WMBD/WYZZ-TV - GLASFORD, Ill. - Riley Hanneman and Bailey Kallister don't mind being a part of the minority as the only girls on the boys soccer team at Illini Bluffs.
"I get it every game," said Hanneman, a sophomore. "Like 'What are you doing?' I just go out and show them I can play with you."
It's all they have ever known.
"I've never been on an all-girls team in my life," said Kallister, a junior. "Didn't affect me at all."
With no organized girls soccer team at Illini Bluffs, the two said it was a no-brainer to lace up the cleats with the boys.
"I've coached many girls over the years and coming here, I had no problem," said head coach Gerard smith. "They showed they were the best players for the position."
Bailey and Riley say being the only two girls on varsity quad isn't a big deal at all. In fact they love they have inherited about 20 big brothers.
"It's not like...you can't tell they they are girls," said sophomore sam Giftos. "We treat them like guys, no offense to them. Just like playing with dudes."
And make no mistake, the girls are not just there to play. They are on the field to compete and win.
"If you're a girl, you have to," said Hanneman. "You have to come out and show that you belong there too."