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Taylor Detrick carries on family's athletic tradition

September 24, 2012

Photo by Amy Geer – Taylor Detrick is the first girl to play football for the Kane Wolves throughout high school. Detrick is a lineman for the Wolves, both on offense and defense. Taylor, a senior at Kane Area High School, is the daughter of Jim and Chris Detrick.

Being a high school athlete takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and determination.
Being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport takes even more of a commitment. There have been a few girls in the history of Kane athletics to wrestle or go out for football, but only Taylor Detrick has played the entire way from middle school through her senior year.
Taylor, the daughter of Jim and Chris Detrick, has been playing organized football since she was a Kane Tornado at nine years old.
Taylor said she never considered not playing, she simply loves football.
Taylor plays offensive and defensive line for the Wolves, with Jim Sirianni being her position coach.

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