Female kicker makes Texas high school football history

A 5’3″, 140 lb high school kicker in Texas made history this week when she became the first female football player to play in and score in a Texas high school state championship game.

K-Lani Nava, a senior at Strawn High School, converted nine of 10 extra point attempts in her team’s 78-42 win to claim the Class 1A Six-Man Division II state championship.

Kicking in six-man football is extraordinarily difficult. There only four people up front to protect a kicker and opposing defensive ends having a much shorter distance to cover to block kicks.  In fact, kicking is so difficult in six-man football, that field goals are awarded four points and PAT kicks two.

Nava has become so proficient that she has connected on 63 of 74 PAT attempts this year (a very high percentage for six-man kickers), giving her 126 of her team’s points in her team’s first nine games.

More from the Star-Telegram:

K-Lani Nava:

“It feels pretty great. I didn’t really think about it too much today because I didn’t it want it too much in my head and freak out. I just acted like every other girl played on this field like me.”

Source: MSN.com

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