KICKING QUEEN WINS CROWN AND GAME

Posted on: Oct 03, 2011 at 02:38
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PINCKNEY, Mich. (WJBK) - She's the first girl to kick on Pinckney's varsity football team. On Friday night, Brianna Amat kicked a 31-yard game-winning field goal and was crowned homecoming queen on the same night.

Amat was already a soccer star at Pinckney High. She told her soccer coach she wanted to kick footballs as well. Head football coach Dan Burholder was impressed, so he put her on the team. Friday night was Brianna's biggest game against Grand Blanc, who was ranked No. 7 in the state.

Brianna got a note at halftime telling her to come out of the locker room. To her surprise, she was crowned homecoming queen during the game.

With five minutes to play in the third quarter, facing a fourth and goal, Burkholder called Brianna to attempt a 31-yard field goal -- it would be her career best. She did it and Pinckney went on to beat Grand Blanc 9-7. The crowd went nuts, but Brianna says she only heard silence because she was so focused on the game. Amat plans to attend Western Michigan University and major in business advertising.

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