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Crowned, Then Kicks It — Homecoming Queen Wins The Day

Crowned, Then Kicks It — Homecoming Queen Wins The Day


Most homecoming queens get a bouquet of roses after they are crowned.

Brianna Amat got handed the ball, which she used to score the game’s winning field goal.

Amat is Pinckney Community High School’s first female varsity football team field goal kicker, a position she won over two male competitors.  The Michigan senior used her skills to bring the team to victory over higher ranked opponent.

Just like the other members of the team who were voted into homecoming court, Amat arrived on the field at halftime dressed in her uniform and pads, rather than the traditional formal wear the rest of the court wore.  Unlike the rest of the team, however, when the game ended, she went back to her own, private locker room.  “After the games, they’re celebrating in their locker room and I’m by myself in my locker room,” she told the New York Times.

Amat, as both team player and homecoming queen, gives hope to the idea that at some point boys and girls playing on the same team could be an everyday occurrence, and not a newsworthy event. Her crowning shows the acceptance her school already has with her as a team member, playing as well as the rest of the boys on her team and earning her spot on her own merits.

Here’s hoping Amat can continue her journey into college ball, and break new ground there as well.


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2:19PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

good for her! :)

1:09PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

What on earth is a homecoming queen?

10:58AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

This is especially amazing considering how small of a town Pinckney is. Also the fact that this girl has a 4.0 GPA and is the Treasurer for the Student Government.

4:42PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011


11:12PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011


5:37PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Go Girl!! Show those guys we are as good as they are.

2:39PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Go Girl go, way to go.

12:22PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011


10:21AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Sweet. . way to go Brianna!

10:15AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Kudos to you, Brianna! Have a fantastic future!

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