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High school notebook: Deer Creek's Dillon Noble hits 58-yard field goal

Deer Creek kicker Dillon Noble hit a 58-yard field goal in the Antlers' 52-14 victory over Ardmore Friday night.
by Ed Godfrey and Scott Wright Published: November 11, 2012

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.


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,

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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