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Girl wins homecoming queen, then kicks extra point to win her dad’s last game as coach

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WEST BLOCTON, Ala. – Jodie Farnetti had a big night last Friday as she won homecoming queen.

But that wasn’t her only shining moment on the football field. She helped lead her team to victory by kicking an extra point in the fourth quarter.

The team’s coach, and Jodie’s father, enjoyed the moment even more as he is retiring at the end of this season, according to WIAT.

Jodie said she spent years practicing kicking when she was waiting for her dad to finish practice and told him that one day she would play for him.

“Every day I had to stay for football practice, and I just kicked and I just kicked because I loved it; it was awesome to do something different,” Jodie said.

Jodie, who is also a varsity cheerleader, decided that she would fulfill the promise she made to her dad to one day play for him.

Jodie added that since her dad only has daughters, the moment was even more special.

“He’ll never have a son, every day I’m sure dreams of having a son that will be able to play football. Now he can say that, my daughter kicked in a game that we won in. It’s just very special.”

Next year her father can continue to watch her succeed on the field as she plays softball for a local community college.