7-Year-Old Shines as Undefeated Youth Football Team’s Only Girl

The 7-year-old rookie has scored at every game since the season started

In a male dominated sport, a 7-year-old girl in Southern California is shining on her undefeated youth football team.

Amazyn East, who plays for the Carson Colts, is the only girl on her team.

She is the only girl on any of the 13 teams she plays against in the Orange County All American Football Conference, her father, Eric East, said.

The league is for 5 and 6 year olds, but Amazyn, having just turned seven, is still able to play this year.

Amazyn's brothers played football and she has been watching football from the field since she was born, her dad said.

Eric East said his daughter asked to try out for the team this year, and after seeing how talented she was, he agreed to let her play. Since the season started in August, Amazyn has scored in every game.

Eric East admits there are challenges for Amazyn being the only girl on the team.

"It's very challenging, but they've welcomed her with open arms," Eric East said. "They love her."

The young athlete isn't limited to football. According to her dad, Amazyn also plays basketball and runs track for youth teams in Carson.

If Amazyn continues football next year, she will move up into a tackle football league, and while her dad says Amazyn wants to keep playing, he isn't so sure. For now, Eric East says, they will face that challenge next year.

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