Girls’ football lawsuit to gauge interest in school teams

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance is taking center stage in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star.

A lawyer for 16-year-old Sam Gordon said Friday that 460 girls have joined a league she helped create, more than enough to get started.

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The Utah school districts she’s suing, though, argue that it’s tough to gauge whether there’s enough interest around the state to create a roster of competing teams.

A federal judge ordered the two sides to hammer out a survey to measure interest.

Gordon became a well-known figure after a 2012 video of her dominant football skills against boys gained widespread attention online. She filed a lawsuit against three districts five years later.

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