More high schools are putting girls on their football teams

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In the past five years, girls like Abbi Strack have been hitting the turf and leaving stereotypes behind. While it has become more common for high schools to include girls on their football teams, Theresa Dion set the stage for these inspirational young women in 1972 when she became the first woman to play high school football in the U.S.

From Florida to California, women like Erin DiMeglio and Sami Grisafe are changing the high school football world as we know it.

In recent news, Brooke Liebsch, a 14-year-old high schooler in Liberty, Missouri became the first female football player at her school. Brooke is more than just a team player, though: She's the quarterback-- as a freshman!

When asked about her experience as a female high school quarterback, Brooke told Fox 4 KC:



Brooke even proves this on her uniform with the sticker on the back of her helmet that reads, "You have just been hit by a girl." You go, Brooke!

Will female high school football players just be a trend or is it here to stay? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

See the gallery below for more inspiring female athletes:

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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22: Abby Wambach #20 of the United StaAbby Wambach #20 looks on while taking on Colombia in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
HARRISON, NY - JUNE 11: Michelle Wie of the USA watches her tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on the West Course at the Westchester Country Club on June 11, 2015 in Harrison, New York. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG). (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
PASADENA, : Brandi Chastain of the US shouts after falling on her knees after she scored the last goal in a shoot-out in the finals of the Women's World Cup with China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California 10 July 1999. The US won 5-4 on penalties. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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