Girl banned from playing football at Catholic middle school

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COATESVILLE, Pa. — A Lancaster County football coach is fighting for his daughter to be allowed to play football at a Catholic middle school,

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Though a picture at the Choi family home captures a cute cheerleader, Brooke Choi has always liked to play more physical sports for as long as she can remember.

“Times have changed since that picture,” Brooke said. “You will not see me in pigtails or even a ponytail. Nor a cheerleading outfit.”

Instead, a football uniform. Just like her dad, who happens to be the head football coach at Pequea Valley High School.

“She’s tough,” Mike Choi, Brooke’s father, said. “I wouldn’t want to go against her if I was someone on the other side. In anything. I don’t care if we’re playing cards or football, she’s going to compete with ya.”

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  • Date: 2018-10-12T21:11:39+00:00
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