When Madison Bensinger saw a cluster of football players thundering in her direction just off the home team sideline, she thought it a good idea to get out of the way. But as she backed up, the Schuylkill Haven Area High School football team ball girl got her foot caught in the kicker’s net behind her.
The 17-year-old clearly remembers what happened next.
“I went down in a pile of players laughing,” Bensinger says. “I couldn’t believe I had just gotten tackled. Then I tried to stand up and I realized I was not OK.”