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Friday
Oct192012

High School Kid Drills A 67-Yard Field Goal

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.

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Reader Comments (14)

It was his own 43, not 47

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme

it says 43. READ THE TEXT!!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrahy

Interestingly, 2 of those NFL kicks took place in the thin altitude of Denver (where the ball travels farther), which makes the kid's kick even more impressive. Though there are at least two NFL kickers right now who can hit from 67, being Matt Prater and Greg Zuerlein. Also the pipes are wider in high school, so I'm wondering how accurate this kid actually is, though that kick looked dead center.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRB

wow - wish i could do that.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrobmacho

High school and college footballs are smaller than NFL footballs. NFL footballs are much harder to kick and have more girth. Ask any professional kicker in the NHL.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterziffel

My girl friend says that girth is important.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMook

Something some people are not comparing with NFL to HS, the NFL ball may be larger but it's lighter. Additionally it has been pointed out that the uprights are a lot wider for HS and the NFL are a lot narrower, but a fact that needs considering is the NFL hash marks are in very close proximity if not dead on with NFL uprights where the hash marks for HS are a lot wider and further outside the uprights on HS.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershane

High school kickers have the ball placed on a 2 inch tee for field goals and extra points, while college and NFL kickers must kick the ball off the ground. It makes a very big difference in getting the height needed to stay in the air longer. The better high school kickers will drop down to a 1 inch tee to make the transition to kicking off the ground easier. But whether this kid used a 2 inch tee or not, it was still one amazing FG!

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ22D

when the ball won't come back down you need to Check it for helium.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhank

It's also a line drive shot. An NFL opposing line very well may have blocked it.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchris

He kicked it thats all that counts.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermark T

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October 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternorman

Look at the clip again there is no tee used for this kick

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterj

Why do people feel the need to take away or somehow diminish what this kid did? Line drive that would have been blocked in the NFL? Look at it again...you'll notice that they are high school kids...hence saying it would have been blocked in the NFL is absolutely moot and serves no other purpose other than trying to take something away from the kid. And secondly, the kick reaches a height that is FAR above the height of the goal posts while it is in flight...this makes it NOT a line drive kick but rather the same kick that you find every Sunday in the NFL!

How about we quit trying to tear down people's accomplishments and simply applaud and congratulate them? For anyone to have a reaction to this kid's accomplishment other than "that's pretty awesome" or " job well done" or something similar is sad.

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRodney

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