After Being Crowned Homecoming Queen, She Made Game-Winning Kick

September 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm

By WFAN.com

Plenty of high school kickers have come through in the clutch to deliver a victory for their teams. But how many can say they've done it hours after being crowned homecoming queen?

But that's what happened to Kaylee Foster on Friday night. The senior at Ocean Springs High School in Mississippi was honored as homecoming queen -- a surprise to her -- then she promptly traded in her tiara for her football helmet. 

Foster kicked two field goals in a game against George County that ended 6-6 in regulation. She then kicked the game-winning extra point to give the Greyhounds a 13-12 victory. 

"I really don't have any words," Foster told The Mississippi Press after the game. "This has just been so wonderful. I love football, and I love Ocean Springs."

Foster became an instant celebrity in her Gulf Coast town of 17,000, posing for photos with fans. A 9-year-old girl even declared, "That's the kind of girl I want to be."

"Oh my goodness," Foster said. "I love that. I think that is so special. I hope she really does decide to play football, because it's been wonderful and taught me so much. I really appreciate that."

Foster, 17, will head next year to Division II Mississippi College, where she'll play soccer, the sport that is her first love.