On Twitter today, the school's principal confirmed rumors that were spreading through the school surrounding the annual Powder Puff football game.
The message from Dan Frank read:
Georgia Taylor is a senior at the high school. She said the news was devastating for students taking part in the event.
"We believe that we can and that we're capable to tackle like that. We want to do it because we're girls and we don't get the opportunities that the boys do," she said.
She said that the girls who play sign waivers, acknowledging that they could get injured while playing.
"It's bumps and bruises, but if you can't handle it, you don't play," she said.
Dr. Vincent Sparber of St. Mary's Medical Center said, though, that the injuries could be much worse.
"Ankle sprains, back injuries, neck injuries. If they don't know how to tackle and they fall the wrong way or hit the wrong way, a concussion is always there as a viable outcome," he said.
He said many girls are able to play full contact sports like tackle football, and are less likely to be injured if they practice enough.
"When the boys practice football, they have months of preparation before. So going into a tackle football game, not used to wearing heavy equipment like shoulder pads, helmets is a disadvantage," the doctor said.
Georgia said the team practices for two weeks leading up to the game, and are coached by football players and other coaches at the school.
"They teach you how to tackle and how to take a hit. You're in the pads and you know what it's going to be like," she said.
The students have gone to social media to reverse the decision, seeking signatures on the website change.org.
Within 24 hours, the group received more than 2,000 signatures.