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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

High School Long Kicks - New Jersey

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with New Jersey.
  • 58 Kevin Mills, Shore Regional, September 22, 1984
"Kevin Mills didn't know how long it was, but he knew his first-quarter field-goal attempt against Pinelands last Saturday was through the uprights. He didn't find out until halftime that it was a 58-yarder, a New Jersey high school record. ''I just went in to kick it. I didn't ask any questions,' said the Shore Regional High School senior. 'I had no idea it was that long.' The kick was no fluke, as Mills proved later in the quarter when he connected from 53 yards. He had also hit earlier from 27 yards in Shore Regional's 51-17 victory over Pinelands. The 58-yarder broke the state record of 55 yards set by Everett Morgan of Manasquan High School in 1981. It also spotlighted an added emphasis on place-kicking in New Jersey high school football.... Mills can't really explain how he can kick the ball so far. He knows his soccer experience helps and 'I used to play for a traveling soccer team in another town,' he said. 'I rode my bike to practice six or seven times a week - three miles there and three miles back. This developed my leg drive'." - New York Times
  • 55 Everett Morgan, Manasquan High, 1981
  • 54 Bill Blackmon, Kennedy 1973
  • 54 Brad Costello, Holy Cross 1990
  • 53 Jeff Haug, Cherokee 1993
  • 53 Merf Trout, Gloucester Catholic 2003
  • 52 Rob Juliano, Lenape 1990
  • 52 Rich Maston, Camden Catholic 1990
  • 50 Mark Woods, Lenape 1975
  • 50 Kevin Cunningham, Rancocas Valley 1983
  • 50 Rob Juliano, Lenape 1989
  • 50 Scott Peeler, Cherry Hill East 1993

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