BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Hewitt-Trussville girls’ flag football team has won the first state championship in the sport.
Today at 3 p.m., the team faced off against Smiths Station at Protective Stadium and won 14-13.
Tonya Hunter, co-head coach of the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies, told CBS 42 yesterday that the game would be a winning moment for girls in high school sports no matter the outcome.
“All of us, as females, we’ve never been in that site before on a football field playing a championship game,” Hunter said. “When we walk in there tomorrow, all we’re gonna see is something us females never get a chance to see.”
Alabama High School Activities Association (AHSAA) made girls’ flag football a sanctioned sport earlier this year.