With a snap and hand off, the “gridiron ceiling” was shattered.
Erin DiMeglio has now become the first female in Florida high school football history to play as quarterback.
“I have always wanted to play football ever since I was a little kid. Parents said, ‘it was too rough for you,’” DiMeglio said.
The 17-year-old South Plantation High School senior was drafted to
play by Doug Gatewood, who coached her in flag football and saw her
“He asked me to come out and throw the ball…and I really liked it so I stuck with it,” DiMeglio said.
Under the Friday night lights and in front of a packed crowd, DiMeglio’s team was down by 4 points at half time.
As she marched onto the field with a 1:40 left in the fourth quarter on Friday, the crowd cheered her on as she made history.
“My heart starts racing so excited for her and for all this attention
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