Alexandria Buchanan wasn’t content to just be a part of the football team at McKinley (Hi.) High. She wanted to be the quarterback and make history in the process.
She got her wish in Week 3 game against Kalaleo (Hi.) High.
As first reported by Honolulu Fox affiliate KHON, Buchanan became the first female quarterback in Hawaii state history start a varsity football game and to throw a touchdown pass in a top-flight game. She actually threw both a touchdown and two-point conversion in her school’s narrow, 27-26 loss to Kalaheo.
Buchanan’s success on her school’s varsity team follows in the footsteps of her junior varsity star turn as a freshman. Now, as a sophomore, she’s taking the reins of the school’s varsity program, all while looking to shine a light on the talented girls across the country who make up a growth area for high school football in America.
She’s doing that one touchdown pass at a time right now, which may just be the most powerful way of all in Hawaii.