JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The nation's last tackle powder puff football players are about to take the field.

The senior and junior girls from Florida's Jupiter High School square off Friday night, a month after it appeared their annual tradition would be sacked after 50 years of play.

School officials had canceled the game, citing safety concerns. But the girls scoffed at the idea that they need more protection than boys, and persuaded town officials to sponsor the game instead.

The girls said they have all suffered injuries before, in sports such as lacrosse, softball, volleyball and flag football, so if the boys can risk playing tackle football, they believe they should have the same right.