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Girls' football lawsuit to gauge interest in school teams

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago Friday, April 26 2019 Apr 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 1:41 PM April 26, 2019 in News - AP National

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance is taking center stage in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star.

A lawyer for 16-year-old Sam Gordon said Friday that 460 girls have joined a league she helped create, more than enough to get started.

The Utah school districts she's suing, though, argue that it's tough to gauge whether there's enough interest around the state to create a roster of competing teams.

A federal judge ordered the two sides to hammer out a survey to measure interest.

Gordon became a well-known figure after a 2012 video of her dominant football skills against boys gained widespread attention online. She filed a lawsuit against three districts five years later.

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