BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While high school football is classified as a boys sport...girls are getting onto the gridiron as well.
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 10 female students were a part of a high school football team in the state of Maine last season.
This year there are five known female participants in a helmet and shoulder pads playing for their school on Fridays and Saturdays in Eastern Maine.
One of those girls is Ashley Littlefield, the Belfast Lions Place kicker.The highschool senior caught the football coaches attention during photo day last fall. This fall, she found herself on the football team's roster as its new placekicker.