San Jose High School Student Is First Female To Ever Throw A Touchdown Pass

By Carolyn McArdle

October 18, 2019

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. The play was a reverse run where the runningback tossed Orona the ball. She threw it to the quarterback completing a 23-yard touchdown pass.

The trick play was made famous during Superbowl 52 known as the “Philly Special” that helped the Philadelphia Eagles secure the championship. The Silver Creek Raiders call their play “Little Mermaid” after Orona.

Orona is the fourth girl in the school’s history to play on the varsity football team. Her next goal is to make a touchdown as a wide receiver.

Photo:@AzenithKTVU

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