Homecoming queen kicks winning FG

BY foxsports • October 3, 2011

A high school girl in Michigan achieved the unprecedented feat of being crowned homecoming queen and kicking a game-winning field goal for her team all in one night, myFOXdetroit.com reported Monday.

Brianna Amat, who jumped from soccer to become the kicker for Pinckney High School's varsity football team, had a night to remember Friday as the newly minted monarch booted the game winner.

Amat said she was shocked when a note made its way into the team's locker room at halftime asking her to come out onto the field to receive her crown.

But the coronation was brief as Amat was forced to drop the tiara for a football helmet to attempt a career-long, 31-yard field goal late in the game's third quarter.

After a miscue forced Pinckney to call a timeout -- giving Amat more time to think about her pending kick -- the steely senior booted the ball through the uprights to give her team the lead and eventual 9-7 win over seventh-ranked Grand Blanc.

"My heart was beating super fast at [that] point, because I always freak out before kicks," said Amat, adding she did not hear the roar of the crowd after converting the crucial kick.

"I was told that they were all cheering, I couldn't hear any of them," she said. "I was zoned out because I was so focused on the game. I just really wanted to win."


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