It was a routine kicking performance for K-Lani Nava on Wednesday as she booted nine extra points for Strawn School in a 78-42 win. But the stage, and the significance of Nava's kicks, represented history in the making for the storied annals of Texas high school football.
Nava, a senior, became the first female to score in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) state title game. Her kicks helped Strawn finish a perfect 16-0 as it claimed the Texas Class 1A Division II Six-Man title at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium with the win over over Balmorhea.
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY!#Strawn kicker K-Lani Nava becomes the first female to play in and score in a high school state championship game in the state of Texas! #UILonFOX pic.twitter.com/KQpNiH5rke— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) December 20, 2017
"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," Strawn told the Star-Telegram after the game. "I just acted like every other girl played on this field like me."
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