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Former Lady Rebels soccer player makes football history in Guam
Brennan King boots an extra point during a recent Guam High School football practice in Agana Heights, Guam. - photo by Photo submitted
Former Effingham County High School girls soccer standout Brennan King made history Saturday by becoming the first female football player to score for the Guam High School Panthers. She booted two extra points in a 52-0 victory against the Tiyan Titans in Agana Heights, Guam. Panthers captain Jeylyn Dowdell, while speaking to the Guam Sports Network, said, “She is my best friend on the field and for her to perform in her first game under pressure is amazing. We had a couple of bad snaps early but she didn’t get iced and remained focused and kicked that ball between the uprights." King was a three-year starter for the Effingham County Lady Rebels soccer team until a she suffered a season-ending injury in February. After recovering from a broken fibula, she spent time rehabbing in order to get ready for the 2019 soccer season. A job opportunity for her parents however, resulted in a move to Guam for her senior year. Instead of waiting for soccer season to begin in Guam, King decided — with her parents blessings — to try out as a kicker for the Panthers football team. King is looking forward to the rest of the season, especially the season finale that will be played in Okinawa, Japan.