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:
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
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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.”