Check out the video above as Austin Rehkow of Central Valley High nails a 67-yard field goal as time expires to tie the game at 55 and force overtime against Shadle Park High on Thursday night in Spokane, Wash.
Just look where the holder puts the ball down. It’s on his own 43-yard line. Yes, HIS OWN 43!! The crazy thing is the ball made it over the crossbar with plenty of distance. Just look at how excited the refs are to call it good, looks like they wanna run over and give Rehkow a chest bump.
Keep in mind the longest field goal in NFL history is four yards shorter than Rehkow's kick! Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and David Akers (2012) have all connected from 63 yards out.
According to The National Federation of High Schools Record Book, Rehkow's kick is tied for the second-longest high school field goal of all-time. Dirk Borgognone of Reno, Nev., holds the record with a 68-yard field goal in 1985. Two other kickers connected on 67-yard field goals in the past. One from Georgia in 1999 and another from Texas in 1987.
Rehkow only has a partial scholarship offer from Eastern Washington right now. That should be changing very soon, as college coaches from all over are sure to be adding him to their lists of top recruits.
Central Valley went on to beat Shadle Park in overtime by a score of 62-55.