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Sanford's first female player dies in crash at 45

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:41 am

Sanford High football team’s first female player dies in crash at 45

...An obituary posted by Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home says Kiernan moved from Long Island, New York, to Sanford as a teenager. She attended Sanford High School and became the first girl to play on the boys football team.

A picture of a young Kiernan wearing her football uniform sporting No. 41 was posted on social media sites Monday with the headline, “Girls Can Compete.”

“Football is not just for boys according to the halfback and linebacker Kerry Kiernan. Kerry is Sanford Junior High’s first female football player. At 5 feet 2 inches, Kerry is able to go against the biggest and best in the league,” the caption said.

In more recent years, Kiernan played fullback on the Maine Freeze women’s football team.

According to her obituary, Kiernan had a black belt in karate, loved music and liked to sing karaoke. ... end-crash/
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