Mis­sis­sippi home­com­ing queen boots game-win­ning ex­tra point

Manteca Bulletin - - Nation -

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — One Mis­sis­sippi high school se­nior had to quickly dis­card her crown af­ter be­ing named home­com­ing queen — and put on a foot­ball hel­met.

Kaylee Fos­ter was crowned home­com­ing queen of Ocean Springs High School be­fore Fri­day night’s foot­ball game.

She then put on her foot­ball uni­form and later kicked the win­ning ex­tra point to lead her team to a 13-12 vic­tory over Ge­orge County High School, lo­cal news out­lets re­ported.

Fos­ter kicked two field goals ear­lier, giving her a ma­jor­ity of the team’s points.

Pri­mar­ily a soc­cer player, Fos­ter has been kick­ing with the foot­ball var­sity since she was a sopho­more. She’s been a mem­ber of the home­com­ing court for four years.

She put her crown back on af­ter the game, pos­ing for pho­tos in her foot­ball uni­form and tiara.

Asked whether she was more ner­vous be­fore the home­com­ing queen an­nounce­ment or be­fore her kick, she told The Mis­sis­sippi Press , “I was pretty sure I wasn’t go­ing to be home­com­ing queen, but I was pretty sure I was go­ing to make that kick.”

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