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Scots have first female varsity football player

DUNDEE—The Dundee Scots football team will have several new looks this year. In the first year of new varsity football coach Sheldon Gibson, and the emergence of one of the strongest backfields in Section V, one name will certainly be noted in the record books at season’s end. Katie Zebrowski is the first female football player in Dundee school history.
To get on the team was no easy task for Zebrowski, according to Gibson. “Katie had to have the regular football physical. Then she had to have a second physical. Then she had to have an interview  before a special panel whose job it was to make sure Katie knew what she was ‘getting into.’” Zebrowski toughed out the process and made the team as a kicker.
Zebrowski stated, “I played soccer the last couple of years and thought I wanted more of a challenge than soccer gave me. Since I played goalie, I had a lot of experience kicking the ball. It was kindof a natural thing for me, so I gave it a try and here I am.” Zebrowski stated she will mainly be kicking extra points and maybe field goals, but will do what she can to help the team.
The Scots opened the 2009 season on the road at DeSales. That is where Zebrowski should get her first chance on the field. At the scrimmage in Penn Yan last Saturday, Zebrowski had not participated in enough practices to participate. “I am really excited about playing. I have always played sports. My brother [Thomas, a 2009 Dundee graduate and key player on last year’s team] also played sports and we were competitive. I can’t wait to get into a game.”  
Michael Raplee, a stand-out on last year’s team and a starting tackle on this year’s Alfred University football team, was helping out at practice one day last week, and working especially with Zebrowski. Raplee stated, “I told her no matter what anyone says, she should be proud to be the first girl from Dundee to play varsity football. I think it is great that she wants to play.”

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