Step aside, 63-yard field goal kicking 8th-grader, there’s a new sheriff in town.
Without the aid of a practice environment, kicking tee, unmarked field or anything else that would’ve made you nitpick a 13-year old’s accomplishment comes this clip of Central Valley High School kicker Austin Rehkow sending Thursday’s game against Shadle Park High into overtime with a massive 67 yard field goal. Watch in amazement as he drains it from his own 43 yard line.
Beer Mug Sports helped fill us in on Austin’s kick’s two biggest statistical honors:
ESPN’s SportsCenter recognized the kick with the No. 2 spot on Thursday night’s Top 10 plays, only to be outdone by Prince Fielder catching a pop-up to seal the ALCS for the Tigers at No. 1.
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.
His third biggest achievement is making that referee do the Rockaway.