Crazy day for kicking stories:Homecoming Queen in Michigan kicks game winning field goal for football team this past Friday night

Posted by Andy Durham on October 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

from www.charlotteobserver.com by way of the Associated Press:

PINCKNEY, Mich. Shortly after being named homecoming queen, a Michigan girl gave her fellow high school students another big reason to cheer: Brianna Amat kicked the field goal that proved to be the difference as Pinckney Community High School beat Grand Blanc 9-7 on Friday.

The 31-yard field goal gave the Pirates a 9-0 lead in the third quarter.

Amat told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell that after the soccer season ended last school year she gave field goal kicking a try at the urging of the school’s coaches. She has been playing soccer since age 3 but hadn’t played football or paid much attention to that sport.

“In the beginning, I thought it was kind of a joke. I didn’t think they were actually going to let me do it,” Amat said.

Shortly before her crucial kick Friday, Amat rode in Pinckney’s homecoming parade while wearing her football uniform.

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