Female Kicker Makes Texas High School Football History During State Championship Game

K-Lani Nava now holds a special place in Texas high school football history.

Nava, a senior at Strawn School, became the first female to score points in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) state title game when she kicked nine extra points through the uprights on Wednesday at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium:


The right footed kicker helped unbeaten Strawn (16-0) defeat Balmorhea 78-42 in the Class 1A Six-Man Division II championship game.

Nava told TexasFootball.com afterwards:

“I had zero pressure, I did think about [the first kick] this morning, but when I got on the field and ready to kick, it didn’t cross my mind. All I worried about was the ball getting on the tee and me making the right contact with it. I do my job. I know the snapper and my holder do their jobs. They do those jobs very well, and I trust them.”

She also is believed to be the first female ever to play in a Texas state title game.

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