Sep 14, 2022 - News

Atlanta middle school welcomes first girl to its football team

Nivea Santiago
Photo: Nivea Santiago, an eighth-grader, is a defensive back for the Sutton Middle School Cougars. Credit: Atlanta Public Schools

Meet Nivea Santiago, the first girl to play on Sutton Middle School's football team.

What's happening: Santiago, an eighth-grader, is a defensive back for the team, which will play its fourth game of the season against Hollis Middle School at 7:30pm Friday at Henderson Stadium in Midtown.

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