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.
"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."