The Sandy Creek High School football team is undefeated so far this season. And as YNN's Brian Dwyer reports, last Friday the team experience a truly amazing moment that is impossible to ignore.
SANDY CREEK, N.Y. -- On the soccer field, Grace Wallace's scoring would be another mark on the stat sheet.
However, after an injury her junior year, Wallace was forced to miss her soccer team's season. To fill her time she offered to help out the football team, and video tape the games for the coaches.
The rest became part of history.
"I just fell in love with the game and I thought I'd give it a try," Grace said.
"I said it's not a matter of me letting you, you have to come out and do everything the guys do. You just have to survive," Sandy Creek Head Coach Mike Stevens told Grace on the day she asked to try out.
During her senior season she tried out. She made the team and now she's earning playing time on the team's second string.
On Friday night, she did something that only two other females in recent state history have done. She scored a touchdown in Sandy Creek's win over Oriskany on Friday night.
"I didn't even hear the crowd," Grace said. "I was just really excited. I kind of blocked everything out. I was just really happy."
However, her coaches and her teammates knew exactly what happened. Someone who had busted her butt all year long had finally gotten what she deserved.
"At one point I was looking at her arms in the summer and she had bruises all over up both arms. She gets right back in there. She hasn't complained one bit. She's not afraid to jump in any drill. She's just a football player," said one teammate.
"Every practice she just works very hard and it finally paid off with that first touchdown," Matt Ennist, another teammate said.
"In the beginning I had a lot harder time than the guys definitely," Wallace added. "They're very supportive and I have put in a lot work and I just try to stick with it and do my best."
Her best is earning her more playing time on the defensive side of the ball as well. Friday night she had three tackles, including standing up a wide receiver and driving a ball carrier to the ground.
Before Friday night's game, Coach Stevens asked Grace if she would rather score with a receiving touchdown or a rushing touchdown. Grace told him both.
She has a few more chances to try and get the reception.