Controversy follows girl football kicker
By KATHY JEFCOATS
A female football kicker was let back on the field last weekend. But controversy keeps swirling around the decision to let her play football with home-schooled and private school boys.
The Georgia Football League official who sidelined Spalding County kicker Kacy Stuart for most of the season based on her gender gave in and allowed her to play. But he doesn’t want to discuss it.
“There’s no story,” said Hank St. Denis, the league’s executive board chairman. “She’s playing, isn’t she? End of story.”
Little defensive there, Hank, but whatever. The funniest part of the story, however, was this:
The first team Kacy faced relied on the Bible to express its beliefs about female football players in a pre-game statement, said New Creation athletic director Coach Ken Townley.
“The East Atlanta Mustangs didn’t play us under protest but they were allowed to read a statement on their beliefs about female football players,” Townley said. “They used biblical verses from the book of Romans. I was very stunned by that.”
Mustangs Coach Alan Hawkins did not immediately return phone calls or e-mails Monday asking for comment. St. Denis didn’t want to discuss why he changed his mind after being sent a letter from an attorney representing the Stuarts.
The Crusaders beat the Mustangs 39-8, with Kacy doing all the kicking and completing three extra-point attempts, Townley said.
Wow, a 31-point loss? That's some team you got there, Coach Hawkins. Maybe your time would be better spent coming up with some new plays rather than scouring the Bible for reasons girls shouldn't be allowed to play football. (Or, alternately, you could just pray for your own team instead of preaching against other teams.)
Just out of curiosity, I wonder how the East Atlanta Mustangs feel about Sarah Palin?