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Centerville Teen Lives Her Dream
CENTERVILLE -- A Centerville teen is living her dream.
She's been playing football with the boys since second grade and is now playing offensive line on the middle school's eighth-grade team.
"I just like hitting people," said Hunter Parrett. "And I get aggression out. You have to be pretty tough, you have to be a bigger player, stronger, fast."
From the sidelines, you can't see a difference between Hunter and her teammates.
"Once you're on the field, you're just like one of them, there's no difference between us and guys," said Hunter.
"Out on the field with her jersey and helmet on, she wasn't Hunter Parrett, girl, she was Hunter Parrett, football player," said Bill Wilson, a former coach.
"I just got out there and I hit as hard as I could," said Parrett. "And protected the quarterback and running backs."
Her idol, not surprisingly, is former Centerville and Altar football player, Holley Mangold.
"She wasn't the biggest player out there," said Parrett. "She still tried and played her heart out and I want to be like her."
While Holley is her inspiration, Hunter has some inspiring words for girls who are just like her.
"If they tell you you can't do it, just stick up for yourself and go out there and try your hardest, and just leave everything out on the field," said Parrett.
We asked Parrett if she plans to try out for high school football and says she's considering it.
We also called the head coach for the high school team and he tells me if she's good enough, he'd be happy to have her on his team.
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