Lenoir City (Tenn.) kicker makes extra points and wins homecoming queen

Lenoir City (Tenn.) kicker makes extra points and wins homecoming queen

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Lenoir City (Tenn.) kicker makes extra points and wins homecoming queen

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Lenoir City High School senior Hailey Abston is a goalkeeper on the school's soccer team and also the kicker for the football team. She often practices soccer after football and in a week, she plays two soccer games and a football game. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Lenoir City High School senior Hailey Abston is a goalkeeper on the school’s soccer team and also the kicker for the football team. (Photo: Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel)

Lenoir City (Tenn.) High School football coach Jeff Cortez misspoke when he said it “was a big night for the boys” following the Panthers’ 20-17 win against Pigeon Forge on Friday night.

“That was a little slip there,” Cortez said Saturday with a laugh.

It was an even bigger for Lenoir City kicker Hailey Abston.

A Chattanooga women’s soccer commitment, Abston not only booted 2 of 3 extra points, she pulled off a unique double at halftime.

“Our kicker was crowned homecoming queen,” said Cortez.

“That’s kind of cool and kind of unusual. It was a good night for her.”

It was also a good night for the Panthers (2-4, 0-2 Region 3-5A), who snapped a three-game losing streak against the Tigers (1-4, 1-1 Region 1-3A).

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