Clarksburg High School Student Breaks Gender Barriers On Football Field

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CLARKSBURG (CBS13) — A Yolo County precocious schoolhouse pupil is tackling sex barriers connected the gridiron, pushing to marque a quality connected and disconnected the shot field.

Kylie Chastain, 15, is simply a go-getter.

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“I decidedly clasp myself to a higher standard,” she said.

She’s a inferior astatine Delta High School successful Clarksburg and wanted to effort retired for the shot squad arsenic a freshman, but went retired for cheerleading instead.

“They knew I wanted to beryllium retired determination with them, truthful it wasn’t truly a astonishment erstwhile I came retired to practice,” Chastain said.

Her ma watched successful awe arsenic her girl persisted and practiced.

“It was astonishing to spot her retired determination with guys doubly her size, and she has ne'er waivered,” her parent said.

Then COVID canceled the season.

“It sucked. We couldn’t person games, but we decidedly pushed harder,” Chastain said.

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She continued to train, impressing varsity shot manager Tim Rapp.

He didn’t cognize if she’d beryllium a starter, but that archetypal crippled came astir and determination were injuries.

“She got thrown retired determination against Los Molinos and they had the biggest dude connected the squad close successful beforehand of her and she did not flinch once,” Coach Rapp said. “She didn’t accidental ‘Coach, don’t enactment maine in.’ She didn’t accidental anything. She went retired determination and did her best. Did she marque mistakes? Yes, but she did her champion and we won the crippled 27-26. It was awesome.”

Chastain’s dedication and determination are what is driving her.

“She tin grip immoderate she puts her caput to. She is fierce nary substance what,” her parent said.

So is shot successful her future?

“I conscionable emotion the game, and emotion playing,” she said.

Right now, she wants to articulation the subject and go a trauma surgeon.

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Chastain and the squad instrumentality connected Delta Charter Friday astatine 7 p.m.

Rachel Wulff

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