High School Football Kicker, Austin Rehkow, Nails 67-Yard Field Goal [VIDEO]
Check out this video of a high schooler kicking a 67-yard field goal! (And he kicked it with 2 seconds left to tie the game!) That is a loooong kick.
For comparison’s sake, the NFL-record for longest field goal in a game is 63-yards.
I knew we needed it for the tie…I felt confident in my leg strength. I went out there, you get that extra adrenaline going and then I let it rip. Luckily it stayed through the uprights. Once I saw the arms go up, it was just an overwhelming feeling of joy.
This wasn’t just any kick either, he made it with 2-seoncds left on the clock to tie the game against rival school Shadle Park. Central Valley went on to win the game in overtime, 62-55.
And here’s where it gets even crazier, this kick still doesn’t break the record for the longest field goal in the high school football world.
Rehkow’s kick was one yard shorter than the longest in high school football history — Dirk Borgognone (Reno, Nev.) converted from 68 yards in 1985.
Have you ever tried kicking a field goal? It’s tough. I’m not certain I can kick a football high enough off the ground to get through the uprights at ANY distance, let alone 201 feet away!
Here is another, higher-quality clip of the kick.