Female kicker breaking football barriers

Some say the biggest play in a football game is a touchdown, but at S&S High School, what happens right after is what draws the most attention. Which is because Suzanna Griffin is breaking barriers, and splitting the uprights.

"It's really scary at first, but after I make it, it's the biggest rush of adrenaline," said Griffin. "It just makes me so happy to feel important"

"It just shows that it can be done," said S&S head football coach James Gage. "At a school this size, you can do pretty much anything you want to do if you get out there and put the work towards it, manage your time, and find a way to do it."

Suzy started the year on the sidelines as a cheer leader, but decided to add shoulder pads and a helmet to her megaphone and pom poms.

When the day came to try out for the football team, she turned the skeptics into believers. So far this season she has made 7 of 8 extra point's and is a perfect 2 for 2 on field goals with a long of 32 yards. which is impressive for any high school kicker.

"I never thought this was going to happen," said Griffin. "I've been cheer leading since last year, and I love cheer leading. I never thought I would give it up for kicking football. It's a good change and I still love cheer, and it's still a big part of me. Now football's a big part too."

The impact she makes goes beyond the football field. She want's to be an inspiration to girls of all ages.

"If you're really passionate about something, then go for it, do what you want to do," said Griffin. "You can't listen to the negativity, you have to be positive, and be about you."