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Thursday, October 16, 2014

High School Long Kicks - Nebraska

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with Nebraska.
  • 59 Chris McClanthan, Millard South vs Lincoln East, 1999 (Class A)
  • 57 Drew Farlee, Norfolk Catholic in 35-21 win over Wahoo HS, 11/9/2010 (Class C1 playoffs)
"Drew Farlee set a Class C-1 playoff record with a 57-yard field goal as Norfolk Catholic (11-0) outscored Wahoo 18-0 after halftime to earn a 35-21 come-from-behind win before an estimated crowd of 2,000 at Warrior Stadium. The Knights, making their 15th-straight playoff appearance, will now travel to Milford next Tuesday for their seventh state semifinal game in the past eight seasons. Wahoo's two seven-point leads in the first half represented Norfolk Catholic's largest deficit of the season. 'We think with no wind he's capable of kicking a 50-yarder,' said Norfolk Catholic coach Jeff Bellar. 'We were thinking kick it, get it in the end zone and they come out to the 20. It's as good as a punt. Obviously it was better'. Farlee, who also kicked a 28-yard field goal with two seconds left in the first half, drew the Knights within 21-20 on his record-setting kick. " - Fremont Tribune
  • 56 Victor de Nieuwe, Blue Hill vs. Sandy Creek, 2007 (Class C2)
"Just a few short months ago, Victor De Nieuwe was kicking a soccer ball on his home turf in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Now, he finds himself kicking for a different sport...on the opposite side of the globe. Eighteen-year-old Victor had never watched a football game - let alone kicked a football. But Victor found his place on the Blue Hill team and in the state record books. With a 56-yard field goal he set a new Class C-2 record, and was only three yards short of the "all class" mark. He says he's just happy to be part of the team. 'Before I came here, I just always wanted to try American football. I have kind of a lonely job. I only have to kick the ball but it is just that you are part of a team. The crowd, the cheerleaders, everything around, it's just great,' Victor said." - NTV
  • 55 Paul Kosel, Omaha Burkey vs. Central, 1994
  • 55 Adam Tatro, Beatrice, 1998 (Class B)
  • 54 Casper Ningen, Chadron Hs, 1991
  • 51 DJ Harrington, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, 1998 (8-man)

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