A story out of Channel 13 in Topeka deals with the 8-man… excuse me, 8-player football team of White City High School. Their opponent this week, St. Marys Academy, refused to play a team with a female player. As of now, their planned Friday night showdown has been cancelled.
Personally, I don’t see a problem with a female football player and, apparantly, neither does White City. I’m sure that, as a small school, White City would be willing to allow any student that is willing to play on the team. St. Marys academy, on the other hand, gets made to look like the villian.
If it were up to me, I would consider this a forefit, and award a “W” to White City. However, the two schools fall under different jurisitictions. St. Marys is a member of the Kansas Christian Athletic Association, and is not subject to Kansas State High School Activities Association rules allowing for mixed-gender teams. I’m not sure that the KSHSAA would be able to declare this contest a forefit.
As a side note, I made mention of this during open phones on the local sports-talk show, AND somehow got subject to the J-W “On the Street” just as I was finishing up my hamburger and fries at Johnny’s