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San Jose High-School Senior First Female Player to Throw Touchdown Pass

By Azenith Smith, Fox KTVU, 10/21/19, 4:45PM CDT

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In a sport dominated by males and where football players who are females are typically kickers, one San Jose high-school senior made history on the field with a play.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Silver Creek High School Senior Ariel Orona from San Jose made a historic touchdown pass at Friday night’s varsity game. It was the first touchdown pass to be thrown by a female football player in the school’s 50-year history, possibly the first in the state.

In a sport dominated by males and the football players who are females are typically kickers, 17-year-old Orona is setting herself apart. The wide receiver can not only catch but she has quite an arm.