Deer Creek kicker Dillon Noble hit a 58-yard field goal in the Antlers' 52-14 victory over Ardmore Friday night.
“He had a little bit of wind, but he hammered it,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “It would have been good from probably 65 yards.”
Noble's previous long was from 45 yards. The junior, who also plays soccer, is 67 of 67 on extra points this season and has connected on seven of 10 field goals.
But the 58-yard field goal is not even a school record. In a Class 3A state semifinal game against Seminole in 2001, Deer Creek kicker Luke Roberts connected on a state record 65-yard field goal.
Roberts' record boot, however, was a free kick off the tee. The Antlers had called a fair catch on a punt, and with time for just one play before halftime, Deer Creek opted to try for a long-distance field goal on a free kick.
Deer Creek's current kicking coach is former Oklahoma State star and NFL All-Pro kicker Cary Blanchard.
“(Blanchard) is able to really help (Noble) with the mechanics of it and the mental side of kicking,” Gower said.
NAVY OFFERS DOUGLASS' CHRIS HIGH
Douglass running back Chris High has received his first scholarship offer from an FBS program, providing a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating week that saw his team's season end,
Navy extended an offer last Thursday to the 6-foot-1, 185-pound running back, who surpassed the 1,600-yard mark in Friday's 14-7 loss to Weatherford.
High averaged better than 12 yards per carry for the season, and was among the Trojans' leading tacklers at linebacker, with more than 70 stops.
High's first offer was from Morgan State, an FCS school in Baltimore. Teammate Terry Harris verbally committed to Morgan State last month.
HERITAGE HALL GRAD MILES HONORED
Emory University setter Sydney Miles was named the Rookie of the Year and named to the University Athletic Association all-conference volleyball team, the league announced last week.
Miles, who graduated from Heritage Hall in the spring, led the UAA and was 15th nationally in NCAA Division III with a 10.6 assist-per-set average.
Miles helped Emory to a 33-5 record and No. 4 national ranking. The team was set to play its third match in the Division III national tournament in the round of 16 on Sunday.