Updated: Aug 24, 2022
Written by Colin Campo
Morgan Fitch and his daughter, Harmony Fitch, pose at a football jamboree on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in Thibodaux where Harmony played kicker for Raceland Middle School.. Photo courtesy of Morgan Fitch.
A 13-year-old girl made the Raceland Middle School football team after wowing the coach with a 45-yard kick.
Harmony Shae Fitch, 13, made an impression during a practice for a powerpuff football game in which boys were to perform as cheerleaders and girls as football players. She asked coach Allen Wiltz to let her be the kicker, and her kick was better than he'd seen for years.
"I looked at the other coach and was like, 'Holy ****," Wiltz said. "I don't know if you want to quote me on that, but that was the feeling I got. I was like, 'Oh, my God, she's one of the best middle-school kickers ... since I've been here."
The powderpuff game had to be postponed because of storms, but her performance during practice landed Harmony a spot as kicker. She made her debut Thursday as Raceland played Sixth Ward Middle in a jamboree game at Thibodaux High's stadium. And she'll start Sept. 1 against Golden Meadow.
Wiltz said during the practice, most girls didn't know the rules of the sport, and Harmony wanted to show off her kick. She asked to kick off the tee, and he let her, "and the next thing I know it takes off like a rocket."