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Rare female tackle to take the field in century-old Poly-City football rivalry

Rare female tackle to take the field in century-old Poly-City football rivalry

On the night of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s homecoming dance, junior Jacey Lee will be far away from the school cafeteria, where many of her classmates will sway under dim lights.

Members of the varsity football team aren't supposed to attend Friday night’s dance. The Poly Engineers’ coach expects them to get a good night’s sleep, so they’re ready to face off against their foes of more than a century, the Baltimore City College Knights.

Jacey, 16, is no exception. And she believes she has to be extra focused: When she runs out at M&T Bank stadium Saturday for the noon game between the two city high schools, school officials say it will mark the first time a girl...

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