Erin DiMeglio grabbed some headlines earlier this year when she became the first female QB to ever play a Varsity Football game in Florida. She made even more last week when she was named homecoming queen during halftime of South Plantation’s 18-0 win over Hollywood Hills (Fla.) on Thursday.
The homecoming queen is also the king of the field, but who was her Homecoming King? You really can’t make this part up… it was Paladins wide receiver Hordly Seide.
She tweeted before the game: “My parents are more excited for homecoming than I am”
“It doesn’t get any better than that,” Kathleen DiMeglio told reporters after her daugther was honored on Thursday night. “I’m so proud of Erin for her determination and her follow through. She wanted to do this and she did.”
This is a great feel good story, but the real question is this: how was DiMeglio able to finish the 2nd half with a crown on top of her helmet?
All joking aside, what a phenomenal way for her classmates to support what she is doing on the field other than by voting her and her favorite WR to the top of the homecoming court. DiMeglio has played sparingly for one of Florida’s top teams — she’s only completed 1-of-3 passes for minus-2 yards in six games, but she is proving to be an inspiration to her teammates and classmates. Plantation improved to 6-0 with the victory and travel to Coral Springs on Friday.
“She’s not playing on some rum-dumb team,” said head coach Doug Gatewood. “We’re really good and she’s part of the team. The fact that she doesn’t play that much is not a knock on her, we’re just really good.”
It remains to be seen how many games Plantation will win this year, but the real question is will her homecoming king take her to the prom as well?