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Tallahassee Jewels -- Women's Football Alliance

Football Helmet
Posted at 5:00 PM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 17:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- In the south football is king, but this sport is not limited to just the men.  In Tallahassee there is a women's tackle football team.  The Tallahassee Jewels are in their second year of competition in the women's football alliance.

According to head coach and owner Lynnette Alvarado "we've all been little tomboys wanting to play football in the backyard and it's always been a dream for everybody to play this sport."

To be a part of this team players have to pay over 600 dollars as well as giving up their time to be a part of the team.

Head Coach Alvarado adds "These girls are sacrificing a lot to be out here they are putting their bodies up to be injured because that could cost them time away from their jobs but this is something they want to do, they are willing to do that sacrifice."

The Jewels return to action on May 25th when they return to action at Godby High School when they host the Orlando Anarchy