Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

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.

The field goals were kicked from a distance of 20 and 30 yards. 

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.

‘I really don’t have any words,’ Foster told The Mississippi Press as she stood on the field in her football uniform while wearing her queen’s tiara.

‘This has just been so wonderful. I love football and I love Ocean Springs.’

Asked whether she was more nervous before the homecoming queen announcement or before her kick, she said: ‘I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick.’

‘I’d like to check the whole country and see if it’s ever happened before,’ her coach, Ryan Ross, said of Foster making the game-winning kick hours after being crowned homecoming queen.

‘It certainly makes for a memorable weekend for the whole team, but especially Kaylee. 

‘It’s a big night for her. I’m proud of her and I’m proud of the team.’ 

After the game, Foster said that a father who watched the game was told by his 9-year-old daughter: ‘That’s the kind of girl I want to be.’

‘Oh my goodness,’ Foster said. 

‘I love that. I think that is so special. 

‘I hope she really does decide to play football, because it’s been wonderful and taught me so much. I really appreciate that.’ 



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