First Female Quarterback in Florida’s High School Football History Arrives

Erin DiMeglio joins the South Plantation High School Paladins to become the state's first female high school quarterback.

Florida has had a lot of bad press lately with its Zimmermans, abusive parents, zombies and other foolishness.  But the high school sports world is giving them a reprieve with their exhibit of maturity and civility in the face of a major transition in high school football.

South Plantation High School has welcomed its first female quarterback both for the school and the state of Florida.  Erin DiMeglio was called out on the gridiron in the Friday night lights last week and the fans as well as her teammates couldn’t have been happier.  The 5’4, 140lb. athlete has been welcomed as just another one of the guys.

She was drafted by the Paladins coach Doug Gatewood.  He saw her potential and thought she’d be a great addition to the team, according to Yahoo! Sports:

“God bless her,” Gatewood told the press. “She handles it better than anybody else. When she goes on the field, she’s single-minded focus, but it’s crazy. Great publicity for the school — it’s a positive thing — but at the end of the day it’s not why we did it. We did it because she’s a legitimate third-string quarterback.”

According to the report, she once threw five touchdowns in one game.  She sounds like a bad mamma jamma!  Although she didn’t throw a pass in Friday’s game, she was able to pass the ball on three successful plays.  Read more about her and her transition here.

Watch her first play.

-J.C. Brooks

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