Spalding County girl gets to play football

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

October 20, 2008

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) -- A 14-year-old Spalding County girl played
kicker on her high school football team over the weekend after earlier being barred from play.

Kacy Stuart is a freshman at the New Creation Center, a private Christian academy in McDonough. She tried out and qualified to play
for the Crusaders football team. But the Georgia Football League, which supervises private school athletes, prohibited her from playing.

Last week the league changed its mind and allowed Kacy to play
without restrictions.

Kacy's mom, Angie Stuart, said it only took a letter from their lawyer.

Hank St. Denis is executive board chairman of the Georgia Football League. In August, he overruled New Creation's decision to let Kacy join its team. He declined to comment when reached by telephone Sunday night.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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