Emma Rodriguez, 8, plays tackle football with the boys on the SBMSA Bulldogs team. (Photo: lawellphoto.com)
KICKING DOWN BARRIERS Athletes Addison Perry, Emma Rodriguez, and Mia Tuckwood (from left) are the only girls on their tackle-football teams. (Photo: lawellphoto.com)
Emma Rodriguez, a center, takes a break during an SBMSA practice.
Wilchester fifth graders (pictured, from left) William Edwards, Luke Pine, Camden Hopper, Ella Joyner, Jack Paris, Elizabeth Byrd, Noah Fortin, Marina Tavaras, Emma Rodriguez and Gracie Howard.