A couple of Wewoka High School senior softball players swapped their bats for a pigskin.
The Oklahoma high school football team was two players short before the playoff game due to injuries. As the coaches struggled to come up with a solution, Natalie Davis and Callie Ramsey offered to play.
“They are both outstanding athletes for our district,” the athletic director said. “They came up to myself and the coaches and volunteered to step up. They practiced with us for three whole days.”
Their performance was impressive, with one of the girls kicking off and making a tackle on the same play.
“Natalie winning the punting and kicking job was just the cherry on top,” the director said.
While the team lost the game 47–14, they were able to stay in the playoffs thanks to the new recruits.
“If they didn’t step up and try to help us play, we would’ve probably had to forfeit and been eliminated from the playoffs,” the director said. “So, these two young ladies stepping up for us made a huge impact.”
He said the example they set is bigger than the one game.
“Regardless of male or female, stepping up for your classmates and doing what’s right,” he said. “Some of the things Callie and Natalie had said was that, ‘don’t be afraid to try new things.'”
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