In an even more unexpected event, I drafted one of my players from last year and two years before that as her replacement. This girl is a senior, actually, but she's up one year for some reason. So she's "older" but not really. It never occurred to me that she was still young enough to play 17.
She's been to a few practices to hang out, she already knows the offense and the kids seem to like her. I think she'll be a pretty good fit. Now I just hope she can help us get that trip to Houston.