A touchdown for girls' sports?

Schools use flag football to tackle Title IX inequalities, but some see it a dead end

Updated: June 21, 2012, 1:30 PM ET
By Walter Villa | Special to ESPNHS.com

By almost every barometer, and at every level, football is the most popular sport in the country.

Yet until relatively recently the opportunity to throw, catch or kick a football in a high school competition had been largely a males-only activity.

Over the past decade, a growing number of girls have decided to tackle youth football -- and flag football leagues have emerged in several states.

This past spring, public schools in New York City and the District of ...

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