Banned from game: 11 year-old girl must play "girl sports"
By NBC News
Eleven-year-old Maddy Paige
LOCUST GROVE, GA (WXIA) - A Butts County, Georgia family is outraged by their private school's decision to prevent their daughter from playing on the school's football team, condemning the policy as backwards and discriminatory.
Maddy Paige was the starting defensive end for the Strong Rock Christian School when she was in the sixth grade.
The 11 year old said the school recently informed her parents that she would not be allowed to try out for the football team next season.
"It's like taking my dream and throwing it in the trash," Maddy said.