Female kicker makes history in Texas state championship game

Aubrey Yates
December 21, 2017

Her kicks helped Strawn finish a flawless 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.

One of the great things about 6-Man high school football in Texas is the University Interscholastic League treats it the same way it treats its 11-Man big brothers.

A female kicker made history on Wednesday when she became the first female to score and play in a Texas UIL high school football state championship game. Nava converted 9 of 10 extra point attempts for the Greyhounds.

Nava is a former soccer player who joined her school's football team as a freshman.

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She also told TexasFootball.com she, "had zero pressure" despite her history-making moment, and playing in the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's incredible", Nava said to The Star-Telegram. "I did think about it (the first kick) this morning, but when I got on the field and ready to kick, it didn't cross my mind". I do my job. "Miss it, and you're finished".

"She's a really good teammate", Lee told ABC News.

"From a bunch of people I've heard that girls can't play football like guys can, and it's obviously not true", she said. "She's very reliable and works hard and is very focused". We rooted her on in basketball forever when she played, and she's been a part of Strawn forever.

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