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Szczepkowski plays key role as only female player on Port Huron football team

By Joseph Hayes

It is not easy being the only one.

But it’s a road that Kacey Szczepkowski has traveled with her head held high.

As the only female player on the Port Huron High School football team, Szczepkowski has played an important role in the Big Reds overall success.

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That has often meant entering the game in crucial moments and having to kick key extra points or field goals for the Big Reds (5-2).

“She has been very important for us,” Port Huron Coach Ryan Mullins said. “Her work ethic and her consistency have been big for us. The fact that she has consistently made her extra points has been really big when not every program can say that. She’s been very dependable.”

That dependability has given the Big Reds a big boost this season as they get closer to achieving a spot in the playoffs.

Two weeks ago, Szczepkowski was 7 of 7 on point after attempts for the Big Reds in their 52-0 win over Warren Cousino and has even completed a 48 yard field in practice.

Hear from Szczepkowski as she discusses the experience of playing for the Big Reds.

Joseph Hayes is the new Managing Editor at Blue Water Healthy Living. Hayes was previously at the Port Huron Times Herald and hosted a show on Power 88.3. He has additional experience at The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Jackson Citizen Patriot and WDFN 1130. Contact Hayes at

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