Female football player is crowned homecoming queen at Elsinore High School

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Samantha Segura-Veliz, who has been playing football for Elsinore High School for the past three years, is crowned the 2019 homecoming queen. Shane Gibson photo
Samantha Segura-Veliz has been competing in football and wrestling at Elsinore High School for the past three years and was crowned this year’s homecoming queen. It came as a surprise – Segura-Veliz hadn’t been expecting it, she said, and neither had athletic director Don Nicholson. “She was crowned at halftime, and then they had to get back in and play the second half,” Nicholson said. Segura-Veliz said she had always wanted to play football before high school, though she had been involved in other sports as a child. “My parents thought I was crazy at first,” she said. “They asked me many times if this was something that I really wanted to do, mainly because of how challenging it was, not just as a sport but as a female, and they were scared that I might get hu
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