Breaking barriers: Mynderse young woman plays football, wrestles
November 12, 2022


SENECA FALLS - It is that in-between season in high school sports, when the fall season is in the rear-view mirror and the winter one is just about to begin.

For one senior Mynderse Academy athlete, this is the season of last chances to participate in sports her female counterparts don't usually pursue: football and wrestling.

Payton Russ, 17, just wrapped up her senior stint on the Mynderse Academy football team, her first and only year on varsity. She is likely Mynderse's first female varsity football player.