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Date: 2017-10-03

Newark girls tackle football and one of them makes history

Deanna Guzman was looking to have a memorable senior year at Newark Collegiate Academy.

No girl had ever made the school's football team. One tried two years in row, but couldn't cut it.

"I've gotta leave my print,'' Deanna said. She told this to her mother, Alashia Brown, meaning she had to leave her mark and go for it this summer.

"There are some females I know who aspire to be a football player but are afraid to try out."

Deanna, a Newark resident, knew her attempt was big, but not role-model big after she made the team.