The element of surprise was not a factor when Buford Middle School opened football practice in August for the 2011 season. Not for BMS veteran football coach Greg Caskey, who among his new players was Tory Knight, 12.
Knight, a Buford Middle seventh-grader, is a girl.
Still for Caskey, it wasn’t stunning to see Knight out for the team.
“I wasn’t surprised in the least bit,” Caskey said. “She had told me as a sixth-grader in my physical education class she was coming out for the team.