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Homecoming queen kicks field goal to honor father’s last game as coach

By WITW Staff on October 25, 2015

17-year-old Jodie Farnetti wanted to do something special for her high school’s homecoming football game — her father’s last home-game as head coach for West Blocton High School in Alabama. Beforehand, Jodie was crowned the school’s homecoming queen, accepting the crown while wearing a football uniform. A little into the fourth quarter of the game, West Blocton faced a field goal situation.

A fan video captures Jodie taking off her crown and running onto the field so she can kick the field goal. She nails the kick through the uprights, runs to her father, and hugs him. Jodie had pursued cheerleading and softball in high school, but had been kicking footballs with her dad since she was 10. People had joked about having Jodie kick for the team before, but with her father leaving Jodie decided to ask the team if she could kick at a game for her dad. The team supported her, and the rest fell into place like a Hollywood script.

Read the full story at ABC News.