We are exploring ‘The Moment A 13-Year-Old Girl Wins Spot On Football Team After Nailing A 45-Yard Kick’ After impressing the coach with a 45-yard kick, a young girl from Louisiana who has always wanted to play football earned a position on her school’s squad, according to reports on Friday.
While playing in Raceland Middle School’s PowerPuff football game as a fundraiser, Harmony Fitch, 13, asked Coach Allen Wiltz if she could demonstrate her kick-off distance to earn a position on the squad.
I told her to “show me what you’ve got,” and Harmony lined up and ran a sprint down the field.
In fact, the teenager kicked the ball 45 yards down the field, a feat that even New York Jets kicker Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein was unable to do during Sunday’s 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Wiltz asked Harmony to perform the feat a second time, and he was astounded by her success when she did so.
The moment A 13-Year-Old Girl Wins Spot On Football Team After Nailing A 45-Yard Kick
“My mouth dropped,” Wiltz told the outlet. “and I said, ‘Holy s—.’”
Once she’d impressed the coach, Harmony told Wiltz she always wanted to be a football player and he said as long as she could hold her own in weight training, conditioning, and practice sessions, she could take part in the summer workouts.
“Harmony was there any day she could be,” Wiltz said, adding Harmony is also a member of the school’s dance and volleyball teams.
“When I saw this young lady work so hard at all these different activities, I knew she could handle football.”
Harmony said she was “surprised” Wiltz gave her a chance and was thrilled when she made her debut as the team’s only female player in August.
“I gave the coach a big hug and said thank you,” Harmony told the outlet.
“It’s going great when I don’t mess up… I have to stay focused during practice and super focused during game time.”
Even though she’s the only girl on the team, the fellow players have embraced her and are happy to have her as their kicker, she said.
The Moment A 13-Year-Old Girl Wins Spot On Football Team After Nailing A 45-Yard KickThough the 13-year-old high schooler is the only female on her high school’s football team, Fitches teammates have embraced her. Courtesy Morgan Fitch
Harmony said, “They always have my back when I mess up,”
“They always tell me to shake it off and get it back the next time. They are like big brothers and family, I love all of them.”
Harmony’s dad, pro-boxer Morgan “Big Chief” Fitch, said his daughter has been training for this moment her whole life after growing up going to the gym with him and watching him train.
“She’s been in the gym since she’s been a little girl,” said the proud pops.
“Every sport she does, she’s the dominant one… She’s a beast in everything she does. And everything she does, that little girl, that little girl excels,” he said.
“Everything that she does, she’s an inspiration to many of these kids in my community right now.”
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