Elayna Snyder’s first big football moment didn’t start out as she envisioned it would.
Her Humphreys Blackhawks trailed much of the way against Kubasaki and had gone ahead 6-5 on a touchdown run by quarterback Miles Brice. The only girl on the team, the senior was trying to make the lead two points – and she miscounted her steps as she approached the ball to kick the extra point.
“But when the ball was snapped, all I knew was to keep my head down and drive through the ball” as her coaches taught her, Snyder said.
“When I saw it go near the bottom of the uprights, I thought for sure it was going to hit and not go in. When it went in, I was so excited, but more importantly, I knew my teammates, coaches and parents were even more excited for me.”
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