, a kicker for Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento, Calif.)
is closing in on an extra points record, but it's not the one that was reported by several media outlets last week.
Lawson kicked four extra points, and scored the first touchdown of her career, in a 56-7 win over San Juan (Sacramento, Calif.) last week. The extra points give her 202 career PATs.
Last week, several media outlets reported that Lawson was on the verge of breaking the California state record for extra points. But the reported total of 206 is the former record, held by Gio Podesto of Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.) according to the seventh edition of the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book and Almanac.
However that edition was released during the 2008 season. Since then, according to the MaxPreps leaderboards, at least five kickers have scored more than 206 points, including Francisco Olloqui
of Serra (Gardena, Calif.) with 246, Alex Ball
of Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.) with 232, Trevor Romaine
of Centennial (Corona, Calif.) with 218, Charlie Vue
of Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) with 217 and current Central Catholic kicker Kenny Smart
with 213 (and counting).
But that doesn't mean that Lawson isn't on the verge of breaking a record. In fact the national extra point record for female kickers is within Lawson's reach, depending on how many playoff games Bradshaw Christian is able to to play. Lawson is just 21 extra points away from tying the national female record of 223 extra points, set by Dyllanne Deischer of Linton-Stockton (Linton, Ind.)
last season, according to luckyshow.org.
Lawson might have had the record already if not for a knee injury that forced her to miss four games in the middle of the season. During her absence, Lawson's sister Dani
took over the kicking duties and converted 23 of 24 extra points, including nine in a win over Vacaville Christian.
Bradshaw Christian plays its final regular season game of the season against Encina Prep on Friday. Postseason play begins next week.