A Washington state senior hit a 67-yard field goal to tie the mark for the second-longest field goal in a high school game.
Central Valley High's Austin Rehkow drilled the kick, with distance to spare, to tie a game with Shadle Park High at 55 as regulation expired Thursday night. Central Valley, in the Spokane suburbs, went on to beat Shadle Park 62-55 in overtime.
Rehkow's field goal set a Washington state record. The previous mark was 62 yards set in 1929.
According to The National Federation of High Schools Record Book, Rehkow's kick tied the mark for the second-longest high school field goal. The record is 68 yards, set by Dirk Borgognone of Reno, Nev., in 1985.
The NFL record is 63 yards.
Here's video of the incredible kick:
Rehkow came into the game making just 7 of 14 field goals (for those of you non-math majors, that's 50%), but had 2 over 50 yards. He apparently received a "partial scholarship" from Eastern Washington earlier in the week.
Even though his accuracy hasn't been very impressive over the season (and for all we know, part of that may be due to bad snaps/holds at the high school level), you'd have to think he'll get more interest from colleges after that insane, clutch kick. If nothing else, with that leg, he can just kick touchbacks over and over as a kickoff specialist, and be the field goal kicker on long-distance attempts.
As we know more than anybody at The Thigh, a special leg should never go to waste.
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