Skip to comments.Girl Gets Snaps as Quarterback for Florida High School [Broward County/South Plantation High]
Posted on 08/30/2012 3:13:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Normally a third-string quarterback coming into a preseason game doesn't draw much attention. But it definitely did last Friday, when Erin DiMeglio got her first snap for the South Plantation High School. After all, DiMeglio may just be making Florida history, the Sun Sentinel reports. "I couldn't take the smile off my face," she says. "You'd think the other team would want to know why I'm there, but other players have been great."
State records indicate that 523 girls have played high school football since 1973, but it's unclear how many, if any, played quarterback. "I've never seen anything like this before," one local analyst says. DiMeglio's coach says he had other girls try out for the team just this year, but they couldn't cut it. "Erin can actually do what we ask of her," he says. Still, the 5-6, 160-pound DiMeglio doesn't think her real future is in football; she's just hoping her multi-sport athleticism will impress college basketball scouts.
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Disagree here.. if girls want to play football they need to start their own school league. Nothing against the girls abilities but this is nothing more than apeasement and political correctness.
In California, I have seen several female place-kickers, mostly in eight man football.
Separate but equal? I'm thinking if the coach doesn't think she can take it, he wouldn't let her play. Women's sports are notoriously underfunded...why not let the one girl who can play with the boys have a shot? I haven't read the story yet, but I bet she has brothers.
She looks quite serious about it.
Perhaps, until the lawyers get involved.
Never seen her take a snap so who knows. I will say 5’6” 160, unless she runs a 4.4 40, would be a huge deficit to overcome at most high school levels. My high school won the state championship 20 years ago and everybody in the backfield was at least 6’1” and 190 and 2 backs were over 230.
I think it’s likely she has the ability to play at the booys’ level but am concerned that she might be injured in her sensitive area during a hard tackle. But QBs don’t take as many hard tackles as other positions.And on second thought, males have their sensitive areas too.
Separate but equal works for me if that’s how you see it.
“I’m thinking if the coach doesn’t think she can take it, he wouldn’t let her play.”
I’m thinking he doesn’t want to be harassed by a public school system that would force him to let her play or be fired.
To make things “more equal” there’s probably rules on how to tackle if allowed, be easy, no name calling, be careful where you touch, no rude gestures and if the other side is allowed to win there’s probably a max number of points they can’t win by.
Change for the sake of change is BS.
I’m just waiting for the first law suit she files after having the living shit knocked out of her by a 200 pound tackle.
Worse yet, the 200 pound tackle won’t really rush her because he would be afraid of a discrimination or hate crime style suit for doing so.
We’ve gone to hell in a hand basket!
What happens if a female running back or a tight end gets totally hammered on a play and as a result dies? I think we all know what happens. Huge law suit claiming the school “knew or should have known of the documented physical disparity between the sexes and not allowed mixed teams.”, or something along those lines.
This is about PC, pure and simple. It is only a matter of time before we see what I have described happen.
A few years back a girl at my daughter’s HS school scored the first running TD by a female in our states history. On the drive before that, she threw a perfect pass, right in the numbers, to a guy in the end zone but he dropped it.
Interesting she didn’t take any snaps with shoulder pads on...last time I put shoulder pads on, I don’t recall having much room for a set of ta ta...
If she can run a offense take a hit and be a leader on the field...I guess more power to her...
Just don’t cry when you get blindsided and hit by some 225 lb outside linbackers and you take a face plant in the dirt...
Oh and if you hurt like a broken neck...
Sorry ladies boys and girls are built different..
Oh yeah, she was playing QB and had played since an early age. I wouldn’t recommend this for all females.
there was also an agreement between the school and the parents that she doe snot have the ball as much and the plays are different as they do not want her to get hurt or tackeled like a guy.
This is plain stupid and the girl obviously is insecure to do this stunt.
Girls should play with girls, boys with boys. This is an unfair advantage because the other team will be hesitant to tackle her. I was brought up to be polite to girls. Hopefully, some of these boys were as well. Also, football players naturally pat each other to say “attaboy” or “better luck next time”. This stinks of law suit.
no there was an agreement betwen coach, the school, th eparents and this idiotic girl
Yes. If she can do the job as good the other candidates, then she can have it. It she’s the best, then she should be the starter.
my high school oldest son just said why do you actually tacle her and him and his friends wouldn’t want to hurt her.
This is plain stupid and the school is stupid for allowing this and if anyone thinks this is a good idea like the women NAZI’s then they are living in la la land
Considering how QBs might as well be wearing dresses anyway with the pampering they get from referees, I fail to see the problem of having a QB that actually does wear a dress.
he said where do you actually tackle her and his friends would not want to hurt her.
—————523 girls have played high school football-——
Most excelled at tight end
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“... isn’t dubbed a hate crime”
I absolutely, positively disagree with allowing girls/young women to play football against the boys/young men. When the guy on the line pancakes her and hurts her, he’ll be a “coward” or a “guy that hurts girls”. If the guy on the line doesn’t pancake her, he’s a wuss. I would tell my son to slam her as hard as he would another teen. No mercy, no holding back. If she wants to play with the big boys... then play like the big boys.
In my state, some years back.. parent sued the school system to allow their daughter to play football. The school allowed it. The parents then sued the school system after their daughter got hit hard, broke her pelvis and ended up sterile. Some of the high school players are BIG. I mean really, really big. A six foot, six inch, 260 pound high school Varsity player is not out of the question. This is just another way of eliminating or “feminizing” football. IMHO.
Nothing defines modern feminism as well as encouraging young men to pound the snot out of a girl.
That is probably the largest load of BS that I've seen in ages. Title nine has assured that no matter how few girls are actually interested in sports, their programs are taken funded.
This despite the fact that almost no one wants to watch (help support) 90% of womens athletic events. When I was in college twenty years ago, the feminists wanted to lock people in for the duration, forcing them to watch women's basketball if they wanted to watch men's basketball. Things have only gotten worse.
If a girl isn't obese, she can likely get an athletic scholarship at some college in the U.S., because so many are given and so few want them.
Cool, then let's end male/female sports and make everything co-ed. That will be totally fair, right?
I’ve seen a HS girl play hockey on the boys team (no girls team available at that school) and there are a lot of young men -on the opposing teams- that wish she would go play with the girls too. She led the team in scoring, and in penalty minutes. She played tough but generally fair, didn’t take anything from anyone about being the only girl on the ice. If she (the qb) can hack it, fine.
The coach said several girls tried out, and this girl was the only one to meet the standard...I agree that the level of athletic ability should not be lowered, but if a girl can meet those goals, she shouldn’t be automatically rejected....
pure bunk I officiated football from Pee Wee through HS and one of the hardest hitters until she hit 9th grade was a girl. She was a team player, cute as a button and totally understood the game. The Freshman coach wanted her to try out but her mom wouldn't let her. Tried to recruit her for my karate school at that point. I asked her coach in Youth league why she didn't put her ponytail under her jersey and he told me he asked her to but she told him she wanted people she knocked down to know that "a girl put them on their butt" as she walked away from them. She was awesome.
“... their programs are funded”.
They are at the high school level as well. For every dollar given to the football team, the same amount MUST go to a female sport. Dollar for dollar. Yet... the money makers for the school come from MALE football and MALE basketball.
Why would any of you advocate denying someone with ability the chance to perform since you are basically advocating a different standard based on gender?
(Hint: You are employing the 'logic' that has given us affirmative action and disparate impact.)
A local school has a girl on the team. My son knocked her down while blocking during an interception. I asked him if he apologized and he said “It’s football, dad. She was fine”. During game play, it is difficult to pick out the girls.
As long as it’s actually totally fair, and she’s actually the best QB candidate they have, then sure.
In reality, there are very few such situations, because they tend to take care of themselves in the long run, and boys generally play football without any girls, because boys are generally better at the game.
I served in the Army with females, including a female DS, and I went to AIT where there were female Marines in my classes. Most of them could hold up their end of the log okay. Sure, you had a few bad apples, but you have those in any group. This was in the early 1990’s.
It’s going to be difficult to convince me that a girl “can’t” play football with boys as an absolute rule.
So in Libworld all boys ages 8-18 must immediately quit playing football due to the 99.999% chance of a disabling concussion. But this is okay?
John Elway statement that “I’d rather have her than Tim Tebow” in 3.....2......1......
Sure, so let’s end female sports. Just on basketball team, one volleyball team, one swim team, etc.
Best players play, the rest don’t.
If we are going to pretend that bigger people with bigger body mass aren’t better at sports, let’s go all the way.
Rosie O'Donnell needs to play on her own team in her own league with other dykes.
I question if this girl has even experienced a hit from a D1/D2 caliber player in practice?
Go ahead and make that leap, it’s your life. No one said anything about ending anything.
Here’s a tip.
When this subject comes up, suggest that a boy be allowed to play on a girl’s team if he wants to.
That always stirs them up.
Imagine Kobe on a WNBA team.
Her school has +2K students and is therefore in a large school division where +300lb D1 quality tackles should be expected. I bet coaches see to it that she has little to no contact in practices.
I won’t let my girls engage in games where they are in physical competition with boys.
It’s actually more harmful to the boys than the girls, because it goes against and destroys their “wiring” to protect the girl.
You are right, MrB. It does go against proper male wiring. There were some girls at my son’s high school who told people they were going out for football. The guys said, “go ahead... but you realize you have to do boards, right?” When they asked what that was... they changed their minds after looking at some of the guys they would have to hit. This case is all “feel good”.. she’s third string. The coach knows the chances of her actually get PT is nill to none. She’s a token. You can best believe that this schools team is a laughing stock... I can only imagine some of the comments on the line.
The solution is to end segregated sports. Have A football team, basketball team, baseball, softball, golf, etc. The issue goes away. Unfortunately many female athletes will lose out.