Austin Pacheco, a high school senior at Carson High, kicked a 64-yard field goal with under 30 seconds left in the game to lead his team to a 27-24 win over Bishop Manogue. Pacheco’s kick was the second-longest in Nevada history only behind Reno High’s Dirk Borgognone who nailed a 68-yard field goal in 1985.
Carson coach Blair Roman was nearly speechless following the game:
“I don’t know what to say, “You might have to wait a minute. That (kick) broke the NFL record (of 63 yards). I know it was off a tee and I know it was wind-aided, but it was a great kick. It was fourth-and-13, and we’re not a fourth-and-13 team. I knew he had the leg to make it.”
Regardless of the conditions, hitting a 64-yard field goal is no small feat. The NFL record, in fact, was only tied earlier this year and that is 63 yards.