high school football because she seems good enough. If she does make it I will cheer her on.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  25. Ryan

    I think girls should play football

    December 7, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  26. Cassidy

    I think that girls should play because even though most girls wouldnt, some may just so happen to like football and theres nothing wronge with that.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  27. Andrew

    If she hits hard and she can run the ball why not?

    December 7, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  28. zach

    girls should play too

    December 7, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  29. kelby

    you should be able to play if you you girl or boy. thats does matter. as long as you like to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  30. Lindsey

    I think you can do whatever you want to do and if she wants to play then she should be able to. I say Go for it!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  31. Shelby

    football shouldn't only be for guys, if you want something you should go for it, not slack off cause you think you won't fit in. she lived her dream and that is all that matters.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  32. coaster

    i think football should be only for guys. its a guy sport, not a girl sport. if the girl gets hurt she could be hurt for good , guys toughen up and get over it , but if this girl wants to play , let her be!!!!!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  33. .jada

    i think that she should be able to play because , if a boy can do it then why cant a girl do it ! Anything a boy can do a girl can do better ! 🙂

    December 7, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  34. ricky

    girls should play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  35. Best in tha West!!!!!!

    I think it is only for guys because they can take hits a lot better than girls and when she plays high school football she will have a chance of dying because in that video that tackling wont work in high school! High school ball is a lot meaner, faster, and stronger guys wanting to kill someone. It just wont work for girls! So go and put your cheerleading uniform back on and cheer!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  36. Clayton

    Ok, she may of done good in that little peewee league.. but in high school she is going to get killed by 200-300 pound high school people. In that peewee league she wasn't facing those people. Now she is in high school and she will get killed.... she going to get hurt and embarrass herself. She shouldn't go play high school football. Its not for her.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  37. shawnia

    i think that girls should playing football with boys that make a good team for them...........

    December 7, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  38. callie

    no,because girls can be tougher and can probably play better . you look at a girl its not about the outside its about the inside. so don't reject us girls because we will beat you down, well some of us will....

    December 7, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  39. JD

    I think that girls should not play because then the boy would not want to hit the hard then when there do have a game that wont hit the other team hard. Because the did not hit hard in practice.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  40. destinee

    football should be played by both sex female and male if u like the sport then go and play football i think that girls should play so girls you never know if u like it or not untill u play it..!!!! :):)

    December 7, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  41. Anna

    I don't think it should matter if a girl plays football, or any other sport that someone thinks only guys should play. Boys do things that some people think only girls should do. Besides, some girls are better than boys at football.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  42. payton

    Football isn't only for guys. In my opinion, if guys can be cheerleaders then girls can be football players. If any school doesn't allow that, I would see it as discrimination of gender.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  43. Briana

    well i think girls should play football it is not only a boys sport its for everybody

    December 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  44. Taylor

    Football is a sport for guys. Girls aren't normally ment to play football. Thats why they have cheerleaders, to help incourage the team.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  45. Haley

    I think football can be a girls sport also.I can be just like soccer or basketball a girls team and a guys team.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  46. Daniel

    No,most girls would get hit and start crying,but they can still pay girls basket ball.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  47. mary

    i think that this girl is amazing! i believe that if a girl wants to play than they should give them a chance just like everyone else who gets a chance! there is nothing that says girls cant play football.. if the guys don't want her to play it is just because they are afraid because she might be better than them, or get more playing time than they do. i think she is doing an awesome job and should keep following her dreams!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  48. dustin

    girls should play football because football should be for boys and girls

    December 7, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  49. callie

    yes, because you have to look in the inside not outside. don't reject because we will beat you own, well some of us will.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  50. Bobby

    Im going to laugh when she gets pancaked by a 300 pound lineman.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  51. G

    hi i dont think girls should play football but if they did they would have to dress with the guys

    December 7, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  52. William

    I, being a guy, would think it would be different to play football alongside a girl. But, I wouldn't mock her, but I would encourage her to take it as far as she can.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  53. mia

    i would not want to play football with boys. i would get hurt. maybe some girls would. not me.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  54. Trevor

    I think girls can do anything guys can do, so if she wants to play football, she should!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  55. Emilio

    I think the Carol is living her dream and it just goes to show that when you try, you can suceed.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  56. haley

    I really think that she did what she wanted! But I really think it is odd for just one girl to play on a whole football team with all guys. But I guess she is really good so why not!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  57. alexa

    guys think that football is just a guy sport and that girls are not as tough as them but they would be surprised

    December 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  58. Emily

    Football is not just a guys sport. Playign football on a guys team would be even better than a girls team because the guys actually play, and dont take it easy on anyone. On a girls team in gym or something the girls just sit their, where on a guys team they are all playing. I would like to be on a guys or co-ed football team in highschool.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  59. David

    I think that she should be allowed to play on the football team because you have your rights to play or do almost anything you want! It is a free country. I think the boys she plays with feel kind of weird tackling her because they do not want to hurt a girl. It would be different playing with a girl on your team, but cool at the same time.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  60. Kaili

    I think it will be a little hard being the only girl on the team because when you take breaks, all the guys will talk about "guy things" and shell just have to sit there alone. But it is important to her and it doesnt matter and I think its great that she is going all the way to highschool with her dream.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  61. MELISSA

    i think football is n ot only a guys sport because if girls like football they should be able to expres themselves and do what they love wether they are male or female.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  62. Jacob

    I see nothing wrong with her playing football if she likes it let her play

    December 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  63. Summer

    I think that is a great thing that this girl wants to play football. It is a sport for everyone to play and just becuase she is a girl doesn't mean she shouldn't be able to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  64. willi

    I believe that girls our tough as guys they should play football they should follow their dreams If girls can be in the army they should allowed to play football. I am happy for ray that she can play she will be the a star one day.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  65. Kaili

    It's also like a boy being on a cheerleading or gymnastics team. The sports is usually played by girls, but guys do it to. So a girl playing a sport that guys normally play, is basically the same thing as guys doing chherleading or gymnastics. And if there is nothing wrong with guys on those, then there shouldnt be anything wrong with her on the team.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  66. gemma

    sure i mean it would be akward at first but if its something i like to play then i would play

    December 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  67. thomas

    i think that it isn't just a sport for guys, and that if girls want to play there should be a female league in high school. i dont think boys and girls should play together because a coach would probebly pick a boy over a girl if the boy because a boy generaly has better skills in football. but that might not be the cause for most girls but i still dont think they should play toghether.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  68. Nick

    i think it is a boys sprot but if she feels like she wants to play then she should not be treated any differently

    December 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  69. Tyler

    Yes, i think she should be able to play football. She is just as good or better than some of the guys out there so let her play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  70. Hailey

    Football...it's not just a guys sport! Girls and Guys are equal. Girls happen to be in the military, help run the country, and are even running for president. Girls are just as equal righted are guys! We have just as many rights as a guy!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  71. Vanessa

    I think its not just a boys game many girls im sure do like to play
    football in their spare time, but might be scared if boys would tease them.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  72. Olivia

    I think it is amazing that she is playing football with all the guys. More people should take a stand like she did and say I want to play too. I also think they should make a football team for girls. It is unfair to girls who want to play football but the people where they live don't let them. People think because some girls aren't as tough as boys they shouldn't get to play football with them or have their own team like with all the other sports. I hope people start conxsidering the option of making a football team for girls.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  73. kayla

    I think it would be challenging, but also alot of fun. You would have to defend yourself often, and argue alot. But i think it would deffinetly be worth it.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  74. Eliza

    To not let a girl play football is absurd. She has the right to play football, and if she is good enough and willing to give her all for the team, then by all means let her be on the football team.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  75. Christina

    I think that I would not want to be on a guy's football team. I don't think girls should play with the guys. they should have a girls team. That way no one could dicriminate or make fun of the girls.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  76. austin

    I think it should be a girls sport along with a guys sport... but the girls need to know what there getting into.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  77. Stephanie(:

    To play on a boys team would be a great thing. Most boys say girls can't play football or girls can't play the same sports as guys because guys are so much stronger. Well the truth is that guys and girls can be just as strong as eachother. It just depends on the training you have. I look up to Carol becasue she proves that girls can play on a boys football team and have fun at the same time.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  78. kaleigh

    i dont really think that playing with a bunch of guys would be different then playing with a buch of tough girls.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  79. zach

    i think that if the girl was someone that actually hit it would be okay but if it was someone that just took all the hits and didnt want to be hit i would not hit her

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  80. Mausam

    It would be kind of weird playing along a guy's team because we don't usually play together but it could be pretty fun.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  81. Rifaat

    I think it would be a good to have a girl on the team because it would make us try to be better then the girl.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  82. elisha

    (gal)I think that it would be pretty cool to be on a boys basket ball team because if I get a tackle I know it's a boy and if you were a girl and you tackled a boy yuo would be pretty exited too.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  83. meghan

    If i really liked a sport and I thought i was able to play with the guys..i would! I mean who said guys were tougher then girls? im sure there are planty of girls the would creeam boys in football or anything else for that matter.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  84. Trisha

    I think to play on a guy's team when you are the only girl would take a lot of courage, and if Carol is willing to do that then she is probably the type of girl that doesn't let anything stand in her way. Me, personaly, I wouldn't have the courage to play on a guy's team.... but no sport is only for guys.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  85. Noah

    I think girls should be able to play football. You cant hold a certain gender back for being diffrent than yourself.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  86. Taylor

    I think it is right and wrong to have a girl on a football team, Because if she gets hurt or is badly injured on the team then she would feel like she had no chance playing football and would be kicked off the team or just have to take sometime off the team to have her injurys heal up.
    The right thing about this is that she is showing that a girl can play football and its not just a guys only sport and she is trying to make other girls play football. So she is showing and becoming a role model to other girls around the world and is making her goal to were she can courage females to play this sport and shoe that they can do
    it.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm |
  87. Lauren

    I cant imagine playing along side guys during a contact sport, tackel football. I mean i guess it could be fun for some but not for me. That would just be a little to weird tackeling guys and guyss tackeling girls. But congrats to Carol, I could have never done that! Good job(: !

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  88. sydney!!

    i think that carol ray should express her love for football. ik think she can be a great player no matter what her gender is go carol ray.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  89. Madi

    I think that it was fair that she got a chance to play with girls and guys for pee-wee fotball,but, I think she should be on a only girls teem in high school because it may be unfair. I think that it may be unfair because fisically man/guys are heavier and have more muscle than girls do in the upperbody. But i also think it is a very good experience for her

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  90. abrahim

    its a manley sport! come on!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm |
  91. nikita

    i really dont think it matters if a girl is on a guys team cuz every one can play football it is not just a gut's sport

    December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  92. andrew

    I think theyshould allow girls to do what their dreem is, but i couldnt see myself trying to tackle a girl.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  93. garett

    I think that it would be very weird playing alongside a girl. But also it would be cool at the same time.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  94. Regan

    A lot of girld do want to play football but feel they can't so she is not alone and she could have a pretty strong argument if she ever was told to stop. I wold not want to play on a guys team because most are stronger then you are and you could get hurt. They should start an all girls team and see who joins!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  95. Kinsey

    I think that being a girl on a guys football team would be tough a first but then once u get settled, it will all fall into place. The guys might be against it, but you just have to give it some time.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  96. brandon

    I think that she should be able to play because girls are aslo good at football

    December 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  97. nikita

    i think that it really dosent matter if a girl is on a guys team because every one can play together and football isent just a guy's sport

    December 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  98. Kellie

    I think it would be hard to play on a boys' team. Girls, are not normally physically capable of being tackled and ruffed up.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  99. cole

    I think she should be on the team because she is a human baen like men.she should beable to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  100. Sarah

    I totally think that Carol should be allowed to play varsity. i mean women have acompleshed many things and this would just be another chane to show the world that we are just as perfect, sloppy, and strong as boys ect. This girl is or should be an insipartion to the entire world. To play on guys team would mean the world to me. Girl power RULES! also, i think that Carol deserves to be on the team, she is a persistant girl.

    -Sarah 😉

    December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  101. Benjamin

    I think that it is a great idea for girls to play football. I say this because it is a great idea to show other people that sports are not just for guys to play, it's for everyone. Another thing, is that you should not judge people by the sex. That is just not right. Finally, I think that people should not be judged by the way they play and how good or bad they are in a type of sport.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  102. marissa

    i think that girls can play football . just because football is a really hard sport doesnt mean girls cant play it. some girls are better than the guys that play football. football is not just a guy sport.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  103. Ben

    I would not mind to play on a football team with girls. Many schools in the county I live in do not allow girl students to play football with boy students. I do not think that this is right. People should not dicriminate girls because this can lead to discrimination towards other people in our country and we do not need that to happen again.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  104. randy

    I think that they shopuld let her play because it is a free country and she can do what she wants. Also she can acheave her dream and they cant stop her from doing that.If she wants to play football the cant say no and she even make history.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  105. jasmine

    I think that it would be alot harder to play with boys on a football team because they are much stronger than you and you could get hurt much easier but once you get used of playing with boys it would be really easy and fun.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  106. Amy

    I think it would be great to play football. You would start something. Then more girls would feel more confortable playing football and they might have there own team.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  107. Girls

    I say that they should let her play and she could get a scholarship from it, and if they don't let her play, she might not get it, and if she doesn't then it would be unfair, and discriminating against girls.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  108. howard

    i think its fair cuz it just goes to shoe you girls can do what guys do too they r humans too they can do anything if they put there minds too it

    December 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  109. Guys

    I think that a girl can play football, because I have two sisters, and no brothers, and they can do practically anything. I think that if she likes it, she should be able to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  110. Diondre

    I think that she should be able to play football because there is plenty of girls out there that are really good even playing at the High School lvl.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  111. Kelly

    Football is one of those things that can be played by both genders. I think it's super unfair to claim football is only a guys sport. Thats like saying volleyball is only a girls sport. There are guys playing volleyball too!! GO CAROL RAY!!! KICK SOME BUTT!!

    December 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  112. Ronaldinho

    I think that Carol should be allowed to play on the guy's team as long as she has her coach'es approval. She should be able to try out whithout any discrimination or sexism. She should be tested as a human being and not based on her gender.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  113. dachell

    football is not only for boys it for girls to

    December 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  114. caitlin

    I think that she should be able to do it. I think having only guys be able to play football and having girls tennis is sexist. It's not right. I am a girl and i love playing football with my cousins, its fun, it hurts.., but it's fun:)

    December 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  115. Mallory ♥

    I think that it is really cool that a girl actually wants to play football.
    I mean, if she can play, then what is the problem with her playing?!

    December 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  116. Benjamin

    We all have the right to choose what we want to do.I support her all the way.we can never know just what girls can do. 😀

    December 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  117. Natacia

    i think she should and she is probably better then the boys on her team and take hits better then them

    December 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  118. Chynna

    There shouldn't be a problem with a girl playing football if she can make the team. You have to try out like everyone else. Just because you're a guy doesn't mean you can play football and just because you're a girl doesn't mean you cannot. I'm sure she can be just as good, if not better, than the boys.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  119. levi

    Personaly I don't think guys should be the only one's to be able to play football. The reason being they can do anyhting any guy can do some can do things better then most guys.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  120. tjai

    i'm a football girl myself so i think girls who love football should have a chance to play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  121. Anthony

    I think she could play as long she meets the requirments like the rest of the guys had to.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  122. Julia

    I think football is a girl and boy sport. I would kind of, and kind of not want to play on a boys' team.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  123. jeff

    i think its great that shes doing this i wish more girls where like her because it shows that shes got a lot of heart something that is need to play football

    December 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm |
  124. Daniel

    They might be able to play, but it depends on how they play. If they don't cry they are good to go

    December 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  125. Allen

    I guess it could be great im not really sure. If she was on my team ill attempt to protect her.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  126. Shykerria

    i think that if football is something Carol Ray wants to do then its a great idea, theres NO rule that says a girl cant play football. i also feel that if she want to take that position as running back then she understands that she'll be getting hit and maybe hurt, if she has to try-out to be on the team JUST LIKE THE BOYS then she should be able to take the position and everything that comes with it just as well. GOOD LUCK -SHY

    December 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  127. Hank

    I think that it would be cool to play along side of her. You might think that she would get hurt too easly but I think that it would be fine to play with her.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  128. Brittany

    Girls can do what guys can do you go girl.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  129. Marshall

    I think girls shouldn't play football because it's been like a tradition that women shouldn't play. Because it's a proven fact that women have weaker bones, and it gets rough.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  130. crystal

    its not only for boys because i like playing football and im not a boy

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  131. bethanie

    why do most boys think there should only be boys , cause girls can do every thing boys can and more.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  132. nevin

    i think she should be able to play. if its her dream let her play, it shouldnt be anyones dessision but hers so im glad they let her play

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  133. cody

    I think foot ball is for everyone if u want to play football than you should. But there should be different divisions like girl football then boy football

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  134. jacob

    i thank there should be a girls team and a guys team.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  135. Brandon

    I think the sport is only for guys because a girl would get hurt quick. Plus it would feel wrong to have to tackle a girl.. especially if she has the ball and you have to take her down.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  136. dre

    football is not for girls its only for boys but if thats what she want to do and her mom says yes then its ok.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  137. jevontay

    i think people should make a girl team. if not i think people have forgotten we are a free country.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  138. cassidy

    I think football is a sport where anyone can play if they want to. If she wants to play football then she should follow her dreams.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  139. c

    I think she should go on and do the best she can and try to get on varsity go fight win.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  140. Jalisha

    I think that she should play! Girls are liable to do things just like boys and she seems to be a good player so,I think she should be able to do so!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  141. kayla

    yes,because girls are too pretty to be playing with a lot of guys,and in football when they tackle they tackle hard and girls broose easy.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  142. J

    Well, i think they should let her play because some girls are way stronger than some of the good players on a football team.its just like a girls and boys basketball team. like VENUS and SERINA WILLIAMS. I bet they can beat most of the boys tennis players. and that all i have to say........... BOUT THAT SUBJECT...............................

    December 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  143. T

    Don't get me wrong i am a guy but , I think that girls should have a right to play sports to that's discrimination in my opinion.We should all have equal rights that is what it means to be a american.People got to remember the golden rule.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  144. Shanna

    I think football is only for boys because girls are not as tuff as boys are. Boys can fight the pain and girls cant. . They are more stronger than us girls so i really think we should let the boys do football only. Because maybe when a boy tackle the girl she might get hurt and will cry because she cant suck up the pain because she is too hurt but a boy can handle it well most boys cab, So girls just let it go and let the boys have it. DEAL!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  145. Andrea

    No football shouldn't be for boys personally I think girls should be allowed to play football. After all we should be equal and have our own choices even in sports, and other things in life.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  146. tay

    noooooooooooooo we are good as a boy team

    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  147. Conner

    I think that football is anyone's sport. It can be very violent and painful, but if a girl is willing then she should be allowed to play. Football is a very interactive sport meaning that a lot of body contact is required. This means that it may be dangerous and people can get hurt but it is very fun to watch.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  148. sarahhh :)

    girls are just as compatible as men. i play foot ball all the time. do what you like to do and be happy with it.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  149. Taylor

    Football is a guys sport and it always has been and this one girl will not change much. Ive always been told that football is a boys sport. I think it should be that way too.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  150. Shaun

    I think that she should be allowed to play with the boys. They should also let here play because it is constitutional. People told Amelia Earhart that girls can’t fly planes she just might be a pioneer. If she has the talent she should have the same opportunity.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  151. judee

    i think that she should be able to play football I mean she has gotten away with playing for this long then why should she have to stop?!! I think that it has because more of a known guys sport because guys are more aggressive and could probably tackle and run harder than girls...

    December 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  152. Nick

    she should be able to play because i kno a girl who is very good qb and shes beast so girls can play any sport they want as long as they how to play and they like the sport.It does matter what gender you are.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  153. Sarah :)

    I think it would cool , becuase Carol showed the guys that girls are just as strong and fast as guys and could take a tackle and is not afraid of getting dirty. But it would be realy nice but i am more of a soccer person, but it is good that they would give girls a chance to show they can play too.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  154. Bradley

    I think she should go for what ever she wants and i think she might get far and be popular.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  155. lgjgjg

    yo go girl!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  156. Beth

    It would be really exciting playing alongside the guys in football. I might have to get tackled a couple of times, but thats part of the game and just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I can't take a hit.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  157. Michael

    I think she should play football because everyone has dreams and this one deserves to be forfiled. Also she might be able the make history.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  158. meme

    it woulnt be that differnt playing with boys because i woullnt really see there faces so i would think of them as boys and it would also give me a challange

    December 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  159. naticia >

    i think girls should be in football because there are just as good.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  160. Deanna

    I think it would be fun but challenging because guys think there bigger and better when girls can do the same or maybe better. Im not saying some guys cant play there just very offensive to other girls when they have no reason to be. Every girl can play anything they want no matter if its a guy sport they should be able to play anything they want there is no diffrence between two diffrent genders so why do sports have to come between that?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  161. Jakob

    I believe that both genders (male) and (female) should be aloud to play football, because every other sport can have both genders participate. If women or girls were not aloud to participate in sports then there would be outraged people around the world. It's fair and ok that women participate in sports.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  162. Tyler

    Girls should be able to do anything a boy can do. No limit should be set on a girl or woman skills.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  163. Karianna

    I think that girls and guys can do football, but just not together. I understand her loving football, but jumping from peewee to high school football that fast... I bet it's much harder! If she sets her mind to it, maybe.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  164. James

    I think its only a guys sport

    December 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  165. joseph

    football is one of the only sports for guys . we should keep it that way

    December 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  166. Morgan

    I think it would be different, because football is really consider just a guys sport. I don't

    December 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  167. Nyiesha:)

    I think football is not just a guy's sport. If my daughter wanted to play i wouldn't let her , because i wouldn't want her to get hurt....... , but there are some tough girls out there so i think if they want to play they should be able to go for it . We should be able to do whatever we want no one should stop our dreams .

    -nyiesha (:-

    December 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  168. Laronda

    I mean girls can play football it is fun and there is problay more girls that are better than alot of boys!

    December 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  169. Grayson

    I think football is a sport for guys but if a girl wanted to play I guess that would be ok.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  170. jessica

    i think girls and boys should get to play football. girls are just as strong as boys are.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  171. Rebekah

    I think that it is a good thing to let them have a girl on the team because it is about time to let a girl on a team. And if the boys do not like the fact that there is a girl then they should deal with it, so I am happy to hear that there is going to be a girl on a team. You Rock Girl!

    December 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  172. Alli

    If it's a girl's dream then she should follow it. School's are always encouraging student's to follow their dreams and now they're discouraging her because she's a girl. That's sexist!

    December 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  173. Emily

    girls can do anything a boy can do. if she wants to play with the boys nobody should stop her. someone should make a girls team one day, but for now its okay.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  174. Briana

    I think if she wants to play , she can play.
    There isn't anything wrong with playing football if your a girl.
    Its kinda "sexist" . Ya know ?

    December 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  175. Logan

    I think the guys should stick with guy sports..... and girls should stick with girl sports.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  176. Clint

    Everyone has the right to play and do what they want but I think football is a man's sport. She may have been pretty good in pee-wee league but she will probably have her hands full in high school.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  177. joqwesha

    i think girls should be able to play any sport we want to if thats what we wanna do i dont think it should be a problem. some girls can take on you guys you know?:)

    December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  178. boz

    its not only a guys sport and girls should be able to play

    December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  179. Epley

    I think that she should be able to play and if they don't let her play then they have no morals.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  180. jonluke

    i don't think they should not !!!! because most girls can't take a hit !!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  181. Zachary

    i think if a girl wants to play football then they can . i think its good that a girl actually likes football .

    December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  182. Alli ♥

    The school's are always encouraging students to follow their dreams, but now they're wanting her to back down because she's a girl!? Just because they're a girl on the team doesn't mean the world is coming to an end!

    December 7, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  183. aj

    i think football is a boy sport sport but if girl wants to play it ok with me but i couldn't think about tackling a girl

    December 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  184. Claire

    I think she should be able to play football because it is here choice on what she want's to do. No other person should say she couldn't play. It is here decision and that is what she want's to do. It would change the world if she is the first to play football as a girl and then maybe more girls might be interested in football.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  185. CAitIE

    i think that she should be able to play foot ball if she wants to and maybe more girls will see that she is enjoying playing football maybe thay will start making a girls football team in other countreys and states

    December 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  186. Emmy

    I think it's fine for her to play football in peewee because she can't easily get hurt, but it would probably be bad for her in high school. I know that a lot of football players have died from concussions...if she got hurt it would be a lawsuit waiting to happen. With her playing with that position with a lot of hits, its a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  187. michelle

    i think that it is cool that a girl is playing football i want to play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  188. jason

    i think that football is not just a guy sport girls should be able to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  189. amanda

    who cares if a girl plays. she shouldn't be restricted because of her gender, anything a boy can do a girl can do too. we are no different from boys. sexism only spawns from ignorance.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  190. mathew

    I think that they should let the girl play and they did the right thing, they let her play.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  191. Maurice

    It would be kinda weird playing with a girl, I have before but it's a little awkward. Cuz you don't want to really hurt the girl. But in a nutshell to every man or woman in this case their own.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  192. luis

    if girls play in a phsical with the boys,they easily can get hurt really bad. some injuries can last for months.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  193. Sam

    no because girls are strong but boys are stronger .So girls are gonna be injured alot and its not good to have a girl on football.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  194. Diana

    I think it's unfair when people say you can't do something just because you're a girl. A lot of times, it crushes dreams. I think Carol's doing a great job by following her dream and proving a lot of people wrong.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  195. lawrence

    I think that football is only for guys because girls are weaker than boys,
    NO! i would not want a girl on my team because i will be very sorry if she gets hit very badly by a guy...i would be very sorry to that guy who hit that girl because other guys in my team will hit him very hard because he hit a girl.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  196. Dorothy

    no,because the boys play hard on girls.The girls might break their back or might get injured in the game.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  197. Bella

    I think that it's amazing she's willing to fullfil her dream by playing football. I see nothing wrong with it, I play football with my friends and my brothers. If a boy can be on a cheer squad or a dance team, then why can't a girl play on a football team? It shouldn't matter the gender of someone trying to play a sport they love.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  198. Young-jin

    I think it's great they let her play on the high school squad. I think everyone should be able to play whatever they want to play, whether they be a girl or boy.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  199. pocahontas

    Yes!I think girls should play football too,because some girls are stronger than the boys.It depends on the girl if she wants to play or not.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  200. deborah

    Yes, girls should have the right to play football. I think girls should be able to play any sports boys play. Girls can be anything and do anything they want to do.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  201. Kerupi

    I would love to have a girl in my team so I can see what she can do.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  202. HRISHI

    If she is tough why not.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  203. Leinina

    Football is not only a guys sport. because girls can be intrested in it too.Some girls might be even better than some boys. girls can probably kick better ,throw farther,run faster, or tackle better and harder, then alot other boys. So to e girls can play any game a boy can.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  204. Sydney

    I think playing on a guy's team would be kinda hard, but if she loves to play football she should play and not care what other people think. It's her choice and she should follow her dreams. Although some guys are really big so that could turn out to be a problem! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  205. Jessica

    In my school a girl played football for a while but then quit. She quit for personal reasons. But she said that she had a great time. I believe that you can play any sport that you want to play boy or girl. You just have to put your all into it and follow your heart.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  206. Jake

    I think she could just play flag football instead of tackle. If she plays tackle, she might get hurt by getting dog piled on if there is a fumble.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  207. MLR

    I think girls can do exactly what boys can do. (In some cases) If your that timid about having girls on a boys team, Have a high school girls team! I like that, that girl is doing what she believes in!

    December 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  208. mackenzie

    I think girls playing football is a great thing. If girls want to play football i think they should get the chance to play, because how do girls know if they want to play or not. Girls should be able to play football if they want to.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  209. Amie

    I think that this is a PERFECTLY good idea. Girls can be as strong as boys, and stronger even. If people don't think that way, then why can't they make a GIRLS team?

    December 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  210. Mark

    Division 1 NCAA College football teams are officially co-ed and I am not 100% sure but I think the NFL is too

    December 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  211. Lyndale

    Girls should not play football because their parents will not let them play because thy will break their neck or something else on their body.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  212. Nani

    No, because some girls are very sensitive even though they say they aren't. Guys bodies are built very big and could hurt a girl very easily. Guys and girls are very different when it comes to weaknesses.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  213. Debbie

    Yes, because not only guys should play football. Because some other girls know how to play football and some girls like to play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  214. Lipine

    Girls should play football because some girls are born to do it. Some girls act like boys, while others might just want to give it a try.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  215. kyle

    I think that girls should be able to play football. It would not be fair if the girl wants to let them. Give the girls a chance and go on with life.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  216. Etevise

    Girls shouldn't play football because girls don't have the same strength that the boys have, and here in American Samoa, boys should respect the girls because girls don't have the same strenghth like the boys who have hard hands and bodies.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  217. Donald

    I think that girl s should be able to play what ever they want even if it is asport that can get phisical

    December 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  218. Tilesi

    Yes. Girls we can do anything that the boys can do. We as girls should be allowed to do anything, to reach our dreams. Boys, stop knocking us down cause we'll always stand up for each other.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  219. Samantha

    This girl is awesome i think she should follow her dreams and she should be allowed to play on the guys team if there is no girls team

    December 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  220. puletofi

    well,I will say yes,because there are different people.Maybe other girls that was their dream of becoming a football girl.We have different goals or dreams.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  221. bernadee

    well of course,in those days girls and women were judged based on gender.but dont boys and men know that almost 99% of women are on top industries now.and maybee in the future girls will be at high posistions in football......

    December 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm |
  222. cecelia

    yes because if one girl can do it i believe that every female can do it. Also i know that some female aree very talented in this sports football. So i believe girls can do it lets go for it!!!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  223. bernadee

    well of course,in those days girls and women were judged based in gender,but dont boys and men know that almost 99% of women are on top industries now.and maybe in thefuture girls will be at high posistions in high school.....

    December 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  224. Helen

    carol ray should go for her dreams. i would like to play on a boys team because we all get along

    December 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  225. Chandler

    i think football can be a sport for girls just only when girls play each other not against men because who wants to hit a girl in football or even worse get hit. And the first time a girl gets injured the thing everybody will say is why was she playin in the first place.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  226. Morgan

    I think all girls should be able to play any sport they want to espically if they have a true love for the sport. I dont think its fair to tell girls what they can and cant do espically when it comes to sports because we can be just as good as the guys and there are a lot of girls who love football including myself. I even played flag football and so did my mom and it was a blast and hey we one the championchips with my help.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  227. Chandler

    Only if they play against each other not against men because who wants to have to hit a girl or even worse get hit by a girl and plus what happens when a girl gets injured, well it was there falt they played against the guys.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  228. Chandler

    I thought girls were meant to be CHEERLEADERS!!!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  229. JAZZY!!!

    I think she can piay football, I play football and I wouldn't care at least she is good at it.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  230. corey

    I think that her being on a team will make an excellent thing for the boys. I mean did you see how she tackeled the boys that made fun of her I would do the same.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  231. Hannah

    I think it is great that she got accepted to be on a football team!! It shows that every sport can be for boys and girls. Football isn't just something for guys. It can be for everyone!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  232. Kira

    Is grass green? Is water wet? And is Kanye West a jerk? Then girls can play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  233. katie

    OF COURSE FOOTBAL ISINT ONLY A BOY SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! girls are just as good a player as boys, girls can run, kick, and catch just as good as boys can. That girl deserves a chance, Its like telling a boy he cant play because he looks weird. GO GIRL!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  234. Dory

    I think that football is a guys sport. However, i think girls can play if they want but not on the guys team. If girls really want to play so badly then they should have their own team or just play at home.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  235. Jhon

    I think that it doesn't matter what size or what gender someone is. If Carol wants to play, they should let her. Why should someone be rejected from doing something they love just because of their gender? I'd let her play on my high school team so she could prove guys wrong!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  236. colby

    If she thinks she can play and take some hits i'd let her play.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  237. Chloe

    i think that it should not matter what boys can do the same things that girls can do.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  238. Sally

    Go girl! Girls are totally capable of playing any sport guys can. Although it may be a challenge to get over the intimidation factor, once the guys realize you're good they'll appreciate that your on the team. Represent!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  239. Zoee

    I think that it should be ok for a girl to play football, as long as she is fine with not having special treatment. I know what it is like to play football with all boys, and although it is rough out on the field, a girl is just as good.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  240. Logan

    I say yes, because it isn't against the law to express yourself. If she wants to play i say 'Go for it' I find it very admirable of what she is willing to do for her love of the sport. For people who disagree, the school should have a separate league just for girls then.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  241. samara

    i think that it is cool she wants to play football!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  242. Emmy

    I think Carol is setting a great example for all girls, if we ladies are equal to men then of course there should be no sport that is specifically for one gender. I think football is awesome, and it is perfect for any time of the year!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  243. Emmy

    I think football is a game for all genders. It is great that she can play on her high school team and is lucky to be on the guys team (they usually take it easy on the girls team 😦 ) She sets a great example for everyone and shows that even though she is a girl she can definitley rock at Football!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  244. Carl

    I think that girls should playing football with boys that make a good team for them...........

    December 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  245. Jerry

    i think that football is not a all guy sport because a lot of girls like to play football but never try out for the team and stuff and just not boys can be good at football. so i don't think that football can be an all guys sport because many girls play sports and are better then the man. So this is my thougt about girl's playing football

    December 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  246. Dylan

    She should not be able to play . Just think of the T9 rule.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  247. TJ

    She should not be allowed to play among boys. If she wants to play then she can form, organize, and carry out a girl's only league of her own. I believe this because it is not fair to women to play among men, even if they believe they are equal. Once women are allowed to play there will be new rules preventing types of contact and other rules to give girls advantages. Im not saying women can not play football, but I am saying they can not play in the same league as boys.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  248. Claire

    This girl could go pro if she's given the chance. But there's never been a pro girl football player before. She could take down anyone if she wants too.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  249. Dylan

    Just think if you are a guy when is the last time you were able to play on the girls volleyball team ???

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  250. Katrene

    I am very happy that there is a girl out there that is willing to play agentst boys. I would. I also love football.I suport her. Way to go! I am a girl and I think that the girls should be treated eqally. Also It depends if the girl is healthy enough to play. It would be not fair if girls would not be allowed to play.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  251. Meghan

    i think this is really cool! anyone with a dream like this girl! she rocks!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm |
  252. jacob

    i think that girls should play because they enough strengh as the boy to play football.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:11 pm |
  253. Brittany

    It shows that girls can do the same things boys can

    December 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm |
  254. jordan

    boys and girls should be able to play all sports because it dosent matter about your gender.It matters if you want to play the sport.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm |
  255. mao

    football is a fantastic sport,it should be played by all of us no matter you are a girl or boy.The joy you get from it has no boundary

    December 8, 2009 at 12:24 am |
  256. Marty

    I think that if she wants to play football let her play! On my football team there were 3 girls on my team and they were all really good. One of them was the hardest hiter on the team! She should definatly be able to play with he boys, Good luck Carol!

    December 8, 2009 at 12:25 am |
  257. alyssa

    I do not think that football is a guys only sport because its just a normal sport and they made another sport for baseball which is called softball so why dont they just make a girls game of foot ball? or why does it even matter if girls play or not???

    December 8, 2009 at 12:42 am |
  258. Daisy

    I support this girl!Football is considered as a boy-related sport traditionally,but the girl proves that girls can do what the boys do.On the other hand,a girl sticking to her dream should be praised.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:08 am |
  259. Kya

    I am the only girl who plays football in my P.E. We can easily be just as good as guys; maybe even better!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 1:14 am |
  260. Han

    In the 21st century, emancipation of women is truly remarkable (female CEO, politicians, working role in family while the man is taking care of the kids etc.). So, why not in sport too?
    It does not matter whether in a guy's or girl's team, what would be the difference?

    December 8, 2009 at 3:28 am |
  261. Tiffany

    I think that it's cool that she's doing this. Everyone should we able to play whatever they want as long as they don't get hurt.

    December 8, 2009 at 4:21 am |
  262. Coach Zim

    I've coached football for 23 years. I appreciate the passion the young lady brings to the game. Its the 21st century. I say let her play!!

    December 8, 2009 at 8:48 am |
  263. JACK

    I think it is fine if she plays football. If that is what she wants to do she can.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:22 am |
  264. storm

    I think it would be fun to hit her if she plays tailback just to see how tough she is. I'd wanna know if she could get back up and keep fighting after taking a real varsity lick.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  265. michael

    i think playing along side her would be different. some people belive that it is a guys sport. But if a girl can come into a guys sport and do particullarly well then she should stick with it. Over the years she will get better, and hopefully get a starting spot under the lights.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  266. darren

    It would be all right to be on a team with a girl. We already have a girl playing football here so it dose not bother me. I have already played football with a girl on the team and it wasn't bad. I think that girls should be able to play any sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  267. Dustin

    I think playing on the same team as her would be cool as long as she can take the hits, like a guy. It would be different to have a girl on the team. She seems like she would do good seeing how she played for 8 years. so yes i believe it's okay to have a girl on the team playing with the guys since she is doing what the guys like too.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  268. Anna

    To play on a guys team would be differnet because the guys team is alot harder at least that is what i think. But then again if there is a guys sport that i like i would just go for it and if i end up being good at the sport then yea i would be on a guys team. Well the promblem is that i am scared that they are going to hurt me because guys are much strong then guys and that i y i wouldnt be on a guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  269. Danielle

    to play on a guys team would be tough i think. because you would have to show them that you can be just as good as they are. they might give you a hard time if you do get something right the first time. but at the same time if you love the sport you should do it even if it means playing on a guys team.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  270. Christian

    if they didn't let her play then that will be sexist because boys and girls should have the same rights as boys . And she has been playing football all her life she should get a chance.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  271. Tom

    I think that playing along side Carol Ray would be cool. Not only to play football with a girl, but to see a girl actually play. A lot of schools don't let girls play football, but if they do, you still don't see a lot of girls actually trying out to play. It takes a lot of guts for a girl to actually play. Most girls are too afraid to get dirty or to get hurt, but this girl isn't. I don't think that football is just a guys sport, girls should have just as much right to play.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  272. Brianna

    I think that girls should be able to play football. Most girls a tougher and faster than guys. You would be suprised to see how many girls love and are good at football.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  273. Darian

    I think playing on a guys team would be fun. Us girls get to show the guys that football is just not a guys sport, anyone can play. Guys always doubt ours abilities. The coach at my old school told a guy on the football team if a girl ever tried out, he'd put her on the team, he just wouldn't ever play her. Guys/men shouldn't doubt girl, we are just as tough as they are in different ways. So, i think for her to be able to be on the team and hopefully get to play will be good. I'm proud that she went forth and did worked hard for what she really wants to do.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  274. julian

    I think football is really only a guy sport. i don't have anything against girls i just don't understand why they want to play football. When you think about it you might as well just give them their own league because sooner or later this will become a problem among other football teams. The reason i say that is because i don't think other football teams with pride and actually have a good team are gonna let a girl join.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:42 am |
  275. Billy

    I think it would be cool to play alongside a girl on the football squad. I think if a girl wants to play football she should be aloud to play. It wouldn't be fair if any girl couldn't play what sport they want to. I say give the girls a chance let them play. I would love to see a girl on our high school team!

    December 8, 2009 at 9:43 am |
  276. Candice

    I think that to play on a guys' team at first it would be scary, because it's something new. Then again if you've been playing the sport nearly your whole life it should be a breeze playing with the guys. As long as the coach allows the girls to be on the same team as the guys it shouldn't be too bad. For me I think I would feel out of place, being on a team with all guys and knowing they probably don't like the decision.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:45 am |
  277. Briana

    I think it would actually be fun to play on a guy's team, because guy's are always big talk and think that they are better at everything then girls are which isn't true at all and if it's something a girl is interested in doing then go for it.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:46 am |
  278. Mackezie

    I feel that a girl playing football is great becauwse she is doing what she wants to do.If she can't do what she wants to do,then I thing its wrong how she can't do what she wants to do.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  279. Mikayla

    Girls should definatly be able to play football! Girls should be able to do anything a boy can do. Just like blue can be a girls color, and pink can be a boys color.You choose what you want, and you should be able to have it whether you are a boy or a girl.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  280. Kyle

    In my opinion, girls should be able to play any sport not just football. I think it is great that a girl had the guts to step up to play on an all guys team.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  281. Dylan

    I think it's a great idea having a girl playing football. I for one have played against a girl. I got layed out every time. It is obviously not just a boy's sport at all.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  282. joel

    I think it's a good idea for girl's to play football.The girl has guts to play with guy's bigger than her.If she play's for the high school kids, it would be good for her carrer. (^^^)

    December 8, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  283. Alexander

    I think football is not just for guys because girls can play just as well as boys. I would play on a team with boys and girls.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  284. Alec

    I think girls should play football. If they could make a hit or get a hit they should. Everybody should be equal and be able to do the same things and girls are just as good as boys at anything.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  285. Radell

    HUT HUT HIKE!!! That was a sound only for boys now girls can come and join. What that means is more and more girls are becoming grea athletes believe me i know. So when the guys are donw with the dirty work. The girls can come and rip them up at the end because boys would think there all goody but figure out they're wrong. 🙂

    December 8, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  286. Sylvan

    I think that if a girl is good at football, let her play. It really only matters if they are good at football, not what gender they are.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  287. JOHN

    I THINK GIRLS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY FOOTBALL.ABOUT ALL GIRLS HAVE YHE SAME SKILLS THAT BOYS HAVE THEAY SHOULD MAKE A TEAM FOR EACH SEX SO THEY CAN SHOW THERE SKILLS.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  288. Braxton

    It is weird for a girl to play a traditional male sport. It is going to be more trouble to make special arrangements for locker room and showers. She might miss out on some of the pre-game pow wows and things like that.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  289. Lindsey

    In my own opinion, I think that girls should play football too. Whatever boys can do, girls can do, just not as hard. I'm not just saying this because I'm a girl either. Just my own opinion.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  290. Max

    I think that if a girl who really really wants to play football is told she cant would be discriminating. Especially if they're told it's only a guys sport. So I think girls should be able to play football.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  291. Raven

    I do think she should be able to play footbell. No sport is just for a boy or girl.Also I think girls should be able to follow their dreams,just like boys follow their dreams

    December 8, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  292. Tiffany

    I think foolbal is a sport for girls too. I don't think it's fair if boys just play football especially if a girl wants to play. If there is a man coach and he doesn't want you to play, show him how good you are!

    December 8, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  293. Alyia

    I think girls should also be able to play football because some girls are toff for football and she is really toff.I know im not that toff to play football.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  294. Talia

    If this girl was good enough to play on the pee wee team, she is good enough to play in high school. The boys better get ready to be beat.
    Everyone should be able to follow there dream!If anyone 8is going to be beat its th3e boys.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  295. Julianna

    Ithink that girls should play Football to.Girls are just as tough as guys if not tougher.You go girl!!!!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  296. Christian

    I think girls could play football if they are brave enough.Also most girls would do cheerleeding or somthing instead of playing football. But you never know, some girls might play.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  297. jourdan

    I think girls should be able to play football because girls should be what they want to be and do what they want do.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  298. Jimmy

    I think that it would help the rest off the team some good to have a girl hit them. Also some girls can hit really hard. The team would have an advandage beacause no one wants to hit her.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  299. Tyler

    I think everyone should be able to play football.This is because it is always a fun pass time for everyone.I also think if guys can do one thing i think everone could we already see that grils can do just as good in baceball as we can.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  300. Lauren

    I think that it is crazy that boys think that they can only football. I played and i was better than half of the guys on the team. It's actually alot of fun making all of the boys angry because they cannot knock you down, but you can knock them down. Seriously, people shouldn' t underestimate any girl.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  301. Blake

    A girl can be a good player for football. It is not all for boys that is way a girl should play football.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  302. jacob

    Saying no to girls playing football is just like saying guys shouldn`t play video games.I think girls should be able to do what they want.I think there is no such thing as a boys only game.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  303. ty-riq

    i think football is not just for us guys because we can play with girls the scary part is if i get beat by a girl than thats a hole another story 🙂

    December 8, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  304. Daniel

    No football is not only a guy sport. If a girl wants to get down an dirty they can with the boys in the mud. When i played football we had 2 girls on my team,if u ask me the were prety good.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  305. Justin

    I think girls should not play football because what happens when they have to go to an away stadium and can't change with the boys then what happens.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  306. joey

    guys get rough on the football field . but when you under estamate girls the get a whole lot rougher than the guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  307. Aubrey

    I think the sport of football is not just guys because girls can be just as tough as guys if not tougher.Girls could tackle guys and put the guys face in the mud if we wanted.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  308. Austin

    I once had a girl on my football team and she sure kicked BUTT!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  309. Donald

    no it dous not matr if you are a boy or girls

    December 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  310. Morgan

    I think that it's great that she's going for what she wants, and that she's not caring what other people think about her. I think that it would be hard to be playing with the guys, who can get super aggressive, but I think that us girls can also be just as good as the guys can. If she truly loves football, then I think it's great that she's going for her dream, and isn't letting anyone stand in her way.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  311. Tristian

    I really think it would be cool if a girl played football because I would feel bad for the other team because they got beat by a girl and I would like to play fullback and linebacker along side her.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  312. Davis

    I think that it would be okay but I really don't know what it would be like because if she is as good as it said she could probably beat up some of the kids that play on my team.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  313. Katie

    I think that football is not just a guys sport. Girls should be able to do football because they are just the same as boys and have the same right just like the boys do. Just because you get tackled in football doesn't mean girls aren't able to play.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  314. Ashley

    I think it would be kind of awkward to play on a guys football team. You would be able to have a reason to take out your anger at someone. It would probably be a little frustrating because the guys could make fun of you and say mean things about you. All in all I think that it would be weird.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  315. Erica

    I think that football is not only a guy sport. I myself think that if a girl wants to play football let her play. People think us girls are week and we can't play a sport like foot ball but I think they are wrong. A girl can be just as strong a guy. If Carol has a passion for football than by all means she should have the right to play. I'm glad she is going to get to play on the high school football team.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  316. Skyler

    No I don't think that football is a sport for guy because i a women or girl wants to play foot ball then we should let her and see if she is good at it or not. We should also encorage girls to play football because they could be really good at it.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  317. Marissa

    Playing on a guys' team would be very intimidating to me. If I were Carol I would scared to be injured by getting tackled, but then again it would be cool to be able to go to school the next day and tell everyone that you tackled a football player. It would be hard to play against guys also cause they can be really strong and sometimes really big. On the other side some guys would never hit a girl and if they had to they wouldn't tackle hard.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  318. Brandi

    I think that it would be interesting to play a guy sport and I hope somebody would be brave enough to try something like that, like that girl that played peewee football, and if playing a guy sport is something that girls want to do then go for it and try.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  319. Katie

    I think that football is both a girl and guy sport. If girls want to play football then let them. It's a pretty cool sport and everyone can play it. Guys and Girls should be able to play together. Playing football would be awesome but sometimes when football is going on so is volleyball and it's hard to play two sports at the same time especially when they are on the same day. Girls may not be as aggressive as guys but they can still be tough. This girl is following her dream and playing football so she should stay with it.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  320. kaylee

    I don't think that football is just a guys sport. If you think of all the other sports that we have there is boy and girl. So I think that girls should be able to play football. I just think that us girls will have to go on a different team than the guys because I think that the guys on our team or the other team might not be as aggressive as they would if the girls were on the team.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  321. gavin

    I'm not sure what it would be like. I think that she would probly play well. But i just don't know. I think that if she wanted her dream so bad that she would play her best and equal the boys. Maybe if she tried hard enough she could play collage.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  322. Lucas

    I think that girls should play. But in they're own league and not with the guys. Some guys would be as aggressive toward a girl than a guy so it wouldn't be fair. I still think that if they want to play in high school with the guys then go for it but in pros get your own league.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  323. Carleigh

    No, football is not a guy sport. It is a passion of many people. Yeah, more guys than girls do, but so what. There is no sport made just for guys, or just for girls, it is just a matter of who is wanting to play that sport. They do have guys and girls seperated for sports because they do not want one team to feel that they have an advantage because the other team has a girl. Some girls can even be better than guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  324. Skyler

    No I don't think that football is a sport just for guy's because if a women or girl wants to play foot ball then we should let her and see if she is good at it or not. We should also encorage girls to play football because they could be really good at it.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  325. Joseph

    I think that girls are able to play football. I mean it's not like they hurt anyone. They have rights just like anyone else.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  326. Brandon

    It would be sexist if the principal doesn't let her play. If she isn't as good as everyone else I would still let her practice with the players. She could get better that way and still have a good time.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  327. Katlyn

    No, because if a girl likes football then the coach should let her play because it is not only a boy sport. This girl likes football then that is not a bad thing. They should make it a sport that isn't just for guys they should make it for girls too. Even though most boys play it that doesn't mean that a girl can't play it too. If they don't let the girl on the team they should make it be for not being good enough not for not making the team because she is a girl.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  328. Steven

    Girls should be able to play football. I say that because they probably have more skill than a guy. Also, they can be stronger. She been playing for eight years, I would think that she has skill.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  329. Jarid

    I would not like playing with her she would always be trying to prove herself better than us guys. She would get hurt more than we would. And she probably would get angry at the coach for being sexist against girls if she didn't get the ball.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  330. Cassie

    It would take a lot of courage to get involved with football being the only girl. Everything would be different in variation with being the only boy in volleyball, for example. I will never play football, but even if I did, it would be challenging to "fit in".

    December 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  331. Scottie

    People like football. Like everyone likes football there shouldn't be nothing wrong with a girl playing football. There are girls that do car racing and you could die from that. Football is awesome. It isn't a law that girls can play in the leagues and high school or college football.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  332. chris

    i think "cupcake" would lay me out. i think that she would probably kick my hindquarters. I would be very scared.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  333. Jasmine

    I think playing on a guys team would be just like playing on a regular team. I don't understand why the segregate when it comes to sports. Girls can do just as much as guys can. It would be like everyday going to school and interacting. It's really not such a big deal

    December 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  334. Sarah

    I think to play football being a girl I would be pretty scared. But I also think that it would show a lot of people in my High School that football is not just a sport for guys. There's a girl on the peewee team here too and no one would have ever thought that she would do football. But she did and she is good at it and she enjoys it. But like I said I would be scared

    December 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  335. Ashley

    For a girl to play on a guys team should have little difference than playing with girls but with some peoples view that High School Football is a guys sport, there are many challenges that a girl would face. A girl may get a hard time from guys or she may make some guy friends. It really depends on how well the guys accept her and if they are willing to cooperate with having a female on the team.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  336. Michael

    I wouldnt see a difference, girl or boy she is still playing the game. She is the running back so she knows she would get tackeled. I also think she just wants to be part of the team and not be treated special... i mean she is playing football... its not a baby sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  337. coty

    most people would feel bad for hitting a girl or would take it easy on her. In my perspective, if shes wearing the uniform she just like any other player on the feild, and ill run through all of them, girl or boy.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  338. Sara

    In my opinion i think that all sports that are in all schools can be played by both girls and guys. We all say that we should be treated evenly and with respect, not allowing a girl to play a sport she loves isn't really being fair. I think that being on the football team would be a great experience over all. Just because most guys play football doesn't mean a girl can't like it either.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  339. Lauren

    personally i could NOT play on a guys team because i'm WAY to girly, but if a girl can take a hit, and a tackle, than why can't she play?
    I feel that a girl can be stronger, smaller so she can fit in tight spaces, and not as competitive.
    I feel girls can play the sport as well as any guy, maybe even better.
    can i? NO
    do i think she can? OH YES!
    so i feel football is an equal sport, just because the majority of it is guys doesn't mean anything.
    these are new times and things are changing.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  340. Dana

    It wouldn't be too different than playing on a girl's team. The only difference that there might really be is the fact that girls tend to be a little smaller than guys. Despite this, they can be just as good, if not better, than the guys. In fact, I myself wouldn't mind playing on an all guys team if I were into sports.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  341. Alyssa

    It would be different because they might not want to hurt the girl or do the things they normaly would do to a guy that they have to now do to her. I don't think that it means that a girl cant play because of her sex,if she wants to take a risk,let her but there should be papers and a lot of rules that her and her guaridans must know before anything serious could happen.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  342. jacob

    of course girls can play football not just men

    December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  343. Darius

    I believe playing along side of her would be normal. She has made herself known and shown she can hang with the big boys. i she is willing o take hits and sacrifice her body then everybody should be willing to treat her like a regular football player. It might be tuff for her but she seems strong and willing so she should have the chance and have fun with it.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  344. Melanie

    I think it's great that Carol is able to play on the guys football team. it would be a challenge to play along side the guys. Some guys on the opposite team who probably hesitate to hit her if they knew she was a girl. Guys are usually more muscular than girls so it would hurt a lot more when you're hit. If more girls choose to play football, it might end up a girl sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  345. Danny

    I honestly don't know what it would be like. I, personally, have never liked most sports. I do, however, imagine that it would be quite the experience. I think I would most likely end quite bruised, as I have the habit of running my mouth, and she would most likely knock me out.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  346. Marco

    I said no because I've played on a team where there was another girl on that team. She looked very enthusiastic and i hope she gets what she drives herself for. She made the team through her perseverance and her knowledge of the game yes, she should be allowed to play. This is not a sexist planet so she can do what she feels and no one should hold her back from doing what she loves.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  347. dakota

    i think that girls should be able to play on football teams.What if that girl is really good at football and noone will take her

    December 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  348. Amber

    i think i would be a bit scared of the intimidation. after i got passed that i think i would have enjoyed the team. she is very brave about joining the team. i would be proud of myself because i would have the pride in knowing i did something not most girls do. girls are the same as guys just a little bit different therefore they should be able to compete in the same events or share the same team

    December 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  349. Cody

    I think it would be different to play alongside a girl. It could turn out good, or bad. She could turn out to be a star player and not be pushed around, or it could end badly. For example, if a guy gets injured during a football season (broken bone, pulled knee, ect.) it not that big of a deal, but say a girl gets hurt during the season, the one who accidentally hurt her would face probably a lot of negative attention. The situation is tricky. All together I at least wouldn't like to be the one to have to tackle her.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  350. Nina

    I don't believe that football is only for guys. Im a high school girl and football is my favorite sport to watch and play. I think that its not any different if a girl is playing on your team than if a guy was. If i were to play football on a guys team i think it would be fun. I think i would enjoy myself.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  351. Thomas

    I think that the girl could play on a guys team but playing on a high school team is going to be harder than playing on a peewee team. I think this girl does have the potential to play on the guys team and probably could do well. She probably could make it to varsity if she keeps on going as she is doing.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  352. Josh

    it would be a different experience to play alongside a girl. probably most guys would not want to hurt a girl and thats why she gets the tackles. or she just trains harder than the rest of the team. all people should have equal right so any person should get to play whatever sport they want. anyway i think it would be a fun and different experience to play football with a girl

    December 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  353. Paul

    It really wouldn't bother me that much. If she wanted to play on a guy's team i would just treat her the way i would treat anyone else. I think that they should be able to play if they really want to, because anyone can play football.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  354. Melissa

    As a girl to be on a football team, at first it would be weird. The reason why is because so many girls are discouraged about playing football. Football should be known as a co-ed sport, not just a male sport many people take it as.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  355. Rosemarie

    I think football is mainly for guys, but girls should have the right to do anything they want. If the girl loves it as much as a guy does, if she can keep up just like a guy can, if she can succeed in anything as good or better then a guy can, then why shouldn't it be fair game? If your a girl who cant take it, then you shouldn't be there, but if you can handle it then why not!

    December 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  356. Ashleigh

    I don't think it's a bad thing for a girl to play on a boys football team. But i think playing against guys would be a little hard. But if the girl has been playing football for a long time, then i don't think it would be difficult for her. People should be able to play if your a boy or girl.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  357. Alex

    I don't think girls should play football. It is too rough and relies too much on how strong someone is. Plus if i had to tackle her or was on her team I would feel uncomfortable. She's also a running back which might be the toughest position to play.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  358. hannah

    this is a good thing for this girl because it lets her show her talent of playing football.And shes probably not good at anything else and it shows girls are good at football and we can play.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  359. Raiyne

    I think it might be fun to play with the boys. Girls should know that they are just as good as guys. The should put their minds to whatever they believe in!

    December 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  360. sarah

    i think it is a good thing for her to play football to show those guys that football isnt just a guys soprt.i think that its goood hopefully she will encourage other girls to try it out to

    December 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  361. Amanda =:^)

    I think that no matter what people say, girls should be able to do everything boys can do. Boys are always saying that girls shouldn't do what they can do, because they belive that they aren't strong enough. Girls can put serious bruises on some people. And girls also belive that they can't do boy stuff because of boys say. If they believe in them selves, they can don WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  362. sabrina

    i think it would be fun on a boys team

    December 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  363. josayamei

    she is an awesome person

    December 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  364. Jamie

    Carol is very fortunate to have a chance at playing football. Not all girls are able to have a chance at playing football. Fooball is great way to take your anger out. This sport is not strictly for guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  365. jake

    it would be cool to have a gilr

    December 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  366. levi

    i think that football is a guys sport because girls are not use to being slammed around like football dummies.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  367. Takwazi

    She is just a girl. She can play football because it is her choice to play. So, why not let her play?

    December 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  368. Radell

    HIKE!! That is what boys usually here in football. But because of carol that all can change. I support and believe that some girls can take out a guy in foobtall (or fighting) because they have heart, courage, or just wants to show girls are better than boys. So when the boys do the dirty work and we bring in the girls...... They can and will finish them off mostly because guys would think there little goddies goodies but they will find out they are wrong. >:)

    December 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  369. izabelle

    I dont think that football is a sport for just guys because a girl should be able to express herself with a sport that she would want to play. I also think that a girl has the same energy as a guy would if they had a lot of practice. So I think that football is a sport for girls and boys to play. It would only be fair.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  370. Joseph

    I think if any female wants to play sports, even if it's football, then I think she should go for it, no matter what everyone else believes.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  371. Ross

    I think football is a girls and boys sport.I say if you can take down some one then you can play.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  372. isaac

    I think that girls can play football because they are just like guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  373. Donny

    yes i think it is ok if a girl wants to play foot ball it is 100% up to the person.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  374. michael

    I think it would be something that would be a new experience for boy football players and it should be something new for another team and it would surprise them. It would be something that would be interesting and would be something fun if i played on a football team.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  375. Hannah

    It would be amazing to play on a guy's football team if that was my dream. Playing on a guy's football team in high school is Carol's dream and I think that, it's a good thing that she can express her talent doing something she loves.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  376. Ryan

    I think that girls should be able to play football because there is no law that says girls cant play when pee wee is over.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  377. Dylan

    I think that girls should be able to play football, but I think that the guys on the other team would act a lot differently then if they were facing an all boys team. They would probably play a lot less hard because they'd feel like she would get hurt, or they would target her once they saw her tackle someone. I've never met a girl who played football, but I think that they would have at least as good of a time as a guy, if not more.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  378. chase

    I think that it would be weird to play with a girl. I played with a girl before but she didn't play that much and she wasn't a running back.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  379. Kenyon

    I think it would be weird to play football with a girl pulse girls aren't as strong as guys so they would easily get hurt

    December 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  380. Sara

    I think football is a sport for both chicks and dudes! I don't care what guys have to say about this. Chicks should have just as much freedom as dudes. Do you agree? I said do you agree? Well I hope you do! Cause it's not equal rights if you aren't allowing chicks to play on the football team.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  381. Nate

    It would be different but it would be cool. I think that girls should be able to play. It's unfair for girls if only guys could play football. It could spark something new for girls and maybe more would play.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  382. Bailee

    I think playing on a guys team would be kind of weird but cool.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  383. Gabriel

    I think that she should follow her dreams and at least try to be on the team. If she just gave up she would just play it for a few years and the boys will be able to get better and she will not. They gave her the spot to have a chance on the high school team and that is like a really big deal to her so she should give it a shot. She needs to at least try to to be on the team.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  384. Dillon

    I don't think it is a girls sport. When a girl gets that age she will get heart playing with 200 pound guys. Also that guys would get touchy with a girl on their team.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  385. RaeLyn

    I think it's pretty cool if more girls like her played football. Football isn't just a sport for guys,but with how many teams have just boys,it makes it seem that way. However,if more girls started playing,it would be different.
    Lots of guys play football at my school,but no girls(as far as I know). It would be cooler if more girls(like the volleyball players at my school) played football.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  386. Gavino

    football is just a guy sports because you have to take a lot of hits. Also the girl has developing parts that guys might touch or damage. The girl is going to get hurt.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  387. Alex

    It would be weird at first but then it would be really cool. I would like playing with the guys and being one of them it would be really fun. I would like to prove to the guys that a girl can play foot ball and not only guys.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  388. Julia

    If this is what Carol wants then she should go for it! The school should let her play if that is what she wants to do. Guys aren't the only ones that can be good at football!! She might have a little trouble if the boys start to get to big, but she should just shoot for it and have a chance.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  389. rylee

    i think it would be kind of cool to have a girl on the school team. I mean that it would be kind of different to have a girl on the team but it would be cool.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  390. Ava

    She should be able to go as far as she thinks she can because as a former football player girls should be treated the same. Guys nag on girls all the time just because they are bigger then them. Girls should be able to play no matter there size, weight, and muscles and once again we are the same.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  391. Tiffany

    I do not think it would be fair if football was just a guys sport. Girls' should be able to play football because it's not just a guys sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  392. Nathan

    Not trying to be sexist or anything but I think football is a guys sport. Guys can take the big hits and are physically capable of making big plays and everything. Football is the only thing guys have.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  393. Blake

    I think she should play if she wants to and can make the team. It's her choice not everyone else's. It would kind of be weird to have a girl on the team because you would know she was a girl but if she proved she was good I wouldn't have a problem.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  394. Tori

    To play on a guys team would be normal. No big deal- as long as it is something you enjoy. Being on a guys football team isn't my cup of tea but whatever floats her boat.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  395. Darren

    I think that football is not just a girl sport. One time I seen a girl play football and she was a running back to and she was really. I think that more and more girls should play. They should also let girls play football in college and pros

    December 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  396. india

    I think that girls should be able to play football along side the boys because girls are almost the same and or better at the sports that boys are in. Girls should be able to choose what sport they want to play in.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  397. joshua

    I think it would be a great experience. I would love to be beside a girl in football. I protect people so It would maybe make me better.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  398. Sarah

    I think that anyone should be allowed to play any sport! People do not need to just pick girl or boy for a sport. Girls would have fun playing football! I know i would!

    December 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  399. KaYlA

    I think that it would be ok for a girl to play football. i think that it is free country and you should do what you want to. Well I think that if a girl wants to play football then it is ok because their is some guys playing cheer leading and they say that football is a guys sport so it is the same thing.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  400. Uilliam

    I think football should be for girls and boys that are in middle and high school.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  401. April

    Girls can do anything boys can. My little sister Cassi takes interest in lots of sports that my older brother Noah likes. She can do it just fine. I think that girls can be just as strong as boys, they can even be stronger. If boys can do Dance and Gymnastics with girls. Then why can't girls do football, baseball, wrestling, and all those other sports.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  402. Skyler

    I think if a person wants to play a sport they should be able to. It is not right to judge a person of their gender even if that is how it used to be. Also if she is a good player I would think that the team would want her.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  403. Riley

    Football can be anyones sport. I think if a girl would to try out for the football team they should be aloud. This girl should follow her dreams and do what she wants to do. Boys always say that girls don't have the same strength as boys but we do. Football can be a girls sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  404. Devin

    It would be weird to play on a team of all guys. That is only my opinion because I know all of the guys in my school. That would be a little freaky, but that would also make me feel more comfortable knowing everyone. At least I'm not on a team of all guys that I don't know!

    December 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  405. jason

    I feel that it is ok for a girl to play on a boys team because it is not fair for girls to be counted out on any sports.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  406. Hannah

    I thought this whole business of a girl playing football is a great idea, it would prove that we can do more than guys think we can. This will be saying that girls can play sports just as good as the boys and that they should think before they say something about what we can and cannot do. Also, it would be good just because she likes it, good for her fighting the harsh comments of ignorant boys.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  407. wyatt

    I think it would be kind of weird. I mean, we could not hit her because she is a girl. Also, she might complain about broken nails or how uncomfortable her outfit is.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  408. Caleb

    to be onist i would not want to tackle her because i would not want to hurt her. I think it would be a little wierd because us guys couldn't talk like guys do at football. Over all i think it would be pretty cool to have a girl on the team but then again it might be a little occward.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  409. Lacey

    If I got to play on the boys team in football I would take it as an opportunity to show the boys that girls can do pretty much anything a guy can do. Some boys need to understand that just because of peoples gender doesn't mean that we are all that different. Girls are capable of doing anything that boys can do! I think that if I was on the football team that it would be fun to show the boys what girls can do!

    December 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  410. Kory

    Football is not only a boy sport but it's a girls sport too. It's both because no one is the boss of other people so they can join if they want to. Boys don't have controll over football. There is no law that says girls can't join football. There is also no law that football or any other sport is just a boy or just a girl sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  411. Ashlynn

    No this sport is not only for guys. Only because the gals will make a very very good football players. The gals will be football players if the coaches will let them play football. Also it would help the gals do there dream, and so they can go after there dream, and not going into the dump there dream.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  412. Austin

    Its good that she wants to play football because its not just a guys sport and she shouldnt be judged cause she is a girl. She can do anything guys can there are many girls that are in extreme sports!!!!.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  413. Racheel

    This is not just a boy spot and i think if that school thinks it is they should be sued or toke to cort or hav eapotion started. All i knowis this is not fair to girls at all they have to look at it like what if no boys wanted to play football and only girls wanted to what would they do? They need to start thinking about this more. If i were here i would not let this stand.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  414. Destinie

    I think that playing on a guys team would be cool. It can show all the boys what us girls can do. And if they don't like us on their team we can start our own team. So girls if your out their are you with me. And that is why a girl is able to play.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  415. Jessica

    I feel that football is not a sport only for boys. I feel that boys and girls are equal in almost every way. Also if she is good enough to make the team then she should be able to play. Girls should be able to play any sports that boys are able to play.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  416. joshua1

    I believe it sexist to say that girls should not play football. I would let any girl play football. I hope carol goes far in football.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  417. Josh

    i think that she shouldve been to able to play right away instead of the coach waiting to make the decision and no matter what sport anyone wants to play they should be able to play it even if its meant for only one gender

    December 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  418. Manson

    This girl knows how to do things, she got on the team and tried, i am happy she got on the team. More schools should take girls who want to play and let them play.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  419. Andrea

    Being on a boys' football team would kind of be exciting, yet scary at the same time! e scary though, just because you'd be the only girl and the guys would be saying stuff like, " oh your just a girl! what could YOU do?" But it would be cool because, I've always wanted to be allowed to tackle people in a game!

    December 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  420. jacob

    Girls should be able to play football.Saying girls can`t play football is like saying boys can`t play video games.I think there is no such thing as a boys-only game.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  421. JJ

    I think she should be allowed to play. If she is strong enough to compete with the boys then why not let her play.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  422. Nabnit

    If anybody says that football is only a guys sport then they are wrong because we have to girls playing for our high school team. And even if they didn't play I would still say no because it shouldn't matter what gender you are. So if someone likes a sport don't let them not play because people think that its only a certain genders sport.

    December 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  423. Alex

    I think that she should not play in high school because the boys are going to be bigger and hit harder and she could get really hurt.

    December 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  424. Allia

    No way football is so not only for boys!! If girls want to go and play football let them!! It's their choice.

    December 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  425. katie

    i would love to play on a guys team they treat her just as tough as the guys

    December 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  426. Micayla

    Girls have just as much as a right to any sports as boys do. You see boys playing softball and guys cheering, so I think girls should be able to play boy sports like.. football and maybe baseball.

    December 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  427. katie

    i just read all of the coments and you all pointed out some things that i agree with and some that i dont. but hey u dont know this girl and neather do i but stil she might besble to lay u all out and ur saying " i dont want to hit her she might get hurt" come on girls can be tough!!!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  428. Megan

    I think no becase anthing guys can do girls should be able to too. So I'm glad she got to be on the team : ]

    December 8, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  429. Megan

    i think that if i ever wanted to do anthing and people said it only for guys . iwould still go for it ..... and no one could stop me!

    o oooooooh

    December 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  430. Max

    Foot ball has been a guys sport and it should be. Sometimes guys just want to hang out with their guy friends. It can be an invasion of privacy to have a girl around.

    December 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  431. Joey

    I think this girl should be allowed to play football for the high school, but she should not be treated any different than the boys are.

    December 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  432. Beth

    I think carol should play. Its what she lives to do. And plus how would you feel if someone took away the one thing you loved. She is also setting a good role model for all the girls in the world.

    December 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  433. Alex

    Girls should be allowed to play football, it's their choice whether or not they want to take hits. Guys should accept playing with them and not ignore them on the field because it is a team sport. It's really no big deal.

    December 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  434. Tiffany

    i have played flag football for around a year and a half. At first some of the other boys said that it was just a sport for boys but when i truned out to be better than them they changes thier minds. Football should be for both girls and boys just like ruggbe is.

    December 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  435. kairo

    I strongly disagree that football is only a male sport. The reason is that girls should have the same advantages as the males because, there are some girls that put their heart into football and accomplish in being good players. Also there is a chance that a girl can be more successful that a male football player. We all know that they are girls but whats wrong with that, there are guys that play female sports and no one tells them anything. In conclusion, I believe that football can be a female sport and she should get a chance to play in high school

    December 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  436. Camille

    I think it would be fun playing football with the boys. Some boys seriously underestimate girls, and it would be a great chance to show the boys that we are capable of everything they are!

    December 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  437. mike

    no football is just for boys not girls

    December 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm |
  438. joshua

    it would be a great experience. I would love to be beside a girl in football. I protect people so It would maybe make me better.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  439. Andrea

    I think girls should be allowed to play football, I used to watch some high school football games, and there were some girls that really beat the guys! Then it's just not fair not letting a gender play a certain game. Why can't girls play? they're just a tough as guys!

    December 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  440. Stel

    I think that everybody should be allowed to do what they want to do including football. If boys can do it, so can girls. Carol may inspire other girls to start to play football.Then, maybe they will start a girls football and boys won't have to play on the same team as girls.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  441. Isonokaien

    She should be able to play on the team because stereotypes don't always reflect the truth...

    December 9, 2009 at 12:36 am |
  442. lucy!

    if she wants to than than she should. she knows wat could happen if she does nd if she still does than she should go for it!!! good luck girl!

    December 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  443. Jeff

    I know about equall rights and everything, but come on, girls don't play football it is for GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  444. Jeff

    A girl played on my brothers football team last year and broke her wrist because it got stepped on by the quarterback during practice!

    December 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  445. Trenton

    I think football is a competive sport that all people should be willing to try.... and if she wants to do it she should set her goals high, if girls can do even more comptitive and hard sports why cant we get it trough are minds that girls are as equaly as tough as boys!!

    December 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm |
  446. Kaitlin

    I think that girls deserve the same rights as boys do in sports. You see men playing volleyball and some girls wrestle so why not play football! I think it shouldn't be considered just a "guys" sport because girls are just as capable as guys!

    December 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  447. Mary

    I think playing on a guy's team would be cool because not only would it give girls a chance to shine in places where not many girls have opportunity to, but it also shows the guys that they have some new competition and they aren't the only ones that can be competitive and be good at sports.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  448. OJ

    why would we serparate sports, girls can do guys sports and guys can do girls sports

    December 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  449. Samantha

    Football is one of my favorite sports. I'm not afraid to hit or get hit; the other guys aren't afraid to hit me. I'm as strong and as fast as most of the guys in my class. But they won't let me play. This is a major social problem that needs to be fixed.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  450. Alaka'i

    I think that girls can play football just like us guys but I don't think they should play on the same team as boys. I think that there should be girl teams. The only problem though is that there aren't enough girls that want to play to make a whole league or team. It is very difficult having to play sports against a girl especially the older you get. I also wrestle and I absolutely hate having to wrestle a girl. Their bodies are different so its kinda weird. Also I noticed that boys dont' do their best against a girl as they do against another boy.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:53 am |
  451. emily

    I think having a girl on a football team is a really good idea. It reinforses the idea that girls can be just as good at sports as boys and can play in "boy sports".

    December 11, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  452. Sarah

    Who ever came up with this idea that girls arent suppose to play football? That is such a bad stereotype towards girls. I think girls should have all the rights that boys have.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  453. jenee

    i thought about trying to play football at my school, but i thought they wouldnt let me. i think ill try it next year.!!! i think it will be fun !!!! =]

    December 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  454. michael

    i think girls should be able to play football if they want its not just a boys sport

    December 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  455. Abby

    I think that to be fair between girls and guys that there should be a girls football team to support equal opportunities. girls should be able to play on the guys team if a separate isn't created. if they are on a guys team though, they should be treated as part of the team and not be put down because of being a girl. and be equally treated, meaning people aren't easier on them because they are girls. we can do just as much as guys can do.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  456. Greg

    no, football is an amazing sport, why should only guys get to experience the fun football brings. sure it will be weird to have girls playing, but equality is a lot better than inequality.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm |
  457. Natalie

    Love her for standing up for the girls.
    Way to go.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  458. Jeffrey

    I believe that all sports should be available to all genders. there shouldn't be any distinction between 'guy sports', and 'gril sports'. for instance, volleyball, tennis, and cheerleading are generally considered girl sports, while football, baseball, and hockey are considered guy sports. this has caused schools like mine to have a guy only: hockey team, football team, and baseball team. I , even though i'm a guy, love volleyball. yet my school has a girl only volleyball team. somethigns gotta change so everyone is considered equal and able to play all sports.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  459. Alex

    I think that any body that can play should play, i know what's it's like to have a girl on the team, they play just as hard if not harder.

    December 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  460. Shelby

    I absoloutely love this girl! i've complained a lot to my dad about how they don't have co-ed sports teams like hockey and football. I'm sure some guys think girls are more 'vulnerable' or whatever. Well, girls can run faster and kick higher than they can, and plus, some of the jerks need a girl to teach them humility- and acceptance. As a martial artist, i see and work with both guys and girls everyday in karate. i see no difference in performance!

    December 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  461. Jared

    I think girls are just as talented as boys are in football because there was a girl on my football team and she was pretty good. Most guys say they don't want to hurt a girl but there are some girls that could hurt even the biggest, baddest male football players.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  462. Alex

    Football is for anyone. I know that because I've even played football with a girl on the team. Girls can play just as hard as the boys, if not harder at times.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  463. Emily

    Fight, dream, sucessed!! Its a good thing that she fights for what she wants to do! Girl power!!

    December 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  464. kathryn

    Football is definitely not just a boys sport. And personally i admire this girl for proving this by earning a spot on her high school team. Football should be co ed, as long as the training in practice is equal and the coach's and referees dont play favorites then i think a co ed team would be just as good as only a boys team or only a girls team.

    December 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  465. Megan

    i think that playing with guys would be fun! Anyways, if guys can do it, girls can do it better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 13, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  466. W1LL

    there is no problem with a girl plaing football. but I would prefer to be on her time so 1 i don't hae to takl her. 2 so she dosn't beat me. and
    3 so I can rube it in the other times face.
    as long as she don't have any problem with the rules let her play.

    December 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  467. Devyn

    I think everyone should be able to play football, but Ive played with a girl on my team through out elementary and middle school. But when we got to highschool she stopped playing because she says "there is a point to where you just gotta stop, because im done growing and the guys are going to get bigger." so i agree with her. If she thinks she can take it...then go for it =]

    December 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  468. Rachel

    I think it is very interesting that this girl plays football. I admire her for being so determined to play, especially in highschool. To those who consider it an "all boys sport", she certainatly has proved otherwise.

    December 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  469. Draven

    I think that a girl should be able to be in the same sports and do the same things that a boy does. Girls shouldn't be talked down to like they can't do anything, because they can turn around and succeed at whatever they want

    December 14, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  470. Ryan

    That is a very interesting thought. A girl playing on the football team. But I guess it would be wrong to refuse it. It's a free country and if Carol wants to play on the team. Let her.

    I think it would be very interesting to play right beside Carol. I don't think it would be a problem. If she is good and truly has a passion for football, then I would accept her as part of the team. I would also respect her. She's got guts joining the team and knowing the pressure to do as well as the guys, I think she would be an extremely good asset to the team.

    December 15, 2009 at 12:05 am |
  471. mackenzie

    I think girls can play football if they want to. If girls want to play football i think they can.

    December 15, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  472. Leon

    I think she should be able to play football because she played all her life.Girls should be able to football because every one is the same things as boy every one is the same .

    December 15, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  473. Noah

    I think girls have a right to play football.If boy can play so can girls

    December 15, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  474. brendan

    I don't think football is only a boy sport.

    December 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  475. Austin

    Well i think she can be just helpful to the guys because they know she can hit hard.

    December 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  476. Drew

    I am not for it becouse the women will not be as strong as the guys.I am also for it becouse the women would also get other women to watch that football and it would make women fell like they made a piont.

    December 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  477. Nichole

    I think its cool that she doesn’t care that people around her might think that she's crazy for playing a guys sport but I also have a friend who plays football with guys and she's actually better then some of the guys on her team. Girls are just as good as guys and just because our anatomy is different doesn’t mean we can’t be just as good if not better.

    December 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  478. chris

    i think girls shuldent play football becuse thay cant take a hit like a boy and to th girls that take a hit all ur doing is ruining the game for boys

    December 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  479. Kalina

    I think that it's just horrible for people to think that a girl can't throw or football is a boy sport or something like that. Those are all ridiculous streotypes. What about all of those tomboys? Girls if you ask me can take rough sports a little bit better than guys. Just a little bit. Most of us girls can avoid and avaid but some of us can actually take a hit unlike most guys think we can't.

    December 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  480. Hayley

    i thank its wrong if they dont let her on the team cause you are telling her not to follow her dream

    December 17, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  481. Darya

    I think that being a girl on a football team would be cool. It doesn't matter what gender you are.

    December 18, 2009 at 11:08 am |
  482. victoria

    girls should be able to play any sports that guys can play, and that includes football. also the same with baseball. Im mean girls play softball but its diiferent than baseball. the ball for softball is bigger and easier to hit. do they think girls can't hit smaller balls. well i think not. we should all be able to ply the same games without any contriversy.

    December 18, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  483. justin

    I think girls should be able to play football, because it shows her toughness and ability to play with a bunch of boys.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  484. maggie

    I think that if a girl wants to be on a football team, then she shouldn't have to play with boys-she should get to be on a girl's team.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  485. jeremy

    i think eney sport is for girls and boys like football or hockey or baseball. i think she should keep playing the game.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  486. Emma

    I like the idea of a girl on the guys team. I want to be on the football team when I go to high school. It might be a good idea to make a girl team though.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  487. MP

    I think that any body can play us girls should ignore what the boys say becuase people have a right to do what is right for themselves

    December 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  488. Morgan

    GIRLS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!! I'm tired of boys underestimating girls. I'm small and I get underestemated a lot. Boys can do dance or gymnastics. Why can't girls play football? And you won't hurt us, if you do it's just like a guy hurting another guy. Girls can do as much as boys can.

    December 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  489. brittany

    girls can play football.im tired of people nt including girls in football if girls wanna play football then they should be allowed tp play football

    December 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  490. sam

    Girls can ply football if they want to, but it it would be unfair to the girls and to the boys:)

    December 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  491. Matthew

    Should girls play football with boys? NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Girls shouldn't even play football because linebackers would destroy them and they would worry about,"OH NO NOT MY MANICURE. IT WAS JUST DONE YESTERDAY."

    December 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  492. Matthew

    Anybody is crazy if they think a girl can play football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  493. Rebecca

    I think that girls and boys should not play together becuse the boys could hurt a girl ...... girls should have there own team!

    December 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  494. Roran

    It's not impossible, and the girls can choose what they want to do. Boys can participate in ballet, so why can't girls play football?!?! The disadvantage is, in football, there is tackling, so maybe, it might be too violent for them. Also, in my school, there are after school sports activities, like volleyball, crosscountry (running) , soccer, etc. but both girls and boys can participate in any activities.

    December 28, 2009 at 1:57 am |
  495. Tyrone

    wachu all talkin about???

    girl play football she get killed out there!!!!

    yall crazy!!!!

    January 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  496. robby

    i think that girls are as good at storts as boys. But girls wont to get hert it is up to them

    January 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  497. KC

    i think a girl should play on a football team because its a free country. boys can play lacrosse so why cant a girl play football!

    January 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  498. Lakiyah

    I think it would be fine to play football with guys but at the same time a little awkward, but go girl!

    January 6, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  499. Rose

    Girls are as strong as guys. Girls can do what guys can do. Girls should be able to play sports with guys.

    January 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  500. Catherine

    i love football, and i always have. I also went out for my school team, and made it. i only lasted two months because of the lack of support from my male teammates. they always alienated me, never encouraged what i could do. I'm here to say ALL girls deserve the right to play football, and should get the same respect that guys do for playing this sport.
    Good job Carol, prove to everyone that girls are just as good as guys!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 5:19 am |
  501. Jack

    I don't get wy a girl cant be good at football or NFL

    January 7, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  502. rusty

    Girls playing a football team. if girls played football they would git killed. but i would say they can play a football game

    January 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  503. popy

    girls cant even throw a football

    January 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  504. jacob

    let all play

    January 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  505. Ribs

    the fact that this girl can play high school football is an amazing accoplishment , and that she made the running back position is also really good. i hope she is good and might get a scholarship for plaing college ball. Keep doing good and dont get hurt. Nice job, Girls Rule
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  506. Katie

    I think that girls should be participate with guys no matter what the sport is. If were good enough then why not let us live our dream,we let the boys live theirs so why cant we live outs?

    January 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  507. stephanie

    Girls are jest as good as boys.Some boys think that football is jest for guys well there wrong!!girls can do everything a boy can do. No matter what a girl is jest as good as a boy.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  508. katie

    hi im katie and girls can do better than boys we are better and we rule owya party in the girls house

    January 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  509. brenna

    i don't know much about football but anything a guy can do at least 10 girls can do better i have my own reasons

    January 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  510. kylee

    I don't think that football is just for boys. Girls should be able to play if they want want to

    January 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  511. briana

    I think football isn't just for boys. football is for girls to . the reason girls can play football because girls follow their dreams and their dream could be to be a football player to.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  512. brenna

    it's me again i would do foot ball if i knew all the rules and had guts i ain't gutsy at all but any one who did that well....i wish i would love an addtion like that to me and my friends duo. scardy gutsy and med perfect

    January 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  513. brenna

    you guys are just bohoing us gutsy girls ,matthew, bucause your scared and ever hear of a tomboy ya we don't care if our tshirts have spagetii plasterd over a $ 50 shirt we actualy ussually start food fights

    January 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  514. megan

    I don't think having a girl on a guys football team is a big deal. It would be really awkward for me playing on a guys team because of the locker rooms and whatever. It would be really weird too cause I'm sure a lot of the guys would give you mean looks. If the girl is more of a tom-boy type, I don't think it would be awkward. But for someone like me it would be really weird.
    I'm happy this girl got a chance to play football because it sounds as if she really loves football!

    To all you boys who say girls are scared or afraid of getting their manicures ruined; that's not even accurate! For some girls it might be but not for others. If this girl has been playing football for EIGHT years, I'm pretty sure she knows not to get a manicure while football is in season. WOW.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  515. Samantha

    I think that it is a good idea for her to be palying football to show everyone else just that you dont have to only play on the sport that they tell you too.
    Plus i think that it would be really cool to show yourself that you can play with the guys.Way to go Carol Ray!!!! 😀

    January 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  516. sam

    I know a lot of guys who wouldnt want a girl on the team, so then why can't there be a girl's football team. Theres tons of girls out there that would love to play football as a sport and I think they should have a chance to play.

    January 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  517. Tyler

    I think that it is good that a girl is taking interest in guy sports. I do not know why football can only be a mans game, girls are equal if not tougher than most of the men. As long as Carol Ray comits herself to the game, I think that it is fine that a girl plays football. I hope that she gets a scholarship. Play hard, and keep setting a good example.

    January 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  518. Brian

    I think that its ok for girls to play with the guys, they just have to be able to take the hits, i think it would be a little different for the guys at first because they wouldn't know how hard to hit and things like that.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  519. Jessica

    OF COURSE NOT!!! I think that football is not only for boys and men. I think it is a family sport, but not all girls wan to be a football player, cause most girls go for cheerleading. Not that any thing is wrong with that I just think Football should be open for girls and women too.

    January 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  520. Eric

    I don't have a problem with it, except that guys might be too afraid to hit them as hard as they normally would. So they have to be able to take a hit. If they are good at football, why not play it?

    January 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  521. Nick

    I deffinatly would not like playing with a girl on the team. It would be really weird to go tackle a girl because girls don't really play that kind of rough stuff. I don't think football is at all a girls sport because there is too much hitting and it would seem to me like they would get hurt a lot.

    January 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  522. marja

    girls join teams for boys and the guys think oh easy then they get hit by how strong they are .so acutually i would supprt that girl

    January 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  523. mike

    I think that if a girl can get a spot on the high school football team then she is a great athlete. I respect that she knows what it takes to work hard to get where she wants to be on the team. I know how that feels because I competed for the same spot on my team and got it. It takes a lot of hard work and committment and some skill. Getting a spot on the team at such a young age obviously shows that she has all of that. I hope that she and her team have a good season this year.

    January 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  524. lins

    I think that it would be really hard to play on a boys football team, but i think that if you grew up playing with them then it would not be as hard and much different.

    January 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm |