[Ed. – This story’s safe to share with the family. The young protagonist in it is a girl through and through.]
A young girl dreams of playing football. As she grows up, she makes her middle school team as a placekicker and eventually becomes a kicker for the high school varsity.
Then, as a senior, she is chosen as homecoming queen and, about three hours later, she makes a game-winning kick to lift her team to victory.
It sounds like something straight out of a Disney movie, but for Ocean Springs’ Kaylee Foster, it was her reality Friday night.
Foster was crowned the 2018 Ocean Springs High School homecoming queen during pregame festivities at Greyhound Stadium Friday night. Once the congratulations and photos were complete, she returned to the fieldhouse, changed into her football uniform and joined her teammates on the sideline for the Greyhounds’ game with George County.
Then, after kicking two field goals in a game that ended regulation tied at 6-6, she booted the game-winning point after kick in overtime as Ocean Springs downed the Rebels 13-12.
“I really don’t have any words,” Foster said afterward, standing on the field in her football uniform, topped with her queen’s tiara. …