4 standout female high school football players hope to inspire others to play

4 standout female high school football players hope to inspire others to play

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Alexandria Buchanan, Mika Makekau, Sierra Kaaihue and Taryn Medeiros are football players who make an impact on their respective teams. And that’s how they want to be seen.

While predominantly a male-driven sport in Hawaii and throughout the country, high school football in the islands have begun to embrace the idea of having girls play on the same field as boys not to make headlines, but because they can play.

After meeting for the first time over the weekend, the four standout players had a roundtable discussion about what it takes to play football in Hawaii, earn respect on and off the field from coaches and teammates and most importantly, show that anyone -- boy or girl -- can play football.

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