Cool-weather, color-changing leaves, and the start of football season. Denver residents look forward to watching the Denver Broncos or their favorite football team begin the season every fall.
This year Denver area girls are playing in the inaugural season of flag football at area high schools. But did you know Denver is also home to a national champion tackle football team made of women?
Bucket List Community Café had the chance to talk with Kimberly Santistevan, the quarterback and team captain of the Mile High Blaze. While playing, she stays positive and pushes her team to learn from their mistakes.
“I like to keep it fun and, you know, not stress the girls out because they feed off the quarterback. So, if I’m having a bad game or make a bad throw, I try to have short term memory and let it out the other side and learn from it.”
Kimberly not only plays football but is also an assistant coach for Douglas County High School’s boys football team, where she coaches the wide receivers and defensive backs.
In October’s podcast, Kimberly talks about breaking barriers, what it takes to play women’s tackle football, and how coaching has improved her game.