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Published: Wednesday, 10/5/2011

Girl a kicking homecoming queen

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In this Oct. 1, 2011, photo Brianna Amat poses at Pinckney Community High School in Pinckney, Mich. Shortly after being named homecoming queen, Brianna kicked the field goal that proved to be the difference as Pinckneybeat Grand Blanc 9-7 on Friday, Sept. 30. In this Oct. 1, 2011, photo Brianna Amat poses at Pinckney Community High School in Pinckney, Mich. Shortly after being named homecoming queen, Brianna kicked the field goal that proved to be the difference as Pinckneybeat Grand Blanc 9-7 on Friday, Sept. 30.
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PINCKNEY, Mich. -- Shortly after being named homecoming queen, a Michigan girl gave her fellow students another big reason to cheer: Brianna Amat kicked the field goal that proved to be the difference as Pinckney Community High School beat Grand Blanc 9-7 on Friday.

Earlier, she rode in Pinckney's homecoming parade, wearing her football uniform, along with the team's quarterback.

She tells the Livingston County Daily Press&Argus of Howell that after the soccer season ended last school year she gave field goal kicking a try at the urging of the school's coaches. She has been playing soccer since age 3.

NFL

Hank Williams, Jr., is apologizing for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Obama that prompted ESPN to pull his classic intro song to Monday Night Football.

Williams said in a statement posted on Facebook and his Web site yesterday that his passion for politics and sports "got the best or worst of me."

In an interview Monday on Fox News' Fox&Friends, Williams, unprompted, said of Mr. Obama's outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: "It'd be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

Asked to clarify, Williams said, "They're the enemy," adding that by "they" he meant Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Williams backed off yesterday.

"The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin and high fiven on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement," Williams said. "I am very sorry if it offended anyone."

ESPN had no further comment.

It is not known if the intro, synonymous with Monday Night Football since 1989, would be used again.



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