Abby Dicenzo becomes 1st girl to score rushing TD in Florida HS history

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Abby DiCenzo made Florida history on Friday night.

The Bell Creek Academy (Rearview, Fla.) sophomore football player became the first girl to score a rushing touchdown in state history, according to the school.

DiCenzo got a handoff from the shotgun and burst through a hole set up by some nice blocking. She was grabbed by a defender but tore through him, reaching the goal line as the defender made a second effort to bring her down.

She got up and was mobbed by a pair of teammates as she ran off the field exuberantly. Her first touchdown of high school capped off a 45-0 win over Berean Christian (West Palm Beach, Fl.).

DiCenzo is listed as playing three different positions on Maxpreps. She played on the team as a freshman, and has two career tackles to her name, according to the stats site.

She has something else to her name now, too: breaking the glass ceiling. She joins a small list of women to have scored touchdowns at the high school level, and the first Florida girl to rush for one in a game.

The Panthers’ victory over Berean Christian improves their record to 2-2 on the season. DiCenzo’s three-yard score, which came with about five minutes left on the clock, was the final touchdown of the night.