REPORT: School Threatens To Forfeit Football Game If Girl Plays

Reports indicate a school in eastern North Carolina was going to forfeit a JV football game because the other team had a female player.

Tidewater News reported Northeast Academy in Northampton County told Southampton Academy of Courtland, Virginia that if eighth-grader Mina Johnson was on the team, Northeast would not participate in the game.

Northeast Academy is part of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association, which does not allow girls to play football on a boys’ team.

Tidewater is also reporting North Carolina’s Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh may also not play Southampton, that's according to Southampton’s athletics director.

Johnson did not play in the Northeast game October 6 in Courtland, Virginia. Southampton beat Northeast 60 to 0.

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  • by June Location: Roanoke Rapids on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    NEA is a good school with good people and kids. However, the jv football has a lot to be desired. They are a young team and have not won a single game this season whether the opposing team was full of girls or boys. As a Halifax Academy parent...I say let her play. If she is woMAN enough to put the pads on, and woMAN enough to stand on the line...then she should be woMAN enough to take a hit like any MAN! Give the kids a break (all the kids)and play the game! We look forward to seeing her in action Wednesday night. GO VIKINGS!!
  • by Danny on Oct 16, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    From what I can tell it looks like the girl sat out the game and boys on her team just played without here. http://thestir.cafemom.com/teen/127070/scared_boys_refuse_to_play
  • by Update? Location: ENC on Oct 15, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    WITN..... Do you plan on giving an update to this story? Did they play.....did they forfeit? What's the story?
  • by proud mom Location: nc on Oct 14, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    my son was in wrestling, and there was a girl on the opposing team. at first the team wouldnt wrestle her so naturally she won. my son came up on her and this time he wrestled her.the first thing she did was grab his groin area and he backed off. i told him if a woman steps in a mans shoe then you should treat her like a man. well the second time she grabbed him he bodyslammed her and won the match. so if she plays whatever sport is considered a mans sport treat them just like one of the guys. dont discrimante.
  • by Hiding behind a rule Location: ENC on Oct 14, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    Look at all you folks hiding behind a 'rule'. Does anyone really think these schools 'pride themselves on following rules'? What a crock of.......! It would be very easy to change the rule, and quick. The sad part is those hiding behind the rule are really practicing discrimination. Now that is ignorance at it's finest.
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      by players11fan on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM in reply to Hiding behind a rule
      Why yes it would be so simple to change an associations rules...sure it would be! Not! Ignorance is a disease. You seem to have caught it. What is next, breaking laws and just overlooking anything that you folks do not "feel" is right. Be an adult...follow rules. I would say its the right thing to do. Discrimination is a thing of the past. Find something new to harp on!
  • by players11fan Location: murfreesboro on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM
    To be a good newsreporter you should do your investigating before plastering things on the internet for everyone to see that are only half-truths. You obviously did not do any research into the league association that is in place in North Carolina and Northeast Academy currently must abide by...NCISAA. More educated people would have looked up such facts before telling lies...or should I say people not trying to attract attention for the wrong reasons. Taken straight from the NCISAA CONFERENCE handbook. V. NCISAA GENDER POLICYExcept as provided for in a particular sport under the Sports Specifics section of this Handbook, participation by boys in girls' sports and girls in boys' sports in any event hosted and/or sponsored by any NCISAA school is prohibited. So, to Mona Johnson, Mina Johnson,whomever wrote these outlandish articles, and her teammates, try to look the same information up as this has obviously yet to have been done. Northeast Academy prides itself in following the rules whether it pleases everyone or not. Word of God is in the same conference and will probably be demonstrating the same actions. If not, they have the choice to be penalized and kicked out of said conference. So tell me everyone, should these schools follow the rules or not? Ignorant comments are not necessary.
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      by Laughable on Oct 14, 2011 at 06:50 AM in reply to players11fan
      What a laughable post. Regardless of the rule you mentioned, it's not about the rule. Northeast used the rule as an excuse to not get drubbed..... that's it. Any school that uses this as an excuse should be ashamed.
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        by players11fan on Oct 14, 2011 at 01:54 PM in reply to Laughable
        Sure they did....the excuse is that they followed the rules! Wow! What terrible school NEA and its admins are. How dare they. But good try at a comeback. I think the laughable thing is that you yourself probably do not follow rules and that is why you feel this way...be an adult. Do what we tell our children. Dont break the rules. They have consequences...I for one am not ashamed at anything NEA. Only ashamed that with all thing going on in the world that this is the story that gets publicity and people feel the need to comment on.
  • by T.O. Location: Washington on Oct 13, 2011 at 07:42 PM
    I say let the chick play. When she is looking up at the lights, with grass on her back,and looking out the ear hole on the helmet, she will quickly realize she made a mistake. Step into mans game, expect to be treated the same.
  • by john Location: farmville on Oct 13, 2011 at 07:05 PM
    you one track minded rednecks... there are women who can do just as good of a job in war as anyone. why not let them play sports..are you afraid they will show up some of these boys that are playing now !! no wonder you have family problems you either dont know about OR just cant handle !!! YOU GO GIRL !!!!!!
  • by JJ Location: Conway on Oct 13, 2011 at 06:38 PM
    First off, the headmaster made the decision which would have violated CONFERENCE rules. And if you are referring to the Parrott/NEA game from last year? Um, yeah, I believe it was THEIR coach that got suspended following an investigation. NOT NEA. Get your facts straight. These boys aren't afraid. It's AGAINST THE RULES.
  • by Michael on Oct 13, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    "If the NEA game ended like they usually do, with Northeast players assaulting opposing teams, they might have accidently hurt her or choke-slammed her." If this is true none of them should be allowed to play and their coaches and parents are criminally and morally negligent ! They should be ashamed , but probably have no idea they are so pathetic !
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