By SAMANTHA SILVA
At Roosevelt High School, girls train alongside the boys on the field and in the weight room. Aguilar, an incoming sophomore, is one of three female football players expected to play on the team this fall. She is the only girl in a family with four boys and says playing football is a family tradition.
“I grew up with boys. All my family are boys, so they’ve taught me,” she says. “My brother played, so I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”
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