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Friday, November 14, 2014

High School Long Kicks - New Hampshire

Our series exploring the longest field goals at the high school level in each state continues with New Hampshire.
  • 50 Hayden Middleton, St. Thomas, 2013
"Middleton has been not only one of the best kickers but also one of the best players in the state since his sophomore year when he kicked a whopping 19 field goals which is one of the best single seasons for a kicker in state history. This year his longest field goal was from 50 yards and he also drop-kicked kicked an extra point against Trinity. In practice he has kicked a 55 yard field goal and his longest punt in a game is 80 yards." - NH Notebook
  • 47 free kick by Kyle Underwood, Plymouth during 11-9 win at Souhegan High (Amherst), 2007
"Trailing by a point with 10 seconds to play, the Bobcats called for a fair catch on Souhegan's punt. An obscure rule allowed the Bobcats to attempt a game-winning 47-yard field goal using a kick-off tee. Souhegan's defense, forced 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, couldn't pressure the kick. Kyle Underwood split the uprights, lifting Plymouth to the 11-9 win." - ESPN
  • 46 Bryan Farris, Pinkerton Academy, 2006
  • 42 Tyler Ford, Souhegan High, for New Hampshire during 43-0 win over Vermont setting a Shrine maple Sugar Bowl record for longest FG, 8/3/2013
"Earlier this summer his punting (70-yard long) shocked the crowd in the CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Game at the University of New Hampshire. Saturday night at Dartmouth College, the punts were shorter but Ford booted a Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl record 42-yard field goal. The kick crossed the goal posts as time expired in the first half on Team New Hampshire’s way to a 43-0 victory over Team Vermont. It was the 13th straight Granite State win, and the first shutout since New Hampshire’s 48-0 win over Vermont in 2008. 'I like to kick and stuff, but I’m not consistent,' Ford said. 'I told coach pre-game I wasn’t making anything. But right there I told coach ‘Put me in and I’ll get this field goal.’ Right there was a momentum boost at the end of the half'." - The Cabinet

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