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Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

"I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick," said Kaylee Foster.
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OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — 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.

Ocean Springs High School's Kaylee Foster was crowned homecoming queen before the football game where she kicked the winning field goal to lead her team to victory.
Ocean Springs High School's Kaylee Foster was crowned homecoming queen before the football game where she kicked the winning field goal to lead her team to victory.Justin Sutton / Ocean Springs School District via AP

Primarily a soccer player, Foster has been kicking with the football varsity team 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."

This story has been corrected to show that Foster kicked a game-winning extra point, not field goal.

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