South Plantation High School

Quarterback Queen
9:46 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Erin DiMeglio's Big Year: South Plantation High Quarterback Is Also Homecoming Queen

Homecoming queen Erin DiMeglio in her other role
Marisa Latzman
  • WLRN's Phil Latzman met Erin Dimeglio and produced this profile.

It's hard to imagine a more completely successful senior year. Here’s Christy Cabrera Chirinos' story in the Sun-Sentinel about how 17-year-old Erin DiMeglio got her homecoming tiara...during halftime. Click the Listen link to hear Phil Latzman's profile of the groundbreaking athlete.

From dreaming of touchdown passes to…sporting a tiara?

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Sports
12:06 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Girl Quarterback Turns Heads In Plantation

5-foot-5, 140 pound quarterback Erin DiMeglio is dwarfed by her male teammates
Credit Marisa Latzman

A high school senior in Plantation, Florida, is breaking a gender barrier in sports.  

A female quarterback has not only taken to the field, but she's also 
played in a game for her high school's 'tackle' football team. 

It's believed to be the first time that's ever happened in Florida, and the reluctant trailblazer is the real deal. 

It's a typical September Friday night at South Plantation High School.

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