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Strawn female football kicker makes history during UIL state championship game

24 December 2017, 12:57 | Sammy Green

Strawn female football kicker makes history during UIL state championship game

1st Woman to Play in Texas State Championship Game Hits 9 Extra Points

"I just acted like every other girl played on this field like me".

K-Lani Nava continued to make history on Wednesday.

Nava recalled her journey in a video profile for the program and reflected how she missed her first kick attempt with the team in the first game and got clobbered.

"My thoughts were.it was just another field", Nava said about playing inside Jerry's World.

K-Lani Nava, a senior at Strawn High School, is now firmly entrenched in the record books as the first girl to both play in AND score in a Texas high school football championship game. "I did think about it [the first kick] this morning, but when I got on the field and ready to kick, it didn't cross my mind".


"Strawn is a really close community", Strawn student Ivan Ruiz told TexasFootball.com. One of her kicks was blocked, but that did little to sour a history-making day for the former soccer player.

Balmorhea, which can become the first Odessa-area team to win an undefeated, undisputed state title since Iraan in 1996, returns to AT&T Stadium having won each game by at least 30 points and finishing off 11 teams by 45 points. "All I anxious about was the ball getting on the tee and me making the right contact with it".

Here's what else she had to say after her historic outing.

Strawn hadn't been to the state title game in almost a decade.



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