the study of the kicking components within sports

Thursday, October 30, 2014

High School Long Kicks - Alaska

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with Alaska.
  • 53 yards Bryan Maley, Chugiak HS in 41-0 win over East HS (Anchorage), 9/17/2010 
"Maley's 53-yard field goal last week in a Cook Inlet Conference victory over East is the longest field goal in state history, surpassing the 52-yarder he authored against Dimond three weeks earlier. Maley has made five field goals this season, converted 16 of 17 extra points, averaged nearly 40 yards per punt and often boomed kickoffs that resulted in touchbacks. 'He can hit you from a lot of angles,'' coach Duncan Shackelford said. 'Even when we're in position for a 45- or 50-yard field goal, if we do our jobs right, he'll make it. If you don't respect him, he'll punt it over your head. And all those touchbacks prevent the other team from getting the momentum of a big kickoff return. It's a neat weapon to have'.... Maley, who grew up as a soccer player and cross-country runner, stumbled upon the idea of kicking as a freshman. He went to watch some friends play a C team game and discovered the Mustangs were missing something. 'I noticed they didn't have a kicker, so I said, 'What the heck, I'll try it,'  Maley said. Volunteer kicking coach Scott Minor took notice. 'I told him to come up and work with us on varsity whenever he could,'' Minor said. 'He started getting pretty serious and started creating himself as a kicker'." - Alaska Dispatch News
  • 52 yards Bryan Maley, Chugiak HS in 13-7 win at Dimond HS, 8/27/2010
  • 49 yards Nathan Oliver, Chugiak HS in 52-7 win over Eagle River, 9/15/2007 
"The team also secured a state record to boot, or rather off the boot of senior place-kicker Nathan Oliver, who kicked a 49-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter. 'It's nice to see good things happen to good people. It's really cool. He has worked so hard,' said Chugiak head coach Duncan Shackelford of the second-year varsity team member. Oliver had ample opportunity for practice both before and after the record-setting kick, hitting three successful extra points before and four after, for a perfect 8-for-8 day. In addition, Oliver scored two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter, contributing 27 points individually. " - Alaska Star
  • 48 yards Lee Sullivan, Juneau HS v. Chugiak HS, 9/13/2002 
  • 47 yards Kyle Schierholt, Chugiak HS in 42-0 win over West Valley, 8/14/2004

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