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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

High School Long Kicks - Mississippi

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with Mississippi.
  • 59 Lemeko Williams, Clarksdale in 24-21 win over Tupelo, 1994, with 33 seconds remaining
"Williams was a conventional (straight-on kicker) who blasted kickoffs through the end zone on a regular basis. His record-setting (and game-winning kick) came with about a 30-mph gust at his back. Williams had missed one — I think it might even have been a yard or two longer — on Clarksdale's previous possession when the football struck a guidewire that crossed above the playing field and veered off course. That one might have been good, too." - Todd Kelly, MHSAA
  • 58 & 53 Andrew Ritter, Jackson Academy in 40-7 win over Heritage, 9/17/2008
"Senior kicker Andrew Ritter won a pair of player of the week awards this week after kicking two field goals of more than 50 yards and five extra points in a 41-7 victory over Heritage Friday, Sept. 19, in Columbus. Ritter won The Clarion-Ledger Metro Player of the Week award and also the WAPT-Channel 16 Bank Plus Player of the Week award. Ritter kicked field goals of 58 and 53 yards. The 58-yarder was a Mississippi Private School Association record and was one yard short of the Mississippi high school record for public and private schools. In addition to his long field goals this season, Ritter has kicked all 22 of his kickoff for touchbacks." - SEC Fanatics
  • 53 Matt Hinkle, Jackson Academy, 2002
  • 53 Andrew Ritter, Jackson Academy in 38-0 win over Oak Hill, 9/10/2008
  • 52 Andrew Ritter, Jackson Academy in 10-9 loss to Pillow Academy, 9/26/2008
  • 51 & 50 John Michael Marlin, Tupelo in win over Southaven, 1997

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