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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Alabama State Hornets Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


September 27, 2014 - Preston Clark kicks five field goals in win over Texas Southern
"Preston Clark kicked five field [18, 31, 29, 31 & 24 yards] goals and three extra points. 'I actually struggled in practice this week,' Clark said. 'I just came out and stuck to my technique and did my thing out there and came through. It's awesome, it's a great feeling. It's a lot of pressure as a freshman, coming in and being the starting kicker right off the bat'." - Montgomery Advertiser

August 15, 2014 - kicking & punting competition
"Just when one freshman does something well, the next kick is shanked. The other freshman, meanwhile, can't take advantage of the opportunity, missing his attempt as well. And the Hornets are running out of days to find an answer. That's why a decision was made on Friday to move today's scrimmage to ASU Stadium, part of an effort to create more of a game-type environment over the 60-play scrimmage for freshmen Preston Clark and Adam Shepherd, who are vying to replace All-American Bobby Wenzig at both punter and place-kicker.... Alabama State's problems were compounded when Alex Louthan, the kicker who handled extra points last season and both punting and place-kicking duties this spring, before transferring a few weeks ago to New Mexico State.... Both have struggled for consistency in punting. And while Shepherd clearly has the stronger leg, he's had trouble finding the elevation on field goals, leaving both positions unsettled as the Hornets hold their second scrimmage at 9 a.m. today at the stadium." - Montgomery Advertiser 

April 12, 2014 - Black and Gold game
"The White team's second score and the final three points came off the foot of kicker Alex Louthan who booted a 21 yard field goal in the final quarter of play." - Hornets

February 5, 2014 - kicker Preston Clark signs
(6-1, 175); Jacksonville, Fla. / University Christian... Second-team all-state performer with strong leg…scored 61 points, primarily on PATs…averaged more than 60 yards on kickoffs. - Hornets

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