A Fullback Picks Her Gown

Four girls play on the football team at this high school. Will one of them be homecoming queen?

So we're at the Lincoln High School varsity football practice two days before the big homecoming game, and the fullback, during a break in the pop and crunch of colliding pads, says to the halfback, "I still have to go pick up a dress for the dance."

This can't be just any dress either. Luisana Cruz, a 17-year-old senior, is a finalist for homecoming queen at her mostly Hispanic school in the Lincoln Heights section of Los Angeles. She hopes to wear both a football helmet and a crown before the day is done on Friday. "I want it bad," says...

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