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Friday, October 24, 2014

High School Long Kicks - Illinois

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with Illinois.

The first two unofficial entries can be found on Lucky Show's extensive listing:
  • 65 Daniel Austin, Mt. Zion HS v Champaign-Centennial HS, 9/10/2002 
  • 63 Matt Van Voren, Chicago Christian (Palo Hts.) v Luther North (Chi.), 1994 
 The Official List:
  • 60 Tucker McCann, O’Fallon in 16-13 loss to Belleville East, October 18, 2014
"O’Fallon junior Tucker McCann had the power of his leg and a northerly breeze working in his favor Saturday. McCann drilled a state-record 60-yard field goal in the Panthers’ 16-13 loss to Belleville East. The kick broke the former mark of 59 yards set by Nick Setta of Lockport in 1996. 'I could pretty much tell when I hit it,' McCann said. 'I could tell it was going to go through'. McCann knew before the kick that if he made it, it would be a state record. 'I kind of knew last year because my dad told me the state record was 59,' McCann said. 'He always told me that I was going to beat it. I was just really pumped to get the chance'." - BND
  • 59 Nick Setta, Lockport (Twp.) vs. Chicago Heights (Bloom), Oct. 25, 1996
  • 58 Rick Albreski, Addison (Driscoll), 2004
  • 57 Jason Sproull, Bloomington (Central Catholic) vs. Mendota, Oct. 25, 1996
  • 56 Larry Sullivan, Elgin (H.S.) vs. Aurora (West), Sept. 27, 1986
  • 56 Brian Huffman, Schaumburg vs. Elk Grove Village (E.K.), 1999
  • 55 Phil Mooney, Wilmette (Loyola) vs. Chicago (DeLaSalle), 1924
  • 55 Craig Hentrich, Alton (Marquette), 1988
  • 55 Ryan Donahue, Chicago (St. Rita) vs. Chicago (Brother Rice), Oct. 22, 2004
  • 54 Daren DePew, Granite City (North), 1981
  • 54 Luke Kemmer, Morrison vs. Port Byron (Riverdale), Sept. 12, 1994
  • 54 Mike O'Connor, Springfield (H.S.) vs. Taylorville, Oct. 1, 2005
  • 54 Derek Dimke, Rockford (Boylan) vs. Lake Zurich, Nov. 10, 2007

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