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Holly Neher's First Pass as Female HS QB ... Touchdown!

Hollywood Hills High School Athletics posted a video of Holly Neher's touchdown on Twitter. (Twitter/@HHSpartanSports)

By    |   Friday, 01 September 2017 02:22 PM

Holly Neher, a quarterback for Hollywood Hills High School in Florida, threw the first pass of her high school career for a touchdown Thursday.

Neher had played on the school’s girls-only flag football team in the spring, but Thursday was her debut as a tackle football player, and she became the first female quarterback in Florida to throw a touchdown pass, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Neher connected with Alexander Shelton on her third snap when she was put into the game for the Spartans late in the fourth quarter. Although Hollywood Hills ended up losing to Hallandale 21-7, Neher had another pass to Shelton before the game ended for a total of 66 passing yards, the Miami Herald said.

“It felt amazing, I was so happy,” Neher told the Sun Sentinel by phone. “I was jumping up and down. [My teammates] were jumping and screaming as much as I was — and even more.”

Neher is a junior at Hollywood Hills. She hopes to start the next game, although no move has been announced yet.

“The coach saw what happened, and I’ll let the coach make the decision,” Neher said, the Sentinel reported.

“Her touchdown is a testament about how much this team cares about her,” Hollywood Hills coach Brandon Graham said, the Herald reported.

If Neher does become the team’s starting quarterback, that also will be a first in Broward County, the Sentinel reported.

Many on Twitter, including some prominent Floridians, congratulated Neher on her accomplishment.

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