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Published October 14, 2011, 10:33 PM

Ashby Homecoming Queen also suits up on the gridiron

Ashby, MN (WDAY TV) - Like most small towns, everybody in Ashby looks forward to Friday football. It gives the grateful group a chance to cheer. But here, the night is unique. The community stands alone in our area, with quite the fun feat. Amazing really; It's 2011 homecoming queen is a varsity football player.

By: Travis Skonseng, WDAY

Like most small towns, everybody in Ashby looks forward to Friday football. It gives the grateful group a chance to cheer. But here, the night is unique. The community stands alone in our area, with quite the fun feat. Amazing really; It's 2011 homecoming queen is a varsity football player. Yes…The queen is on the squad, and there she is. Miss Jaden Witt #5.

Jaden Witt – Ashby’s Homecoming Queen: “Normally after every game I get a weird look or shaking hands or a weird comment.

When not sitting on the sidelines, the 17 year old spends most of her playing time with special teams on kickoffs and kick returns.

Jaden Witt: “It's not a simple sport and I like the strategy and challenge of it.”

The delightful female is a star athlete for the Arrows, in her own right. This game, just one of many. This cornerback has been running with the boys since the 7th grade.

Jaden Witt: “I was one of the bigger ones on the team so that was fun, but once I got to varsity then I was the smallest there on out.”

Mason Johnson – Ashby’s Homecoming Queen: “We've all grown used to it, just a part of our team now.”

To them, she's just one of the guys. Jaden's king, is her teammate running back and linebacker Mason Johnson couldn't be more supportive.

Mason Johnson: “She's somebody that everybody talks to and everybody can get along with her so it's nice having her.”

While we usually see most homecoming queens in the stands after coronation watching and cheering on the team, tonight, the spotlight is on the field, not only because of the queen, but for the team taking a shot at history.

Jaden Witt: “The real heroes are my teammates, coaches, community members. They've worked their butts off just as much as I have.”

Jaden plans to go to MSUM for pre-med and maybe play softball. By the way, the Arrows won, beating Parkers Prairie 44 to 8.

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