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Game-Winning Kick Comes With an Unusual Twist

The kicker, Kaylee Foster, had just been named homecoming queen
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2018 5:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – It has to be a football first: Mississippi high school student Kaylee Foster was named homecoming queen during halftime of her school's game Friday night, then made the game-winning kick in overtime of that same game a little bit later, reports WLOX. The senior's extra point gave Ocean Springs High School a 13-12 win—and Foster had kicked two field goals earlier in the homecoming game, per ABC7. "I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick," she says.

"Jack King, the holder, he like looks at me and like, 'It’s OK, Kaylee. Just kick it like you always do. It’s OK,'" she tells WLOX. "And the next thing I know, everyone is like right there. Just a nice group hug." Foster has been playing football for six years and says the male players have always been supportive. "They don’t like treat me any differently other than I don’t go into the locker room." (Read more high school football stories.)

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