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11-year-old girl banned from playing football on middle school team

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Maddy Paige. (WXIA)

Devin Fehely, 11Alive

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) - A Butts County, Georgia family is outraged by their private school's decision to prevent their daughter from playing on the school's football team, condemning the policy as backwards and discriminatory.

Maddy Paige was the starting defensive end for the Strong Rock Christian School when she was in the sixth grade.

The 11-year-old said the school recently informed her parents that she would not be allowed to try out for the football team next season.

"It's like taking my dream and throwing it in the trash," Maddy said.



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