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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ohio Girl is Football Hero and Homecoming Queen on Same Night

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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Jackie Kasburg, a senior at Doylestown Chippewa , had quite the night last Friday.

It began when she got her first playing time on the varsity football team, kicking three extra points in Chippewa's loss to 55-27 loss to Rittman.

That in itself was no small feat. Kasburg hadn't kicked a football until three weeks prior when she asked her father to teach her. The request came after Kasburg noticed that Chippewa's football team was, simply, not very good. Figuring she could do no worse than the boys who produced zero wins to that point in the season, she decided to lend a hand, er... foot.

The day after her one and only lesson, Kasburg tried out for the team during practice. She outperformed the starting kicker and her coach had no choice but to give her the job.

According to the Daily Record:

Wolf said Kasburg was able to outkick Mark Bramley, the first-string player they had been using for field goals and PATs (point after touchdowns). Coupled with her sincere attitude about helping the team, Wolf made Kasburg the starting place-kicker.

"She approached me about kicking two weeks into the season," Wolf said. "She outkicked Bramley in practice. She's a solid kicker, who made a 43-yard field goal in practice, but we can't get a touchdown to let her do her thing.

"For what we're trying to create here, she's got all the qualities. She's as good for the program as we've got right now."

And if that wasn't enough, Kasburg was crowned homecoming queen after the game.

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