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Tuesday October 19th

Cross Country


Chapel Hill High School Junior Brooklyn Harker (14) prepares to make a block for her teammate at a game. Photo Courtesy of Tina ConyeSmith.

Brook Harker breaks gender barrier to star for Chapel Hill High School football team

Although her main focus is doing whatever it takes to help her team win, Chapel Hill High School junior Brook Harker is aware of her platform as the school's first female football player. Unlike most of the other small number of women playing football, who usually play non-contact roles like kicker, Brook specializes in playing free safety. In last Friday’s game, Brook managed to kick for two extra points, deflect a pass, catch an interception and even play a few snaps on offense.

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