Do you ever think it’s unfair that girls are only allowed to watch from the sidelines during big football games? What if we want a slice of that action? That’s exactly what 14-year-old Missouri teen Brooke Liebsch thought, and she decided to do something about it.
After playing soccer for most of her childhood, Brooke still felt like it wasn’t the sport for her. From the moment she discovered football, she was set. This was it. She wanted to be a quarterback.
Six years ago, she joined the local Pop Warner team. Just this summer, she was given the title of quarterback for the Liberty North High School’s freshman team.
Even Brooke’s coach, Brian Rockers, agrees that there are benefits to having a girl on the team:
Brooke is certainly proud of her girl-power status, as she should be! Even the back of her helmet has a sticker that reads “You have just been hit by a Girl.” She’s taking all the conceptions about gender and sports and kicking them to the curb.
Brooke also plays wide receiver and defensive back, and is a team player in every sense of the word. She’s an excellent addition to any sport, and we can’t wait to see her on the field!