FILE PHOTO: A high school kicker not only scored the game winning extra point, but also won her school's homecoming crown.
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High school varsity kicker wins homecoming queen, OT game in same night

Kaylee Foster’s Friday will be one to remember not only for her but also for her school.

Foster’s big night started before the game, when she was named homecoming queen for Ocean Springs High School. Dressed ready for a dance rather than a football game, Foster accepted her crown before kickoff, The Sun Herald reported.

She then swapped the gown for shoulder pads, cleats and a helmet to take her place with the rest of her team for the game. 

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She started her kicker career with the Greyhounds football team in 2017. Prior to Friday night’s game, she successfully hit all 11 extra point tries and made one of her two field goal attempts this season, hitting her longest kick of 42 yards, The Sun Herald reported. She’s also a soccer star at the school.

She put 6 points on the board in last week’s game with two field goals, but it was in overtime when Foster put her kicking prowess to the test, getting the extra point needed to break the overtime tie, Gulf Live reported

After winning the game for her team, she stopped for a photo op that shows both sides of the high school senior. 

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Foster told Gulf Live she was more nervous waiting to hear who got the crown than kicking the winning extra point. Hands down it was the homecoming announcement that was more nerve-wracking. 

“I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen, but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick,” Foster told Gulf Live.

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