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Gonzaga Prep senior becomes 1st female to catch pass in GSL game

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A Gonzaga Prep senior made history in Spokane as she was the first female to catch a pass during a Greater Spokane League football game.

Mackenzie Lewis is a senior at G-Prep. She’s also a wide receiver on the football team. She’s been playing football since eighth grade and says it was intimidating at first, but it’s a game she loves.

She didn’t think that the catch she made was anything special.

“I was playing the game I love, just doing what my coaches were telling me to do,” she says.

She almost didn’t play in the game. She had been sick with bronchitis, but that night, she was ready.

Mackenzie says she loves the game for many reasons. She gets to hang out with a bunch of guys she considers her brothers and her best friends. She also learns a lot of life lessons. She says if anyone wants to play, just try it.

“Just allow yourself to be vulnerable because in the beginning it's definitely going to be rocky and there's always going to be people with different views on things but just allow that to help you grow and know that even if you have one person to support you that's all you need. Just believe in yourself,” she says.

It’s a lesson you can apply to any part of your life.

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