A sophomore from Ocean View High School in the Huntington Beach Union High School District is defying stereotypes and making history.
Isis Salazar scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a varsity football game against Temecula Prep, making her the first female at Ocean View High and only the second girl in Orange County to tackle this feat.
“I’m an athlete, and I come from an athletic family,” Salazar told the Register. “My mom and my dad and my siblings always play sports. We’re always watching sports on TV.”
While many young women have played varsity football in Orange County and have scored extra points and field goals, Salazar told the Register she wanted a position. And according to her coach, she’s earned the opportunity.
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