VIDEO: Texas high school kicker boots 59-yard field goal -- with plenty of distance

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Out in the Hill Country, Tivy (Kerrville, Texas) junior placekicker Jared Zirkel nearly made Lone Star State high school football history on Friday night.

The Antlers’ 57-41 win over Fredericksburg (Texas) was punctuated with a jaw-dropping 59-yard field goal that, if we’re being honest, probably would have been good from 65:

According to the Hill Country Community Journal, citing Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine’s records section, there have been three 62-yard field goals completed in Texas, most recently performed by David Leverton of Midland against Odessa Permian.

With another year and a half to go, it’s not inconceivable to think Zirkel could join that exclusive club.

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