It is Cherry Creek high school's most important game of the year with three seconds left and down by one. Their fate rests on the foot of their kicker.
It is Cherry Creek high school's most important game of the year with three seconds left and down by one. Their fate rests on the foot of their kicker. The hike is released and the kicker sends the ball high and straight into the uprights. Stuttler Bowl explodes with excitement. Cherry Creek had won the game.
Every boy's dream to kick the winning field goal, right? Maybe, but it was Kaylee Boryla's reality. At age 17 Kaylee Boryla is the starting kicker for Creek's varsity football team and loves it. As the first girl starting kicker on Creek's team, Kaylee has made 5 out of 6 field goals and the longest one was 30 yards. She has made 33 extra points with 33 opportunities to make them. Her positive attitude has been one of the keys to her success. Although she gets nervous and her legs start shaking she thinks to herself "I'm going to make it, I'm going to make it" and 33 times she has.
Greg Critchett, Cherry Creek's head coach for the varsity football team said, "I have never seen a more accurate kicker inside the 20 yard line."
Kaylee is not the only girl who has tried out for a boys team and made it. There are girls around the country that play on boys hockey teams, skateboarding teams, wrestling teams, water polo teams, and football teams. Kaylee has inspired many girls at Creek to try out for boys' teams because of her great success. This year there is also a girl kicker on Cherry Creek's freshman football team.
Kaylee Boryla and all the other girls who have made it on boys teams did it for fun, but they have made a strong statement to sports fans everywhere. Give the starting position to the best available players and you will have a successful season, regardless of the gender of the players.