by Maggie Mertens
Like a lot of high school football players, Genesis Clark grew up watching her brothers play while throwing the ball around on the sideline. Clark also watched her family’s favorite team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, dominate college football, and preferred television shows about football. But Clark, a Junior at Foster High School in Tukwila, hadn’t gone out for the team before this year — her mom wouldn’t let her.
“She’s been begging me to play football for about three years,” Jenefeness Tucker, Genesis’s mother says. “I kept saying no. It’s too dangerous and she’s a girl, so I said no.”
But after a year and a half of remote school, lockdowns, and a lack of sports altogether, Jenefeness changed her mind and decided to give her daughter an opportunity to try something new.Continue reading OPINION: Genesis Clark Is the Only Girl on the Foster High Football Team, but It’s NBD