Elk River kicker makes history as first girl to score in Prep Bowl

One player at the Prep Bowl over the weekend made history.

Elk River High School placekicker Breanna Bernardson made three extra points on Saturday to help her team to a state title.

Bernardson is the first young woman to ever score a point in the 40-year history of the Prep Bowl. By playing with boys, the 17-year-old is a role model for girls.

“Just little girls that come up to me and give me knuckles after the game, and it just feels so amazing that I can have an impact and show these girls anything is possible if you put the work in,” Bernardson said. “Honestly, I don’t think it really hit me yet. It feels unreal.”

Bernardson also plays on the girls’ soccer team and hopes to get a scholarship to play football or soccer next year.